Online Alpha course

Following our very successful online Alpha, we are ready to go again! The next course will be starting on 2nd March at 7.45pm. Read on to find out more, and then why not get in touch ūüôā

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. This is a very safe space to come along and ask anything you want to about the Christian faith.

A chance to connect

 Each Alpha session kicks off with a chance to meet new people and connect over video chat.  To meet the course leaders, Ian and Rachel, and hear more you can watch our YouTube video below:

Want to know more?  Just use the contact form below to get in touch OR

Email: united.benefice@outlook.com  or phone 01225 782717

Look forward to seeing you ūüôā


Seasons

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 -To everything  there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Thank you all that have come to the church to hang a Angel on the tree, they look beautiful swinging in the wind. All the prayers being sent up to heaven; we would love to hear any answers to your prayers so do drop us a line.¬† We’re also aware that this is a very difficult time and do please email or phone us if you would like support or prayer with anything that you are struggling with at the moment.

Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests  of others.

We have a team of pastoral support volunteers, and this team includes those who are bereavement counsellors and those who are Lay Pastoral Assistants (LPAs). An LPA role can vary widely, but they can be found working alongside the elderly, the housebound, children, the recently bereaved, the newly baptised and the sick. They offer a listening ear and a friendly face to many.  LPAs make a real difference to people’s lives by ensuring they are not lonely or isolated in difficult times. They do this as a practical sign of God’s love for everyone. They are recruited and trained by the church as volunteers and would love to help and support you.  You can get in touch by email: united.benefice@outlook.com or phone 01225 782717

News in the village

As we all know we all woke up to a beautiful covering on white snow the other Sunday. The children were outside laughing and having fun which was such a lovely site to see as so many children have not had fun for such a long time. It only lasted a while but that moment of beauty made us all feel good for a while.

Have you every thought that the snow is a window of the Father’s heart open wide?

Can you see His timeless message throughout the ages covering the earth in white redemption?

His heart has always been there to bring calm to the calamity, peace to the noise and rest to anxiety.

Each snowflake that falls is a kiss from the father a message from his heart to us.

Can you hear Him ? I love you, You do not have to be afraid.

This is just a small quote from “The Hush ” written by Molly Skaggs.

But it shows us that in every season it’s a opportunity to see Gods wonder and gifts to us, that he is there and he loves us.

 

 

 

 

 

Then we had the floods !!

Again! as the rain came and the village flooded !!!!  But again as we look at the floods our hearts cry:

Let your glory and your power

let your majesty and worth

flood the earth

flood the earth

let the rumours  of your kingdom

flood the earth

flood the earth

freedom  is here

fear has to leave

pain has to go Darkness  retreat

Every heart here find healing

Heaven

In this moment your revealing

Heaven

Song and full lyrics (Jesus culture )

Flood the earth

 

 

 

 

 


Angel Prayers

Angel Prayers

Psalms 34:7-8
If you honour the Lord, His angel will protect you.
Discover for yourself that the Lord is kind.

In the church porch there are some fir cone angels on the table, alongside a lovely flower arrangement.
Do you, or someone you love, need the protection of God ?
Take one of the Angel cones, chat to God about the needs and troubles you carry on your heart.
Honour God, by trusting him with your cares and worries.
Thank him for listening to you.
Hang the Angel cone on a tree in our church yard
If you would like to talk or pray with someone, then get in touch
Phone :782717
email :united.benefice@outlook.com

News around the village

As you can see new shoots are popping up everywhere showing new signs of life, in these times its easy to forget that God is showing us all around us that there is new life and he is still there even in this storm we seem to be in at the moment.
And showing us we need to be rooted with him.
So we may not fall over when the wind blows us, that we will be sunk with God’s love.
Our life in Christ is to be rooted and established in love
EPH 3:17

We hope you enjoy these pictures of signs of spring if any one has any pictures to share please send them to united.benefice@outlook.com