Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Community Carol Service

  Last night we held a community carol service in the old chapel building on the estate. The former hospital chapel is currently owned by the Greek Orthodox Church. They generously opened up and allowed us to use the building. … Continue reading

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Beware of unspoken expectations.

There are lots of gems for pioneer leaders and church planters in Dave Male’s book, Church Unplugged. Dave Male is the former leader and planter of the The Net church in Huddersfield but he manages to write the book without … Continue reading

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Rowan Williams on what is church

Spoken at the Mission-Shaped Conference in 2004, the Archbishop defines what church is (and what it isn’t). Church is the event of Jesus’ presence with its characteristic event of gathering people around him… The church is what happens when Jesus … Continue reading

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what is community?

There now follows a slightly rambling post about the nature of community. The word ‘community’ pops up a lot on this blog (as my wordle wordcloud shows), it is important to define what it means. Dave Male notes that the … Continue reading

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A frosty morning.

It got down to -7 degrees last night which made for some severe and beautiful frost on the trees this morning. I thought I’d snap a few photos whilst on my walk to the coffee shop after breakfast. This one … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Advent, and illness!

Saturday saw our core team and their families get together for a belated US Thanksgiving meal. One thing I like about this holiday celebration is that it allows us to reflect on the good things in life and express our … Continue reading

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