Dear friends

It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend all church services and meetings.  This is in line with government guidelines for everyone’s safety.

My heart goes out to all of you at this time, especially those of you living alone, who will most be feeling the effects of isolation.  It is easy to say we are never alone God is with us, but it is true. Now is the time to draw close to God and experience this.

We will certainly miss meeting together in fellowship but there are a number of ways we can stay united as a community at this time.  One of the ways we can do this is to keep special the time that we would meet and pray together though physically apart and reflect upon a bible passage.  To help with this I would like to put a prayer reading and reflection for us to look at on the website. Please have a look on line and observe this at the time of your usual service.

This Sunday evening at 7pm a national day of prayer has been called, and we are invited to light a candle in the window of our homes and join in prayer for the nation.

There are many resources available to us.  For those of you with Sky TV there are a number of Christian channels that broadcast services.  I’m not advertising Sky there are other providers!  For example, Classic Praise on Revelation TV is a lovely half hour programme of hymns requested by viewers, broadcast 9am Sunday morning on channel 581.  Search online; I can recommend UCB radio on line.  Let me know if you find a good one that will bless other people.

The extra time spent at home can be an opportunity for us to spend more time in prayer and reading our bibles.  The Psalms are particularly relevant to us at this time, may I suggest begin by reading Psalm 91, and Psalm 18.

It is not a time to fear or be anxious, but to trust in the Lord. Psalm 91 v2

“This I declare of the Lord He alone is my refuge my place of safety, He is my God and I am trusting Him”

God Bless You All

Stephen