Open Fellowship / Tea & Chat
Jules and John [Julie Lilygreen and John Young] have recently taken over the leadership of this vital ministry within the life of Trinity. It meets every Thursday from 10am to 2pm. In short Open Fellowship / Tea & Chat is a real oasis from the hurly-burly of life where you will certainly meet friendly faces and be encouraged.
If you want some company, have a need to chat a problem over, receive prayer or want a couple of hours out then Tea & Chat is for you. On the other hand, if you just want to sit in a quiet space to meditate on the Word of God, the main sanctuary is available also.
Simply put, Tea and Chat is for you. Whatever your reason for coming Jules and John will be so pleased to see you and you’ll be assured of a warm welcome.
"Open Fellowship is a special time to build believers up. It is an oasis from the storms of life where we can, 'get off the wheel and be real.' " [John Young]
“ 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” [Heb 10:24–25/nasb]
“ 20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” [Mth 18:20/nasb]
“ 1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.” [Phil 2:1-2/nasb]
“ 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” [1 Jn 1:6-7/nasb]
“The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world ... The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.” [N.T. Wright; 1948 to present]
“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” [C.S. Lewis; 1898-1963]