Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Abby introduced us to a new song on Sunday morning - Thrive (by Casting Crowns). Here are the lyrics:

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry

So living water flowing through
God, we thirst for more of You

 Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire
Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Into Your word, we're digging deep
To know our Fathers heart
Into the world, we're reaching out
To show them who You are

Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Do Lent Generously

Lent begins tomorrow, March 5th. What does Lent mean to you? 40 days of giving things up, of doing without? What if, this time, you could do something that would transform the traditional? Not just giving up but giving out? We can reflect something of God's incredible generosity through the cross by creating a daily habit of generosity throughout Lent. Small acts of generosity have the power to make a big change to our communities, to our churches, and ultimately to our world.

40 Acts is the challenge from Christian Charity, Stewardship, that invites you to Do Lent Generously. 40 Days of giving back, doing good and living generously. Say thank you.... create a generosity toolbox....share a skill.... always talk to strangers.... These are just a few of the forty acts of generosity that will feature in 40 Acts. Each daily challenge will be aided by a Biblical reflection by one of 40 highly regarded contributors. These include Rob Parsons (Hope for the Family), Krish Kandiah (Evangelical Alliance), Dot Tyler (Tearfund), Charlie Blythe (A21 Campaign, Hillsong) and many more.

You can sign up to 40 Acts via 40acts.org.uk and you will receive daily 40Acts challenges by email from 5th March - 19th April. Challenges will also be posted daily on the 40Acts website and via social media sites.

Visit www.40acts.org.uk for more information about the campaign and to get involved. Let's Do Lent Generously this year!