This Sunday: The Word Made Flesh

From eternity to eternity, God is unchanging. And yet, at a specific point in time, God broke into creation in a radical new way. The God of the universe took on a body of flesh and was born into the world. But what does that mean for us here and now? To put it another…

This Sunday: Understanding John 3:16

John 3:16 is a key text for a lot of Christians in understanding why Jesus was born in the world. It says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only-begotten Son,  that everyone who believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” But how do we understand what is meant…

This Sunday – Carol Sing and Social Supper

This year the Carol Sing will be slightly different. On Sunday 7 December we will have a shorter 5pm church service followed by the Carol Sing in the hall. We are very fortunate to have Cheryl and Martin from Connecting Stars as well as Liz and Les play for us. A casual 2 course meal…

This Sunday: Do Not Resist Evil – Worthlessness

“You’re absolutely worthless!” “I’m a useless piece of…” Do you ever hear these words–from other people or inside your own head? Are they true? Are you worthless? Or think about it the other way: if you are not worthless, why do you have worth? What makes you worthy? It’s tricky to sort out. And dealing…

This Sunday: Do Not Resist Evil: Fear

What do you worry about? What are you scared of doing? How does fear or anxiety affect your behaviour and relationships? We all have to deal with fears of various kinds and, if we don’t deal with them appropriately, they can lead us to all sorts of unhealthy and dysfunctional behaviours. But, as we’ve already…

This Sunday: Do Not Resist Evil: Guilt Good and Bad

When we are attacked by feelings of doubt, guilt, fear, or worthlessness, we often try (and fail) to simply push those feelings away. But there is another way: instead of resisting these things, we can take what is valuable from them, and let the rest pass us by. This week, the second in a four-part…

This Sunday: How to Live Gratefully

Last Sunday we talked about the need for gratitude in our lives and the difference it can make. This week we’re going to dig into how to practice gratitude. What habits and practices can we put into our lives so that we live every day gratefully?

This Sunday: Living Gratefully: The Value of Gratitude

Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill that’s going too fast for you to keep up? It’s a busy and stressful time of year and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and like there’s just too much to deal with. How can the Lord help us cope with all of this? Gratitude—the Lord commands us…

This Sunday: A Promise of Blessing

After all the threats of destruction throughout the book of Amos, the prophecy ends on a hopeful note: the promise of a return to a fruitful land. Is this promise being made to us? And if so, what was the purpose of all the threats of destruction that came before? We’re wrapping up our series…

This Sunday: A Thirst for the Word of God

In the New Church we tend to focus on the deeper, spiritual meaning of the Bible. But does that mean we can ignore the commandments in the literal sense to care for the poor and feed the hungry? How do we experience the connection between those external things and the deeper meaning within them? We’re…