“GET TO WORK” By now, I imagine most people have returned from holiday and are getting back into the swing of work—or perhaps dreading the thought of it happening soon! Even the retired or unemployed folk among us will likely have settled into some kind of rhythm of duties and chores (those weeds never stop growing, do they?!). As Christians, what are we to make of our labour? For a start, … [Read more...] about Student Pastors Pen 17th January 2021
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
“Back to Basics” Of the many things the pandemic is teaching us, I wonder if going “back to basics” is one of the clearest and most important lessons. As a church, meeting online for much of last year meant keeping things simple—looking to God’s word, praying for his protection and peace, and caring for one another. In the same spirit, I want to suggest four “basics” that might help us to invest … [Read more...] about Student Pastors Pen 10th January 2021
“Turn page!” There is something natural and satisfying about a new beginning, a fresh start, a blank canvas. Even my (nearly) two-year-old Ellie will tell me to “turn page!” whenever she sits down to draw. At the dawn of a new year, we have a similar opportunity to seek newness and freshness in our ways of being, perhaps not to forget what has gone before—some things in 2020 we will never … [Read more...] about Student Pastors Pen 3rd January 2021
Hospitality How was your Christmas Day? Many of you will have spent the day with friends and family, eating too much food, and having a time of gift exchange, sharing stories, and playing games. I have been very encouraged to see the hospitality offered to others in our church family this year. Thank you for opening your homes to those in need of a safe and friendly environment to celebrate … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 27th December 2020