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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Vision4Life

Greater confidence in our biblical knowledge; deeper prayer life; and greater ability to speak to others of the faith that is in us: these are the goals of the United Reformed Church’s Vision4Life programme.  Our congregation is participating in this.  We have already had sessions on the Bible, Prayer, and Talking about Faith, and each topic has […]

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