What’s Happening

Set Our Hearts Ablaze With Hope

There is a line in the Rend Collective song 'Build Your Kingdom Here' which I would love to see painted large on the streets in Goldthorpe: 'Come, set our hearts ablaze with hope like wild fire in our very souls.' Hope seems to me to be the virtue we need to embrace...

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August activities

Please note the following dates in August: Railway Embankment Days (Tuesday 3 & 17 August) Dearne Churches Together will be at the Goldthorpe Railway Embankment site on Tuesday 3rd & Tuesday 17th August between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., giving people the opportunity...

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Growing Up In Christ (2)

Growing up is God’s goal for each one of us. Paul said to the Ephesians, ‘speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting...

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Talking Point

What’s In A Name?

The Bible is full of names, many of them unpronounceable to English tongues, and often skipped over as we read the Bible because of their unfamiliarity and our impatience with lists. They remind us, nonetheless, that giving something or someone a name is a vital...

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Joy, Despite… (2)

Many people at this time are looking for an exit strategy out of lockdown, but perhaps more important for Christians is to learn God's entrance strategy into joy, a joy which is not dependent on happy circumstances or sunny personalities. The joy God gives us is not...

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Get Wet For God!

My granddaughter has recently discovered the joys of a warm summer and public fountains... At the same time, however, she was initially nervous of these fountains because they were pre-programmed to disperse water at different speeds and heights and she was wary. She...

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How We Got Here

Months later…

Do you ever reach the end of a book where all the strands are neatly tied together and wonder 'what happens next?' to the characters?I love books which feature the same characters, as essentially I get engrossed with them and want to know how things work out for them,...

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New blog!

This blog will soon be running out of things to say, since it was created specifically to chart the progress of the church as it renovated St Mark's. Once I've got all the details down about the Open Day, I won't be posting here any more.But do not despair! The church...

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A House of Prayer

One of our prayers is that the new building will indeed become a house of prayer. At the Open Day, we listed the many answers to prayer we have seen over the journey to acquire St Mark's and renovate the building, and we look forward to recording many more answers.A...

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