Sunday mornings at 11am
Our Sunday morning service starts at 11am. It’s relaxed and informal, with some songs led by a band, prayer, and a talk from our ministers Nathan Jones or Steve Chalke, or one of the rest of the team. Children and young people stay in with us for the first part of the service before going out to their own groups. Everyone is really welcome to join us. If you’re new and would like to know a bit more about what goes on at Oasis Church Waterloo, click here.
We’ve made a number of changes to our Sunday mornings to ensure they’re Covid-secure. Recently we’ve been able to make some changes to get back to a more regular service, but we’re also really keen to make sure we remain an inclusive community where everyone feels welcomed and able to participate fully. So, at the moment we’re asking everyone to wear masks during the service (unless you have a medical exemption), and we’ll continue to do this until rates decrease. We’re also encouraging people to leave one spare seat between households.
We’re also working to ensure that our Sunday services are as accessible as possible – for more information about this, please click here.
Our weekly Sunday sermons are on a range of topics; for example a Bible passage, or a song, a Biblical character or something that’s recently been in the news. You can listen online here or subscribe to our iTunes podcast here.
Music plays an important part in our gatherings. While we know it is just one of the ways we can worship God, it plays a fantastic role in unifying us and helping us to have a time of focus in our week. As well as helping us to both feel energised and bring praise and thanks to God, it can also enable reflection.
As mentioned above, we’re asking everyone to wear masks during the service (unless you have a medical exemption), and we’ll continue to do this until rates decrease. There is good news, though – we can sing! It may seem strange at first to sing from behind a mask, but we’re getting used to it pretty quickly.
If you’d like to get involved with our music team, we’re open to all instruments and all standards of musicianship – contact Felicity.
We pray together as part of our services, but there’s also an opportunity at the end of the service to pray with one of our leadership team. The team will be pointed out during each service, or feel free to speak to whoever’s leading the service or preaching.
Kids and Youth Church
On Sundays we want to ensure that every person feels welcomed whatever their age and so as well as times to worship together we also give the children of all ages the opportunity to explore the Christian faith in fun, interactive and age-appropriate ways.
Our vision is to see everyone included as we journey together in faith, discovering more about how God works in and through our lives, community and world.
For children under two-and-a-half we provide a parent/carer and baby space, available throughout the service. There are three groups for older kids: Tots for those from two-and-a-half to school reception age, Kids for children from Year 1 to year 4, and the Oasis Originals for Years 5-8. Our Youth group is for those in Year 9 and above.
All our leaders have DBS checks and receive child protection training.
We also run a Facebook group for anyone interested in children and faith and how we help to resource parents and kids’ workers; encouraging an open and progressive faith. Feel free to join and share!