'The Bridge' is a kind of church within a church. It's still very much a part of Ponteland Methodist Church, but our services are a little different from what you might expect of a traditional service. We meet most Sundays in the hall at Ponteland Methodist Church Hall at 10am.
March 2018 Update - What's on at the Bridge?...
Alpha at the Bridge - Beginning on Sunday March 4th 2018, the Bridge sessions will be exploring (on alternate Sundays generally) some of the basic questions of the Christian faith using the newly revised Alpha course material. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe and has helped many people to find faith, deepen faith, or just to consider the questions. Anyone is welcome to join us for as many sessions as you're able or want to - there's no pressure at all. It begins at the same time as regular Bridge services, 10am, in the hall at the church.
As such, the next couple of months are shaping up like this:
Sun March 4th - Alpha Session 1 - "Is there More to Life than This?"
Sun March 11th - Bridge service - Tim Woolley - Theme: "She" (Mothering Sunday)
Sun March 18th - Alpha Session 2 – "Who is Jesus?" (with Jona Sewell)
Sun March 25th - Joint service for Palm Sunday - Tim Woolley
Sun April 1st - Joint service for Easter Sunday
Sun April 8th - Alpha Session 3 – "Why Did Jesus Die?"
Sun April 15th - Bridge service with communion - Jona Sewell
Sun April 22nd - Alpha Session 4 – "How Can I Have Faith?" (with Tim Woolley)
Prayer: The prayer group continues to meet the second Friday of each month (so in March this will be Friday 9th March), 7.30pm at 35 Longmeadows, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9DX. All are welcome at this informal, friendly group!