Special Services (online resources)
While physical 5Folds Services have been suspended in line with the Church of England's ongoing guidance, several special events have had livestreams...
Interactive Worship at Home with Pathfinder Church Northstowe on April 26th 2020: A Change of Direction...
Here's the playlist... check out the accompanying website for much much more!
Reading Acts Together
After embedding ourselves so deeply in the Holy Week story, Pathfinder Church Northstowe wanted to find out what happened next. So we're reading our way through Luke's sequel to his gospel -- the "Book of Acts". Join us on a 28 day adventure between now and Pentecost, as, each weekday, someone reads us the next chapter in the book (in THE VOICE translation). And contact Beth if you fancy reading us one!
Northstowe's 2020 Easter Campfire
It wouldn't be a Festival in Northstowe without a campfire. So gather (virtually) around our online Campfire on Easter Sunday. It lasts 25 minutes, and has been made by YOU, our amazingly resilient church family! Thank you, all of you!
2020 Good Friday: Retelling the story, reflecting with Psalm 22, and with music
Three video playlist: we suggest you watch this 15 minute video at home between 12 and 3pm on Good Friday. This features Pathfinder Church Northstowe reading the story of Good Friday from MAtthew's Gospel (chapter 27, THE VOICE), a reading of Psalm 22 (the lament Jesus prayed from the cross) concluding with a powerful oboe lament Canon by Jan Payne), and a final song written by Sam Hargreaves / RESOUNDworship.org, called The Stone. https://www.resoundworship.org/song/the_stone
Simon's Good Friday Video
2020 Maundy Thursday Visual and Poetic Reflective Service
(4 video playlist, lasting 35 mins. Do have water, bread, wine, and candles ready....)
Simon's Maundy Thursday Video
2020 Palm Sunday Passion Reading
Watch a (3 min) reading of the story behind Palm Sunday...
... or The Full Matthean Passion, telling the story that Christians around the world are commemorating this week. The story of Holy Week. This 30 mins video was recorded by Pathfinder Church Northstowe in isolation. The text comes from THE VOICE translation of the Bible Matthew 21:1-17 and Matthew 25-27 The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved. - Visit the Pathfinder Church pages to see how to use this video in the context of a wider worship-at-home setting...
Mother's Day Runaways (March 22nd)
Mother’s Day Runaways is for those who find Mother’s Day difficult, offering a safe space to meet with God and be reminded that you’re not alone.
Whatever your story, whether you’re grieving the loss of a mother, the loss of a child, or a baby through miscarriage, whether you’re struggling with infertility or childlessness, singleness or a difficult relationship, whether you never even knew your mother or any other reason why you might find Mother’s Day painful, this quiet, reflective space has been designed with you in mind. We will draw on Saltwater and Honey materials to offer poetry, reflection, and simple activities (including writing names on a tree of remembrance, lighting candles, colouring mindful pictures) all designed to acknowledge the bittersweet emotions surrounding Mother’s Day, offering the space to grieve, teaching us how to lament and inviting the God who loves us into our stories of struggle.