February’s debate centred round‘Tribalism’producing a a well rounded discussion. Next month’s debate is on the the pay gap between those on the ‘shop floor’ and those at the top of their companies/organisations. We have a proposal that no one within public services (e.g. councils, NHS) is paid a salary greater than that received by the Prime Minister. As an
encouragement, to move towards reducing the pay gap, public funding from central government would be linked to its successful introduction.
New Page containing Bible Study, House and Prayer Group details now added under the Bible Study, House, Prayer Group and Associated Church Activities tab.
The ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ page is now live. You will find this under Church groups and associated activities.
What is ‘Listening Prayer’?
Well, in a listening prayer meeting we have no agenda and no lists of what wewant to pray about. We come before God and ask Him to lead us in prayer.
In church, we frequently pray “Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.”
That supposes God has plans for what His Kingdom looks like. And that He wants them to happen on earth. So … if we listen and ask the Holy Spirit to lead our prayers.
To find a fuller description of ‘Listening Prayer’ click on the ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ Page with notes on previous meeting (s).
Explore the meaning of Life…
We will start a new Alpha course on Wednesday 7 February ~@ 7.00 p.m.
Please contact our Minister Revd Jon Sermon 01986 873761 for more information or to book a place on the course.
Alpha is structured to enable people to explore
Christianity, whether already a believer, a
sceptic, an enquirer or even a committed atheist. (An atheist who attended Alpha with
me in a previous Church is now a church
leader). Over 10 weeks or so we’ll look at issues such as ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘Why did Jesus
Die?’ and ‘Does God Heal Today?’ The format will allow for small group discussion and questioning.
Whilst any of us may want to attend to deepen our understanding, or as a ‘refresher’ Alpha is at its best when the majority of the group are not yet committed Christians. Inviting our friends and offering to go with
them is often the best way to make this happen.
By Izabella Simpson (Aged 5)
I would like to share a few words about Christmas.
What is Christmas?
Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in John 3:16 “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
So Christmas is not all about food, drinks, presents and decorations. Its about the birth of Jesus Christ.
God love us so much that He has given us His only son to save us from our sin. So we have to open our heart for Jesus to be born-in.
If we have no presents on Christmas day, we shouldn’t be upset because God has already given us A big present, that is His only son.
We should also be grateful. Some people are very poor. They don’t have house to live, warm clothes to wear and food to eat. They have nothing like us but live on the street. That is why we have to be grateful for what we have and help those who are in need.
If we are the Children of God, lets obey what He says in the Bible. Let us make peace and love one another. We must tell about Jesus to the people who don’t know Him.
I wish everyone to have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We believe that in obedience to Christ’s command, we must proclaim the Gospel to the world in the power and at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
We are called out of darkness to live as children of light, reflecting God’s glory all around.
We recognise that as a Church, the bride of Christ, we are `commanded to love and encourage one another and ensure that no root of bitterness divides us.
We acknowledge our absolute dependence on Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father made us, Jesus has redeemed us and the Spirit sustains and provides all we need on our pilgrimage.
We acknowledge our commitment to the Bible, as the authoritative word of God able to teach us, guide us and inspire us as we discover God’s perfect will for our lives.