“We travel light, we are growing organically, and seeking to be led by the Spirit as we do so.” A new, pioneering Circuit is emerging from the Yorkshire North and East District, encouraging diversity of spiritual exploration, service and activism. Could this be a way forward in this area too? Click on the image below.
earth and your everlasting arms are underneath us. In Jesus you made your home among us,
and you long for us to ﬁnd our home in you – safe and free from fear.
Alpha and Omega, beginning and end, the one holding all things together, give us liberating conﬁdence to renew our trust in you, seek your will, and choose your paths. Amen.
Leslie Newton, Yorkshire North and East District Chair.
Justice, peace, hope and life for all.
Gracious God, as we respond to your call in our lives, nurture within us the wisdom to respect your gift of life and your creation. May the roots of our faith be strengthened so that we reﬂect your kingdom values of justice, peace, hope and life for all. We pray in the name of Jesus and by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Andrew de Ville, Southampton District Chair
URC ministers Melanie Smith and Mark Meacher speak with Simon Peters, Walking the Way project manager, about the climate crisis and its impact should on the lives of followers of Jesus today in the latest episode of the URC podcast. Listen here.
Praying for the school holidays.
Our sufﬁciency, O God, is in you alone, now and always
“Because the Bible as we know it is a translation of a translation, we sometimes get a wrong impression. For example, we are accustomed to hearing the Beatitudes expressed passively: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.”
“Blessed” is the translation of the word makarioi, used in the Greek New Testament. However, when I look further back to Jesus’ Aramaic, I find that the original word was ashray, from the verb yashar. Ashray does not have this passive quality to it at all. Instead, it means “to set yourself on the right way for the right goal; to turn around, repent.”. . . Read more from Megan McKenna here.
Making God’s Love Real.
Praying for South Africa.