If there is one thing people like to talk about in England and Belgium, it’s the weather! As we approach the Summer Holidays there are those who want sunny days for their holiday, and farmers who want rain for their crops. There are those who dislike the heat and long for cooler days, and those… Read More Talking about the weather
We know that some of our brothers and sisters live in areas that are at elevated risk for bombardment and invasion. We know that refugees are particularly vulnerable, with uncertain circumstances and conditions. We know that the primary method for brothers and sisters in Ukraine, as well as Russia, to fellowship is through the internet.… Read More Ukraine – What we know & What can we do
Run the Race When I was at school, the month of May meant only one thing…..Practising for Sports day. Today, children are encouraged to just take part, and they are all winners. Helping others along the way to finish together.When I was at school, it was all about the winning! Who could run fastest.Who could… Read More The Month of May and Running the race
Farsi lyrics for My Lighthouse in Pinglish! Have a go at singing along with our first hymn from Sunday morning and see if you can keep up. Order: V1, V2, Chorus, V3, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus Farsi version V1 در چالش هایم و در تردیدها در شکست هایم هستی پابرجا مهر خدایم هدایتگر است… Read More My Lighthouse (Farsi)
We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world. Thank you for the seasons, where we can see the wonders of your hands.Thank you for the opportunities you give us, to bring order to our lives. Help us to remember that there is… Read More We thank you God for the seasons
“For many years the brotherhood has watched for the time of the end and the return of the Lord Jesus, expecting movement from the north on countries further south and eventually into the Promised Land. Whilst we hope that the current events in Ukraine may be part of that fulfillment, we should not forget that… Read More Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia
We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which we trust. We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world. Peace, its so easy to say, but not so easy to find Lord.Wherever I look there is conflict and suffering, people wounded and dying, injured by the violence of inequality and neglect,… Read More Prayer for March 2022: We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world.
This week our thoughts have been dominated by the war in Ukraine – the apparent injustice of it and the mindless destruction of homes and civilisation. But above all the plight of the refugees fleeing their homes in fear has brought us to tears. A picture of Christians kneeling in the snow and praying for… Read More Welfare Report for March 2022
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
We pray to the great Spiritual Power God of love, You are the God who takes the side of the oppressed. You are the God who is close to the broken-hearted. You are the God who raises high the humble. We pray for refugees around the world. May they be welcomed with… Read More Prayer for refugees around the world
Let’s thank God for new beginnings and pray for renewed confidence that He is with us, wherever we go.
Thank you, Lord, for your saving grace, your loving mercy and your everlasting peace. May we be given strength to accept in faith and love this coming week and throughout the forthcoming year.
Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15) The wonder and reality of effective prayer confronts us in today’s readings. Paul tells the Colossians to “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving … pray also for us” (4:2,3). Paul is imprisoned, he asks them to “remember my chains” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15)
From today’s reading: “4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;” (1Co 1:4-5 ASV) Like the apostle Paul who often thought of his brethren and sisters in the… Read More These days of August thinking of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan
Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07) In Mark’s Gospel today we have the familiar and much loved account of the paralysed man who was carried by his four friends on a bed to Jesus and “when they could not get near him because of the crowd” they carried him up and “removed… Read More Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)
Prayer Theme for June 2021 Our Father. In the United Kingdom and Belgium, June is the month where we celebrate Father’s Day. In Catholic Countries it has been celebrated on 19th March as ‘Saint Joseph’s Day’ since the Middle Ages. The date now varies from country to country but is thought to be celebrated in… Read More Prayer Theme for June 2021: Our Father
Today’s thought “A house of prayer” (March 27) Our readings in the book of Numbers and the Gospel of Luke include references to cleansing. In Numbers we read yesterday how they consecrated the tabernacle now that it had been set up, offerings were made by each of the twelve tribes. It was about to be… Read More Today’s thought “A house of prayer” (March 27)
“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” (Psalm 103:13) This month’s prayer theme has been suggested by one of our family at Newbury, prompted by a recent exhortation by Bro. John Vickers which some of you will remember. It seems really appropriate just now,… Read More Prayer theme in this Corona time: Compassion
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. (NKJ) Feeling alarm or anxiety I… Read More Prayertheme for August 2020: Feeling alarm or anxiety
This month, let’s pray that through our daily readings our understanding of Bible teaching will be enlightening, powerful and relevant, that we will find and share new things in God’s Word that will excite us and lead us forward together in faith, hope and love.