Posted: January 2017
"With #annushorribilis and #worstyearever becoming increasingly popular hashtags on Twitter, many people are breathing sighs of relief that 2016 is nearly over.
But whether 2016 has been your worst year ever or joyful from start to finish, we think there are things to rejoice over." So writes Lucy Zwolinska for the Joint Public Issues Team of four mainstream UK churches. She then goes on to list positives in areas such as climate change, a nuclear-free world, homelessness, benefit sanctions, diversity, immigrant unaccompanied minors, child poverty measurement and a video challenging our treatment of refugees. To see Lucy's full list and reasoning, click here.
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Here is a reminder of our remaining services this Christmas: Sun 16 Dec 10.30am Morning Worship ACG Sun 16 Dec 5pm Candlelit Carol Service HK Sun 23 Dec 10.30am Morning Worship JS Mon 24 Dec 4pm Christingle Service HK Mon 24 Dec 11.30pm Midnight Communion HK Tue 25 Dec 10.30am Christmas Day Family Service HK Sun 30 Dec 10.30am ..
Money doesn't grow on trees, unless you are organising a fund-raising Christmas Tree Festival. Ours was last weekend and thanks to donations, food and gift sales, £1,100 was raised towards the Church Welcome Project.This year, there were 20 trees decorated on a theme of Christmas songs and carols by church groups and community centre user groups. Ken Kole and his Merry Souls...
This year's 3Generate, the annual Methodist Children and Youth Assembly took place over the weekend, 23-25 November, when 1,200 young Methodists, aged 8-23, along with youth leaders and volunteers gathered in Southport.The Youth President Jasmine Yeboah, who was elected at last year's 3Generate said: "My theme for the year is Courageous. Many of the events looked at how young...
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