Wednesday, 26 October 2016

BJCC Website

 As you can see, I am busy creating a website for Burton Joyce Community Church. This is inevitably a bit experimental at this stage but it will get better as time goes on. At least, I hope it does. So far, I have created four pages: About, Activities, Events and People. This page, the Blog, will show posts (like this one) that relate to things going on in and around the church. It is, in effect, a kind of diary in which we can note down our thoughts on what's going on day by day and week to week.

The About page is about the church and what we think we're here for. It gives a brief history, where we are coming from as it were, and sums up our hopes for the future. It will also have a location map (when I get round to it) and directions for finding the church which is conveniently situated in the centre of the village.

The Activities page gives details of our regular groups and meetings including, of course, the time of Sunday worship - although this keeps changing at the moment so watch that space. If you are confused, we have been experimenting with a 10.15 am start on Sunday morning to make it easier for some of our congregation. This is for three months: September, October and November. It turns out that the earlier start makes it more difficult for others in the congregation and, on reflection, we have decided to revert to a 10.30 starting time from December. So, 1015 at the moment, and until the end of November, then 10.30.

The Events page is intented as a place to give details of less frequent meetings, for example, irregular, seasonal or annual things, if 'things' is the right word. I have organised it in the form of a calendar for the year: Advent, Christmas, etc. etc. This is experimental, it could change and probably will.

Ah, here's the thing. Who are these people who call themselves the Burton Joyce Community Church? The People page lists the people who, foolishly or otherwise, have some responsibility within the setup at BJCC. You will see our minister, Malcolm Fife (because there is a photo of him - which I filched from the East Nottingham Circuit website. Acknowledgement, Apologies and Many Thanks). You will also see the members of the leadership team and their various responsibilities. There are contact numbers and email addresses where appropriate. Finally, you will find contact details for both the Circuit Office (Methodist) and the Synod Office (URC) which, it looks to me, are practically round the corner from each other. So they can easily pop in and see each other should the need arise. In theory anyway.

That's it so far and that's enough for now. Thank you for your patience. PC

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