Need a lift to Church? Volunteer Driver Roster Update

HURC – Church Sunday Driver Roster
April – May -June 2018
Note:- To enable volunteer drivers to participate in the prayer ministry
team the driver roster has been modified so that each driver will
volunteer on the same Sunday each month i.e. 1st , 2nd , 3rd or 4th . When
there is a five week month one of the volunteers will take turns to drive
on that Sunday.
The new roster will commence on the 6th May.
Martin Dominic 22nd April Angela Sutton Day 20th May
Doug Mizon 29th April Doug Mizon 27th May
Martin Dominic 6th May Martin Dominic 3rd June
Alan Furness 13th May Alan Furness 10th June

Now Live ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ Page

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).

Alpha Course – New Course starts Wednesday 7th February @ 7.00 p.m.

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.

Available from The Sign of the Fish, Dorothy Stewart’s latest novel ‘Necklace of Lies’

As war in Europe comes ever closer, the small Scottish town of Wick appears a safe haven for Hannah Cormack and her family. But the appearance in their midst of the charming Argentinian, Jorge St Clair, soon disturbs their peace as daughter Joyce falls headlong in love with him.

Then war is declared. With brother Bobby called up to serve in France, Jorge becomes an invaluable part of the family business, but is he all that he appears?

When a company of Canadian Foresters arrives in the area with Hugh Mackay as one of their number, the scene is set.

Book 2 in the Mizpah Ring Trilogy introduces the second generation of Cormacks, Mackays, and St Clairs as their lives entwine and play out against the backdrop of Wick in wartime.

Must they follow in the footsteps of their parents, or can they strike out afresh and make new lives, new futures for themselves?

A Christmas Message from Bella

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
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!

Bella

What We Believe

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.