24th November 2018 – Coffee Morning
IN THE BEGINNING
Sunderland, a city in the north east of England, is approximately 12 miles from the city of Newcastle. Just as Solomon state: ‘To every thing there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) In 1972 Brother Shi-Hung Hsiao (now Deacon Roung-Kuang Hsiao) who studied in Germany, together with Brother Keith Hon, an Englishman who was baptised in Taiwan, visited the brethren in the UK accompanied by Brother Yau and Brother Liew. Their visits served as a milestone for the future development of the Church in Sunderland.
THE HOUSE OF PRAYER
The House of Prayer was established in Sunderland on 12th November 1972. Its beginning included the observation of the Sabbath in bro Kai-Pou Liu’s restaurant. But this temporary arrangement later gave way to the use of a hired school hall. To educate the young, an additional classroom was hired to accommodate the children class, whereas the youth class would meet on Mondays in a take away shop. Having classes in a take away shop caused complaints from neighbours and prompted investigation by the police. So the venue had to be moved again and again.
DEDICATION OF THE FIRST CHURCH
In autumn 1977, a four-storey office building in Stockton Road at the south side of the city was purchased at the then price of £6,000.
DEDICATION OF THE SECOND CHURCH
After the first church dedication, the increase of members had compelled the church to consider acquiring another bigger premises.
DEDICATION OF THE THIRD CHURCH
After a few years, the members gradually felt that though the premises was big, but rather impractical. There were not enough classrooms.
Also major renovation work was necessary due to the age of the building. It was in 1991, after unanimous approval by the congregation that a committee was formed to implement the project of renovation and the building of classrooms.
DIRECTIONS AND TRASPORTATION
Our church is close to the Monkwearmouth Bridge, opposite the Stagecoach bus depot. For sat nav/Google Maps use: SR6 0AY
By Bus or By Foot
There are bus stops around the church area and the main Sunderland bus station, Park Lane is about a 20 minute walk.
There are two metro station that is close to Sunderland Church (Stadium of Light and St Peter’s). But the closest metro station to Sunderland Church is St Peter’s. For more information please go to https://www.nexus.org.uk/metro
|Saturday||12:00 – 12:30||Prayer|
|(Sabbath)||12:30 – 12:45||Hymnal Worship|
|12:45 – 13:45||Sabbath First Service|
|13:45 – 14:15||Refreshments|
|14:15 – 14:30||Prayer|
|14:30 – 14:45||Hymnal Worship|
|14:45 – 15:45||Sabbath Second Service|
|Sunday||14:30 – 16:00||Sunday Service|
|Wednesday||13:00 – 14:00||Wednesday Service|
|Sunday||11:30 – 12:30||Harmony Choir (English Speaking)|
|13:00 – 14:00||Unity Choir (Chinese Speaking)|
|13:00 – 14:00||Chinese Class|
|14:30 – 16:00||RE Class|
|Wednesday||17:45 – 20:00||Timothy Youth Fellowship|
|Friday||18:30 – 19:45||Timothy Youth Fellowship/Night Service|
|Saturday (typically each month’s third Saturday)||11:00 – 12:00||Coffee Morning|
|Sunday (typically each month’s last Sunday)||13:00 – 14:00||Sisters’ Fellowship|