The Church Weekend was certainly eventful – a theme of endurance and example and encouragement became a real life situation for many on the team. With gusts in excess of 55mph it became clear that the marquees we had only just put up, having taken them down from Soul Survivor the day before were going [Continue Reading…]
Are we good at saying thank you? Perhaps we find it easy when someone does something really kind for us? Well only one of the ten who were healed of leprosy came back to thank Jesus. But do we also thank God for the little things, or even the tough things? How would you be [Continue Reading…]
The first Easter Experience proved to be quite popular – a simple but effective way of telling and experiencing the Easter Story.
I don’t think kids today know what an apron is. The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for [Continue Reading…]
In Capernaum, there lived a centurion — a Roman army officer who commanded about one hundred men. The centurion had a servant who was very ill. He was paralyzed and in great pain. When Jesus entered Capernaum, the centurion went up to him and said, “Lord, my servant is at home in such pain that [Continue Reading…]
Another great time was enjoyed at Messy Church last Saturday… the theme was love rules. And we learnt lots about love whilst enjoying, craft, mess, stories and games… It was amazing the enjoyment that people got from winding a ball of wool around a few nails… and as the image shows, when love is worked [Continue Reading…]
Luke 2:41-52 with some of my thoughts Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for Passover. This is a story of what happened when Jesus was 12. What family traditions do you have? Ones that you do daily, weekly or annually? One that we’ve started recently is hiding a particular stone somewhere in the house, [Continue Reading…]
Luke 2:7 While Mary & Joseph were in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to her first-born son. She dressed him in baby clothes and laid him on a bed of hay, because there was no room for them in the inn. And they called him Jesus.
Luke 2:8-12 In the fields near Bethlehem some shepherds were guarding their sheep. All at once an angel came down to them. The shepherds were frightened. But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. This very day a Saviour was born for you. He is [Continue Reading…]
Matthew 2 When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem, Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said, “Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Lord, for all [Continue Reading…]