Next Friday (5th Feb) we’re having a pancake and milkshake cafe at FNY, with games, cards, jenga, pool, table tennis, table football, X Box, arty stuff, music and chill space. We’d love to see you there, bring a friend, if you’ve never been… come along, if you’ve not been in a while… bring yourself, we’d love to see you and catch up, we miss you lots! ❤
Friday 7:30pm-9pm @ St Paul’s Church
We had a fab evening together at Ignite, exploring how we can make a difference in our world that seems so chaotic and when our hearts break for the people who suffer. Using creative activities we made it personal and practical or what we can do and ways in which we can be Jesus’ love and hands and feet, to step out and bring healing, help, love, hope and courage where needed both in our communities and across the world.
Thank you to everyone who came, I pray that God’s love and passion for those in need will go with us as we love and bring hope and justice together 🙂
“Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” Micah 6:8
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognise that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35
“We can’t all do great things but we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa.
Something Steve, our vicar quoted on our main church blog. It’s something that really challenged me, our young people are so inspiring with living this out 🙂
We often look to the Bible as here is where people made history, these are the stories of God’s people and yet we are the continued story of God’s people in action. If we lived in light of that truth, would we do things differently?
These were our preachers for this morning in our All Together Service. EVERYONE 🙂 Young and not so young, new to church and used to church we all have wisdom, insight, love, value, experiences and gifts to offer as family. It was great to reflect back on the last year to see all that God has been doing, and to listen and look for what God is doing next and to get involved with that! Where can we be love to everyday people in everyday circumstances with our extraordinary God.
“My heart is broken repeatedly for God’s children (all people) in our world, and it keeps being mended by the miracle of everyday people of God doing the hard work of choosing love over fear, working out, what God has worked into them – moving mountains one stone at a time.
That’s the thing when we say yes to God – it’s not about that one YES. Our one YES keeps resounding and spreading, like ripples in a pond after a pebble is thrown into it, until the YES of God becomes the YES of our hearts and the YES of Jesus’ love and the YES of us all sweep over the world.” – Sarah Bessey.
I saw some beautiful acts and examples of being authentic church this morning, we pray in expectation that God will do more than we can ask of imagine and that our answer will be yes… let His love sweep over the world.
Our next IGNITE is a little different, there will be more creative and reflective ways of making things personal and practical as we explore the topic: Can I Make a Difference?
We’re here to learn more about God’s love for us and how we can show more love and hope in a world that can feel chaotic, overwhelming and broken. As Mother Teresa said:
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
We’ll explore how we can make a real difference as we connect, learn and experience more of God’s heart and love for all people.We’ll also have some modern worship by our band, videos, a brief talk by Lou and lots of pudding in a relaxed atmosphere where we encourage people to connect in whatever way they feel comfortable. It’s also includes glow sticks 😉
All welcome, it’s free, you don’t have to know lots about faith, you don’t have to have a certain set of beliefs, we’d just love to see you there, it’ll be well worth it 🙂