Dear Friends As I write this pastoral letter, a lot of things are whirling in my head: in fact this is my third draft, as I want to tell you so much abut what I have learnt in recent days. Ministers’ Spring School is an occasion when URC ministers from Wessex Synod gather annually to […]
‘Brightness Falls from the Air’ is a second book of poems by Sheila Durbin. Sheila’s poems are well known by regular readers of this website, but this is an entirely new collection. Sheila’s love of words and use of language, together with her thoughts and deep faith in God spring from every page. There is […]
It was a very happy occasion on Sunday morning when Isobel Daniel, Simon Tuibau and Charlie Neville were all received into membership of our church. (Pictured below with Revd Ruth Dillon)
Dear Friends As I write this letter, I am mindful that Christmas is behind us, and we are looking ahead to Lent and Easter. However every year we reflect on what Lent means for us as Christians, and as followers of Jesus. Jesus wandered in the desert, wrestling and struggling with what his future might […]
On Sunday 15 December we were delighted to receive Margot Cooper, Tamyra Sherratt and Alan & Evelyn Tyler into membership at Fleet URC. Congratulations, and a warm welcome to you all: Revd Ruth Dillon with (top) Margot Cooper, and (bottom) Alan & Evelyn Tyler and Tamyra Sherratt.
Our Minister Ruth Dillon, Church Secretary Moray Henderson, and two of our young people, Katie and Oscar, pose beside the plaque which proudly proclaims that we have been officially recognised as a Child Friendly Church.
www.ship-of-fools.com The website of Ship of Fools is a comprehensive site, consisting of a community board, light hearted discussion on a variety of topics, and the humorous ‘Gadgets for God’… However one area is well worth a visit. The ‘mystery worshippers’ are volunteers who just ‘turn up’ at a regular Sunday morning church service, and […]
Dear Friends As I write this pastoral letter at the start of the summer months, many of us will be having a ‘break’ of some sort. Many of us describe ‘having time off’ as a ‘well earned’ or ‘well deserved’ rest. There are others, however, who never have a break. You hear them say, “Me? […]
To my dear Friends at Fleet United Reformed Church: Well, it has come to that time when I must hand you over to your new minister, Ruth Dillon. As I do so I want to thank you all for the wonderful welcome you have given me during my time as Interim Moderator. It has been […]
The Bible study in March continued the series on evangelism, this session looking at ‘God’s Welcome’. Jesus’ teaching was both radical and revolutionary. We find it challenging because it’s often the opposite of what we expect, but God’s mission is to change and transform the world. He turns world values upside down. As the church […]