Coronavirus Guidance Update – 1st July 2020

Coronavirus Guidance Update – 1st July 2020

Sunday Services return in a new format

Special AnnouncementChurch re-opening

Posted by Liberty Church, Rotherham on Thursday, 25 June 2020

 

In order to assist us in implementing current social distancing rules and regulations we are spreading our congregation across our 3 locations (6 services in total). We would like to encourage you to register via >EVENTBRITE< to attend just one congregational service on a Sunday if you are able to and preferably the service set aside for your postcode.

In case the need for Track & Trace arises, please provide us with your preferred contact details upon registration. In addition, please indicate on your registration if it’s a family booking requiring multiple seats together.

Please note: Certain groups of people are at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are:
  • aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
  • under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (that is, anyone instructed to get a flu jab each year on medical grounds)
  • chronic (long-term) mild to moderate respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • a weakened immune system as the result of certain conditions, treatments like chemotherapy, or medicines such as steroid tablets
  • being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
  • pregnant women

We ask that these people in particular take care to follow government guidance and for further details please visit: www.gov.uk/covid19

 

Six temporary congregations covering Rotherham postcodes

  1. Liberty South (Thurcroft) AM – Postcodes S1 to S21 – Lead by Kingsley Paul
  2. Liberty Thurcroft PM – Postcodes S25 and S26; S66; S80 and S81 – Lead by Emmanuel Dexter
  3. Liberty Rotherham AM – Postcodes S35 and S36; S60 and S61 – Lead by Adrian Dexter / Emmanuel Dexter
  4. Liberty East (Rotherham) PM – Postcodes S62 and S65 – Lead by Rose Flora
  5. Liberty Swinton AM – Postcodes S63 and S64 – Lead by Pete Crooks
  6. Liberty North (Swinton) PM – Postcodes S70 to S75 and all DN postcodes – Lead by Adrian Dexter

Please click map below to zoom in for further details.

We will continue to broadcast Sunday services from Liberty Swinton and Liberty Rotherham, and Liberty Thurcroft via Facebook Live >

In addition to the Sunday services special live weekday morning devotions will continue at 10.00am via Facebook Live, and we will continue to run prayer gatherings on Friday evenings via Facebook Live >

Pastoral

Although the church office will remain closed, we will continue to check the phone regularly, so if you are concerned or worried, then please contact the church on 01709 562076 or email: info@libertyrotherham.org and we will arrange for members of the Church leadership or the Pastoral care team to contact you, to talk and to pray with you over the phone.

We are also concerned about your emotional well-being, and we recognise the challenges of having to isolate or withdraw from regular contact with Church, family and friends, and therefore we will encourage regular contact with each other, via phone or the Internet.

In addition to this, if you need any practical support in terms of food or household essentials, please let us know and we will do our best to resource them and deliver them for you.

Service Format

Each service will last 1 hour.

  • 25 minutes Worship Performance for reflection. (singing is not yet prohibited by the congregation)
  • 10 minutes Children’s talk presentation or testimony
  • 25 minutes Sermon.

Please note that only a single worship leader is allowed to sing at present, from behind a screen.

Places are limited & must be booked in advance…

Community

We recognise that we are here to serve the needs not just of the Church, but also serve the needs of the community. In the ensuing weeks and months we recognise that many individuals and families will struggle in terms of resourcing food and basic essentials for their homes.

We are intending to keep our FoodBank and BabyBanks open and operational for as long as possible, whilst ensuring the safety of our volunteers. We are also seeking to work in partnership with other churches to provide a strong, robust, public service, that will meet the ongoing needs of our community.

What is God saying?

For many years we have been praying for a revival in the Church and an awakening in our Nation. The western world especially, has increasingly viewed itself as being self-sufficient, and has no need of God. We believe that though this virus is not from the Lord, we believe that God is able to turn the bad into good. God is beginning to shake the nations of the world, to soften peoples hearts and make them aware of their spiritual need of God.

We are believing for a great revival to take place in our Nation and the nations of the world as this crisis unfolds and people begin to turn again to Jesus.

Conclusion

We are closely monitoring updates from Public Health England in relation to our services and events, and will update you the moment things begin to change.

We are praying for you all and we love you all dearly. If you feel unwell and develop a fever or persistent new cough, please visit: www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19

With much Love, Adrian, on behalf of the Church Council.

Related link: Mental Health Resources >

FREE CAP Money Courses at Liberty Church

FREE CAP Money Courses at Liberty Church

Our next course will be held at Liberty Swinton, Charles Street (next to Railway Station), Swinton S64 8BG.

7pm – 9pm, on Monday 9th March, 16th March & 23rd March, 2020. Refreshments will be provided.

The CAP Money Course is a FREE course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.

Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it’s like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances. There are hundreds of courses run throughout the country each year, along with specific courses for students, youth and kids.

Booking: Please call: 07940 548 556 for more information.

How CAP can help

Building a balanced budget

Building a workable budget is vital in taking control of your money. It will help you see exactly what you are spending, how you could save money and prioritise your spending to include the things you really need or want to do.

The CAP Money system

The CAP Money system will give you a practical way of sticking to your budget. The system uses three accounts, so you can make sure your money is going towards the things you planned for in your budget.

Using Cash

Using cash for your everyday living expenses is counter-cultural, but has many advantages. It’s a powerful tool to enable you to stick to your weekly budget for food and living costs. After all – when it’s gone, it’s gone! Cash enables you to see exactly where you are with your money at all times and adds more value to what you buy.

CAP Money Plus

If you find that you can’t afford your essential living costs or meet your contractual repayments on your debts, then CAP Money Plus is for you. CAP Money Plus will negotiate with your secondary creditors (things like bank loans, credit cards or store cards) and give advice about any priority debts (mortgage, rent, council tax, etc.) to help you achieve a debt free future.

For more information about CAP, please visit the ‘Christians Against Poverty’ website: https://capuk.org/

Related issues: Martin Lewis recommends CAP | Christians Against Poverty

Join us on the Alpha Course – Swinton, September 2018

Join us on the Alpha Course – Swinton, September 2018

Alpha Supper Sessions: Starting from Wednesday 26th September.
Course lasts seven weeks, starts @ 7pm with free Pie & Peas supper.
(Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7).

There will also be a special Holy Spirit encounter session on a Saturday (10th November, 10am – 2pm).

Venue: Liberty Church, Charles Street (next to Railway Station), Swinton S64 8BG

If you are interested in booking a place, please send us a message and we will send you details. Alternatively, please call the church office on: 01709 562076.

For more information about the Apha Course please visit: Alpha.org

OASIS Cafe Church @ Liberty Rotherham

OASIS Cafe Church @ Liberty Rotherham

OASIS Cafe Church, Liberty Church, Rotherham

Venue: Liberty Church, Rotherham,Station Road, Rotherham  S60 1JH

A fun, friendly and accessible mid week service open to all members of the community, for people of all ages.

Come along and get to know some new people and enjoy a free lunchtime snack. A play area is available for young children.

Please see a Pastor for more information or email the Church office via our contact form.

Liberty Lounge Youth Hangout

Liberty Lounge Youth Hangout

Youth Hangout (11 – 18yrs)
When: Thursdays @ 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Liberty Church, Station Rd, Rotherham S60 1JH
Activities: Games | Tuckshop | Pool | Table Football and much more!!!

Young people from the local community have a blast playing various activities: games consoles, chill out space, games tables and a tuck shop! There is a short programme containing a gospel message packaged for teens. Contact Samuel for further information: 07475 900 737.Liberty Lounge info cards

Liberty Church Internships (LCI)

Liberty Church Internships (LCI)

Welcome to Liberty Church, Rotherham, featureSalary: Voluntary position
Hours: Part-time or Full-time One Year.

These positions are open to people within and also outside the European Union. (Liberty Church also holds a Certificate of Sponsorship to receive volunteers on a Tier 5 visa).

Liberty Church is a vibrant, presence-centred, multi-cultural church in fellowship with Assemblies of God GB in Rotherham. The DNA of Liberty Church is summarized by 4 words that are the hallmark of all we are and do: Relational, Missional, Devotional and Developmental.

Liberty Church exists to see the Borough of Rotherham and the County of South Yorkshire transformed by the power and presence of God.

Internships

An opportunity has arisen for a Liberty Church Internship Programme in response to the challenges of significant growth in the Church and Community within the Rotherham area.

The Internship programme will be aimed at those who have a strong sense of calling to one of three arenas: Church leadership, Church planting or developing a House of Prayer.

The full-time Internship will cost £2,400 per year and will include all training and mentoring, transport costs for ministry, Accommodation, all food and all household bills. This is ideal for those who have access to financial support or sponsorship.

For those applying for the Part-time internship the cost will still be £2,400 per year but there will be time allocated to find other employment. For those who have no access to finances and have no sponsorship set up, you will be required to secure part-time employment

A small bursary has been set aside for one candidate per year to aid them if they are unable to secure financial support either through work or support. This bursary is distributed entirely at the discretion of the Church council,

Liberty Church will provide for the right Intern; opportunities for significant engagement and development in all aspects of either, Church leadership, church planting or developing a prayer strategy for Rotherham and South Yorkshire.

Stream One – Church Planting Internship

On our Church planting LCI programme, you will work alongside our current Church planting team, at Liberty Church in Swinton, and be given responsibility to oversee certain areas of our community outreach programmes and church planting ministry.

You may also be required to travel out and speak, lead or serve at other churches and ministries. For the right Intern, we would like to offer a place on our next Church planting team.

Stream Two – Church Leadership Internship

As a Church leadership LCI, you will work alongside the Senior Leader and the Associate Minister of Liberty Rotherham, and given responsibility of oversee certain areas church and engage in regular public ministry.

You may also be required to travel out and speak, lead or serve at other churches and ministries. For the right Intern, we would like to offer as place on our Ministry team.

Stream Three – House of Prayer Internship

As a House of Prayer LCI, you will work alongside the Associate Minister of Liberty Rotherham, and be given responsibility to help develop an ongoing prayer strategy for Rotherham and South Yorkshire. You will have a passion and commitment to Prayer and intercession, and a desire to work across various denominations and streams.

Opportunities will be given to network with other prayer leaders across the region and shape and direct, a regional prayer strategy, under the leadership of the Associate Minister

The right candidates will have good interpersonal skills, a heart to serve, learn and grow in character and in ministry.

The right candidates must also show the ability to prioritise, organize workloads and handle multiple tasks, as well as flexibility with working hours, as events and programmes may run during evenings and weekends.

Leadership development and training will be delivered on Tuesday and Friday afternoons each week, during the internship. Mentoring will take place on a weekly basis, and Interns will be given feedback and advice on any ministry undertaken.

The post holder will report directly to the Internship director. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-internship references and a probationary period of 3 months.

For more information about the role please call Adrian Dexter (01709 562076) for an informal discussion.

To apply for the role please write to: Diane Dexter c/o Liberty Church, Station Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1JH or message us.