Taking time just to be
Jill Nugent from Cheshunt writes:
Jesus says ‘come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest’.
God is just as happy for us to enjoy being in His love as busying ourselves ‘doing’ love. The 4th century church father, Augustine, wrote about experiencing God’s embrace when he was feeling troubled and stressed. He said he was a burden to himself but God ‘caressed his head, closed his eyes and lulled him to sleep’ from which he awoke to discover himself calmed and healed.
Sometimes we have to give ourselves permission to accept God’s invitation to rest in the Lord. It takes effort. But it proves to be enjoyable and worthwhile. And it allows us to let God into our lives, which is exactly where God wants to be.
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 and twice a month on a Wednesday evening for exploring the spiritual side of life. In addition, the buildings are much used by the community. (The hall is not available for hire on Sundays.)
Data Protection. Like all organisations our church has produced a ‘Data Privacy Statement’. This is displayed in our church hall on our legal notice board for anyone to see. If you require a copy, please apply to our Church Secretary at The United Reformed Church Broxbourne, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Herts. EN10 7BQ.
Hello, Welcome to Broxbourne. We warmly invite you and your family to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.
In August our speakers are choosing their own themes. Caroline Levitt will lead worship on 4 August, followed by communion. Dorothy Blatcher and teenagers from Young Life will lead our worship on 11 August, including testimonies and material from Summer camp at Cairn Brae 20-26 July. On 18 and 25 August the speakers will be Tony Davis and Evodian Fonyonga.
Our Holy Habit for July continued the theme of fellowship started in June. Our Holy Habit for May and June was prayer. We looked at different sorts of prayer, unanswered prayer and the prayer that Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives. Thy Kingdom Come - a Season of Prayer 30 May to 9 June 2019, the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost. We shall find ways to join the prayers of Christians across our area both in public worship and in private prayer. (see www.thykingdomcome.global)
In April we turned our minds to Easter. In March we explored 'Sharing resources – Sharing in the early church' (Acts 4:32-5:16) In January and February our services focused on Serving: Faith and Deeds (James v Ephesians 2:8); Washing feet (John 13:1-17); Serving others Matthew 25:35-40); Who is the greatest? (Mark 10:42-45)