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Eco Church

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Christian in Creation
An online course, designed by Dorset Baptist minister, Simon Bartlett, is now available. The course aims to help Christians to understand their place in God's creation and to explore how we can better care for our environment. To find out more, visit https://www.creationcourse.org/

New Recycling Points
Carey is now helping to recycle used plastic pens and used ink cartridges. Please help stop these items from going straight to landfill. If you have any of these, please bring them to church and deposit them in the boxes provided in the foyer. Periodically, Carey's Green Team will deliver them to places where these items can be recycled. We are also looking at other things that we could start recycling.

Bronze Eco Church Award
Carey Baptist has won a Bronze Eco Church Award in recognition of our efforts to care for God's earth.

How Green is our Valley?
Article by Rev Colin Cartwright taken from Feb 2021 edition of Grapevine Magazine

Results of Carey's Lifestyle Survey
This is a survey of our Christian response to environmental issues

Friends launch online lobby
Friends launch online lobby for trees and woodlands in Hemel Hempstead

Carey's 'Bugingham Palace'
One step on our journey to becoming more Eco Church (November 2020) 

Carey's journey as an Eco Church
Carey's journey as an Eco Church (September 2020)

A Rocha UK
A Rocha UK is a Christian environmental charity responsible for setting up the Eco Church programme of which Carey is part of.

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. We also have toilets for the disabled.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from our minister or one of our leaders. Then follows a time of sung worship, sharing of news and notices, usually about what's going on in the life of the church. The morning also usually includes a special talk or lesson aimed at the younger members of the congregration. All of this is interspersed with sung worship. Our minister will then give a sermon that is bible-based and which we can apply to our everyday life. We then conclude with a final worship song and prayer. 

After the service we serve tea and coffee in the adjoining hall. We'd love for you to stay and have a drink and a chat. It's a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.


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What about my children?

We have a programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (Babies and Toddlers 0-3+ years). 
  • Junior Church (5-11+ years)
  • Young people (12+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At some stage of the programme someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. However, on the second Sunday of each month we have an All-age Service, which, as the name implies, is a service suitable for all age groups. Children don't go out to the various groups on these occasions, but stay in the service.

The children's group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please collect your children as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

 
Get in touch with us if you have any questions before your visit
 
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.