What’s Happening

24 Days of Discipline

Psychologists tell us that it takes twenty-one days to form a new habit. If we are trying to change something in our lives, it will take time, effort, and patience. Today is 1st December, the day when Advent calendars in all their wonderful guises make their...

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Coming In December…

December is always a busy month in church life. Here's a rundown on what is happening here. Saturday 2 December Our monthly coffee morning and prayer walk will be on Saturday 2 December between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Sunday services We will have morning services each...

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Real Life Problems

Fairy tales have their share of peril (big bad wolves, wicked stepmothers, plotting witches, perilous spinning wheels and so on), but they tend to end with the words ‘and they all lived happily ever after.’ As Aaron Shust reminds us, though, ‘There's no such thing as...

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Talking Point

Gay Marriage (1)

Garry continued his 'Talking Point' series tonight, looking at the subject of gay marriage. Homosexuality is a 'hot potato' in Christian circules and it is important to stress that we are all sinners saved by grace and that God loves everyone. Jn 3:16-18 emphasises...

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Talking Point – Islam

Garry's latest 'Talking Point' sermon looked at the subject of Islam. Headlines appear almost daily in the newspapers informing us of terrorist atrocities committed by radical Muslims, and it is undoubtedly true that violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history, the...

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Inside the Ethics Committee

A very interesting radio programme on Radio 4 today touching on some of the issues raised by Garry's sermon on euthanasia on Sunday. You can listen to the programme 'Inside the Ethics Committee' here (or via the Radio 4 website if the link doesn't work.)

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How We Got Here

Fabulous, filling food!

Man doesn't live on bread alone, and neither did we on Saturday! After the Open Day finished, church members and friends who had worked so hard with us on this faith journey had a meal together. In our area, this kind of meal is often known as a 'faith tea', meaning...

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Names in the Bible generally have far more significance than in our Western society. Abram ('exalted father') became Abraham ('father of many'). Jacob ('he grasps the heel', figuratively 'he deceives') became Israel ('he struggles with God'). Jesus was thus named...

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The Photo Gallery

At the start of the planning for the Open Day, it was decided to use the corridor space to host a photo gallery to show people how the work progressed. We spent one evening looking through hundreds of photos to try to narrow them down to the 46 we could have. In the...

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