Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Church
Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Church

Welcome to Word Of Life Church in the North East!

The Word of Life Church North East was founded in 2010 in Ashington, by Pastor Michael and Lindsey Hedley along with 4 other founding members.  We meet every Sunday in our church building at 69 - 71 North Seaton Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 0AG; from 10:30am till 12:30.  

 

Word of Life Church in the North East are a Bible Believing Church, who are seeking to make an active impact in our community in Ashington in the North East of England to the Glory of God, by fulfilling the great commission which Jesus gave us to preach the Gospel, make disciples and baptise new believers.  

 

Word of Life Church in the North East's purpose is to love, encourage and accept each other for who we are in Christ and to help each other on a daily basis, as well as reaching out to others to share the love of Christ with them.  

 

Word of Life Church's services are based on praising God through lively and contemplative worship, prayer, Sound Biblical Teaching and sharing fellowship.    We also meet during the week for prayer meetings, Bible study and informal fellowship.   

 

We work with a range of organisations including The Northumberland Sanctuary, (Refugee Service), Northumberland Social Services, Bridges Community Project and are active with Churches Together in Ashington as well as other churches in the North East and in particular the Northumberland area. 

 

Word of Life Church in the North East in Ashington now offers you the opportunity to get to know more about us and if you are searching for God look at the following section.

 

How Do I Become A Christian?

We are all sinners.  The Bible tells us that we are all sinners and have all fallen short of the Glory of God.  Whether we have told a lie, stolen anything, been angry with someone, or even thought about committing adultery, we have sinned.  When we stand before God as we all must do we will have to give an account of our sins. And we will have no excuse before Him.

 

Imagine if you were in court and had been accused and found guilty of a crime you had committed, and you were waiting for the sentence to be announced, then someone came and says to the judge, I will pay his or her fine, or spend the time in prison for them, how do you think you would feel?

 

Well thats what Jesus did for us.  God is a just judge and he has to punish sin, so what he did was to send Jesus to earth to pay our fine for our sins.  Jesus died on a cross 2000 years ago so that we could be forgiven for our sins, what an amazing deal!

 

That is called amazing grace.  If you want to be forgiven for your sins and really desire to live a new life on this earth as well as spending eternity with God, then we appeal to you to get right with God now! 

 

No matter how bad you think you are, there is no sin that God will not forgive.  We all have a past, we all need a friend and we all want to spend our future with the one who loves us the most and that is God.  He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins that we might have everlasting life.  Speak to God now and say the following prayer:

 

Lord Jesus Christ

 

I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life.  I ask you for forgiveness.  I repent of all my sins.  Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins.  Please come into my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit today and be with me forever.

Prayer for Today

Dear Lord, hear our prayers in this time of trouble.  We pray today for all of those in this nation and around the world, who have lost loved ones or who have someone who is ill with this awful virus, that you would bring healing and bring peace into their lives and that they may know the wonderous peace and joy that can come from knowing Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.  We also pray for our government, our town and county councillors that you would give them wisdom to do the right things for all of our safety.  We also pray for those who are on the front line at this time, our doctors, nurses and support workers in the NHS, our Police Services and ambulance and firefighters, our teachers, our armed forces; we pray too for the delivery drivers, the farmers, the social workers and all those who continue to ensure we have safety, peace and food to eat in our nation and around the world.   I pray these things in Jesus Mighty Name.  Amen.

This Week's Prayer Requests

Please pray for healing in this nation. Healing from the coronavirus and the economic fallout as the result of it.  But also please pray for spiritual healing in the nation, as there has never been a greater time for the Gospel message to be heard.

 

Please pray that the Word of God will go out in fullness and truth as never before to as many people as never before.  Pray that His Word will flood the airwaves and various other platforms for broadcasting it.

 

Pray that God's will be done in our nation, that many people will come to the saving faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Please pray for wisdom for our Leaders wisely. The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders that we may live in peace.

 

Please Pray for the troubled areas of our world that they may experience God's peace.  Yemen, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Hong Kong, Venezuala, Nigeria and El Salvador.

 

Please pray for Israel, thanking God that Jerusalem has now been formally acknowledged as the capital of Israel, but also pray that the warmongers and trouble makers of Hamas and Hezbollah stop causing the trouble that they are.

 

Please continue to pray for our church, for workers and resources that we might use to bring the Gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of Ashington.

 

Please pray that a lost generation who have had no access to bibles in schools or Christian assemblies would come to know the real Gospel and real truthful Christianity.

 

Please pray for the the leaders of this church, that we will continue to be Salt and Light in this community.

 

Please pray for Church unity that love will conquer over all and let our divisions cease.

 

Please pray that child trafficking will be stopped all over the world

 

Please pray that God's will be done on earth as it is  in heaven

 

Please pray for the work of Open Doors and the work they do in helping our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith

 

Please pray for the prodigals to return to faith in Christ in the town of Ashington and all over the UK

Church Re-Opening

As of Sunday 6th of December, Word of Life Church will be re-opening for Sunday Services.  We will be following government guidelines to ensure we are Covid Compliant, with the wearing of face masks, hand sanitisers in place and social distancing measures in place to protect everyone attending the services. 

 

For the moment, it will only be our Sunday Services that we will be operating.  Bible Study will continue on Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm, and we will be holding prayer meetings via zoom as well.

 

Our Christmas services will be advertised next week when we get further guidance and seek wisdom.

 

So we are looking forward to seeing those who can attend from Sunday 6th December, and let us praise God that we can meet again, not as we would like to, but at least meet in this way.

Funding Success

We are pleased to announce that a recent funding bid that Pastor Michael submitted to All churches Trust has been successful.  We have been awarded £25,500 to deliver English as an Additional Language courses free of charge, deliver healthy living courses combining exercise, healthy eating, and help with debt management, as well as basic computer literacy aimed at people who have been isolated due to having no access to technology to help them stay in touch with others.  These courses will begin in Spring of 2021, and further details of how to get involved will be outlined in the New Year.

 

This comes on top of the funding sucessfully gained from All churches Trust, for the development of our upper rooms in the church to create a prayer room, better storage facilities and an arts and crafts room that CRE8 are using.  This has involved putting in a new staircase to allow better and easier access, a partition wall in the storage room, as well as painting and decorating the area.  This has been hampered somewhat in the development by the Pandemic, but is now nearing completion and should be ready to start using in the New Year and when restrictions become more widely lifted.

 

Praise God for all that He is doing.

Toks' Book Launch

It was our very great privilege to attend the launch of Toks (Olaronke Ashiru Gbadebo's) book "Don't Take the Poison", on Saturday 19th September. 

 

We are promoting her book on our website to support her in this work and so the following is a description of the book and there are two links for you to purchase it, through Amazon and Google.

 

*Don't Take that Poison* is a call for anyone who desires to live a life that pleases God, and who is committed to enjoying the abundant life available in Christ. 

 

The book looks deeply into the issue of offences and how it impacts our lives and our ability to be fruitful. 

 

It provides deep insights into the purpose of relationships and different ways offences can wreak havoc. 

 

You will get answers to questions like:

 

a) What causes offences:

 

b) The signs of an offended heart:

 

c) Effects of harbouring offences:

 

d) The path of victory

 

It provides compelling answers to deep heart issues especially those that have been wounded through lifes circumstances and are struggling to let go of the wounds incurred.

 

The book will help to escape the poison offences brings into our lives.

 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1838110712/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_feqAFb61WPA44

 

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Olaronke_Gbadebo_DON_T_DRINK_THAT_POISON?id=SL_8DwAAQBAJ

Creativity In The Community

Now that the lockdown measures are being relaxed the  Word of Life WRU Church are pleased to announce that Phil and Catherine Drabble have been given funding through Awards For All for a Creativity in the Community Project.

 

This project will be based in our Church building, and will explore creative writing, photography, upcycling of furniture and a range of other creative subjects. This project will be on Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning and is open to all who would like to explore learning new skills in the arts and crafts environment.

 

If you would like to take part in this please contact us at the Church or Phil and Catherine

Church Services Update

Every Sunday we are continuing to live stream our Sunday services from 10:30 am till 12:00.  This is being streamed through facebook live on our facebook Word of Life WRU Church page.  We have secured a live stream licence, and a music reproduction licence which allows us to broadcast songs of various Christian artists that are named within the database of CCLI.  This means we will be singing our praises to God together, sharing communion together and Pastor Michael will continue to share his sermons live through facebook live.  If you miss that live feed then they will appear on our church facebook page, and they will also be uploaded onto our Word of Life Whatsapp page as well.

Overseas Mission Project for 2020-21

The project for the Wesleyan Reform Union's Overseas Mission Department will this year be to continue to raise funds for the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara in Madagscar.  They are building a new operating theatre and all funds that the Word of Life Church raise this year from our Diner's will go towards that fund.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please contact Pastor Lindsey and she will assist you in making your donation.  God Bless.

Christian Retreat

Our Mission House next door to the Church is available for bookings to stay for 1 to 30 nights.  The house is used as a Christain retreat, and we can offer a wide range of support programmes during your stay with us.  

 

From Bible Teaching - various topics - to Worship Leading - to dance as a form of worship, prayer and a range of other activities.

 

We are based on the wonderful panoramic Northumberland coastline which is literally 5 minutes drive away, but also have access to the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside and Cheviot hills which are only 30 minutes drive.

 

Pleas see our Mission House Christian Retreat Section on this website, or visit our Mission House Retreat page on facebook.

BREAKING NEWS

Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever

 

Hebrews 13:8

 

This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what?  It is forever.  Hallelujah!!!!!

 

 

GET INVOLVED

Contact us at:

 

Word of Life Church

Wesleyan Reform Union

North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG
 

Tel: 07879253072

Lindsey 07854820012
E-mail: wordoflifechurch@hotmail.co.uk

 

Or use our online contact form.

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