Cafe Church is held in the parish hall at 6.30pm each week (excluding the 2nd Sunday of the month when Messy Church runs either at St Molua’s or in neighbouring Stormont Presbyterian Church). We gather together in a family friendly, low key, relaxed, and informal environment with refreshments on offer.
Cafe church is a contemporary reimagining of a concept which harks back to the early church; the coming together of small Christian communities to learn, to break bread and share worship. The format may include creative forms of liturgy and shared prayer and discussion around tables. The flexibility of the hall as a venue enables us to vary our structure and format from time to time.
Since the end of January, we have been looking at the topic of ‘Prayer’ during Cafe Church using the 24-7 Prayer resource The Prayer Course’ We have been journeying through the Lord’s Prayer following discussion topics such as: Why Pray? /Adoration / Petition / Intercession / Unanswered Prayer / Contemplation / Listening / Spiritual Warfare.
Jesus’ disciples once asked him something that got right to the heart of everything: ‘Lord,’ they said, ‘teach us to pray.’ Sometimes it can be difficult to admit our spiritual struggles, but notice how he responded. Jesus didn’t rebuke the disciples for being unspiritual, nor did he make them feel small for their ‘prayerlessness’. In fact, it was in response to this simple acknowledgment of need that Jesus gave us the prayer that is prayed regularly by more than a third of the world’s population. If they hadn’t admitted their need that day by Galilee, we wouldn’t have The Lord’s Prayer today.
This famous prayer forms the backbone of The Prayer Course.
All are welcome to join us at any stage of the course.
More information about the Prayer Course can be found at https://prayercourse.org/
St Molua’s Church
Parish of Stormont
645 Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 3LR
Tel: 028 9041 9171
Parish Office open: Monday and Wednesday from 10.00am to 12 noon
Church open: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10.00am to 12 noon and for services.
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC102374