The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren't churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend - whether you have no faith, some faith, or just want a refresher.
As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints and no question is out of bounds.
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We have a major project in Beira, Casa Re'om, working with street children.
Various teams from m2o have visited to learn more about the project and to share in the work for a while. There is now a great sense of commitment and direct involvement by St. Matthews members, with active fund-raising in progress to support a larger vision of the work at Casa Re'om in Beira.
In 2006 we helped establish the Casa Re'om Trust to focus on supporting the work, click here to visit its own web site
Overslade Community Church
In co-operation with a neighbouring parish we established a church plant on the Overslade Estate in 1995. Overslade Community Church is part of the ministry of m2o.
Messy Church happens on the first Thursday of every month. a lot of fun for everyone. Messy Church involves food, craft and a very informal time of worship and learning about God.
On Sunday mornings, the church meets in the Overslade Community Centre in Buchanan Road, Rugby for worship with an additional afternoon service once a month also on Sunday at the centre. The members of the church are involved in serving the people of the area pastorally, in particular through a Parent and Toddler Group, through nurture groups and through work with young people and also in direct participation in the local community association.
As a result of the “Jesus” Video project which has been undertaken on the estate over the past four years, several Alpha Courses have been held both for adults and for young people which have led to on-going cell groups.
The priorities at the moment are strengthening the worshipping community on the estate and for personal involvement in the lives of the people of the area. Presence evangelism of this kind is key to effective church planting.
For more details about the Church Plant please visit www.oversladechurch.org.uk
m2o supports three church schools. Two primary school, St. Matthew's Bloxam and St. Oswald's; and a secondary school and sports college called the Harris. All are in the parish of St. Matthew's & St. Oswald's.
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