Peter Green: January 2018
A very happy new year to all our readers. During 2018 we will aim to keep you informed about the events, activities and issues that relate to the life of our church and our aim to share God's love for all people.
In the process, especially in our fights against injustice, inequalities, natural and man-made disasters, it is easy to believe that we live in a dark, worsening world. So it is reassuring to find that a recent Ipsos MORI global survey found that we all tend to give more weight to bad news than good. For instance:
On a similar theme, President Obama, in his recent broadcast interview with Prince Harry, spoke of how this was the best of times to be around, as in general, people are healthier, wealthier, better educated and less prejudiced than in 'the good old days'.
So in all that we do, may we all strive to make 2018 a more optimistic cup-half-full, rather than cup-half-empty year.
For more details on the report, click here.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Sunday evening's packed church for Helen Kirk's final service as our church minister and circuit superintendent was so much more than to see her 'safely off the premises' as Helen joked. It was to share in a wonderful and joyous service of worship together and to say a big 'thank you' to Helen and her husband Andrew for the fantastic contributions they have both made...
I am grateful for the last 5 years that Andrew and I have shared with you all at Aylesbury. For your hospitality, your stories, love, grace, laughter and friendship; for your openness to share your vulnerabilities and willingness to challenge us when we have got things wrong. A shared journey in the presence of God.And now we now look to start new journeys, as you welcome the Atkinsons and...
This Sunday, July 14th is Action for Children Sunday. Following the morning Family and Brigades' service, led by Rev. Helen Kirk, there will be a CAKE AND PRODUCE STALL in the Hall, to raise funds for their work to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and young people. So this is an invitation to all to please come into the Hall to browse and support the stall.We will be...