November 2018

Remember, remember the 5th November or so the nursery rhyme, the Gunpower plot begins. November is now upon us. The clocks have gone back and it is getting darker earlier and the loud whizzes and bangs and colourful flashes of rockets and fireworks will soon begin to light up the...

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October 2018

I bumped into Jeremiah the other day. He was in the Open the Book ‘Christian Values’ book. The aim of Open the Book is ‘bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school.’ Thank you for your prayers for the church’s on-going ministry to children in the...

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A Quiet Word – September 2018

I heard the other day that harvest will be earlier this year because of the unusual weather we have been experiencing. Indeed much of the corn harvest has happened. Let’s hope it all slows down as we have booked our Harvest for September 30th – I suppose we could sing...

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June 2018

One of the great joys of being the minister in training here was recently when I spent a lovely Sunday morning with Jackie and our young people in Sunday club and the story and activities were related to the parable of the lost sheep. Following on from Norman’s thoughts last...

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Quiet Word May 2018

I guess, at one time or another, we have all done it: forgotten or misplaced our keys. The sudden sense of loss can get the adrenaline flowing especially if they are urgently required. In those moments, our brains can fast-forward into panic mode. As long as it hasn’t fallen down...

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April 2018

Gosh! Where did March go? Now April dawns with the joyful celebration of Easter. What a wonderful Saviour we have! The one who left behind the majestic glory of heaven to become a human being, born almost as an outcast with a stable as his maternity unit. His public ministry,...

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A Quiet Word – March 2018

Over a period of what seems to be many weeks, the church has journeyed through what the psalmist described as ‘the darkest valley.’ Those who have travelled with us are no longer there, and we miss them. We miss their welcome and encouragement, their working alongside us. We have known...

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February 2018

I’m told, in a cold winter, February can prove to be the coldest month of the winter – time will tell. Some notable dates spring out of February’s short 28 days. It is a month of anticipation. As the days lengthen we reach out in our thoughts to the coming...

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January 2018

Welcome to 2018! I was reminded recently that some years ago I had been involved in a discipleship course called MasterLife. It took as its starting point those words of Jesus in John 15 about remaining or abiding in him and the follow-up, “apart from me you can do nothing”....

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