Sunday 30th October 2022

Our service this morning was led by Revd Helen Hollands and included Holy Communion.

Our readings for this morning are from Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-12 and Luke 6: 20-31. We paused to remember those who have passed away this last year and thank God for their work in the church and community.

Helen reflected on the story of the Lion King and how this relates to our lives today. Simba realises in the end who he is meant to be, as we need to. We were challenged to think who lives on is us, whose example is it that we embody. We are made in God’s image, all of us.

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Our service this morning was led by Barbara Lunn. We listened to readings from Jetemiah and Luke.

Barbara used the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to talk about our relationship with God. Jesus taught through the use of parables, stories that were understandable to those listening. This is a modern day parable and each day we might be one of the characters and come out of the day differently. We try to get God’s approval each day, God doesn’t have a golden ticket. We are more likely Charlie and the tax collectors, asking for forgiveness.  Pride was what drove the children, we need to get rid of our pride so that we become better people and know God better.

Sunday 16th October 2022

This morning our worship was led by Revd Paul Dean, with a reflection written by Revd  Bridget Banks. We celebrated the 50th Anniversaries of the United Reformed Church and of worship on the site at Cade Road.

We listened to readings from Psalm 121 and Luke 18. Revd Banks told us that we are sometimes like the light shining in the corner, and we need to come together until the world is full of light. The church is called to be the outward expression of God, we need to engage those in the local community. How can we be the body of Christ for everyone? We all need to be praying for hope.

We celebrate 50 years of bringing people in to worship here, we shall keep going, stand strong and continue to challenge injustice.

For those meeting in person the service finished with the act of Holy Communion.

50th Anniversay Service

On Sunday 16th October we will be welcoming Revd Bridget Bank, the United Reformed Church South Synod Moderator to lead our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

This year marks a double 50th Anniversary; it has been 50 years since worship started on the site at Cade Road and also it is 50 years of the United Reformed Church.

Everyone is invited to join us at the church at 10:30am or online via our YouTube channel.  As the service will include the act of Holy Communion the broadcast will not continue for the whole service.

Sunday 9th October 2022

This morning we were led in worship by Miss Sophie Carnaby. We listened to readings from Matthew 3 and Ruth chapters 1 and 3.

We prayed for many situations around the world, but particularly for those in Thailand, the Ukraine and those involved in our Messy Church this afternoon.

Sophie spoke about Ruth and her story. The book of 3 love stories, including the love between God and his people. Boaz redeemed the land and allowed Ruth to become a member of God’s family, just as Jesus became our kin and allows us as sinful people to become people of God. The foot or yhe cross is our threshing floor where the wheat is separated from the chaff. Like Ruth we gain a new family when we are redeemed. Everyone is welcome at the foot of the cross.

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Our worship from the United Church Cade Road was led by Mr Paul Missin. We listened to readings from Habakkuk, 2 Timothy and Luke 17.

We were asked to think about the contradictions between increasing our wealth and our faith. How do we increase our faith? We need to become righteous to live by faith. Faith is a family thing as well, the support of our families and communities is a mark of faith. Faith is belonging to God who is stronger than us, we accept that relationship.

Sunday 4th September 2022

Our service this morning was led by Mr Roy Hollands. Roy spoke on Psalm 139 v1-6 and 13-18 and Luke 12 v22-31.

We thought about the friendships we have built up over the years and how God through Jesus is a friend and supporter.

Sunday 21st August 2022

Our service this morning was led by Mr Hugh Burnham, who talked on release for captives. The readings were Isaiah 58: 9b to 14 and Luke 13: 10 to 17.

We discussed the importance of keeping Sunday as our Holy Day of rest. As we are set free from anything that holds us back. We asked God in our prayers to set the captives free.

Our Live Stream will be back on September 4th.

Sunday 14th August 2022

We were delighted to welcome Isabella and Jethro into the family of Christ at their baptism this morning.

Revd Helen Hollands led this morning and spoke on John 1: 43 to 50 and challenged us to look at whether we are worthy to be followed.

Our Livestream will return on 4th September, otherwise you are welcome to join us in person at 10:30 every Sunday either at Cade Road or at Kennington.