Leader’s Thoughts

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A Time for Everything

by Web Team

I’ve recently had a month where every weekend was taken up by a rite of passage. Funnily enough they were in chronological order! A dedication, a baptism, a wedding and a funeral. The verse read out at the funeral was from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every […]

A Born Leader

by Web Team

I wonder what you think of when you hear someone described as ‘a born leader’? I have just been reading a biography on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was extremely hard working and focused. He had an incredible ability to remember details. He was a gifted military strategist and pushed initiatives forward with an […]

Nailed to the Cross

by Web Team

If you were at Elmwood on Sunday morning, 23 June, then you will have shared in a wonderful baptism service, where four people declared publicly that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Saviour. When Chris spoke to the children, you will have heard him say that sin gets between us God sent His son, Jesus, […]

Consider the Squirrels

by Web Team

How do you feel about squirrels? Fluffy cuddly creatures? I once heard them described as rats, but with good public relations. I’m afraid my wife and I have rather fallen out with squirrels. They ravage our vegetable patch, destroying our peas and strawberry plants as they burrow away, hiding their nuts in the soil of […]

Church Community

by Web Team

In our Sunday morning services since Easter we’ve been learning about church community. Chris has been teaching us what the church has to offer us. From Sunday 16th June he will be focusing on what we as individual Christians can give to our church community. There is such joy to be had in being part […]

Do our lives reflect Jesus?

by Web Team

Proverbs 22:6 says,‘Start a child in the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’ This is a well-known passage that got me thinking about the role we play in developing and guiding the youngsters around us. There is another saying that we might have heard or […]

He looks just like his Dad!

by Web Team

Last Sunday I spoke on the topic of spiritual growth. We should all expect to grow in our faith and the church should be a key contributor to that growth. If someone placed a baby photo of me in front of you and asked you to guess who it depicted, you would probably really struggle […]

What are you giving up for Lent?

by Web Team

It’s a question my work colleagues often ask me at this time of year. They automatically think that Lent is a time for abstinence. But Lent is a time of preparation – for reflection and sacrifice – before the rollercoaster of emotions we feel during Holy Week and the joy and celebration of Easter Sunday. […]