Our Harvest Thanksgiving this year celebrated God’s harvest gifts in the beauties of nature, with a particular focus on Fleet Pond, the wonderful nature reserve which is at the edge of our town. A special visitor to our morning service was Mr Colin Gray, Chairman of the Fleet Pond Society, who gave a history of […]
Many of us take the beautiful nature reserve on our doorstep for granted, knowing little of the origins and history of Fleet Pond. When Colin Gray of the Fleet Pond Society spoke at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service he was able to tell us how the Pond and town developed. The area in which the Fleet […]
God has given us glorious gifts in nature, but we have to learn how to nurture and conserve our heritage. We neglect or abuse the natural world at our peril. This may seem to be a contemporary issue that we are just beginning to grapple with, but as long ago as 1976 a group of […]
Many congregations these days are suffering because of a dearth of practical gifts available from the people. When asked in Church Membership classes what their gift is, folk often say they haven’t got one. So at Church Meeting we had a look at Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth. Paul used to spend […]
A good number came to our Bible study on Thursday, 17 September, which formed part of our Vision4Life Bible year, and was led by our Minister, Stephen Thornton. The passage we considered was from Mark’s Gospel – the first Gospel to be written. Stephen reminded us to keep bright, open minds when studying the text […]
Norwegian theologian and pastor Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was elected 7th General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during its recent Central Committee meeting. “This task I really feel is the call of God. I feel that we have a lot to do together”, Tveit said in his acceptance speech before the […]
Our Bible Study on 16 July paid homage to Protestant reformer John Calvin, at the 500th anniversary of his birth. Yet as we remember and celebrate this significant event in the history of the Reformed Church, the Minister reminded us that we are here not to mimic Calvin and Luther, but to learn from them, […]
Here is baby Isla Mercer, daughter of Sharon and Harry Mercer, who was baptised during morning service on Sunday 26 July.
A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one […]
Alice Mary Bagshaw, daughter of Grace and Alan Bagshaw, and sister to Thomas, was baptised during morning service on Sunday 12 July 2009.