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Steve’s Newsletter – January 2019

2 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. [Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV] I think we’re all buds when we start our relationship with God and quite often, we’re closed to the possibilities that God offers to us through […]

Steve’s Newsletter – December 2018

Once again at this time of year we turn our thoughts to the birth of Jesus; but all too often the wonder of this awesome event is obscured by the trappings of Christmas – holidays, presents, food, television, etc. But it is worth having a much closer look at the wonder of God coming to […]

Steve’s Newsletter – November 2018

Minister’s Letter – November 2018 Having only just moved house yesterday and having moved house ten times in my adult life, I am still amazed by the amount of ‘clutter’ we accumulate in a very short space of time. Much of the ‘stuff’ we moved to our new home seemed to go straight back into the loft, […]

Steve’s Newsletter – October 2018

Minister’s Letter – October 2018 Autumn is now upon us and we thank God for giving us a good summer this year; for the warmth of the sun and the beautiful blue skies; and we celebrate all these wonderful gifts from God through our Harvest Festivals which we celebrate in our churches at this time […]

Steve’s Newsletter – September 2018

Minister’s Thoughts When we are young we have a sense of awe and wonder at most of the thing we see, whether that be an ant running across the pavement or a ‘99’ ice cream with two flakes in it! But as we get older we sometimes seem to lose that sense of awe and wonder. We can too […]

Julia’s Newsletter – April 2018

The Resurrection The religious and cultural background, out of which the story of Jesus’ resurrection comes, is an interesting one. It’s clear that there was a Jewish belief in resurrection at the time of Jesus. It was pictured as a final physical resurrection at the end of time, an event for the just, on the […]

Julia’s Newsletter – March 2018

Mother Church On Sunday 11th March, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day. In my research for this piece, I found a helpful website that said, “Mother’s Day is the day to shower your mother with cards, flowers, jewellery and luxurious clothing and to treat your mother to a spa day or a fun outing!” What […]

Julia’s Newsletter – February 2018

‘Create in me a clean heart,’ It is no coincidence that Psalm 51 is appointed for Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the beginning of Lent. The psalmist’s words capture the depth of meaning of the 40 days leading up to Easter. Lent is that time of self-reflection and confession and acknowledging our need of […]

Julia’s Newsletter – January 2018

Covenant Sunday As is our tradition, early in the New Year we meet to renew our covenant with God. This is a distinctively Methodist practice which can be traced back to the first covenant service held by John Wesley in 1755. That first service took place in August, but it soon became the custom for […]