Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lent at the bandstand

This Sunday we basked in the sheer beauty of nature around us as we reminded ourselves just who God is and who we are – using these words: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good His love endures forever. The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it Who can compare to our… Read more »

Soul Space…it’s church Jim, but not as we know it….

A couple of weeks ago we set up our second Soul Space event. Our theme was ‘Detox’ and with that in mind, Third Space members each brought a different aspect of what that might mean. It was an opportunity to just come and think and be still.  There were different aromatherapy scents to try –… Read more »

Ash Wednesday

We started by looking at some of the history of Lent and Ash Wednesday History of the beginning of Lent Shrove Tuesday Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required during the Lenten season. The name “Shrove Tuesday” is… Read more »

Preparing for Lent

On a wonderful crisp morning at the bandstand we were reminded of the purpose of Lent. After beginning with pancakes, we were invited to reflect on the week and write a confessional statement to God asking forgiveness. These were attached to a balloon which was released skyward. Nails of commitment for lent were hammered into… Read more »

Rob Bell’s ‘Love wins’ – Chapter One.

Wednesday saw some of at the Red Lion to discuss issues arising from this book and ‘The Love Wins Companion’ we’ve bought to help us along. It seemed important to discuss first why it can be so hard to voice questions / doubts in Christian groups. One of the reasons is the fear of being… Read more »