Archive for November, 2019

Sunday 17th November 2019

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Leader:    Mark Taylor  from Newark

what have these three symbols in common  ?

an x  a heart   a rose      Love                                                                                                                                                                   Not only should we love our family and friends,   those we know   we should also love  those we dont know, people we meet in the street, on the bus, people who are different   in nationality   creed

Readings :    Leviticus 19  9-18       Luke 10 25-35

The Good Samaritan story    An expert in church law  asks Jesus  how he can get into heaven   Jesus tells him to love your God with all your soul  mind and heart and your neighbour  as yourself   and that is all you need    In Leviticus  God gives us other instructions

God wants us to love one another     Jesus is asked “who is my neighbour?”   our neighbour can be anyone  regardless of beliefs and doctrines   nationality sex  none of these things matter  – caring does.  Put people into categories   will not do  everyone is a potential neighbour.

Remembrance Sunday Service 10th November 2019

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Led by Rev Suzanne Nockels

Readings:  Isaiah 1: 10-17   and Matthew 5: 38-45

Suzanne asked ‘When was the last time we were really peaceful?’

Do we bring peace into situations arising around us?

Is Matthew 5 rubbing salt into open wounds?

There is always more than one way to resolve a situation we find ourselves in

Saturday 9th November 2019

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Some of us travelled up to Harden Congregational Church near Bradford to join Dr Walter Riggans and friends from other churches for  a discussion on Why Jesus told parables,     An extremely interesting  thought provoking day coming away full of thoughts.  Thanks to Harden CC for providing a lovely lunchand hosting the event.

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Leader : Suzanne Nockels      31st October is Halloween,  All Saints Day and Reformation Day

Suzanne put on a white sheet  to pretend she was a ghost for halloween  – scary ? a disguise.  All the time we wear a disguise in our lives,  we put on a good face for the world,   underneath there are  shadows, scary moments, .  we are not honest about how we feel.    Martin Luther wanted to change things that were scary    and he managed that – if we ask Jesus and His father for help we can overcome the scary things in our lives.

Reading          Daniel 7 1-10   13-19  A scary passage about four beasts.

As President elect of the Federation Suzanne has  been asked to attend some events – one being the cannonisation of Cardinal Newman at Westminster Cathedral (which she could not attend)       she told us about the Catholic  church and  Saints.      We would all like to be called saint   we meet people who we call saints  they show caring and love and ask for no reward for what they do      If we try we can all be better people.