There is no Minister's letter for June, instead here is a report of our Church Anniversary on May 26th

 

Church Anniversary: ‘God’s World’

Worship at our Church Anniversary on May 26th celebrated God’s creation, starting with the Genesis account contrasted with a scientific approach, each affirming God’s hand in creation. We were reminded of our relationship with God both in the world and in the church. Psalm 24 tells us that “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”.

The service was a collaboration between our minister and several of our preachers and worship leaders, all of whom took part with prayers, readings, reflections and hymns.

Readings from Matthew ch.6 and Isaiah ch.55 told us ‘not to be anxious’, and to ‘seek the Lord while he may be found’. In his sermon Mike Owens pointed out that it is our Christian responsibility, to be concerned about injustice and inequality, about our use of the world’s resources, and about what sort of future the next generation will inherit. It is our duty to campaign and to work for a better world, remembering that this is God’s world, and that the love of God must be shared.

The celebration of our anniversary ‘birthday’ was marked particularly by singing two hymns written by our own Maureen Farmery.

Following the service we enjoyed a shared lunch together, before welcoming Rev John Daniels, from the charity Green Christian, to lead a workshop titled ‘God’s World: a Christian response’. John told us more about Green Christian and it’s campaign ‘Joy in enough’.    

 A conversational Bible study from Genesis ch.2 and Romans ch.8 asked what it means to be human and what it means to be Christian. Then, in three groups, we were asked to consider examples of ‘too much’ in our misuse of today’s world, and things we can do to recover. A summary of the feedback from these groups will be published in the July edition of the church magazine.

 

 

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