Thought for the month

The Church in the Village

The Church in the Village

Following the miners’ strike of 1984/5 and the closing of the mine in 1994, Grimethorpe was a devastated community.   The closure of the pit resulted in the loss of 1,500 jobs.  Homes were repossessed and several High Street shops were boarded up.  Two of the four...

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October 2017

At the end of the month, we will be holding the final Kids' Club of the year. The Bible has a lot to tell us about children and how much Jesus loves them. One time when mothers were bringing their children to him the disciples wanted to turn them away but Jesus said:...

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September 2013

As we near the end of summer after enjoying the soft summer fruits from the garden, then fruit on the trees is beginning to ripen.  There are apples, pears and plums all ready for harvesting, to be eaten, used in baking or made into jam.  The poet T. S. Eliot calls...

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August 2013

We are now in the middle of the holiday season, and some of us may have already been on holiday, while for others a holiday may now be just a distant memory.  Going on holiday and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life is proven to be beneficial to our health...

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September 2017

September traditionally sees the time for harvest. Fruit and vegetables are ready for picking and in the fields, corn is ripening. In days gone by, before the introduction of expensive machines which now do most of the work, farmers all worked together, first doing...

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August 2017

Towards the end of this month, families will be preparing for children to return to school and college and we will be praying for them. A small boy was sleeping at his grandma's house and was having a bedtime story from a very old book that belonged to his daddy. It...

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July 2017

This month brings the induction of Pastor Roy and a season of change for the church. In the Bible, we read that "there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens." Change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we need to make...

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June 2017

The first Sunday of this month is Pentecost Sunday and we have set aside the month of June as the month of the Holy Spirit. Everyone needs a friend, someone to help them, to guide them and the disciples did not want Jesus to leave them as he had been their guide and...

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May 2017

During the month of May in Growth Groups we will be looking at "Preparing the Way". Things don't just happen, there is usually some preparation involved. If you take a holiday you don't just turn up at the airport one day, you have to choose a destination, book your...

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April 2017

At the end of March, we launched the 21 Days of Prayer. During the month of April, we will be praying for specific things. One of the most essential things we can pray for is people to come to know Jesus. The Bible tells us that God is our Heavenly Father and that we...

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