Posts Categorized: bandstand

Becoming a child again at the bandstand

Steve led us today  in a snowy landscape – it was beautiful! His theme was based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:2-4, including the words “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. After an opening Psalm (that we walked to… Read more »

The Diagram

What do diagrams do? Diagrams simplify and bring clarity. Diagrams demonstrate the relationships which exist between the parts of the whole. Diagrams often reveal creative ideas. Chauvet Cave Drawings   In 1994, three French cavers were exploring the limestone cliffs above the former bed of The Ardeche river when they discovered a large cave where… Read more »

Stirrup Sunday (3 weeks late!)

Steve led us this morning on a prepared theme that was shelved due to folk being away and then alternative meetings in the last few weeks. Well, we are ‘alternative’ – so maybe this just underscores that in that we are doing it out of kilter with the Anglican church! Our time began with the… Read more »

War and Peace

Outside it is wet and as we shelter under the bandstand we look out onto a grey autumn scene.  Many of the trees now bare of leaves and the floor a glorious carpet of bronze and orange soggy leaves. It seems an appropriately sombre morning for Remembrance Sunday. Leader Lord God the source of all good… Read more »

Remembering Chris

Today was a hard gathering for ThirdSpace. Our dear friend Chris Greening died on Thursday after the most courageous battle with cancer. We stood beside the bandstand in the sunlight and heard the words from Psalm 100 (The Message) Know this: God is God, and God, GOD. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re… Read more »

Words I didn’t know

The medicine of words – Medicina Verbi From Anna Kamienska “A Nest of Quiet: A notebook” At the bandstand we were thinking about how words can encourage us and build us up or tear us apart. “One breath taken completely: one poem, fully written, fully read-in such a moment, anything can happen. The pressed oil… Read more »

Keep Moving

I chose the theme of Keep Moving for Sunday morning worship for three reasons; The weather forecast told of extremely cold conditions and a screaming wind straight from the Arctic. (We would need to keep moving to prevent us from getting too cold.) We are studying a book called “We make the Road by Walking”… Read more »

Opening our sails to the Spirit

This morning we met after a pretty stormy few days with a bit of a biting wind which had, mercifully, died down to something more acceptable! I had stumbled across a very interesting website – www.seekerschurch.org – which led to our focus at the start of this new year (This was our first bandstand gathering of… Read more »

Advent Fuddle

Like our friendship groups and our work places we had a pre Christmas Fuddle in the Band Stand (Fuddle a Derbyshire term for bringing along something to share – usually food) This involved each one of us bringing along something inspirational to share for the last Sunday at the Bandstand before Christmas, the last Sunday… Read more »