Modern tragedy, ancient remedy

Eddie,

Nothing can be farther from and more foreign to the whole temper of modern man than the anguished cry of David: “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Modern man recognizes no such rock, and that is the source of all estrangement and all tragedy.

Charles Malik, cited by Paul  E Miller in “A Praying Life” pp.107-8.

A psalm that helped me following the Paris atrocity

Eddie,

Having read the BBC account of last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, I turned to my Bible and read my morning psalm, which happened to be Psalm 55. Here is a part of that Scripture:

Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
because of what my enemy is saying,
because of the threats of the wicked;
for they bring down suffering on me
and assail me in their anger.

My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have beset me;
horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm.”

Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you; he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
will not live out half their days.

But as for me, I trust in you.

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy.

Living wisely, living well

Eddie,

This space will chiefly be used for sharing the fruits of my reading. I’m blessed to be able to read God’s word, the Bible, daily, and most days I also find time to read from other books too. So I’ll be offering you words that have helped, encouraged and challenged me, in the hope that you’ll find them rich food for your soul.

To start off, here’s a classic line that helped shape my thinking as a young Christian, and has guided my course through the years. It comes from Jim Elliot, an American missionary who was martyred aged 28:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

Live wisely, live well.

Pastor Eddie

 

Changing seasons

Steve and Ruth Lancaster,

This post by Steve and Ruth Lancaster was originally published at Life in the Lancs Lane

In the last week the short rains have arrived.  We’re enjoying the cloudy skies and the vegetation that’s springing to life again after several months of no rain. When the rains finish in a few short weeks temperatures will rise again as the hot season arrives.

These changing seasons are reflected a little in our ministry lives too.  We have now completed all of the Institute of Bible & Ministry’s regional conferences, meaning that Steve has completed his teaching on the Holy Spirit that he began preparing for in January, and we won’t be travelling as much now.  Of course, there is always administration and finance work to do so Ruth will still be busy!
 

On the road to Magambua, among
the towering baobabs

The last regional conference was held in September in Magambua, a village in a rural part of Tanzania.  Steve taught three sessions and guest speaker Cliff Boone from the USA spoke on the principles of church planting in different cultures.  As well as getting to know the pastors who attended, we enjoyed catching up with the other AIM missionaries in Magambua who are involved in medical and translation work there.  We had a memorable evening being regaled with Cliff’s story of how he once shot a lion that wandered past his house when he was a missionary in Magambua many years ago!  (FYI, he didn’t kill the lion, although it was killed by villagers a few days later to stop it taking their livestock.)

This last week the Institute of Bible & Ministry held a conference for AICT evangelists and their wives at Sanga Sanga.  Around 70 people attended, many of whom we met during the regional conferences over the last few months.  Phil Morrison, our AIM colleague and Director of the Multi-Church Pastor Institute in Kenya, was guest speaker together with the Bishop of the AICT’s Coastal Diocese.  There was a great vibe around the place and during breaks you could see small groups of people sitting together chatting and catching up, sheltering from the hot sun.  The sound of 70 people raising their voices in worship (no instruments!) was truly wonderful.

The queue for lunch was pretty long!

Last month the AIM Tanzania Conference took place in Dar es Salaam.  Steve and I and another couple were the main organisers so, as you can imagine, we have been rather busy lately!  It was a lovely time of catching up with friends, getting to know others better, receiving good teaching, enjoying lively worship in English and taking the opportunity to rest and relax.  It was wonderful to hear of how God is working in the places in which AIM members serve and of how Tanzanian believers are ministering to their countrymen and women.  Our pastor, Eddie Larkman, from our home church, was the main speaker and it was so good to be under his teaching again and to spend time with him, Kathy his wife, and the team from Corsham Baptist who came to run the children’s programme.  The team was a huge hit with the kids who were often seen queuing up early during breaks in their eagerness to get back into the children’s room.
 

Eddie & Kathy at home
with us in Morogoro

After conference Eddie and Kathy spent a couple of days with us in Morogoro. We enjoyed showing them round ‘our’ town and taking them to visit Bibi.  Bibi

(‘grandmother’ in Kiswahili) is a Christian lady (from a Muslim background) who attends our church.  She is raising 5 grandchildren on her own, lives in a couple of mud-walled rooms, is 80 years old and weighs 29kg.  We suspect the food she can afford to buy goes largely to the children.  We took her a bag of rice but I think she was mostly blessed to receive guests.  How unlike our western culture in which we prefer to have visitors ring in advance rather than turn up unannounced.   

Election fever!  Sunday 25th October was a significant day here in Tanzania and our first taste of an election in Africa.  For the past few months the country has been awash with the colours of the various political parties with flags and huge posters appearing all over.  For the first time in 54 years there was a serious challenge to the reign of the ruling party with the opposition of four coalition parties.  Thankfully election day passed off fairly peacefully, although there were outbreaks of violence in a few places (not Morogoro) and protests about irregularities in the voting process.  Our team kept a low profile during this time, mostly staying at home.  We pray that God’s chosen leaders for this country will lead with justice and compassion.
 

The columns are rising at Sanga Sanga

The construction work on the conference centre at Sanga Sanga is progressing speedily, thanks to Matt Dixon’s good management.  Recently the cement slab was laid—all done with manual labour (no cement trucks here!).  Dozens of fundis went to and fro carrying buckets of cement on their heads, all in the blazing sun.  We are in awe of their strength and capacity to cope with the heat!  As you can see in the picture, the cement columns are going up too.  If you’re on Facebook you can keep up-to-date with progress—just look for Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre and Campsite.

We are happy to have our teammates Tony & Cath Swanson back with us having returned from their home assignment a few weeks ago.  Our thoughts are inevitably turning to our own home assignment which begins in March next year.  It seems amazing to me that we are nearing the end of our first term in Tanzania.  Where has that time gone?!  We are so grateful to God for helping us reach this point, feeling settled, coping with a new language, new culture and a new climate, and being useful in the work we came to do.

Our plans for home assignment are far from fixed at present but we will be spending time with family and friends, taking some holiday, and visiting various churches that are supporting us.  We intend, God willing, to return to Morogoro in September, if our teammates will have us back!!

Thank you, as always, for your support, prayers and encouragement.

Many blessings,

Steve and Ruth


Prayer and Praise:

  • Praise God for the AIM Tanzania conference, for refreshment, good teaching and renewed relationships.
  • Pray for Tanzania’s new president and government.
  • Pray that the evangelists who attended the recent conference will be refreshed and equipped for their ministries.
  • Pray that God will guide us as we make plans for home assignment.


Random photos of the month:


 


Whoops!  Someone forgot to
build the steps


Notice sheet for 8th November, 2015 – Remembrance Day

Louise,

“Grace Place”

Check out our new blog, GRACE PLACE, which is geared to women of all ages in our CBC and Rudloe communities and beyond. Look to see what books are recommended so far. Have you read any of them? Great stuff. We always appreciate feedback! www.cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com

New Wine

The Everetts are going to New Wine 31 July – 6th August 2016 and would love you to join them! Information at www.new-wine.org or ask the Everetts. If you book before 30th November you will get the best rates!

‘Connected’

‘Connected’ is a new group designed to give busy parents an opportunity to get together to relax, have fun, share a meal and develop their relationships with Christian brothers and sisters, without the distraction of children! Our first meeting is on Saturday 14th Nov at Priory Street, 8-10pm. Contact Tim or Beth for more info.  If you’re coming along to this first gathering, then please let Tim or Beth know your meal choices either via the Connected@CBC Facebook page, or by emailing. Please look at the online menu from the Jaipur curry house: www.jaipurcorsham.co.uk and click on ‘other Jaipur useful information’, then download the menu. We’ll pre-order the food in advance, so please just bring your money along on the night!

Life Group and Future Life Group Leaders’ Day

This is taking place on Saturday 14th November from 9.30-1pm at the church.  Please discuss with Vicky Stephenson if you are interested.

Men’s Traditional Christmas Chilli Night!

The men of CBC will meet for their Christmas meal (chilli !) on Tuesday 24th November at 7.00pm at Priory Street. Please let Ian Holmes know if you would like to attend.

Mission Update

Welcome back to Steve B.  We are pleased to see him home safely and look forward to hearing his news. Steph G is going to Uganda for two weeks at the beginning of December.  Please pray for her as she prepares to leave. She will be working in a baby clinic and helping in the church.

Free Christmas Stickers from the Bible Society

This year the Bible Society’s free Christmas stickers have been designed by Emma Skerratt who used to attend Corsham Baptist Church.  The stickers show the names of Jesus and are designed to be used to spread the real meaning of Christmas eg. on your Christmas card envelopes.  You can find details about them at biblesociety.org.uk/stickers2015. If you don’t have access to the internet or prefer talking to a person, please ask Heather or Steve Chilcott!

Sunday evening, 15th November

Next Sunday’s evening service will be dedicated to the Tanzania mission trip and we will hear feedback from some of the people who went. All welcome at 6pm!

CBC Craft Group

Craft Group will be meeting again on Saturday 14th November, 10-12.30 in the coffee hall.  The workshop this month is looking forward to Christmas and we will be making some special decorations. For more information contact Pam Mitchell or Kathy Ewins or just pop in next Saturday and see what we are doing!

The Lunch Club

The next TLC get-together will be on Tuesday 10th November at 12 o’clock. Please speak to Wendy or Michael for more details on this monthly event for our seniors.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: TLC, 12 noon

Wednesday: Morning prayer meeting 7.15am

Thursday: Toddler Group 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Morning prayer, 8.30am; Life Group meeting, 9.30am; Craft Group, 10am; Connected 8-10pm

…Coming up…

15th November: Evening service – feedback from Tanzania mission trip

18th November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: Men’s Christmas chilli night, 7pm

28th November: The Ark, 10am

30th November: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

2nd December: Midweek service, 2pm

5th December: Craft Group, 10am

8th December: TLC, 12 o’clock

13th December: Nativity services, 9.15am and 11.15am

14th December: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

16th December: Midweek service, 2pm

20th December: Carols by candlelight, 6pm

22nd December: Corsham town carol service up the High Street, 6.45pm

24th December: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th December: Christmas day, 10am family service

**27th December: One service at Priory Street at 10am and no evening service on that day!**

Notice sheet for 1st November 2015

Louise,

Prayer Meeting

Our evening service tonight will be a prayer meeting which will be lead by Eric Seager. Everyone is welcome to attend.

“Grace Place”

Check out our new blog, GRACE PLACE, which is geared to women of all ages in our CBC and Rudloe communities and beyond. Look to see what books are recommended so far. Have you read any of them? Great stuff. We always appreciate feedback! www.cbcgraceplace.wordpress.com

New Wine

The Everetts are going to New Wine 31 July – 6th August 2016 and would love you to join them! Information at www.new-wine.org or ask the Everetts. If you book before 30th November you will get the best rates!

‘Connected’

‘Connected’ is a new group designed to give busy parents an opportunity to get together to relax, have fun, share a meal and develop their relationships with Christian brothers and sisters, without the distraction of children! Our first meeting is on Saturday 14th Nov at Priory Street, 6-11pm. Contact Tim or Beth.

Light Party

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the activities on Saturday night!

Message from Steve and Ruth Lancaster

“Greetings from Tanzania! We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to you as a church for sending the team to Tanzania for the AIM conference a few weeks ago. Eddie’s ministry was much appreciated as was the rest of the team. Feedback has been excellent! A couple of people said this about the children’s team:  

“We feel so blessed that they took such good loving care of our kids – please come back”!

“Excellent – what a great team! 

So – a huge well done to the folks who gave of their time & energy – and to all

who prayed & supported them in the run-up to their trip and during the

conference itself. Thanks also to those who sent cards and to those who cleared

their cupboards of unwanted games & puzzles! Your support and your prayers

over these last two years is much appreciated – and we look forward to spending some time with you from April onwards!”

Life Group and Future Life Group Leaders’ Day

This is taking place on Saturday 14th November from 9.30-1pm at the church.  Please discuss with Vicky Stephenson if you are interested.

Men’s Traditional Christmas Chilli Night!

The men of CBC will meet for their Christmas meal (chilli !) on Tuesday 24th November at 7.00pm at Priory Street. Please let Ian Holmes know if you would like to attend.

Midweek Service

The next midweek service is on Wednesday, 4th November and the text is Luke 15. Eric will be leading and preaching. There will be communion.

Free Christmas Stickers from the Bible Society

This year the Bible Society’s free Christmas stickers have been designed by Emma Skerratt who used to attend Corsham Baptist Church.  The stickers show the names of Jesus and are designed to be used to spread the real meaning of Christmas eg. on your Christmas card envelopes.  You can find details about them at biblesociety.org.uk/stickers2015. If you don’t have access to the internet or prefer talking to a person, please ask Heather or Steve Chilcott!

Lynn and Michael Attwood

The contact details for Lynn and Michael Attwood, who used to be members of CBC, are available from the church office if anyone would like to keep in contact with them.

The Lunch Club

The next TLC get-together will be on Tuesday 10th November at 12 o’clock. Please speak to Wendy or Michael Prior for more details on this monthly event for our seniors.

…This week…

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Wednesday: Morning prayer meeting 7.15am; midweek service 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7pm

Friday: Corsham Money and Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

…Coming up…

10th November: TLC, 12 o’clock

14th November: Life Group leaders’ day, 9am; Craft Group, 10am;

            “Connected”, 6-11pm

15th November: Evening service – feedback from Tanzania mission trip

18th November: Midweek service, 2pm

24th November: Men’s Christmas chilli night, 7pm

28th November: The Ark, 10am

30th November: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

2nd December: Midweek service, 2pm

5th December: Craft Group, 10am

8th December: TLC, 12 o’clock

13th December: Nativity services

14th December: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

16th December: Midweek service, 2pm

20th December: Carols by candlelight, 6pm

24th December: Christmas eve service, 6pm

25th December: Christmas day, 10am family service

Newsletter for 25th October 2015

Louise,

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study will take place Monday evening, 26th October, 7.30-9.15pm. Please speak to Anne Holmes for more information. Study sheets are on the table at the back.

“Grace Place”

Check out our new blog, GRACE PLACE, which is geared to women of all ages in our CBC and Rudloe communities and beyond. Look to see what books are recommended so far. Have you read any of them? Great stuff. We always appreciate feedback!

The Ark

Don’t forget the Ark on Saturday 31st October (the same day as the Light Party!) at 10.00am. We will also be thinking about Light (and Heaven) with puppets, bible story, songs, instruments, craft and cake.  Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all welcome.  Come and join in the fun!!

Annual Light Party

Next Saturday (October 31st) is our Light Party.  Please sign up at the back of church if you are able to help with this event.  We still need someone to lead and organise  worship, which is an important part of the light party, as this is a way for the non church children to really get involved with learning about Jesus in a fun way with actions.  There are also registration forms for children, so please take these and fill them in to save time on the night.  We need help to move the chairs after this evening’s service, please come and help at 7.30, the more, the merrier!  If you are coming to help at the event, please could you meet at church at 4pm in order to set up the final things and to have a time of prayer before the event.  We also need to move the chairs back after the event, if you can help with this then please come at 7.30pm on Saturday to help with this.  Finally, please pray for the children who will be attending and also for all the volunteers helping with this outreach event. Thanks!

New Wine

The Everetts are going to New Wine 31 July – 6th August 2016 and would love you to join them! For information about New Wine have a look on their website www.new-wine.org or ask the Everetts. If you book before 30th November you will get the best rates!

‘Connected’

‘Connected’ is a new group designed to give busy parents an opportunity to get together to relax, have fun, share a meal and develop their relationships with Christian brothers and sisters, without the distraction of children! Our first meeting is on Saturday 14th Nov at Priory Street, 6-11pm. Contact Tim or Beth for more info.

Steve Bryant’s Thailand trip

If you would like more details about Steve’s trip, please pick up an information sheet from the table at the back of the church.

Free Christmas Stickers from the Bible Society

This year the Bible Society’s free Christmas stickers have been designed by Emma Skerratt who used to attend Corsham Baptist Church.  The stickers show the names of Jesus and are designed to be used to spread the real meaning of Christmas eg. on your Christmas card envelopes.  You can find details about them at biblesociety.org.uk/stickers2015. If you don’t have access to the internet or prefer talking to a person, please ask Heather or Steve Chilcott!

Life Group and Future Life Group Leaders’ Day

This is taking place on Saturday 14th November from 9.30-1pm at the church.  Please discuss with Vicky Stephenson if you are interested.

 

** There will be no Eagles group for the next two weeks. **  The children will stay in the service.

…This week is half term so no…

Monday morning Mums’ bible study

Wednesday early morning prayer meeting

Thursday morning Toddler Group

Please check with your housegroup leader regarding midweek meetings.

…This week’s activities…

Monday: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

Saturday: The Ark, 10am; The Light Party, 5-7pm

…Coming up…

1st November: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

4th November: Midweek service, 2pm

10th November: TLC, 12 o’clock

14th November: Life Group leaders’ day, 9am; Craft Group, 10am; “Connected”, 6-11pm

15th November: Evening service – feedback from Tanzania mission trip

18th November: Midweek service, 2pm

28th November: The Ark, 10am

30th November: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

2nd December: Midweek service, 2pm

5th December: Craft Group, 10am

8th December: TLC, 12 o’clock

13th December: Nativity services

14th December: Ladies’ bible study, 7.30pm

16th December: Midweek service, 2pm

20th December: Carols by candlelight, 6pm

Notice sheet for 18th October 2015

Louise,

Youth Service – tonight – 18th October, 6pm

This evening the young people will be hosting a joint youth service at CBC. This event will be hosted by young people for young people, and will include a mix of refreshments, testimony, worship and teaching. Josh Holmes will host the service, four of our young people will be sharing testimony/ biblical reflections, and Matthew Little will be introducing a time of creative response. Please pray for the young people as they prepare, and meet at this event.

As a result there will be no evening service held at CBC tonight.

Instead, there will be a joint service at Gastard Church at 6pm to mark Bible Sunday. All are welcome to attend that service.

“Grace Place”

Check out our new blog, GRACE PLACE, which is geared to the women of all ages in our CBC and Rudloe communities and beyond. Look to see what books are recommended so far. Have you read any of them? Great stuff. We always appreciate feedback!

‘Connected’

‘Connected’ is a new group designed to give busy parents an opportunity to get together to relax, have fun, share a meal and develop their relationships with Christian brothers and sisters, without the distraction of children! Our first meeting is taking place on Saturday 14th November at Priory Street, 6-11pm. Contact Tim or Beth Mills for more information beth.r.mills@googlemail.com or tim.s.mills@googlemail.com

Life Group and Future Life Group Leaders’ Day

This is taking place on Saturday 14th November from 9.30-1pm at the church. Please discuss with Vicky Stephenson if you are interested.

Youth Weekend away – Drivers needed!!

Next Friday Dan will be taking a group of about 35 people to our annual youth weekend away. However, in order to make this youth trip possible we need your help! We are in need of a couple of individuals who are willing to drive young people to and/or from Woodcroft Christian Centre (just outside Chepstow) on Friday afternoon 23rd October (We meet at Corsham Baptist Church to load up and go at 4pm)  / Sunday afternoon 25th October (Arriving at the centre at approx 3pm to bring young people back to Corsham). If you can assist in regards to this, please let Dan Ovens know. Thanks very much!

The Ark

Don’t forget the Ark on Saturday 31st October (the same day as the Light Party!) at 10.00am. We will also be thinking about Light (and Heaven) with puppets, bible story, songs, instruments, craft and cake.  Aimed at 0-7 year olds but all welcome.  Come and join in the fun!!

Annual Light Party

We will be holding our Light Party on October 31st ​from 5-7pm.  There will be singing, games, crafts, snacks, puppets and lots of fun.  This is an event for 4 to 11 year olds (all primary school children). If you are able to help with this event, please sign up on the sheet at the back of church.  Areas we particularly need help with are: Set up and Set down – moving chairs on Sunday 25th October (after the evening service) and again after the event (7.30pm on 31st) and a general tidy up. Catering – Judy Davies has done a fantastic job for many years on her own and this year we would love to have a team of caterers supporting her.  If you can bake please sign up and/or speak to Judy. Helping on the evening – group leaders. games co-ordinator, welcome team, registration team, face painting and worship bandDo you have any fairy lights that we could borrow? We also need clean jam jars with lids, preferably smaller jars but any will do (please include lids).  If so, please name them and leave them in the church office or give them to Rhiannon.

Ladies’ Bible Study

The next study will take place on Monday 26th October, 7.30-9.15pm. Please speak to Anne Holmes for more information. Study sheets are on the table at the back.

Midweek Service

The text for MWS on 18th October is Luke 14.25-35 and Eric will be leading and preaching. Please speak to Eric Seager if you would like more information on these fortnightly meetings.

Steve Bryant’s Thailand trip

If you would like more details about Steve’s trip, please pick up an information sheet from the table at the back of the church.

Free Christmas Stickers from the Bible Society

This year the Bible Society’s free Christmas stickers have been designed by Emma Skerratt who used to attend Corsham Baptist Church.  The stickers show the names of Jesus and are designed to be used to spread the real meaning of Christmas e.g. on your Christmas card envelopes.  You can find details about them at biblesociety.org.uk/stickers2015.  There is also a free calendar which you can find out more about on biblesociety.org.uk/calendar2016wia. If you don’t have access to the internet of prefer talking to a person please ask Heather or Steve Chilcott!

Steph Grylls

Steph is back home from Bangladesh due to the recent security situation there. Please continue to pray for her and the Tearfund team as they come to terms with all that has happened and their feelings about being home so early.  Please look at Steph’s blog for an update. Thanks.

…This Week…

Monday: Mums’ Bible Study, 10am

Wednesday: Early morning prayer meeting, 7.15am; midweek service, 2pm

Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; Corsham Money Debt Advice Centre, 7.30pm

Friday: Corsham Money Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am; young people leave for their weekend away

Saturday: Prayer in the Hut, 8.30am

…Coming up…

26th October: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

31st October: The Ark, 10am; The Light Party, 5-7pm

1st November: Evening prayer meeting

4th November: Midweek service, 2pm

10th November: TLC, 12 o’clock

14th November: Life Group leaders’ day, 9am; Craft Group, 10am; “Connected”, 6-11pm

18th November: Midweek service, 2pm

28th November: The Ark, 10am

Grace Place – A Blog for CBC Women and Beyond…

Adrian,

Corsham Baptist Church’s women’s ministry has recently launched a new website named Grace PlaceBelow is an excerpt from their site describing the purpose of the site.

Links to the most recent few posts are also available on our home page.


 

Grace Place’, a blog created for the women of CBC (Corsham Baptist Church) communities and beyond. Our passion is to help women to authentically grow and mature in their journey with God in Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the one true foundation with which can transform our ordinary, everyday, messy lives!

The gospel is founded on God’s amazing love and grace which then extends to us for friendship with one another.  Thus the name ‘Grace Place’ is born. We come in all shapes and sizes, ages, and life’s experiences. We are here because we are created to do life together! Women need other women. So no matter where you are on your journey, you are not on your own. We hope that Grace Place will be a place where you can be lovingly transparent with the not-so-great stuff mixed in with the gracious goodness of God.

In addition, this blog is a link to connect with you and to bring continuity to our existing monthly studies.   We are here to share laughter and tears, sorrows and joys, heartaches and victories.  We hope you will be inspired, challenged, encouraged,feel accepted, and loved.  Our aim is to be biblically faithful, pastorally sensitive,and culturally relevant.  We want you to feel at home; as family should. There will be a weekly addition so feel free to ask questions and make relevant comments along the way.

So if you love Jesus even just a little but long to love Him more, plug in! Grab a cuppa and see what the Lord gets up to as we walk together!