This week Midweek Junior Sunday School celebrated Ascension Day by making (and eating) these Ascension Cloud Biscuits.
Last Sunday we had a chance to get creative again during our Sunday service as we thought about the Good News of Jesus being about freedom. Here are some of the incredible pieces of artwork created during the service. We also had a go at making the longest paper chain that we could. There are a a couple of families in contention for the prize!
There is always an opportunity to join in with us. We meet weekly at 10:45am on Zoom. Send us an email if you would like to join and we’ll send you through the code. If you aren’t able to join us on a Sunday morning, why not join in by sending us your creations based on the theme of Good News.
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Junior Sunday School have been continuing to meet online and here are some of the things they have been making. They have also put together a donation for hardworking Manchester homeless charity Barnabus with some lovely messages of encouragement.
In our service on Sunday we had the chance to get creative again as we used our artistic talents to think about the themes of life and death. The bible tells us that we are promised life in all its fullness through Jesus Christ and that is good news for everyone.
Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of artwork from Sunday showing different interpretations of our theme of life and death.
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If you would like to join us for our Sunday service or you would like us to keep in touch with you with news and daily reflections, drop us an email and we’ll send you the details.
Our Covid Crisis Cake Fairies made another delivery last week to the doorsteps of a number of vulnerable or elderly people in the fellowship and community who are self-isolating. If you are, or know of, someone how would appreciate a cake pick-me-up, please send an email. Capacity is limited but the fairies will see what they can do.
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Following on from Jess' article, here are more screenshots from last Sunday's All Together Special service. Featuring...
Welcome, prayers of confession, singing, a video about Zaacheus, sharing news, a talk about justice, followed by justice-themed prayer stations (more on this here), the Lord's Prayer, Notices (of course), a closing prayer. Also Tim - our tech-wizard - and Ann doing our Superman grace (explanation available).
We're keeping it family-friendly, welcoming, participatory and inclusive, and anyone can join us. To know more send an email.
(Jess writes) On Sunday we were thinking again about God's good news for the world. One important part of God’s good news is about justice. Justice isn’t about us being told off for the times we get things wrong. Justice is about things being put right.
Helen gave a great example of this in her talk. She told the story of a doctor in a town dealing with lots of children getting seriously ill. At first it seemed like an unfortunate set of circumstances and so she treated the symptoms of the children. Eventually the doctor went to look for the reason why the children were getting sick and it was revealed that the water from the river, that was supplying the drinking water for children, was being polluted by a factory further up the river. To stop the children being ill the doctor needed to stop the factory polluting the drinking water. Helen told us that our acts of kindness in the world are like the doctor treating the symptoms of the children. This is a good and important thing to do but we also need to seek justice. Justice is about tackling the root cause of the problem. God’s good news is about dealing with the causes of the problems in our world, not just dealing with the effects of the problems in the world.
As part of our service we spent time praying for justice. We prayed for our world leaders by making crowns and writing their names on them. We prayed for countries where people are trapped in modern slavery by creating paper chains and tearing them as we prayed. We built crosswords with letter tiles (or wrote them on paper) with words of life and hope for our world. We lit candles as we prayed for Christians around the world as we seek to bring God’s justice in the world. We took a virtual prayer walk around our community using apps, maps or our imagination. We held money (or other symbols in our hands) as we asked for forgiveness for the times that we have contributed to injustice in the world and asked for God’s help to live differently.
Here are a few of the pictures of our prayers. Please do join us next week when we will be continuing to think about God’s good news for the world.