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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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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The Story of Fleet Pond

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 […]

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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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