Category Archives: Faith

LMYG’s Interfaith Conference – Sunday 15th January


Next Sunday 15th January we are co-hosting the Leeds Muslim Youth Group’s Interfaith Conference. It is free! Sign Up NOW! (www.tinyurl.com/faithconference2016). 

With All Hallows Church, Leeds, Emmanuel Centre University Of Leeds, Leeds Minster , Near Neighbours West Yorkshire, Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds, TRJFP at All Hallows’

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All Hallows’ Birthday Party 2016

We hosted our second ever All Hallows’ party and sleep over on sat 5th Nov. Syrian and local friends joined us for games, candy floss, Minion and Tangled films and pizza!

A personal highlight was seeing the young people organise and run the games, including a hilarious game of cooperative musical chairs where all 15 of the children piled on top of a very worried looking chair. Looking forward to next year already. Next time with ear plugs.

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On Sunday morning we were joined for morning worship by friends from St Chad’s and St Michael’s, Headingley and we affirmed the following together:

We believe in a bright and amazing God,
who decorates the universe with bright light,
twinkling stars and brilliant colours,
again and again and again;
who has been to the depths of despair on our behalf;
who has risen in splendour and majesty.

We believe that Jesus is the light of the world;
that God believes in us, and trusts us,
even though we make the same mistakes
over and over again.

We commit ourselves to Jesus,
to one another as brothers and sisters,
and to the Maker’s wonderful way in the world.

God said: Let there be light. May we be the light of the world. Amen!

A huge thank you to all who made the weekend possible but especially to Heston and Lydia for all the hard work that they put in. They must be in need of another holiday now!

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IAM2016

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month.

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Are you aware of Islamophobia in your community? Help MEND your community!

Thursday 3rd November @ 10am – 4pm Syrian Kitchen in the café, and Islam exhibition in the church at All Hallows

Sunday 13th November @ 4pm Afternoon Tea and ‘Islamophobia: Causes and Cures’ at St Michael’s Headingley

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Generosity is good for you!

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Here are 7 good reasons why…

1. Because it’s what God is constantly doing

God loves us so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him may have eternal life (John 3:16)

God is a GIVER! And we are made in God’s image- generosity is in our DNA

2. Because your generosity bounces back to bless you

If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated. (Luke 6:38)

It is by giving that we receive. You can never out-give God!

3. Because you need to give, to keep your spiritual life fresh

Your gifts of money are like a sweet-smelling offering or like a sacrifice that pleases God. (Philippians 4:18)

When we cease to worship, we shrivel up spiritually. This goes for our giving just as much as our praying or hymn-singing.

4. Because Jesus had a lot to say about it

Jesus looked up and saw some rich people tossing their gifts into the offering box. He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. And he said, ‘I tell you that this poor woman has put in more than all the others.’ (Luke 21:1-3)

1/6 of Jesus’ recorded words, and 1/3 of his parables, are about people and material possessions. To Jesus, little else is so potentially deepening or damaging to our relationship with God.

5. Because you get to see other people blessed

Your generosity will lead many people to thank God when we deliver your gift. (2 Corinthians 9:11)

6. Because it’s the way to true contentment

More blessings come from giving than from receiving. (Acts 20:35)

Generous giving is a great antidote to greed and selfishness- which are a temptation and danger for us all.

7. Because it involves you in God’s work

Your heart will always be where your treasure is. (Matthew 6:21)

Giving buys us in (literally) to the work of God. Every penny and pound we spend can be an investment in God’s kingdom 🙂

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Praise God for Syria

Its amazing people and its amazing food 🙂

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All things bright and beautiful

We finished it! 300 pieces of prayer puzzle to see in Creation season 🙂

lindisfarneFor from him and through him and for him are all things. To God be glory for ever!  (Romans 11)

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Wild City Retreat at All Hallows

Wild City Retreats are led by our own Pippa Woodhams and on 22nd October there will be a Wild City Retreat celebrating Autumn. You can find more details on the LCI website

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Unity shenanigans

Praise God for a wonderful weekend. Saturday was Hyde Park Unity Day, and we teamed up with Christian and Muslim friends to host a stall…

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We had HUNDREDS of visitors, and invited them to do three things:

1. Taste some food that is found in Bible and/or Quran (grapes, figs, dates, pomegranate, olives, bread and olive oil)

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2. Make a mark on our ‘arty heart’. See how many languages you can spot- and keep an eye out for little baby Willow’s footprints!

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3. Go do a Random Act of Kindness, and then come back and tell us about it. We wrote them up (there were hundreds!) on colourful cards, to make kindness bunting.

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It was a super day, full of generosity and joy. And the Unity continued into Sunday! We had a picnic Eucharist with St Michael’s and St Chad’s and friends from Revive. But not before clearing a big field of litter, and putting huge smiles on the Unity Day organisers’ faces 🙂

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Praise God and THANK YOU and a big hurray!

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In hope- we believe!

making all things new

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe in a light that scatters darkness.
It tears through every shadow in our world,
and leaves a clarity brighter than the sun,
and we name that light: God!

We believe in a love that crushes hatred,
and leaves a space for forgiveness,
to rebuild, redesign, and re-create our world,
and we name that love: God!

We believe in a faith that rips through injustice
revealing a different vision for our world:
of freedom, fairness, and future,
and we name that truth: God!

We believe in a hope that rattles oppressors,
shaping the intent of the Creator
for a people destined for love,
and we name that hope: God!

We believe in a time towards which all history travels,
where all our lives will be held,
and bound into eternity,
and we name that time: God!

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Jane Ozanne Event

Jane Ozanne Event

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