Bishop PeterWe need the ‘twos and threes’

Taking a wedding recently I stood before the couple to be married and was deeply touched by the level of emotion that they both demonstrated as we sang the first hymn.  They were clearly in love, and their journey to the altar had not been without its difficulties and trials. The declarations, vows and blessing were all undertaken ‘reverently, responsibly and after serious thought’.  Their marriage was duly ‘solemnised’.  In my address I remarked that in Jewish Scripture it is said that ‘It is forbidden to taste the pleasures of this world without a blessing.’  ‘You may kiss the bride’ I declared after the blessing – let the celebration begin.

It is now possible to order a lunch at the community cafe as a result of requests from people using the cafe.  These are ordered and paid for a week in advance and cost £3.70 for a meal and dessert and are currently supplied by the 'Meals on Wheels' service. The opening time has been changed to 11 o'clock on Monday morning and the cafe now closes at 1 p.m.  (Watch this space for further information.)

Mary Passey and Daphne Hill

In June Ray & Donna ran a 6 week Christianity Explored course at their home.  These are the comments from those who attended. 'Christianity Explored helped me to explore Christianity in a relaxed and informal way.  The evenings were fun and I felt comfortable expressing thoughts and asking questions.  During the evening we would watch a short DVD related to Jesus.  We would look at the Bible and questions and discuss it.  Christianity Explored helped me to have a better understanding of who Jesus is.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to explore Christianity or who wants to know who Jesus is and explore the Bible.'

Ian CoffeyKeith Hallett reports back on Weston Bible Week

IAN COFFEY started our Bible Week by challenging us because we are engaged together in Jesus’ Mission.   This year’s event was hosted in the newly refurbished Bristol Road Baptist Church.  With very comfortable seating, clear sightlines and screens to show the hymn words and talk illustrations it was a good place to be even on wet and windy evenings.   A new word to me, ‘Missional’ featured in his three titles.  He encouraged us to see ourselves as part of a Missional Ministry.

There are many things you can do around your home to increase energy efficiency and, in effect, reduce your household bills.

I’ve come up with a selection of environmentally friendly products that can improve energy efficiency, so reducing your carbon footprint helping you make all the difference to the way you live your life.

 

Save Water the Eco Way This Year

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with springs that gush forth in the valleys and hills. Deuteronomy 8: 7 Some days it's hard to understand why saving water is important, especially in our climate here in Britain.  Despite our rainfall in summer, some areas of the UK experience water shortages, partly because we use (and waste) more of this precious commodity.