Advent Musings: Generous Giving

One of my favourite verses about Jesus is tucked away in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, where he says, ‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!’ (2 Cor 9:15) In this letter, Paul urges the Corinthians to be generous in their financial giving because God loves...

Dearne Churches Together update

One of the most encouraging things for our local churches is the way we work together. Dearne Churches Together is a group of local churches in Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe and Bolton-on-Dearne who work together to serve our local communities. This year has seen the start of...

Carol Service: No Greater Name

Christmas is all about Jesus (not the presents, food, drink, parties or even the songs!) and we will be looking at the many different names of Jesus and why there is no greater name at our carol service on Sunday 17th December at 6 p.m. We’re a family-oriented...

Advent Musings: Practical Help

Each of the visitors to Jesus at His birth brought gifts, and this remains the reason behind our tradition of giving gifts at this time of year. The shepherds brought lambs; the wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. It’s good to give gifts and money to serve...

Advent Musings: Serving the Poor

Christmas is all about ‘good news to the poor’ (Is 61:1). Not only was Jesus born in a stable, not a palace, but the angels appeared to shepherds, the lowest of the low in terms of jobs in those days. (Luke 2:8-20) We may question why God worked in this way, but the...

Advent Musings: Thinking Outside the Box

The term ‘thinking outside the box’ is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking, and certainly, it’s interesting to discover how other people think. We tend to think...
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