During Covid we were encouraged by the then Prime minister to be kind to one another. We were being asked to consider others in the way we lived our lives, to think about how we treated others. The implication was that in a time of crisis being kind to each other would make it easier for us all to get along and get through what we were facing.
The writers of the New Testament gave the early church a group of one another sayings like, ‘Love one another’ and ‘Encourage one another.’ These one another’s were designed to help the early church understand what it meant to be a community that cares for its members. They went beyond just asking people to be kind though, they asked those who followed Jesus to live lives of service for others, even when it might not be reciprocated.
If you want to check out those one another’s have a look here. I wonder which ones you might find hard to do.
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This Sunday @ 10am we will begin a new series as we look at all the one-another expressions that encourage us in our life together.
A children’s programme for children aged 3-6 is available during the service and also a crèche for younger children.
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Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.
Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church email@example.com if you would like to join one.
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