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Stay Home. Try Alpha Online

The Alpha Course is designed for those who want to explore the big questions of life in a relaxed environment where no questions are off limits. We watch a video about an aspect of the Christian faith and then discuss it – simple!

We’re offering two opportunities before Christmas via Zoom to do Alpha; one on a Tuesday evening (starts 29th September) and the other on a Thursday afternoon (starts 24th September).

Midweek Musings – Coldplay and The Longing For More

Every generation has music bands it’s not cool to like. When I was at school, you couldn’t say you liked Karen Carpenter’s voice, or the pop tunes of Abba. If you did, you would be shamed.

If you’re older than me, it will have been others. For at least some of you it will have been Coldplay…

Kids Resources – Acts 17:16-34

We are up to Acts Chapter 17 and are looking at the rest of the chapter. Boom.

Here’s a variety of videos, crafts and other useful things to help your child/ren read and learn from this week’s Bible passage.

Uncomfortable Mission – The Troubling Word

When Christians say that Jesus is Lord, it can sound spiritual, holy even. When people heard it being said in the 1st century, they knew just how subversive that was…

Midweek Musings – Are You Sure? Check Your Facts

It’s easy to be swept along by the well meaning claims of others. It’s easy to be frightened by alarming ‘facts’. It’s easy to ‘like’ or ‘share’ without thinking too much…

Kids Resources – Acts 17:1-15

Paul and Silas arrive in Thessalonica where some people were happy to listen to them about Jesus, some people were really cross about it and some really wanted to know if Paul was telling the truth…

Uncomfortable Mission – When It’s Difficult

Paul and Silas continue on the mission to Philippi, but very soon life becomes increasingly difficult.

What can we learn from their story, about continuing in missional activity, when life gets difficult?

Midweek Musings – Singing In The Dark

Friday night is music night. At least it is in our house. Fuelled by BBC4 and Sky Arts it’s part nostalgia, part education in stuff we missed the first time around. This week we watched Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History, an episode about the Civil Rights era in the US. Watching the footage of unarmed, ordinary black Americans singing hymns and gospel songs as protest songs while facing water cannons, police ready to beat people and white folks with guns was awe-inspiring.

But why did they sing?

Kids Resources – Acts 16:16-40

This week we are carrying on looking at Acts; this time chapter 16:16-40 with Paul and Silas in prison.

Here are a range of resources to help your child/ren read and learn from this Bible story.

Uncomfortable Mission – When It’s Unclear

A mixed race man, a group unsure why their plans had been disrupted, a meeting with a woman outside a city.

Luke paints a series of small portraits of people making sense of life as God opens up something that none of them could have anticipated.

God does lead us, but sometimes we need to train ourselves to make sense of what He is opening up for us…

Midweek Musings – The Blessing of Being Mixed-Race

We live in our different cultural contexts as teachers, volunteers in the community, hands-on grandparents, NHS workers, office workers, warehouse operators but we are there as Jesus-followers. We know these situations. We speak their language, share the culture, know what matters there. But we are also Christians…

Kids Resources – Acts 16:1-15

This week we’re looking the story of Lydia in Acts 16, a businesswoman who sells purple cloths, things and dyes!

The Threat Of Loss – Taking A Risk Of Trust

With each step forward that the mission took, it feels as though there were forces pushing back. Sometimes the opposition was obvious, things were threatened because of internal relationships. Paul and Barnabas had a massive, full on shouting row about a young man, John Mark who had left them. Barnabas wanted to give him a second chance, Paul thought that would be unwise.

How do we make sense of the moments where we know we have really messed up and need to be given another chance? How do we know when to give people a chance?