Posts By: Grayden Daniels

The Shipping Forecast

We began our worship by reading some verses from Psalm 65:5-9 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Saviour, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,  who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,  who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring… Read more »

Fairtrade Fortnight and Food Security

The theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is “Sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers.” “BEFORE YOU FINISH EATING BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING, YOU’VE DEPENDED ON MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD.” Martin Luther King. But what didn’t he say? THERE ARE TIMES OF THE YEAR WHEN MANY PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WHO GROW… Read more »

The Wonder of the Periodic Table.

On a very mild and dry Sunday morning Third Space met as usual at the Bandstand in the park in Matlock.  The topic for our worship was the Periodic Table of the Elements.   Most people I think will have a sense of wonder and awe at the scale and beauty of the Universe, and a feeling… Read more »

When it rains…

We met in the bandstand on a wet morning and adapted our worship accordingly. On such days we have some alternative liturgy up our sleeves, “Refreshed by the rain” and we used this as a basis for our worship. Refreshed by the rain Leader Lord God the source of all good things we pause in… Read more »

Politics & Religion at the Pub!

Wednesday, 11th March found Third Space meeting at Designate@thegate in Matlock. Andy Botham came along to talk about his work as a Derbyshire County Councillor, and Cabinet member for Council Services. He explained how policies are debated at various stages and how decisions are then taken. With central government cutting funding to Derbyshire by £157 million,… Read more »

Seek Justice

We met in the Bandstand as usual at 9.30am, the day was cool and overcast, but dry.  It was the last day of Fairtrade Fortnight and so we considered how making ethical choices, like choosing Fairtrade products, was one way to be obedient to God’s command to “seek justice” in Isaiah Chapter 1. Our worship began with a time of  reflection using the… Read more »

Soup & Miracles

Over steaming bowls of soup, served with bread and cheese we had a stimulating discussion about miracles based around Brian McLaren’s book “We Make the Road by Walking”.   Miracles? Are you a believer in miracles? Are you sceptical about miracles? What problems do you encounter from your stand point? McLaren talks of signs and asks… Read more »

Christmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny, no sign of a white Christmas We met together and celebrated this special morning May we… As the light begins to shift and a crack appears in heaven. As stars slide across the darkness and angels clear their throats. As an unborn agitates with the labouring of love may… Read more »