A word from Mark Hubbard

Today is Pentecost Sunday, in Acts 2 as Pentecost approached “all of the believers were gathered together in one place”, they had been waiting for the gift of the Holy Spirit that the Father had promised them (Acts 1:4, Joel 2:28).  As individuals they’d been waiting for several days, but as a nation they’d been […]

A word from our Administrator

‘Comfortable in uncomfortable places’ ‘He comforts us in all our troubles.’ 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT   God can make us comfortable in some of life’s most uncomfortable places. He can bring us through situations we think we won’t survive, or feel like we’ll be stuck in forever. He can give us peace when we’re under […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

grace [greis] NOUN Smoothness and elegance of movement Courteous good will (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifest in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings This morning Ruth will be speaking on the subject of ‘grace’ in the third installation of our series on “foundations to build […]

A Word from our Administrator

‘Encourage one another and build each other up.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV In stressed-out days it’s hard to remember that we, just as we are, with all our weakness and tired thoughts, are enough to God. When we forget that God has said that we’re enough, it’s important to have friends who will come and […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

Palm Sunday was a day of expectation. The Jews of Jesus’ time expected an earthly king to free them from Roman power, but Jesus himself was anticipating his own death. Once again Jesus gives the people not what they want, but what they need, a savior from sin and an eternal hope. In so doing […]

A word from Mark Hubbard

Author Elizabeth Stone once wrote that, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”  This week I want to dedicate Pastors paragraph to honour our churches mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and female carers and all you women who care for, […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 This week I’ve been contemplating this verse. Asking myself what it means to abide in God. To rest in Him and with Him. Often […]

A Word from Jon Edwards

Can I let you into a little secret? I am not very good at asking people for help. I think I am good at being asked to help – I will usually respond by saying I will help in any way I can. And I think I am getting better at asking people if they […]

A Word from Mark Hubbard

Firstly, Sarah and I would like to thank you all for the well wishes, cards, gifts and meals you as a church have offered following the arrival of Amelie.  We both feel so supported and encouraged to be a part of such a generous and loving church community. I’m reminded of the words of Jesus […]

A Word from Jon Edwards

I am sure this will surprise you, I am sure you will not think this could possibly be true (!!) but I assure you it is – later this year I will be 46. The reason I tell you this is not so that you could be amazed at how young I look (!!) but […]