Posts from 2015

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A BIG Thank You

by Sandy Matheson

A BIG thank you to those who gave generously to support children and families in our local community. Food and vouchers were distributed before the end of term at both Sarisbury Junior and Sarisbury Infant Schools. Here are some comments from the families: “I can’t believe it, thank you.” “Thank You. I did not know […]

Sunday Club

by Sandy Matheson

Over the past years and decades the pattern of church attendance has changed. There was a time when everyone who was part of the church community was at a service on a Sunday morning unless they were either physically confined to bed through illness or were on their annual holiday. Today things are different. Changes […]

Sermon – Christ Is In Control – First Sunday of Advent

by Sandy Matheson

Sermon on Sunday the 29th of November by Sandy Matheson reflecting on events in our world today and how we respond to them. Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16 and Luke 21.25-36 Listen Online: At the end of the sermon we listened/watched a song by Twila Paris – God Is In Control which you can view below:

2015 Church Christmas Card

by Sandy Matheson

Each year we invite the pupils of Sarisbury Junior School to design our church Christmas Card which is then distributed to approximately 5,000 homes in our parish. This week I had the privilege of announcing the winners of the competition and the design that will be seen by many people in the area. Above is […]

Sharing The Peace

by Sandy Matheson

“We need to make decisions based on who is not yet here, rather than who has been here the longest.” Mark Bailey Whilst we need to be careful with such statements there is a lot of wisdom here similar to the statement at that is credited to Archbishop William Temple “The church is the only […]

40 – August 30th Acts 28

by Sandy Matheson

Listen Online: http://media.blubrry.com/acts/p/media.soundcloud.com/stream/yTNyAtAAOnUF.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

This is why our work with families is SO IMPORTANT

by Sandy Matheson

I came across this blog post from Ali Campbell this week and thought it was so revenant to our situation that I’d share it: 11 stats highlighting the importance of children’s, youth and family ministry I have often been asked about stats related to children’s, youth and family ministry – sometimes they are hard to […]

39 – August 29th Acts 27

by Sandy Matheson

Listen Online: http://media.blubrry.com/acts/p/media.soundcloud.com/stream/ornazUTUN8ZK.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS