What’s Happening

Sharing The Good News

What is so remarkable about Acts 8:4-16 is the fact that Philip and others shared the good news so enthusiastically with the Samaritans. The Samaritans and Jews had a long history of enmity. We know from John 4:9 that Jews and Samaritans did not associate with each...

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Proclaiming the Good News

As we approach Christmas-time, proclamation becomes a popular word in the Christian vocabulary. To proclaim means to announce officially or publicly and we often think of this word in connection to the angelic hosts who brought people the first news of the birth of...

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Paying Attention

“Are you paying attention? Then I’ll begin…” This paraphrase of the start to ‘Listen With Mother’ (a radio programme for children which ran from 1950 until 1982 which started “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…”) reminds us that paying attention is...

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Talking Point

Celebrity Culture

Garry's 'Talking Point' sermon tonight looked at the subject of celebrity culture. Celebrities seem to enjoy incredible importance and influence in the Western world, be they film stars, sportspeople, talent show winners or Internet celebrities. Their fame,wealth and...

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Talking Point: Immigration (2)

The Bible has much to say about foreigners living in the land of God's people, with the laws applying to both native born and foreigners equally (Numbers 15:13-16; see also Lev 18:26, Lev 24:16). Foreigners were to be treated well (see Lev 19:10,34; Lev 25:35). Lest...

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Talking Point: Immigration (1)

Garry's 'Talking Point' topic tonight was on the contentious and highly topical issue of immigration, one of the major debating points during the recent EU referendum. Many people in the UK are afraid of the rise in numbers of immigrants and refugees entering the...

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How We Got Here

Even more photos!

I'm still working through all the photos and there are so many to share with you!I think this photo captures the hard work and fun in the kitchen! (and satisfies the Health & Safety person in me, since it shows the First Aid kit!)Proof that Stephen did practise for...

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The evening celebration

I was too busy taking part in the evening celebration to take photos, but I've just been given these photos from the meeting (thanks, Mark!)Dave during the first sermon:Stephen during his sermon:Esther singing:Garry preaching:Mark preaching:

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Strength will rise

I love this photo of Joan, feeling exhausted after the tea and just before the evening meeting. The week leading up to the Open Day was truly exhausting and I don't think she can be blamed for feeling the pace or needing the energy drink to keep going!The Bible...

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