A NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM OUR MINISTER, REV MARK SMITH
Happy 2021 to all our readers !
At the start of 2020 no-one knew what we would face. It’s the same for 2021 … as it is every year.
We no longer live in strange times … we have got used to CoVID and the restrictions needed to control the virus. Face-masks, social-distancing, self-isolation, shielding, open windows are all the ‘norm’. We have celebrated birthdays, Easter, and now Christmas, under lockdown. As vaccines begin the fight-back there is light at the end of the tunnel, but we know we are in for a long haul and not out of the woods yet.
For Christians, the New Year is a chance to re-commit to following Christ and His Way for our lives. We are reminded of the God who is the same yesterday, today and forever, whatever chances, changes, and challenges 2021 may bring. We remember His Love poured out for us:
The God of Love became the Baby of Bethlehem – born to die for us!
The Infinite God made Himself vulnerable and frail – betrayed by those around Him.
The Eternal God stepped into the flow of time and decay – to bring a new, eternal life by His own death.
For the foreseeable future, much of our worship and meeting will continue via Zoom. However ‘virtual’ our gathering, the worship is very real as we seek and receive God’s Love, allowing it to fill us, to overflow and spill from us, as active channels for that Love shown through Jesus’ Life and Death.
Join us soon – seeking Light in the darkness.
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God Bless & elbow bumps,