Anyone with a learning or physical disability, or living with dementia, may find it difficult to fit in to a conventional church service. That means that carers, too, miss out on the opportunity. The language is often old-fashioned and complicated. The sermons are too long. The music and hymns are difficult to follow and understand. Physical access and accessibility are often difficult. There is little space in the pews and aisles and often very little opportunity to actively participate.
Just4u aims to change that, at least in our local community, by providing regular non-denominational services that attempt to be more 'user-friendly' for a learning or physically disabled audience. These services are also suitable for anyone, including those living with dementia, who has difficulty communicating and feels excluded or uncomfortable in traditional worship events.
In our June service In this service we will be exploring the story of
Zacchaeus. He was the short little man who was a tax collector in
Jericho, and climbed a tree to get a better view of Jesus. How surprised
he was when Jesus looked right at him and said 'Zacchaeus, I want to
come to your house!'. What a change it made to his life!
Come and join us at
St Cleers, Somerton, TA11 6SP
Sunday, June 10th at 3pm.
There will be plenty of chance to join in the fun and sing familiar songs, and possibly learn some new ones. If it's your first time at Just-4u you will be made very welcome. Bring along a friend, or several! There is plenty of convenient parking, and good access for the less mobile. There's always refreshments after!
Now with signing!
We have added BSL signing to our Somerton services, subject to availability of signers, to add to everyone's enjoyment. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible.