Monthly Archives: July 2011

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 »

Prayer in the Garden

Last night we reflected around various themes using Colin & Michele’s garden. The Franciscan concept Great Chain of Being, first explored in May at the Bandstand, was the hinge pin of the evening. As we meditated on God’s provision in the veg patch, we were encouraged to thank the hens for their manure to feed… Read more »

What the papers say

We had a lively discussion about the press and phone hacking on Wednesday and then Colin posed some really challenging questions. One of which was something like, how can we in Third Space help people when they are vulnerable and downcast, how can we offer them support and strength? As part of the discussion that… Read more »

Can you tell what it is yet?

It was wonderful to be joined by 3 sets of visitors today! Lovely to see Fi and Jean and to welcome Rachel, Mark and 3 kids who sought us out having read our website! You all encouraged us and it was lovely to see you. After enjoying the beauty of our surroundings, in bright sunshine,… Read more »

How could we forget

Michele led us last Sunday using an adaptation of liturgy from the Iona Community around the theme of remembering and forgetting. There was plenty of space for reflection and personal prayer and the whole thing was both touching and inspiring. After initial words focussing on the goodness of  God we were reminded of words from… Read more »