Welcome! Beacon Hill United Reformed Church is a small, friendly church based in Hindhead, surrounded by beautiful countryside, seeking to love God and serve our community. You can be assured of a warm welcome. Services are held at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Beacon Hill URC is open for in person worship on Sundays at 10 a.m.
The service this week, on Sunday 3rd October, will be led by Rev’d John Whitton
On Sunday 3rd October we have our Harvest Service. Please bring items for the Food Bank: the items they need at present are in the file below.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: October 18th at 11 a.m.
An Act of Commitment for Climate Sunday
This is the Act of Commitment we joined together to say on Sunday 12th September:
All: Lord of life and giver of hope,
we pledge ourselves to care for creation,
to reduce our waste, to live sustainably,
and to value the rich diversity of life in your community of creation.
May your wisdom guide us,
that life in all its forms may flourish,
and may be faithful in voicing creation’s praise.
In Touch Magazine: the Autumn edition of the joint magazine produced by our friends at Fleet URC can be found here:
The URC weekly prayer in a time of pandemic
Loving and gracious God,
You pour out your love and invite us to share in it.
May we grow in your love for creation, for refugees, for all who are affected by Covid, in this country and across the world.
When we are cast down by despair, open our eyes again to see what you make possible.
May your gifts of peace and hope and new life flourish, for people and creation.
May we be an instrument of this flourishing today.
By the Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch, retired minister and member of St Andrews, Ealing
Involvement in our Eco Church development
NEW: SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER
Our new initiative is to be a community collection point for new and used bras for ‘Against Breast Cancer’. We’ve ordered a collection box and will be putting posters up throughout the village to encourage people to donate unwanted bras. They are collected and sold on to raise funds for the research in to a vaccine for breast cancer, as well as being sent out to communities in Africa to small businesses to sell at affordable prices to local people.
Tools with a Mission: there is a new tab on the Eco church page with details of the items they will take. If you didn’t have a chance to donate on Saturday, let Hugh know so we can arrange collection
Textile collection: find details on the Eco Church page
Collecting stamps on behalf of the RNIB: find details on the Eco Church page
Stepwise online: accessible discipleship development
Perhaps the impact of the coronavirus has made you think about your faith and wonder how you might develop or revitalise your discipleship. Have a look at the video on the Nurturing Faith page of this web site to learn more about the online programmes being run, with a combination of Zoom led meetings and self- learning tools.
The URC provides a Daily Devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer. These are available each day as a podcast. There is also a digital Sunday Worship service available each week. http://devotions.urc.org.uk/urcddtoday.php
If you would prefer to receive these reflections and the services by daily email, you can sign up here.
As we no longer have a Minister based at the church, the Elders are dealing with every day matters.
Secretary: Hugh Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
Treasurer: Christine Allen
Tel: 07713 153110 email: email@example.com
Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Kathy Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
United Reformed Church Daily Devotions
The URC provides a daily devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer. These are now available each day as a podcast.
If you would prefer to receive these reflections by daily email, you can sign up here.
For some time we have been recording the Daily Devotions and, each morning, a link is sent out, marked Podcast in the section above, which people can click and then hear the recording of the reading, reflection and prayer. Now it is possible to listen to the Podcasts directly through your normal Podcast provider or via your Smart Speaker.
I should say that I am not an expert on Smart Speakers and can only go on what has worked. If this doesn’t work for you I’m not able to help so please ask someone younger and more technically proficient! But if you say:
“Alexa play the podcast of the URC Daily Devotion” or
“Hey Siri, play the podcast of the URC Daily Devotion” or
“Hey Google, play the podcast of the URC Daily Devotion”
(choose whichever greeting makes your Smart Speaker work!) you should get today’s Devotion.
You can also get it to play the previous devotion by using the word “previous.”
On Sundays it will play the Service, if you want the Devotion you will have to tell it to play the “previous Daily Devotion”. It seems using the word “Podcast” is key but I suspect Smart Speakers will adapt after a few uses and learn what it is you are asking for.
The Podcasts are also available on Spotify (just manually find the Podcast section) and various other Podcast providers as well as by clicking the link on the top of each email.
We hope that these new ways of listening will make the Devotions more accessible.
With every good wish
A weekly insight written & recorded by our former Minister, Ruth, in 2020 on ways our lives are touched by our faith. Designed to make you think and to nurture you in your faith journey. It can also be accessed by phoning in to listen on 01252 978353. Please let people know! December 2020 November … Continue reading