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Last updated 27.12 2021

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Week of prayer for Christian Unity

We have local meetings with Churches Together Whaley Bridge from 18-25 Jan

Dates

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time

Introduction

The story of the Magi visiting the Holy Family in Bethlehem is one very familiar to us. The Magi have sometimes been seen as a symbol of the world’s diversity – different religions and cultures – that comes to pay homage to the Christ-child. The story might therefore represent the unity of all created that God desires.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which was, and still is, characterised by conflict and strife, tainted with blood and darkened by injustice and oppression. The Christians of the Middle East offer these resources conscious that the world shares many of the travails and much of the difficulties that it experiences, and yearns for a light to lead the way to the Saviour who is the light that overcomes darkness.

Serving the Gospel today requires a commitment to the human being, especially the poorest, the weakest and those marginalised. It requires from the churches transparency and accountability in dealing with the world, and with each other. This means churches need to cooperate to provide relief to the afflicted, to welcome the displaced, to relieve the burdened, and to build a just and honest society. This is a call for churches to work together so that young people can build a good future according to God’s heart, a future in which all human beings can experience life, peace, justice, and love.



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Love your Church - our current series (finished 24 Nov  2021)

God calls us to be "devoted to one another in love" (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?

This timely and engaging book by Tony Merida explores what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment. He sets out eight privileges and responsibilities of a church member: to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve, to honour, to witness and to send.

This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, especially as churches start to meet in person after many months of disruption from Covid-19. Whether you're new to your local church or have been attending for some time, this book will re-energise you with God’s vision for the local church.

A discussion guide at the end of book makes Love Your Church a great resource for reading with other church members.

             

 Wellbeing

Earlier this year we followed a series based on the book “God’s plan for your wellbeing”, looking at the life of Elijah in 1 Kings ch 17 to 2 Kings 2 ch 2.  Much has been said about wellbeing in recent years and this book shows how we can seek God’s Shalom in every area of our lives.  

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Refreshments will be served after each morning service 

Weekly prayer and mid-week meetings

See What's on for details

Offerings – Thank you to all who contribute to the ministry of church via the offering bag or by standing order (direct to the bank).  

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For a chat, prayer or other assistance please also contact us.

Rob and Cheryl Cross

Church leaders

01663 75o435

Good News Paper Summer 2020 - including an article on last summer's Toddbrook Dam crisis.



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Thanksgiving service - Toddbrook Dam crisis

To watch the 2019 service see www.whaleybridge.com

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