Activities at Elm Ridge

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PRAYER MEETINGS
The Prayer Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Church Library; everyone is welcome. If you have a prayer request please let the Church Office know or contact one of the presbyters or church stewards. You can also put your request on the Prayer Board in the main corridor. All are welcome as we prepare for worship and pray for the whole Church family.

The Elm Ridge Worship Group
The members of Elm Ridge's congregation have differing tastes in the styles of musical worship they prefer. Consequently, we enjoy a variety of musical styles in our worship. Hymns and songs are generally taken from Singing the Faith (STF) and Complete Mission Praise (CMP), although other sources are also used. The Elm Ridge Worship Group (singers and instrumentalists) regularly provides music in a variety of styles for services and other events in church and further afield. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Louise MacDougall (details available from the church office).

RENEW: Various stimulating and fun activities for the youth in the Circuit 7-9pm on Sundays.

Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry (DACYM): This is a community based youth-focused outreach initiative that helps supports churches with their work with young people. DACYM also specialises in emotional and behavioural support for young people. Their aim is that through this work, the lives of young people will be transformed educationally, socially and spiritually, thus empowering them to achieve their full potential. Elm Ridge has close links with Darlington DACYM — www.dacym.co.uk

Women's Fellowship
Women's Fellowship meets on a Wednesday afternoon in the church hall. The meeting starts at 2.30pm with notices and a short 5-10 minute devotion prior to an invited speaker, demonstrator, presenter. We finish around 4pm having had informal chit-chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit. The programme is varied including topics covering the locality of Darlington to far flung places around the world. Demonstrations and practical sessions are included along with some performance style presentations.

Men's Fellowship
The group meets on alternate Thursdays in the Harroway Room at 7:30pm. The meetings generally include talks, discussion and entertainment with different topics led by visiting speakers. Occasional supper evenings and demonstrations are held during the programme. New faces are always welcome at any time.

House Groups
Elm Ridge has House Groups which are held at various times from Monday to Thursday and Sunday evenings in members' homes. These are an opportunity to get together and discuss topics in an informal way, whilst getting to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere. If you would like more information, please contact the Church office. The House Groups meet fortnightly.

Monday Morning Drop-in
On Monday mornings during term time we have our 'Coffee and Cake' drop-in session from 10-11:30am. These sessions are held in the Hall and are open to everyone and are an opportunity to meet up for friendship and fellowship. There is no charge made — donations are gratefully appreciated.

Lunch Club
Lunch Club meets on the second Tuesday in the month at noon to share a simple meal. The food is prepared by the Memorial Hospital, transport and entertainment is provided by Age UK and Elm Ridge provide the venue and the volunteers. Come and join us for a time of fellowship, food and friendship. For more information or to confirm dates, please contact the church office.

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