The Inside Column 31/5

Posted in: The Inside Column- May 31, 2015 No Comments

Good morning and a warm welcome to all. If you are visiting with us we would love to get to know you. Please feel free to stay for a hot drink after the service.

Next week we will be having Bishop Richard coming to speak at both our Sunday services. Bishop Richard tries to get around to each church in the diocese to speak at least once a year, and next week is our turn. I hope that you keep Richard and Hillary in your prayers. He has a very heavy work load and is involved in a lot of different committees, plus he is helping different churches with his musical gifts.

The Marriage Course is up to week three and is going very well. We have nine couples on the course. Greta and I are taking the opportunity to do the courses for the fourth or fifth time and I have to say the course is something all couples should do every couple of years. The tools that you learn on the course are so helpful in building a great relationship with your partner. Over the years it can be easy to get into bad habits in your marriage, the marriage course is very good at helping you work together on these bad habits, and creating new stronger, healthier habits. Keep on praying for the course.

We will be sharing details in this column about our Home Groups over the coming months. Here is the first, from the Monday afternoon Home Group. “We meet regularly for sharing, study, prayer and socialising at Crouchers’ home and occasionally at other members’ homes. There are 13 on the roll with an average of 10 attending which fills our room. We tell of events we’ve been experiencing and family news which we keep confidential to the group. Our biblical studies are quite interactive using study books from the parish library – we can prepare beforehand with copies of the study available in advance. The leader (John) sometimes gives background comments on passages that we are reading. Members comment freely from their experience, their understanding of the question and give opinions on matters raised. For variety and enjoyment we sometimes watch videos of Songs of Praise recorded from the UK – great singing and real testimonies from the church in Britain. We also occasionally have a meal together at a restaurant. We all appreciate the times we spend together as we support one another in our concerns, as we encourage one another in our faith and as we enrich our lives in finding out about our daily experiences”.

If you would like to find out more about joining a home group call the church office.

 

Yours in Christ

 

Philip

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