Category Archives: Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

How do we respond to church members who hold very strong views which cause conflict within the church?  How do we respond to neighbours, or colleagues at work, who challenge our way of thinking and make implicit criticisms of the views we hold?  I suspect that most of us would shy away from these people, […]

Advent Sunday

The week beginning Sunday, 2nd December marks the first Sunday in Advent and the start of a new lectionary year as we transition to the Bible readings of ‘Year C’.  The word advent comes from two Latin words ‘Ad’ meaning to, and ‘Vent’ which means coming.  Advent is a coming towards.  The message of advent […]

Fourth and final week in Advent

Would you trust (another) teenager? Would you base your entire life’s plan in the hands of one so young? The week beginning Sunday, 24th December is the fourth, and final, week of Advent. The Bible reading for this week is the story of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. The news that the angel brought […]

Third week in Advent

Great characters in history challenge the status quo. Perhaps the most famous examples of this in the last few centuries include: Emmeline Pankhurst, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. The week beginning Sunday, 17th December is the third week in Advent. The Gospel passage this week is the very beginning of […]

Second Sunday of Advent

The week beginning Sunday, 10th December is the second week in Advent. The Gospel passage this week is the very beginning of Mark’s Gospel. Writing to a Roman audience who were more interested in action than genealogies, Mark gets straight to the point in verse 1. “The beginning of the good news about Jesus the […]

First week in Advent

The week beginning Sunday, 3rd December is the first week in Advent. This marks the beginning of the season of the year when many families start opening Advent calendars. Inside will be pictures of Christmas trees, holly, Christmas stockings, a robin red breast and an intimidating snowman. Does this cover the meaning of Advent? The […]

Discipleship Training

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Training planned for 2018/19 to dovetail with Church Vision of “Growing in Discipleship”

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19

See below for resources on Discipleship, Evangelism and Discerning your Gifts

 

Sharing your Faith

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Booklet on Sharing Faith

Discerning your Gifts

  • Discovering your Gifts for God’s Kingdom
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What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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