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Last Supper at Holly House!

Last night we shared a wonderful meal together, celebrating 2 new births, welcoming an old friend (now old enough to be a Grannie!) and taking time to focus on Holy Week, which we are all dispersed for this year. The words we used for the sharing of bread and wine are words I put together… Read more »

To turn, turn…

We began our worship this morning with the loudest birdsong ever and sun breaking through (despite predicted rain) to Isaiah 45: 8-12, 18-24: (The Message). Do look it up in that version – it is brilliant – and perfect for Lent… I found it on the basis of the words ‘So turn to me and… Read more »

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 »

This morning at the bandstand

This morning amongst other things we shared in these home grown words and thoughts… An Emerging Creed. We are people who…… Have found Jesus to be beyond compare. Invite all to join us without insisting they become like us. Find more reality in searching and questioning than in certainty and absolutes. Realise that how we… Read more »

Head Space

Drinks and lively discussion around the questions pulled out of the hat :     “Apparently you follow the rabbit down the hole ad you emerge in a wonderland …”   Who said this and in what context? If you were famous what would you like to be famous for doing? Have you ever been… Read more »

The Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard.

At our Wednesday evening meeting we continued to look at the parables featured  in Amy-Jill Levine’s “Short Stories by Jesus”. In the parable, a landowner searching for workers for his vineyard continues to hire labourers throughout the day, and in the end, he pays all of the workers “whatever is right,” which results in every… Read more »

From seeds to trees and non-trees!

This morning’s gathering was inspired by Fiona’s excellent input last Sunday, focusing on seeds and involving a beautiful walk in glorious autumn sunshine, our book that we are starting to study ‘Short stories by Jesus’ by Amy-Jill Levine and an article – worth googling – entitled ‘Trees have feeling too’ by Peter Wohlleben. I guess… Read more »

Book swap at Moca

Last night we had a good evening together swapping books or at least book titles that we have each discovered and thoroughly enjoyed. So these are the things that  we brought this time: Robert Galbraith’s 3 ‘Whodunnits’ beginning with ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ – grizzly and captivating! Victoria Hyslop’s ‘The Island’ – great story-telling and an… Read more »

Wake up and smell the….

If you had to lose one of your 5 senses which would you choose? A couple of weeks ago, due to a rather nasty virus, I completely lost my sense of smell – something that apparently in rare cases can be knocked out permanently. For a couple of weeks, the prospect of never being able… Read more »