Its amazing people and its amazing food 🙂
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Weekly Sunday services are at 10:30am
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We have teamed up with Ecotricity
- © All Hallows' Church, Leeds
We finished it! 300 pieces of prayer puzzle to see in Creation season 🙂
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
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…
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)
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!
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.
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 🙂
Praise God and THANK YOU and a big hurray!
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!
Do everything readily and cheerfully, joyful bearers of God’s light-giving Way. Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. (Philippians 2:14-16)
“When we let the story of the Exodus read us, we realise to our horror and dismay that in this story we’re not the innocent Hebrews. We’re the Egyptians.
Notice what Pharaoh says in Exodus 1: ‘Look,’ he says. ‘Egypt is crawling with immigrants. There’s too many of them. If we’re not careful they’ll outnumber us. They’re un-Egyptian. They have too many children. They’re at fault for everything that’s wrong around here.’ That’s the kind of thing we say.
Pharaoh believes he’s rich and powerful because he worked hard, and he thinks, ‘I’m not going to let the weak, the immigrant, or the underclass take away my entitlement.’ That’s the kind of thing we think.
Pharaoh makes up a story, a story of fear and mistrust and suspicion. He says, ‘They might outnumber us; there may be a war; they might fight against us with our enemies…’ That’s the kind of story we make up, and then we run to politicians who stoke our fears and play on our mistrust.
BUT here’s the surprising good news. Egyptians we are, but there’s more than one way of being Egyptian………”
(From Sam Wells: Learning to Dream Again; Rediscovering the Heart of God)