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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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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Genesis and All That….

In this year of Charles Darwin, as a congregation we have been exploring the Genesis Myths, and discovering the many truths they hold.  Let the scientists tell us how the universe and life was created.  Our job, and the job of Genesis, is to ask ‘What are we here for?’, ‘How should we live?’, What […]

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Fleet’s Amazing Wildlife Sanctuary

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 […]

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Nurturing Our Heritage

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 […]

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Gifts Galore!!!

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 […]

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Jesus and the Voice from Heaven

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 […]

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Called by God

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 […]

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Calvin, Luther and Beyond

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, […]

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The Washing Line and Peg Bag

At the start of our Bible Study on 16 July we had been intrigued by the washing line hanging before us.  In the second half of the evening all was revealed! We were tasked to think of three verses from scripture that mean the most to us, write them down and peg them to the […]

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