Posts Categorized: what we’re up to

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 »

Advent 1 – bring it on

We begin a new 6 week series of study, discussion and contemplation on Advent. Tonight, 28th October, we meet at the pub to kick off the series. Steve has prepared the following questions ( and essay titles!) –  so  take a look before we meet if you have a chance. If you knew what the… Read more »

What kind of bread and wine?

P. wrote this for our time together in the park on the 18th “Like our personal bibles, breaking bread and wine is also multi-faceted . It will have a different resonance for each of us here today. A different resonance for each of us personally from one week to the next. A different resonance for… Read more »

this sunday 18th Oct

Something I read from “The God you Already Know” by Henry Morgan and Roy Gregory  will be the prompt  for our time together in the park this Sunday morning. Some food for thought before we get together: The authors say ” I believe that in addition to ‘The Bible’ we each have access to our own… Read more »

sunday in the park

We met for the first time in Matlock Park in the bandstand. We took the theme of  new beginnings- see below for a taste of the things we did, said and prayed. we put together a  celtic cross formed from twigs and sticks – Steve talked about the mark of the cross on our lives and… Read more »

this week

On Wednesday evening, we met together to share a meal. Great to have our companion-on-the-journey Ian Adams visiting us. We talked about the stories that had shaped our lives.

what we’re up to:

  Theme:  New beginnings                                                      6/9       Meal                                                                            9/9       Pub      Inspiration from Greenbelt                               16/9     Home –  Songhursts’ new house blessing                     20/9     Sunday gathering                                                        23/9     Pub      Vision and values                                            30/9     Meal with Ian Adams leading                                     4/10     Sunday gathering                                                         7/10     Pub                                                                              14/10   Home – Reflection / silence / Celtic liturgy               18/10   Sunday gathering                                                                  21/10   Sabbath