Church Family

At Church on the Heath, we welcome all who join us for Christian worship and fellowship.

If you decide to worship regularly with us, then you may like to join in:

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If you worship with us regularly, you may like to consider joining our Church Family Contacts List.  This enables you to receive e-mail updates from Patrick and our news-sheet, you get access to our address book and are able to sign up for rotas and events.

If you worship with us regularly and would like to join the contacts list and address book please use this link to our 2018 Data Protection Questionnaire

Once you have your log-in id, you can log-in here.

Giving

There are many ways to give to the church – including time, talents and money.

We don’t take up a collection at our regular services, but we do rely on the generosity of the congregation for the resources which enable us to maintain the church building, pay the staff team, support a wide range of activities throughout the week, and provide financial help to deserving causes.

There is always a box available at our services into which financial donations can be placed. However, many members of our congregation prefer planned giving through direct debits or standing orders.

If you would like to discuss planned giving or one-off gifts please speak in confidence to our Treasurer, Tracey van der Meijden.

Get Involved

We are a church which encourages people to get involved and gives people opportunities to use their gifts and talents.

With church activities taking place throughout the week, we rely on a large team of volunteers to make things happen.  Opportunities for involvement include serving in our coffee bar, supporting the Church Office,  church maintenance, gardening, pastoral work, working with children and young people (subject to safeguarding regulations), or playing a part in the wide range of teams which support our worship.

For more information on getting involved, please pick up a news-sheet in church or speak to the Church Secretary, Paul Roberts, to find out how best you can use your gifts

Small Groups

Small Groups are an important part of our church life.

Andrew Cullingford looks after the organisation of our small groups.

Around 100 people of all ages already participate in the wide variety of small groups which meet during the week either at the church or in local homes across Elvetham Heath and the environs of Fleet.

Worshipping together on Sunday is at the heart of our weekly programme at The Church on the Heath, but it is very hard to get to know everyone in a rapidly growing church.  And that’s where home groups offer something special.

They provide an opportunity to meet regularly, in an informal atmosphere, with a small group of up to a dozen people.  Together we take a look at what God says to us about everyday life through the Bible, while getting to know one another and having fun and – of course – enjoying some refreshments!E0962

The Church on the Heath currently has a variety of groups meeting on weekdays, including Monday mornings (with a crèche) and a Ladies Fellowship group on a Thursday morning, both in the Church building itself.  There is also a home group that meets on the Heath at 0930 on a Thursday morning.

There are also several groups meeting weekly in people’s homes at 8pm:

  • Tuesday two groups on the Heath (one for those aged around 20s/ 30s)
  • Wednesday at Ancells Farm, on the Heath (fortnightly) and two groups on Zebon Copse (one fortnightly)
  • Thursday in Crookham Village and on the Heath.

There is no expectation of existing Bible knowledge and no one is put on the spot!

Our groups have also taken a break before Easter so that we could all participate in the Lent Groups organised by Churches Together in Fleet and Crookham.

If you would like to try one of these groups, please contact the church office who will point you in the right direction, or speak to Andrew after Church one Sunday.

Most Recent Sunday Morning Sermon

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More Hope & Healing in the Kingdom (Mark 6:1-12)

Jason Riordan, 13th January 2019
Part of the Mark's Gospel series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Mark 6:1–12 (Listen)

6:1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts—but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.

(ESV)

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Philip & the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40)

Rev. Betty Hayes, 13th January 2019
Part of the Acts series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

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Acts 8:26–40 (Listen)

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:

  “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
    and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he opens not his mouth.
33   In his humiliation justice was denied him.
    Who can describe his generation?
  For his life is taken away from the earth.”

34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

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