11am Sunday Mornings
(also 10.30am first Sundays)
6pm Sunday Evenings
(except first Sundays and during school summer holidays)
November: Extravagant fireworks on Bonfire Night lighten the winter gloom. The shared celebrations cheer us up. 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot'? — forget it; we just enjoy the splendour and noise.
Then, Remembrance Day. A powerful, two minute silence. It matters. It has real significance, particularly to those who have lost loved ones, often, but not always, in war - with a bang and a scream, or perhaps 'not with a bang, but a whimper'.
Some who grieve find meaning in a loved one's sacrifice; some experience empty despair, the meaningless of a life lived, lost, and finally, of no significance to the world. But we were not made to be insignificant. So we work at making sense of life, to make our life mean something.
If we listen to another silence, we discover where meaning is to be found.
In silence, Jesus went to the cross, a willing sacrifice. In his silence, we find significance. He did not open his mouth to announce the truth of his innocence; he demonstrated that by his life. Jesus died in silent, purposeful sacrifice - to give us life with meaning, with significance. Each one of us is already significant to God. We matter to Him.
But that counts for nothing if we persist in our own efforts to make our lives matter. Only Jesus can do that for us.
In his resurrection, Jesus unleashed his resurrection power into the lives of everyone who seeks for him.
Fireworks may 'Lighten our Darkness' for a moment... but Jesus can do it for ever.
ELIJAH: Experiencing God's Refreshment
1 Kings 19.1-18
7.45pm at church:
5th, 19th, --> November
(for weeks which are not listed, please see home groups info)
19th includes 'Out of the SaltPot'
Week of: 12th November
Week of: 26th November
Home groups are usually on two different days during each of these weeks.
to be announced
(Bible Study is every two weeks)
Revolution Worship Event:
Social Events: to be announced
Friday 20th November, 1.30pm at church
(2nd Friday each month)
For everyone, and especially those new to the Bible
Come and ask your questions and find the answers in the Bible while your young children enjoy playing with all the toys.
On Request: Christianity Explored is a short course for anyone who would like to know more about who Jesus is and what a Christian really is.
more information about Home Groups and Bible Studies
Contact church for details of these and other activities.
Home Baking would be much appreciated.
Ladies' Afternoon Tea
We used to say 'Dads & Tots',
but all your children are welcome!
Dads and Tots (or Children) is a bloke's breakfast-time get together - with toddlers (and perhaps older children) in tow. It's great! But it only happens one Saturday per school term.
The next Stroll Inn Friday is:
2 October 2015
6 November 2015
also, 4 December 2015
Time: 12 noon - 2.00pm
Anyone can 'Stroll Inn' to Steep Turnpike Church (in Matlock) for some friendly company on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy taking the weight off your feet, a relaxing sandwich lunch, homemade cake and and friendly chat .
Sunday 1st November, 12.20-12.50pm: Rehersals begin!
Everybody welocme - all ages l new voices!
Tracy is working hard again this year to raising to provide children in South Africa with Christmas presents. If you would like to make a donation, please see Tracy.
Contact church for information about next month's activities.