May 2015

May or sometimes June contains the second (after Easter) most important Festival and Celebration in the church’s year.  It is Pentecost or Whitsun when we celebrate the coming of God’s Holy Spirit upon all people who will receive and welcome the Holy Sprit’s presence in their lives.  Jesus was limited...

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April 2015

For some years I have subscribed to a monthly classic car magazine, and it always intrigues me that each edition arrives more than a month before the date on its cover!  For those who see this website and my blogs more regularly it seems I have arrived at the opposite...

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March 2015

This month’s blog is written by Greg Allen, a member of the Singleton Leadership Team. Vaudeville gave us plate spinning. Spinning plates on the end of sticks. The goal was to spin as many plates in the air as possible without allowing any to crash to the ground. A balancing...

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February 2015

February marks a change in the church’s year and also what we emphasise in the Christian Faith. 2nd February ends perhaps the most popular and well known time in the churches year – Advent, Christmas and Epiphany when the emphasis is on looking forward and the great excitement and celebration...

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January 2015

This month’s blog is by Derek Goodwin, one of our Readers. Welcome to 2015! I guess by now some of you may have broken your New Year Resolution; or at least be wondering whether it was such a good idea to give up chocolate and wine at the same time? Although it was...

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December 2014

As I begin my 12th Christmas in Great Chart and Singleton many of you will know that I have chosen a ‘Christmas Word’ for a number of years.  I’ve had hope, love, light, gift, glory, Jesus, joy and others.  This year it’s a bit unusual as I have thought about the...

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November 2014

Thank you to Martin Lees one of our Licenced Ministers for blogging last month.  I hope others from our leadership team will also contribute to this monthly blog November is always associated with remembering.  The words even rhyme.  Long before we remembered the horrors of World and other wars in...

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October 2014

This month’s blog is by Martin Lees, our recently-licensed Reader. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year – a time of changing scenery, when the leaves turn from green to brown, red and gold before starting to fall and provide a multi-coloured carpet. Of course every season of the...

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September 2014

Maybe it’s because I come from a family of teachers and that I started off originally on a career in teaching, but for me September with the start of the Academic year always seems far more of a New Year than January 1st. In many ways the Autumn is often...

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August 2014

Like many people we take our major annual holiday in August. A time to rest and relax and re-charge our batteries for a return to work.  Rest and relaxation I believe are a vital part of our lives.  When God created the world He set aside a whole day at...

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