Welcome to Rosedale!
Rosedale Community Church certainly lives up to its name! Welcoming people of all ages and catering for a wide variety of needs and interests.
Led by Pastor, Bethany Burrage, Rosedale not only reaches out to the local communities in Cheshunt as a lively, family church, it goes far beyond in supporting national and overseas causes, including Tearfund, Open Doors and the Sierra Leone Mission.
Back at home, Sunday morning services are held each week at 10.30am, with an open style of praise and worship. Later on Sunday at 7pm, there's a zoom evening prayer service, and on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, the church offers zoom Bible study sessions.
A Sunday School for children operates alongside the weekly morning services, enabling the young ones to have their own time of fun, whether that's taking part in activities, trying their hand at various crafts or listening to Bible stories.
(The image shows part of Rosedale's lovely community garden, completed last year)
Welcome to the warm
We are all aware that the current cost of living crisis and rapidly increasing costs of energy, are causing many people extreme financial difficulty. In response, Rosedale is opening its doors to welcome visitors into the warmth of the church every Wednesday from 10am to 3.30pm for hot drinks, a simple lunch and a chance to chat and make friends in a warm, cosy environment.
Group fun for all
Rosedale has also invested in a variety of groups to accommodate different ages and interests as closely as possible - and they are always open to discuss new suggestions!
For the little ones, a Parent and Toddler group meets up every Monday morning at 9.30am. Parents are welcome to a cup of tea, children are welcome to enjoy a snack, and everyone is welcome to play and have fun!
For young people, the youth group, No Limits, congregate in the Youth Hut on alternate Sundays, and have a once-a-month Youth Club. Each year they go away on camp and have an incredible time. All of the content is Christian-based and free from pressure, allowing the young people to increase their understanding and encounter Jesus in their own way.
The not-quite-so-young are also catered for with a Young At Heart group, which meets every Wednesday from 2pm. The programme is varied, ranging from quizzes, guest speakers, craft sessions and day trips out, with tea, coffee and biscuits to round things off. These meetings are open to anyone who'd like to come along to the church and enjoy an entertaining and friendly afternoon!
Church gents too are not overlooked. On the first Saturday of each month, from 8 to 9:30am, the Men's Prayer Breakfast offers a chance for chaps to get together in a local cafe for an informal prayer meeting and a full English breakfast - or just a slice of toast for those with a smaller appetite!
As you may have gathered, Rosedale Community Church is quite the place! To find out more about what's going on, visit their website: www.rosedalechurch.org
Sunday service sermons are uploaded each week onto YouTube, for people to dip into as and when they wish. To visit their YouTube page click here.
To watch Bethany's sermon on 'The Beatitudes' click on the link below.