The Alpha Course
For everyone, whether new to Christianity, wanting to investigate, or just brushing up on the basics.
Alpha at Christ Church
16 Feb 2012 - 10:30
16 Feb 2012 - 11:20
£4 per session. Please contact Sam Reid.
3 May 2012 - 19:00
3 May 2012 - 21:00
The General Election is over and we now know who won and who didn't. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations with the losers. Well done all of you, it is good that people want to take part in public life in such a way. It is easy to moan and complain, it is much harder to try to find solutions.
However, the thing that dominated the election campaign for me was the volcano, although Steve Davis winning matches at The Crucible was wonderful. The volcano reminded me of a number of things. First, that despite the economic superiority of Britain and Europe over most of the world, forces outside our control can bring us to a standstill. Perhaps this is a lesson for our new political leaders.
The second thing that struck me was how wedded we are to cheap flights. The horrendous stories of returning from the continent, which a number of my friends came back to tell me about, show that any idea that we are going to give up large scale public use of jet aircraft in the future is completely unlikely. The sheer cost in time and money of the alternatives means that jet travel as we know it is with us for the rest of my lifetime and probably my children's as well.
In March we think of many things but I suppose most of us will be aware that as the chocolate eggs are now in the shops, Easter is not far away. As part of the preparation for Easter this year all the churches have come together to put on a special event called Passion for Life. You will see from the posters across the town that there is not one event but a whole series staged in different churches, covering different topics and activities. Jesus said: “I have come that you might have life and life in all its fullness”. So to celebrate the life that Jesus has come to give us, the churches have taken this opportunity to put on a series of interesting meetings to explain what they mean and how this bigger, better, new life can be accessed by us all. Please try to find time to attend and, if you live on the Moreton Hall estate, perhaps you might like to come to the special Wine and Wisdom evening we are holding on Friday 19th March at 7:30PM.
March is also the time we set time aside to say a special thank you to our mothers. Motherhood has become a deeply complex and demanding issue these days, so it is good to say thank you for all those women who give up so much of their lives to be good mothers. We also remember those who would have liked to have children but could not. They need our love and support too. So why not join us on the March 21st in the morning when we give a gift of posies to all those who have given so much to us
Once again we find ourselves in January with Christmas behind us and a whole new year ahead of us. We may be able to look back over 2009 with affection and see real personal triumphs and victories and perhaps even some of our New Year's resolutions kept. We are now fitter, thinner, better read and enjoying many more happy relationships.