When Jesus Prayed

On Thursday 18 March our study group met to consider the topic of individual prayer.  We looked at three of the occasions on which Luke says that Jesus prayed: after his baptism, before choosing his disciples, and in the Garden of Gethsemane. We considered the questions: why did Jesus pray? and what difference did it […]

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The Power of Music

Music can help children to communicate and interact with those around them.  It can help them to relax and to express their emotions; and it can support children with severe emotional problems caused or compounded by the effects of war, poverty, neglect or abuse. Project Bethlehem Early last summer, the McCabe Educational Trust, together with […]

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March

March March that can offer either storm or shine And lately gave a week of halcyon days, Blue skies still scarcely veiled by bud or leaf And brilliant light, unfiltered and undimmed, Today has brought proverbial wind and clouds, Scudding across the sky, chased by the sun. How beautiful grey clouds when lit by gleams […]

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Why Pray?

This year the Vision4Life programme is focussing on Prayer, and at our Bible Study in February a group of us came together to consider the nature and practice of prayer. The way we pray probably says something about the kind of God in whom we believe. We started by listing some things that made us […]

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Congratulations to Meg!

Heartiest congratulations to Meg Nicholson, on her commissioning as a lay preacher.  Meg was commissioned by Synod Lay Preacher Commissioner Sydney Shore, during morning service on Sunday 14 February 2010.  Previously she was a local preacher in the Methodist Church for over 20 years.

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Visitation

. Visitation The forecast threatened snow, so I looked out To search the darkened sky, and there it was, Its pure white flakes crowding the breathless air, Falling so gently but relentlessly, The silent power that broke Napoleon And stopped his army in its haughty pride. The trees that ringed us round were like a […]

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The Holy Land Revisited – November 09

From 10th to 19th November, my husband Michael and I went on a Pilgrimage, led by the Reverends Stephen Thornton, Rosemia Brown and Henderson George. The Pilgrimage took us to Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee. Stephen and Rosemia alternated in leading the Worship at the Biblical sites and also at the evening Devotions held […]

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So You Think You Know the Christmas Story?

At the beginning of the Advent season a group of us met to consider the Christmas Story.  (Our Minister Stephen Thornton, who led our Bible study, pointed out that the season of Advent has nothing at all to do with Jesus, since it is about judgement.  It is a time to reflect on what it […]

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