New year, new preaching series!
This term we are going to do a 10-week preaching series in Jeremiah which we have called ‘Courageous Faith in a Complex World’. The book of Jeremiah is large in scale and profound in depth, providing us with a deep understanding of a whole range of core biblical subjects which are vitally needed in the church today: the greatness of God and the seriousness of sin, the call to faithfulness and perseverance in the face of rejection and exile and concrete hope in the promises of Christ and the gospel.
Our hopes for this series are that, as a church, we will gain a bigger view of who God is, a clearer understanding of sin and become more courageous in our witness to Him. This is a challenging book, we need the challenge it brings. Jeremiah’s perspective provides a depth that is much needed by us today. We need his example of courageous faith in a day which echoed many of the complexities of our own…
Lydia House, 140 Cowick Street is the address of our new church ‘hub’, and we look forward to moving our staff team and many of our group activities into this new, more flexible space. We are hugely grateful to all who have given to our ‘building fund’ over the years and want to thank the Property team and Trustees for all the hard work in assessing the building, planning for the future and ensuring that the purchase was a success. We look forward to moving the staff team into their new home for the Spring.
We are really excited to be welcoming Carrick to our children and youth team. Carrick is joining our church, as a placement on the ‘be transformed’ course run by SWYM – South West Youth Ministries. He will be involved in the running of children’s and youth work, and will be committed in particular to 4-7’s on a Sunday morning. We are so excited for this year for Carrick, and for the way God will bless this placement 🙂