This Sunday, 13th May, will be our last Sunday as The Coign Church. From Monday May 14th we will become Welcome Church.
This is an exciting season in our church life together, and you may have already started to spot changes to our signage, our Facebook group and in other areas too. We still have a lot to do to be ready for our first Sunday as Welcome Church on the 20th May!
Read on for some practical info you might find helpful!
From Monday 14th May our new website address will be: www.allwelcome.uk – feel free to check it out already and add it to your favourites. The Coign Church App will update to become the Welcome Church App too.
E-mail addresses will be changing too, but they will be easy to work out: just change the last part to @allwelcome.uk – so email@example.com becomes firstname.lastname@example.org – and so on. Simple!
Changes to our site
From May 14th The Coign Church building is going to be renamed: we will be calling it The Welcome Centre. We want to communicate our
welcome message with our building as well as with our words and we look forward to welcoming many people into our building in the future.
We’re also asking people to remove their Coign Church Car Park stickers from their cars from this weekend.
We won’t be reissuing stickers at this stage, but we will still be keeping an eye on our car park ( and we know who you are … 😃)
Of course, if the building plans go ahead as we pray they will, we may not have much of a Car Park for a while from the autumn … you have been warned!
Let’s be thankful
The name Coign has been with us for several decades now, and we have so much to be thankful for; so many excellent things have happened up to this point in our story.
Let’s remember: The Coign Church is not closing, it’s just being renamed!
We are not starting over again from scratch; we are privileged to be building on the excellent work of 139 years that has brought us to this point in our journey together.
Come and celebrate
On Sunday morning we will hold the last of our three Gift Day Sundays for the new building project, and I’ll give a progress update on that later in the week too. Let’s enjoy worshipping together with passion as we do that.
Then on Sunday evening we have a meeting planned, 6.30pm at The Coign Church building, (the last time we’ll be calling it that). During the meeting, among other things, we will worship, pray and give thanks for all that God has done. Come ready to take part!
We also have have a good number of Coign Church mugs that need to be found a new home, so at the end of the evening you’ll be welcome to take one (or more!) home with you … perhaps in return for a donation to the Building Fund. I look forward to drinking from mine for many years to come!