TOOLS WITH A MISSION (TWAM)

Type in TWAM on your browser, up will pop our website and you’ll get far more information than I can give you on this page.  Not all will have the computer necessary, so for their benefit I’ll give you an idea of what we do.
We exist to bring to the people, in the main, of Africa a helping hand to obtain work for themselves and their families.

Dear Friends At the time of writing two weeks have passed since our final morning service, and three weeks since the wonderful farewell party.

We are still waiting to be given a date for moving so this period of limbo has given us the chance to reflect on all that has happened, and also time to plan for the next home and stage of our life.

Bishop Peter Harvest MessageHelp sow the seed this Harvest

The presence of combine harvesters slowing my progress through the lanes of Somerset prompted me to remember the parable of the sower.  As we know, some seed was very effective; some less so, but all the seed did something because it was scattered around.  What would have happened if the sower had decided not to scatter the seed and just keep it in the basket or storehouse?  Not a lot, I suspect.

Deaf Church from a Hearing Person's perspective

Inspiring. Welcoming. Caring.  'Enthusiastic singing' and Signing.  Encouraging and challenging preaching.   I met Derek Boardman just 12 months ago at Holiday Club in Christ Church.  I had passed my BSL (British Sign Language) Level 2 but had not used it for a couple of years.  If you don't use it, you do lose it.  This made me quite nervous signing to Derek, but he was great.  Patient and encouraging, telling me about Deaf Church and that I would be welcome. 

For many years deaf people in and around Weston-Super-Mare have attended monthly services at Emmanuel Church.

I have been part of the set-up since becoming the Diocesan Chaplain among the Deaf in March 2006.  At that time, services were held monthly on Saturdays at 4.30pm.  Since Easter Day 2007 services have been held on the second Sunday of every month at 3pm.  Afternoon tea follows each service and is a time of social interaction, as well as enjoyment of the food!

We would like to introduce you to “Life”!

“Life” is the name of Weston’s new independent Christian bookshop, it is located at 13 The Centre where Living Oasis and Wesley Owen were previously. Here at “Life” we will aim to be more than a book shop. Yes we will be selling books, cards and gifts, as well as daily readings etc. But this is not our only purpose.