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Lent – Day 2

You are not an accident… ‘I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.’ Isaiah 44:2 CEV We hear a lot these days about poor self-esteem & people thinking that they’re not worth anything. Some people wish they’d never been born. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth or who your…

Lent – Day 1

We’re at the start of a journey through Lent, and I’m glad we’re sharing it together. I pray it will be a special time where we are transformed by the time we spend with God. Let’s get started… Pray: Father God, as I commit to spend this time with you through Lent, I pray that…

Lent Challenge – Introduction

We’ve all got busy lives and struggle to fit in everything we think is enjoyable and/or important. Often the first thing to go is our time with God & our focus upon Him. We’re just starting our new series on Discipleship, we’ve just launched the redesigned website, and are just about to start Lent – so what better way…

Identity: God Covered Them

Although we were technically continuing our ‘Identity‘ theme, this week we took a bit of a detour to reflect on a verse we passed over last week. Adam & Eve had sinned, realised they were naked, and were suddenly ashamed. They sewed together some fig leaves and made themselves some clothes. When God was walking…

Identity: Where Are You?

Continuing our ‘Identity‘ series, this week we looked at the first question asked in the Bible by God. We pick up the story at Genesis 3:7, after Adam & Eve have been tempted by the sneaky serpent and have disobeyed God: 7 Right away they saw what they had done, and they realized they were…

Identity: Image of God

Last session we introduced the new theme of ‘identity’ and heard how God created us, and how amazing we are. This week we continue by exploring what it means not just to be created by God but to be made in His image – that gives us big shoes to fill! 24 God said, “I command…

Identity: Introduction

We’re starting a new series on the theme of identity. Our identity, and our understanding of it, is fundamental to who we are. I’m grateful to my friend, Nick Francis, for allowing us to use his awesome photo for this series. Nick is a pretty ordinary guy: husband, dad, youth worker, etc. But this photo of…

Cupcakes Galore

On Saturday a small team of us gathered at the Church Centre to start baking for ‘Operation Cupcake’. Others who couldn’t join us for the morning baked at home and brought the cakes to us, loaned us equipment or funded ingredients. The aim was to make and decorate cupcakes and then give them away to…

Let Them Eat Cake

It seems like forever since we first suggested the possibility of starting a Lunch project to provide hot meals for pupils whose families struggle during school holidays. In fact it was only back in November [read the details here…]. But believe me, it’s been far from quiet since – the project, Let’s Do Lunch, has…

Make Your Light Shine

At our Family Service last Sunday we continued the ‘Just Do It’ theme, looking at some of the simple things which Jesus said that we just need to get on and do; to put them into practice & live them. We focussed this time on Matthew 5:16 where Jesus said, ‘Make your light shine, so…