Last Sunday we sadly had to say fair-well to Ruud Nobel. Ruud is a Dutch student who has spent the last few months as part of our congregation while working at Emmaus Christian School. He has been a great pleasure to have and his help with the youth group has been greatly appreciated. We will really miss him as he is such a friendly guy and has been a great ambassador for Holland.
On Sunday morning it was lovely to have Ruud’s Family join us for worship. We studied Acts 13:13-52 and the title of the sermon was Continue reading “Going Dutch with Audios from the day’s services”
This coming Friday we have booked the sports hall at Ladyfield Chippenham (chips) for the best evening of your life!!! Food, fun, games will be planned (honest).
Transport leaving North Bradley at 7pm or you may make your own way there. The post code for Ladyfield Chippenham is SN14 0AX. Please let us know if you want transport and/or food. Otherwise you are walking on an empty stomach!
Special celebrity guest is Continue reading “Toast and Chips”
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Last Saturday we were out on the village green again, this time not for the Jubilee, but the fete. We set up our tent in the wind, and set out our stall of edible Olympics medals for the kids to make, some real Guinness Book of World Records to try and set – coin spinning, basketball twirling, and cream cracker eating, and we did a survey.
Despite the weather, we had 40-50 kids making medals, plenty of budding record breakers, and thirty taking the survey.
The survey rode on the back of the one we did two weeks ago, where nearly fifty responded. In it we asked about quality of life – was it better to live in the 50’s, now, or in say 60 years from now? It was amazing, and quite concerning to see how the overwhelming majority of local people, of all ages, thought the past was better than now, unless you were retiring, and that the future offered little hope. The reasons people gave were breakdown of community, loss of innocence, advent of television, and financial concerns about the future. Continue reading “Village Fete Survey”
Today was Father’s day, so we looked at the Parable of the Prodigal Son to learn some lessons from the story of what makes a really good father.
Afterwards we resumed the series from Acts we have been doing, reading chapter 13:12-13. From that we considered the relationship between preaching the gospel, and performing miracles. Continue reading “Messages from Sunday 17th June”
We all had a great time with all the people who visited our tent at the Jubilee event held here in the village. We were so thankful that so many families came along, and as a result we had over a hundred entrants for our children’s competition. Continue reading “Jubilee competition winner”
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It has been said that you wouldn’t wear jeans to meet the Queen, so why would you wear them to Church? Well, truth is, some people do wear jeans to meet the Queen and have survived to tell the tale Continue reading “What should I wear to Church?”
This is not the place, neither is there time or space to discuss this matter in all the detail it deserves here. However, I am posting links to an interview given by Wayne Grudem author and highly influential Christian thinker in the area of Systematic Theology, who has written a book by that name. Continue reading “The Gifts of the Spirit?”