Alpha at Elmwood

This term we are running Café Alpha.

Here’s how it goes:

  • At 10.30am come to Elmwood’s Café which runs every Friday. You will be greeted by Chris and Mary who will offer you a choice of coffees, teas and homemade cakes. It’s a chance to meet and get to know the other guests.
  • Then you will all watch a short film which explores one of the Christian basics.
  • Afterwards there’s an opportunity to share your thoughts as much or as little as you like and no question is out of bounds.
  • It all finishes by 12.30pm.

Café Alpha will run on Friday mornings starting on 27th September 2019. The Day Away is on Saturday 16th November 2019.

To book a place please contact Fran at the Elmwood office

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Photograph of cakes at Elmwood Cafe

Cafe Elmwood

Fresh coffee, homemade cakes and some lovely, friendly people.

Come to Elmwood on Friday mornings during term-time from 9.30am – 12 noon (coffee & cake served from 10am). All our coffee, tea, hot chocolate, squash and cakes are by voluntary donations towards the running costs.

We have some comfy sofas, toys for children and a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Embers

Embers is a fellowship group for Elmwood mums of children with preschool aged children and babies.

We meet on a Friday morning 9.30-10.30 in the Playgroup room to build one another up in God’s strength as we experience the joys and challenges of parenting small children.

We usually sing a few child friendly songs, share a thought from the Bible and pray together while the little ones play. It’s a great opportunity to meet together to support and encourage one another in friendship and to share what God has been teaching us individually.

 

Fusion

Fusion is a group of 18 to early 30s who attend Elmwood or other local churches. We come in all shapes and sizes: married, single, students, local, new to Salford, new Christians and those who have been Christians for many years.

We meet every 3 weeks for a Sunday Lunch hosted by various church members. We like to bring the drinks and dessert (we have some very talented bakers among our number!). Most Sunday lunches end up with some sort of game together. We also occasionally meet for socials such as bowling, mini golf and DVD nights. For many of us the highlights of the Fusion calendar are the weekends away. One weekend is spent at a country cottage in winter/spring and the brave then have a camping weekend during the summer (although we only managed one night this year due to flooding!!).

Fusion enables young adults to encourage and share with each other. Praying and reading the Bible together are part of each Sunday lunch and weekend away. Members take it in turns to facilitate discussions on subjects that are relevant to our lives. We’ve seen friendships develop and many prayers answered.

 

Hill & Mountain Walks

Elmwood walks are for those who share a common interest in hill or mountain walking and are run as a group of friends, coming at our own risk, to enjoy together areas such as the mountains of the Lake District and North Wales.

People can bring along relatives, friends or work colleagues when they wish to. Parents can bring children who are up to, and equipped for, the walk that is planned.

Minimum requirements are: a reasonable level of fitness to go up and down steep slopes, a pair of boots particularly for ankle support and grip, appropriate clothing for hill walking, and effective wind and waterproof clothing to keep warm and safe in bad weather.

Winter walks are just for those who are experienced and well equipped for the severe conditions encountered.

We try to organise a walk approximately once every 3 weeks on a Saturday and leave early from Elmwood, to share lifts and get to car parks at our destination before they to fill up. We usually try to find a local café for coffee and cake before travelling home.

 

Photograph of two mountain walkers
A photograph of the outside of the building at Elmwood Church

Homegroups

Home groups are small groups of church members and friends who meet weekly or fortnightly in homes around Salford. We study the Bible, pray and ‘do life’ together.

We often study the same topic that our Sunday sermons are on so we get to grips with a topic in more detail. Home groups are a great place to ask questions about the Christian faith, and to make friends within the church.

We have groups that meet on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday nights. If you would like to join a group, please contact the Elmwood office.

 

Ladies Fellowship

We meet every Monday at 10.30am to share together; study God’s word; pray together; and enjoy a safe place to bring things that trouble us before God in prayer – rather than fretting over them!

As well as loving God and His Word – we are a very sociable lot – there are always birthdays to celebrate; luncheons to enjoy and outings to share.

We love our meetings, have seen many answered prayers, and we have shared love, joy and sorrow in our times together, praising God always.

 

A photograph of an example breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

Elmwood men gather on the first Saturday of the month for breakfast at a local cafe; time to share conversation and build friendships.

New members are always welcome whether you’ve already been to an Elmwood Sunday Service or not, just contact the Elmwood office for the location.

On an occasional basis we also explore local curry houses.

 

Men’s Football

Location: Elmwood Sports Hall
Time: 8-9.30pm Monday evenings (term time)

This group is open for all men 18 years of age and older who enjoy a kick about with Church family and friends. We meet on a Monday evening at Elmwood sports hall and split into two teams with rolling subs. It aims to deepen relationships with each other and it is an open group to invite friends to.

We have a 5 to 10 minute slot at half-time to focus our minds on God and get our breath back! All abilities are catered for, there is no need to book just bring some trainers and turn up! For further details see Matt Pierce, Mark Williams, David Keene and Simon Nutt.

 

A photograph of some of the men who attend the Men's football group