Christ Church Sandown
The church considers prayer to be a very special part of a Christian's relationship with our Heavenly Father. Prayer is important both to individuals and the church community as whole. Currently the following opportunities for prayer exist as part of church life:
Every Saturday, except the first Saturday in the month, we meet for prayer in the church. Anyone can come along, although it does tend just to be a very few, and if you cannot make it we welcome prayer requests. On Saturdays we pray for forthcoming church events, individual people and world concerns.
Once a month we now do what we do every week but an hour later and include coffee/tea and croissants. So far this has proved to be popular - hopefully people are coming for the prayer time not just the afters!
After each service the opportunity is provided for people to be prayed with. It can be very helpful to know that someone else is aware of and is praying with us for a particular situation and it might also be that we need God to touch our lives with His healing. We believe that God continues to heal both bodies and minds today and would be glad to pray with anyone as requested.
If outside our normal times you would like prayer or someone to visit you, then please do get in touch with a member of our ministry team. Likewise, in the event of an urgent prayer request, we can ensure a number of people are praying for your situation.
There are currently two home groups which meet fortnightly on Wednesdays. An afternoon group which meets at 2pm, and an evening group which meets at 7.30pm. If you would like to join a group (both of which meet in people's homes) then please contact one of the ministry team or see one of the service leaders after a service.
The purpose of the home groups is to provide support to their members and to allow more time than available on Sundays to look at the bible, pray and generally encourage one another, as well as drinking plenty of tea/coffee - often with biscuits or even homemade cakes!