The Church has agreed to raise £500 for the Ukraine emergency, with a percentage of event income being earmarked to this.Continue reading “Ukraine Appeal”
In my first sermon of the new year, we explored the meaning of discipleship and how the early Church can inspire us to live our everyday lives in a way that better matches our beliefs and our commitment to follow Jesus Christ. As part of that sermon, I invited people to send me suggestions on practical baby-steps we could take.Continue reading “Living our values”
As part of our commitment to become a more responsible community and church, we recently used the Abundant Life Bible study series produced by the Congregational Federation and CWM, which covers topics such as living well with others, with the environment, and ethical money.
During our Bible studies some really interesting suggestions emerged so I thought it would be a good idea to create a living guide of ethical tips. Living because it will be updated regularly with new suggestions from our own members and from our local community.
These tips focus on small changes that most people should be able to try easily. If you have any suggestions drop us a comment below.
It seems that charitable fundraising is spreading in our congregation this Summer!
Simone is raising money for St John Ambulance as part of a national fundraising event called “Every Step Counts”. St John Ambulance provides first aid training, first aid cover, and helps the NHS Ambulance Service.
Already in the 1970s Congregationalists knew what pressing answers the Church refused to answer, this excerpt from the flier “Forward into the Seventies” – which was written during the difficult time of the Congregational-Presbyterian union – shows the modern insights that were present amongst Congregationalists.
(excerpt from “The History of the Federation” by R.W. Cleaves) Continue reading “Modern Since the Seventies”