Leader’s Thoughts

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A Free Gift

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Those who know me know that I love the idea of a bargain or a special offer and, at this time of year, they are everywhere. Even more appealing is the idea of a free gift. Except that free gifts usually have a catch – you have to ‘earn’ them by doing something or committing […]

How God Works

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I am sure you enjoyed Elmwood’s “The Special One Show” nativity as much as I did, with its fast-paced contemporary take on the Christmas story – thank you again to all the children, young people and leaders who took part on stage and behind the scenes. A particularly memorable moment for me was the expert […]

Under New Management

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I remember hearing some years ago that, in Roman times, when a slave was bought by a new master, they would have to walk through a pool of water from their old master to the one who had purchased them as a sign of their change of ownership. I don’t know how accurate this is, […]

God has the whole world in His hands

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Last Sunday I watched the children playing with the giant world globe that George Verwer had brought. It reminded me of that children’s song, ‘He’s got the Whole World in His Hands.’ We live in a world where stresses and strains can get the better of us and life can get us down. But when […]

Faithfulness

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As we celebrate not just what God has done this past year, but also look back further to the past 30 years and beyond, I have been reflecting on faithfulness. Faithfulness and a pioneering spirit – starting in 1889 in a tin hut; moving on to the Friends Meeting House in 1963; then outgrowing that […]

Unanswered Prayer

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I’m still mulling over the sermon series on prayer and, in homegroups, the online 24/7 Prayer Course. The teaching was so uplifting, but also quite hard to live out. We were encouraged to bring all our thoughts and worries to God. We should be thankful for all the answered prayers, no matter how small the […]

Green Leaves

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Do you worry about your carbon footprint? During the summer, I was sitting in an airport lounge. While waiting for the flight, I learned from a poster on the wall that the airport had planted over 2,000 trees on its grounds in a bid to offset its carbon footprint. The green leaves of trees are […]

A Message From Jonah

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“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. But I with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to You.”  Jonah 2:8,9 Last week we were looking at the story of Jonah in the Holiday Bible Club where the children learned these key verses. Amazingly, Jonah spoke from the depths of […]