Minister's Letter

Minister's Message for November  2018 :

Greetings everyone. Autumn is definitely upon us, as we edge our way towards December but first we have what I often think of as a month of remembering. Remembrance Day is about remembering those who have given their lives so that others, us included, may enjoy peace. In November, we also remember those who have gone before us with All Saints Day and with the opportunity provided through the Bereavement Service. But we also have the remembering of looking forward – as the month draws to a close to the remembering of Advent as we look forward to the events of Christmas. Remembering that takes us back into the past and forward into the future, the sort of remembering of being and of doing as we embrace all that God calls us to do – individually and as a church over the next few months and years. The sort of remembering that reminds us that God has been there, in and part of our world, from the beginning of time and will continue to be with us until its end…. and beyond.

Of course, as part of that remembering and living we wish a very Happy Birthday to all who were born during this month from all of us.

And so we go into this day, this week, this month…. as God’s people….knowing that he travels each day and night with us. In the meantime, may I encourage you to remember others less well situated, and some of the initiatives we are seeking to support, which I mentioned last month:

  • Toilet Twinning around the world
  • Operation Shoebox
  • ‘Sponsoring’ a changing mat or books for Starting Rite
  • Food Bank support through shops
  • Food donations for Peterborough Soup Kitchen at church

Thank you, everyone. Have a great month.

The peace, the love, and the welcome of our generous God be with you.

Yours in Christ Jesus,