Blue Christmas

For some Christmas is a time of sadness as well as of celebration. If that is you, or someone you know, then you are warmly welcomed to join us for our “Blue Christmas” service on Sunday December 14th at 7pm. Blue Christmas is a small, reflective service for those who find it hard to join in some of the celebrations of Christmas.… Read More... Read More

Sheep or Goat

Listen! Ephesians 1:15-23 | Matthew 25:31-46 The thing about the parable of the sheep and the goats is that there is so much in it, so many way of approaching it, so many little observations that might change the whole way you read it, that it’s very hard to know where to start; or, for that matter, where to go, and where to end.… Read More... Read More

Wise or Foolish

Listen! Matthew 25:1-13 | Psalm 78:1-7 Here’s a story that we all know well; and for once, a story that makes perfect sense. Wise and foolish bridesmaids; the wise, prepared for all eventualities; the foolish, not thinking ahead. And as a result of their foolish failiure to prepare, they end up excluded, left out of the wedding banquet.… Read More... Read More

A Girl and Her World

Following on from our education theme yesterday… our very own Jane Kennedy (member of the Growing Place congregation) has a real passion for the power of education to break the cycle of poverty in the developing world. Not only is it a lot her job with UnitingWorld, but she also has her own charity, “A Girl and Her World”, which supports fifty girls in rural Fiji through school.… Read More... Read More

Teachers

Listen! Matthew 23:1-12 | 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 You’ve probably gathered by now, as we’ve read through Matthew’s gospel over the course of the year, that Jesus wasn’t the biggest of the Jewish religious authorities of his day. But just in case there was any doubt left in anyone’s mind, today’s reading ought to put an end to it.… Read More... Read More