The Garden Outreach Project: GOTYOURBACK Initiative

The Garden Outreach Project GOTYOURBACK INITIATIVE At-risk youth comprise a vast population of young people in the United States and Canada. As these young people graduate from high school, or “age out” of foster care, they are faced with the overwhelming responsibility of suddenly needing to fend entirely for themselves, often with limited support. You can help.… Read More The Garden Outreach Project: GOTYOURBACK Initiative

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Today’s Thought “Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart 2 Timothy 2 today contains a powerful and pointed exhortation to Paul – it is one we should take to heart as equally a message for today. It is the last letter Paul wrote; he is now an old man. He tells Timothy to “pursue… Read More Today’s Thought “Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

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Conspiracy Thinking and Radical Scepticism

Exposition / Politics and Skepticism Conspiracy Thinking and Radical Skepticism There is a strong mistrust in society today, a spirit of suspicion and skepticism that is almost pathological. The COVID-19 experience has bred a lot of it, with debates about vaccination, wearing masks, etc. Conspiracy thinking is very much on the rise. Subject matter experts are… Read More Conspiracy Thinking and Radical Scepticism

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An Intended Universe

by: John Pople I believe this universe has been intentionally designed: a rational belief consistent with my scientific education and underpinning my reasoned faith. The statistical impossibility of the heavens demands this, and, necessarily therefore, they declare the existence of a highly skilled designer. Most importantly of all, I hold this conclusion not in spite… Read More An Intended Universe

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Faith and Fear

by Chris Sales What is the difference between believing something and having faith? What does it mean to have faith in a God who will help you overcome mistakes, persevere through life’s experiences and give confidence to move forward without fear? Join us. Chris dug deeper into this topic with us on his podcast episode.… Read More Faith and Fear

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Today’s thought “Your prayers … ascended as a memorial” (May 2)

“Your prayers … ascended as a memorial” Today in reading Acts 10 we saw how Peter had his eyes opened to realise that non-Jews (Gentiles) had been called to repentance and belief in salvation through Christ. In verse 2 we read of a man named Cornelius – a Centurion who was “a devout man who… Read More Today’s thought “Your prayers … ascended as a memorial” (May 2)

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Today’s thought “For if you will be careful to do …” (April 25)

Today’s thought “For if you will be careful to do …” (April 25) Deuteronomy 10-11, Ecclesiastes 4, Acts 1 What do we all need to “be careful to do”? Our quotation is from the words of Moses; his final address to the generation who are about to enter the promised land under Joshua (and we know… Read More Today’s thought “For if you will be careful to do …” (April 25)

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Today’s thought Does your soul long for the same as the Psalmist? (March 11)

These are the first words in our Psalms reading; does your soul long for the same as the Psalmist? “My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. My eyes long for your promise …” (119:81,82). There is urgency in his expressions – do we share that urgency? There are three special verses… Read More Today’s thought Does your soul long for the same as the Psalmist? (March 11)

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Prayer for 2022 March 06: Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war

I would love to share the prayer I said in this morning’s service   Prayer for 2022 March 06 Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war       Dear God We thank you that we could come together at this meeting in Newbury and be connected with people from many places around. Our thoughts… Read More Prayer for 2022 March 06: Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war

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