Posts By: barbara

Fairtrade Breakfast

Fairtrade Breakfast 13th May 2012 The sun shone in the park as we set up our chairs and tables and prepared to eat breakfast together. A camping stove provided power to boil water for Fairtrade tea and coffee 12th May was World Fairtrade Day and people all over the world were joining together over the… Read more »

Palm Sunday in the Park

The sun was shining, the air was fresh, the wind was still, the birds were singing and we were amongst friends – what more do you need to celebrate Palm Sunday? Opening Prayer. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you; righteous and having salvation, gentle and… Read more »

Fairtrade – Take a step

Have you ever asked yourself – What can I do to make the world a fairer place? Or Do you feel that you are powerless to make a difference in a suffering world? Well there is some good news, you can do something, you can make a difference by buying Fairtrade products. Fairtrade Fortnight runs… 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 »

Emerging …………

We met well wrapped up on a cold and frosty Sunday morning, ice on the puddles, white frost on the grass, the air was still and damp and our breath came out like clouds. On the bare branches  of the trees that surround us at the bandstand there was still bird song and a feel… Read more »

Jesus the Light of the World

We met in the bandstand as the wind howled around making the planned candle lighting rather a challenge. Thanks to Steve working as a wind shield we had a measure of success. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them… Read more »

Creation and Creativity

We met on a chilly bright morning and began by spending a few moments, looking, listening and breathing in what was all around us.   Thanking God for all that we were experiencing. Oh! the joy of meeting out of doors. CREATION AND CREATIVITY In the beginning, all was darkness and God said, “let there… Read more »

Does Jesus float your boat?

We were returning from Lancashire recently when we came across a boat outside a church with the caption “Does Jesus float your boat?”  “floats your boat”        What does this mean? Here are some definitions from  the Urban Dictionary: Whatever “soothes your soul” or whatever “works best” aka – whatever you feel like… Read more »

What is God doing and how can I be part of it?

We met in the park on Sunday morning, few in numbers (with quite a few of us away) but we were joined with them in spirit.  We were privileged to meet Michele’s friend who met with us at the bandstand and in the coffee shop. Following on from themes raised last Sunday and Wednesday we were to… Read more »

The significance of number

As only the elite in ancient times would have been educated many would not be literate or numerate. Numbers were often used symbolically as well as a measurement. We opened in worship remembering the dichotomy between a mighty God and a personal saviour. The universe is created with order and pattern. We thought about how immense our… Read more »