Special Services (extra online resources)

In these strange days, we've been sharing online worship-at-home videos at key points in the church year. This page is a record of some of our Special Services from 2020 and 2021. #YouAreNotAlone

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A Reflective Epiphany

Pathfinder Church Northstowe regularly gather (previously in person; online during the pandemic) on the 1st Wednesday of the month for ~40 mins of reflection, silence, and to join in the beautiful ancient poetic service of Compline. Here's our January offering - a YouTube playlist of 6 videos. You can watch it direct on YouTube at bit.ly/ChickenSoupEpiphany2021 or through this video window:

 

Christmas Morning Celebrations with Pathfinder Church Northstowe - Carols, poetry, and a play...

 

Midnight Campfire Communion with Pathfinder Church Northstowe

Carols with the 5folds villages

Make and Celebrate Christingle for the 5folds Villages

This year, we're doing Christingle differently! As soon as the schools break up for the holidays, our Muddy Christingle Trails will be up and ready for you to explore in Northstowe, Longstanton, Willingham, Swavesey and Over. Once you've completed the trail, you will find out what you need to make your Christingle at Home. When you've gathered everything you need, you can watch this video at home. We'll tell you the Christmas Story, and show you how to make your Christingle, before inviting you to join in a candle-lit "moment of wonder" at the end. If you are in Northstowe, we'll be watching this video all together in our Christmas Eve Zoom Party at 4.30pm. But any of you are most welcome to set up your own watch party with family and friends, and make a Christingle together (while safely in your seperate homes).

Remembrance with the 5folds villages

A Time to Rememember with the 5folds villages

Harvest with the 5folds villages

 

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.