Posts from February 2019

Posts from February 2019

Looking for the Spirit …

It’s easy to think that people have no room in their lives for anything spiritual, just as there was no room in the inn for Mary and Joseph. But I believe the irrepressible spirit won’t be beaten, and can be found in unexpected places Two recent instances come to mind. After my husband was admitted to hospital for an overnight stay, I needed to get home. So I decided to try out public transport. On the first leg of my…

Social Justice Action Group

During 2019 the SJAG will be providing regular articles to help us understand the importance of Social Justice and how we intend to take action on our behalf. This month the article will focus on the broad issue of ‘What is Social Justice’, that will provide the context for more specific discussions in later months. What is Social Justice? The term ‘Social Justice’ was first coined in the 19th century but the idea of social justice has a very long…

What is Café Church

Café Church takes place in a local café against the background of Saturday morning netball, family gatherings, catch-ups among friends and quiet coffee for couples. The morning begins with The Agape Meal. Blessing of the Meal – We begin our morning worship by sharing together Jesus’ meal of remembering to sustain our souls. We gather to share in God’s love. The Communion – Sharing that food and drink which sustains the life of God in us. Sharing bread and water.…

Building Bridges – the journey

Symbolism of a Bridge What can they mean and how can we use the symbols as discussion starters for different groups? A bridge can be seen as a barrier that people are afraid to cross or may be the only (possible) way to reach a destination or a solution. A bridge can symbolise progress, connection, stability or maybe the only way to overcome an obstacle. A bridge can represent a transition – a crossing over – taking that journey from…

On Being ‘On Duty’ at MUC in January

I have learnt so much about MUC this January. I know who escapes to the beach in the summer, Moses has a great fan in his office, the lack of school traffic makes a HUGE difference on the roads, and there is a beautiful blue tongue lizard who likes to sun himself by the hub front door.  Whilst the wonderful volunteers have been away, I have learnt how to fill the copier with paper, use the laminator, answer the phone…