Taking control of your life
How does the film 'Interstellar' relate to this week's talk? - Click below to find out.
As we approach Christmas we have a wonderful opportunity to see it as a doorway into the New Year, to be thinking and planning the changes we want to make. John offers some practical guidance in this week's talk. There are notes for the talk - you can read responses to John's challenge and add your own to our blog.
New songs for Christmas
'The Angels knew' and 'Oh What a day' by Nick and Becky Drake - click the titles to listen and learn the songs
Merle's Christmas reflections
3. Seeing is believing
The shepherds responded to the angels' message by going to Bethlehem to find the new-born King and then by spreading the news about what they had seen and heard. In her third reflection Merle challenges us to consider again our response to the Christmas message. Click the picture to read more ...
Living to the full
I see Christmas as the gateway into the New Year. In our church this year we will be encouraging people to look at what living to the full will mean for them. What does taking control of my life look like as we approach this opportunity for a new beginning? We invite you to join with us.
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What is the point of Christmas?
Christmas reminds us that God got involved with us exactly where we are. He didn’t wait for us to change. He came into a messy world full of messy relationships and said, in effect, ‘Let’s start from here.’ That’s what we need. We don’t need to be condemned, preached at or made to look silly. We are capable of doing all those things to ourselves. What we do need is someone to say, ‘I am with you in this.’ That is why Jesus is called ‘Emmanuel’ – God with us. Read more ...
New Year - New courses
Step One - Cratfield, Suffolk
27 February - 1 March, 2015
This course enables us to discover our temperaments, how they interact within us and how our identity is formed. It will help us to understand ourselves, and others, significantly better. Click here for further details and booking.
An opportunity not to be missed!
Step Five - Cratfield, Suffolk
6 - 8 February, 2015
We are excited about this brand new course in the 'Understanding Yourself' series and pleased to invite those who have already attended Steps One to Four to continue the journey and discover new insights. Click here for further details and booking.
Is peace a reality or a fallacy?
In her latest reflection Merle contrasts the transient peace that the world brings with the real and lasting peace of God, which can be found through Jesus. At Christmas-time it is good to pause and reflect again on the reality of God's peace, which is rooted deep within and will see us through even the most difficult of circumstances. Click the picture to read ...
Sadness and celebration
Can we still celebrate Christmas even in the midst of great sadness?
In church last Sunday both Mary and Kelly shared experiences from the previous week which had caused them to feel the sadness of others but which had
also brought reminders of the hope we have because of Jesus and the need to share that hope with others. Click the picture to read their stories.