HOW YOU CAN ENJOY GOD?

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

In Psalm 131 King David paints a touching image of how he wants to relate with God: “I am like a weaned child with its mother;like a weaned child I am content.” The staff team reflected on this passage this week. It was interesting to see the difference of view between the men and women. The women reflected on the … Read More

What is God’s way to renewed life?

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

At the heart of the Christian faith is reconciliation with God and one another. Through Jesus we who were once enemies can now become children of God (Romans 5:6-8). Through Jesus the religious barrier which once divided between Jew and Greek is now removed (Eph 2:14-18). Through Jesus people who were diminished and divided by social positions are now united … Read More

WHY PRAY FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY?

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

1 Timothy 2:1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  By … Read More

EXPECT GREAT THINGS, ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

In the late 1780’s, the first Baptist missionary William Carey was obsessed with bringing the good news of Jesus to every nation. This was not a conviction shared by church leaders at the time and it took 8 years of persistence for a missionary society to be formed and Carey and Dr. John Thomas to be sent to India as … Read More

May Mission Month

Heather WaldronEvents, FrontPage, News, Pastor

We firmly believe God loves our whole world. Every person in every place! God’s rescue of our world is in a continual movement across local homes, neighbourhoods across his world. As a local church we join with God when we share faith in Jesus in our neighbourhood. We also join with God globally when we support those who bear witness to Jesus internationally through mission agencies we support. Today … Read More

Using Equality for the good of others

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

The Apostle Paul speaking of Jesus writes in Philippians 2:6 – 7 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” Some people have thought this means Jesus was divine, then … Read More

A brutal cross and empty tomb

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Welcome to our Holy week. This is the most significant Christian celebration in the year. ‘Celebration’ does the week an injustice. The Easter story travels the full distance of our human drama. Through Jesus we see surrender, betrayal, evil, defeat, death, grief, waiting, hope, resurrection life, triumph. This week holds epic themes of cosmic significance. Attempting to convey its depth … Read More

Jesus makes every difference to everyone’s lives

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-16 Easter regularly reminds the Church of its loss of place in society. The core Jesus stories are not told or known. Our public schools are often willing to have Christian seminars at Christmas, not Easter. Our sadness as followers of Jesus is Easter makes no difference to most people’s lives. The … Read More

Calm and Confident Kids

Heather WaldronEvents

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE A free seminar with Kirrilie Smout to help parents support children aged 5-12 when they are worried, scared, stressed and sad, and how to increase their coping and resiliency skills. Research tells us that what parents do makes a big difference to how well children get through these times. This seminar covers the 12 most important … Read More

LOVE THAT CAN’T GO BACK

Heather WaldronFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 119:9-16, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 Mary – John 12:1-8 monologue from Good Friday Service 2018 We organised a dinner in honour of Jesus. My sister Martha served the meal, of course. My brother Lazarus sat at the table with Jesus and other guests. You remember what happened to Lazarus don’t you? It is … Read More