In conversation with Jesus

What is your response when Jesus asks you: ”Why are you worried about your life? What you will eat and drink and what you will wear?”  Matthew 6 vs 25-33 As you consider your answer to the question remember that Jesus also said: ”Don’t worry about these things, your Heavenly Father knows what you need.”

Spring Harvest in mizzly Minehead

Last week 34 of us had penetrated the mists of Somerset to Butlins Holiday Camp. We were three generations, children, parents and grandparents. Most of us were in adjacent bungalows not far from where the action was. We were there for Spring Harvest, the inter-church multi-venue conference. The children, as you’ll have heard on Sunday, loved “The Big Start”, a multi-media worship event after breakfast. Speaking personally the highlights for me were seminars on hard Read more…

Update from Nepal – Dan and Becky

    It’s three years this month since the earthquake in Nepal and many people, especially in remote mountainous regions, are still living in temporary accommodation. Daniel, Becky and the children went trekking during the holiday and say ‘we passed through many villages which seemed to be just starting the rebuilding process, and stayed in two villages where nothing survived the earthquake. Many houses we saw were built from corrugated iron and wood but building is Read more…

Hall Improvements Phase 2

At the 10am service on 4th February, we launched phase 2 of the Hall Improvements scheme. Sarah Shackleton spoke about the plans to extend the Hall, and we distributed pledge forms to the congregation inviting donations towards the expected cost of £205,000. Hall Phase 2 presentation Hall Phase 2 funding Hall Phase 2 pledge form You can contact Sarah Shackleton for more details on the plans, or John Wilson for more details on donating to Read more…

Shhh!

I don’t know what you feel, but I was interested by this comment which a friend of mine pointed me to. She’s a lovely warm Roman Catholic. So you need to transpose “Communion” or “Morning Worship” for the Mass. “Thank you, Pope Francis. The noise in some of our churches is deafening! Let’s bring back some reverential silence in respect for Our Lord’s presence. It’s lovely to chat with people but keep it to the porch Read more…

Mysteries of faith

“We are part of the greatest mysteries, and for me that’s enough” (Brian Cox talking to Russell Brand). We heard this on a remarkable YouTube clip of the “atheist” Professor Cox in conversation with the spiritual Mr Brand at FacetoFace a week ago (7pm at Cornerstone, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month). And we observed how unexpectedly similar it was to our view of faith – a great mystery. Recently I saw a headline Read more…