Here’s the news for the week. Do remember to check in to our facebook page or the website regularly for updates.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12.2
Not conformed but transformed. Break out of the old way of doing things, the rigid mindset, the blinkered view. Let God renew and transform your thinking, a new vision, seeing with God’s eyes. What a bold hope Paul has for his friends. That the Spirit of God might work upon us, with our willing participation, so that we might be the means for building one another up and ushering in God’s kingdom in the world. And all of this a gift of Grace. Wow!
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for God’s Spirit, making us more like Jesus
- for peace, as tensions escalate over Ukraine
- our foodbanks and debt charities as they help people with money troubles
In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. All-Age Worship. Love x2.
Face coverings please and be especially conscious of how some people will still want to be cautious.
You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page.
This week’s readings are: Mark 12.28-34
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
We Who Worship – Saturday 5 Feb
We Who Worship is a social, lively, expressive time of singing, praise and prayer using contemporary live music and hymns. It happens twice a month on Saturdays between 4pm and 6pm at Christ Church led by Susan Mate and Julie & Rog Walters.
What is our purpose?
For the next month we are asking some big questions. Why are we here? And for whom? What are we all about? What does love look like here?
Our Sunday talks will hopefully get our minds thinking along these lines. There is also a sheet with the following five questions.
- What is ‘Church’ for? Why are we here?
- Who is ‘Church’ for? For whom are we here?
- What might that look like in our setting?
- What is different about this now than say 5yrs ago?
- How can we engage others in this conversation?
Take a sheet and respond. You might well value doing it with someone to spark thoughts off each other. Pop it in the box when you are done.
Craft & Chat
Craft and Chat is restarting on Mondays in the Welcome Centre, 3.30 – 5.30pm. All are welcome.
Space to breathe – Mindfulness – free
Free mindfulness sessions on Tuesday evenings. Booking details on the poster
Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.