Posts Categorized: what we’re up to

Fairtrade, Beatitudes and Sanctuary!

We met together in the bandstand on a grey, wet Sunday morning, and began our worship with the following: God of the Universe, You made the heavens and the earth, So we do not call our home merely “planet earth.” We call it your Creation, a Divine Mystery, a Gift from Your Most Blessed Hand…. Read more »

The Parable of the Talents

On Wednesday, 19th October we met at Holly House to discuss various interpretations of the parable of the talents, with help from Amy-Jill Levine’s book: Short Stories by Jesus – the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi. She writes: “Parables are Jesus’s way of teaching…………they continue to provoke, challenge, and inspire.”  “Jesus’s God is a generous… Read more »

Harry’s baptism

  What a joyful, joy-filled day! ThirdSpace’s first baptism: a momentous day for us all but particularly for Harry of course! Almost 30 of us met at the bandstand where we began with these words: We gather this morning in the name of the Creator, who creates time and space, galaxies and stars and planets. In the… 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 »

Travelling Light

Travelling Light Because sometimes we travel heavy and those heady times we can barely imagine the freebody movement of dance. Because sometimes we travel dark and from those hard paths we can’t even conjure an image of sunrise or moonrise or starlight or fire. Because sometimes we travel solo and those lonely times we forget… Read more »

Inspired!

We met on another lovely late summer morning and started our time of worship by listening to “He was Despised” from the Young Messiah by the New London Chorale. We were asked to think about the times of difficulty that Jesus experienced in his life and how that correlates with our lives. Whatever we experience… Read more »

sunday in the park -what are you feasting and fasting on?

Musing on lent this Sunday in the park, we’ re grateful to Grace for the following… Fast from discontent, feast on gratitude. Fast from worry, feast on God’s providence. Fast from complaining, feast on appreciation. Fast from unrelenting pressure, feast on unceasing prayer. Fast from self concern, feast on compassion for others. Fast from personal… Read more »

The incarnation – not plan B

Tonight in the pub,  Wendy led us through thought provoking stuff on the coming of Christ. For some of us, our  answer to the question, “Why did Jesus come to earth?’  defaults to the centrality of the sacrifice and atonement of Jesus on the cross so that we can be right with God and spend… Read more »

All Saints Day at the bandstand

Well we knew the day would come… torrential rain in the park! Nevertheless, with no-one to blame for the lack of church heating, we pressed on – and had a GOOD time.  Steve began with words from Hebrews 12, reminding us of the great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, urging us on in our journey. … Read more »