nigel silvester sermon

The faith challenge

Picking up on recent media sound bites, faith seems to getting a much more negative vibe – “We’ve lost faith in the justice system”; “The country has no faith in politicians”.

Closer to home, in relation to Bury FC, “the fans have lost faith in the current owner”. Interestingly though the latest chairman statement calls us fans to hang on in there and have faith!

Our Christian faith is becoming more and more marginalised. Having faith – Christian or otherwise – is becoming a challenge – but wasn’t it ever so?!

It's summer Sunday@Seven

It’s summer – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service is July 28th. The theme this time is ‘It’s Summer…let’s sing!’

We shall be singing some of our favourite songs and hymns. Please let Nigel know, either directly, or via the contact page, which ones you like.

As a one-off, we’ll be meeting in the church at Christ Church, rather than in the hall.

S@S Pentecost

The Spirit is willing but… S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service is June 30th. The theme this time is ‘The Spirit is willing, but…’

This is the first Sunday@Seven after Pentecost so we imagine that Nigel may take full advantage of that in his choice of songs and readings.

Pentecost is when we remember the Holy Spirit being given to the disciples after Jesus’ ascension. The Spirit was given to guide, inspire and teach them – as it does with us today.

thy kingdom come

Light up the world – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service is May 26th. We’ll be meeting again at the hall in Christ Church. The theme is ‘Light up the world’ which is the strap-line from Thy Kingdom Come.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It’s an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

We will have both churches open for morning and evening prayer during Thy Kingdom Come, which runs 11 days from May 30th.

glory of the risen lord

Glory of the Risen Lord – S@S

Our next Sunday@7 service will be on April 28th, meeting together in the hall at Christ Church. In the follow up to Easter, the theme this time is: ‘The Glory of the Risen Lord’.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

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