Ekklesia in Windsor… Susan and Norm Beers explain more about the Windsor Fellowship

This article was originally published in St John’s Egham’s ‘Transform’ Magazine, Issue 32 (May – June 2014).

In the New Testament, the word “church” (ekklesia in Greek) refers to the gathering of God’s people in a particular location. So ekklesia is what’s happening in Windsor! People who live in or near Windsor, from various congregations, including St John’s, Egham, St Mary’s, Maidenhead and Christ Church Virginia Water, are meeting once a month on a Friday evening as the “Windsor Fellowship” for a worship service and social time afterwards.

The emerging objectives of the Windsor Fellowship are to: 1. Worship God, 2. Build community, and 3. Have a meaningful outreach to seekers and those not currently attending a local church.

All of the churches represented at the Windsor Fellowship have excellent ministries which have blessed us and prompted us to think of bringing that same blessing to the community where we live. We have become more and more convinced that if we could get believers in Windsor, Eton, Datchet and Old Windsor together in an evangelical Anglican fellowship, we would have a vibrant, relevant ministry that could positively impact our community with the love of Christ. Since our first meeting at the end of February, we have drawn 75 people (including 16 children) from the Windsor area. We are very excited about what God might have in store for our Windsor Fellowship. We don’t know whether it is leading to a new church in Windsor or something else, but we would ask you to join us in prayer that God will guide and direct us.

Jeff Wattley will be speaking at the next Windsor Fellowship meeting on Friday, 30th May, at 7:30pm, at the home of Curt and Janice Hopkins, Beech House, Hermitage Lane, Windsor, SL4 4AZ. Meetings planned for the summer are on 27 June, 18 July, and 29 August (also at the Hopkins’). All are welcome! If you plan to come to one of our meetings or if you would like further information please email Norm Beers (normbeers@gmail.com) or Susan Beers(susanbschaeffer@gmail.com).

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