Democracy is about living with the decision of the majority
The long-awaited Referendum is upon us. In a few days' time we will be asked to cast our vote for or against staying in the EU. As I said in my March letter, it makes no difference in our ability to be a faithful follower of Jesus one way or the other: there are Christians on both sides of the debate. The huge challenge to us as a country is how we live in the time that follows the vote. Whatever happens, some of the country, a large proportion, will be happy and a slightly (?) smaller proportion unhappy. We can't have it both ways! Living with a decision that went against our own personal wishes isn't always easy. The winning side will have to turn to the losing side with graciousness and enable them to live with a decision they had hoped had gone the other way.
Our mission is worshipping God and loving our neighbours. We have worship and groups and activities for all ages. You are assured of a friendly welcome. We provide a variety of times and styles of being church: Sunday mornings, twice a month on a Wednesday evening for exploring the spiritual side of life and monthly on Wednesday mornings informal prayer and reflection. In addition, the buildings are much used by the community.
SUN 5th 11.00 am The Big Picnic
Mon 6th 8.00 pm Church Meeting
Wed 8th 9.15 am Touching Base: Oasis
8.00 pm Holiday Club All Staff meeting: The Church.
Sat 11th 6.45-9pm Mexican evening.
SUN 12th 10.30 am Worship with Holy Communion: The
Mon 13th 8.00 pm Elders' Meeting: the Manse.
Tues 14th 8.00 pm After Eights. 'Old Father Thames'. John Neal.
Wed 15th 10.30 am ETF: Upper Room
2.00 pm The Hollies and St. Catherine's services
Sat 18th 3.00 pm Young Life Silent Auction & Strawberry Tea
SUN 19th 10.30 am Morning Worship: The Minister.
Mon 20th 8.00 pm Holiday Club Drama Team Meeting &
8.00 pm Holiday Club Games Team Meeting. URC
8.00 pm ETF. Springfields.
SUN 26th 10.30 am Morning Worship:
Wed 29th noon Regent Regale: The Manse.
8.00 pm Holiday Club Group Leaders meeting: URC
Thurs 30th 8.00 pm NLVASM Think Tank: Lounge
SUN 3rd 10.30 am Morning Worship: Sandra Rose.