All things reconciled
In this new era, we are committed to the same questions. How do we love God? How do we grow ourselves? How do we love others? How can we be just and generous? How can we find spiritual strength?
Lifting our eyes beyond the day to day we are asking you to consider the following colour and texture to our vision over the next 3 years.
We see these as ‘special features’ to our vision that would flavour and enhance our services and communities.
Our aims are: (1) Bring hope in recovery, (2) Build a path for family formation, (3) Buy a facility for a house of prayer & ministry.
1. Bring Hope in Recovery
Relief, wellbeing, new needs and old injustices are on the agenda. A challenge in this pandemic is to respond with care, sensitivity and creativity to love our neighbours well.
At Grace …
Three months ago with Covid 19 spreading and a lot of uncertainty we set out to ‘decrease our proximity and increase our connectivity.’
We have continued to create and share online worship, teaching, news and connection on Sunday mornings. Many of us have upskilled and connected as communities and leaders through google or zoom.
For many of us connections have been better than ever though for some of us it has been a challenge not to grow our friendships with people in person.
People have been blessed as we re-shaped our marriage course, daily prayer opportunities, Alpha, School of Preaching, youth and now parenting support to online alternatives.
Superb volunteers such as Maggie Beckett (pastoral), Mike Holding (supplies), Mary Bowen (pregnant mums), Jon Salter (healthcare workers), Joe Wilson (finance), Phil Butcher (welcome), Chris Collision (digital support), The Martins and the Homers (Foodbank connection) and …
Rob and Rach Willmott lead our marriage ministry and they have kindly put together some helpful resources whilst being socially distant! These include websites, podcasts, and books to consider. For those who are married, we can hope to strengthen our marriages and also pray for our partners whilst we have this extra time together. Please see helpful resource list, which you can use to reach out for a helping hand if needed or just for fun!
Also check out this post here from the archives!Care For The Family
Care for the Family is a national charity which promotes strong family life and comes top of our list of marriage resources. They want to see couples flourishing in strong and …