This newsletter will span the 3 church seasons of Advent – Christmas – Epiphany, December/January 2024.
What a surfeit of riches we have in store to see us through the dark cold days of midwinter and what temptations lie ahead, temptations that will, if we don’t take care, find us spiralling into busier and busier days trying to do everything and please everyone….
This newsletter stands as a reminder to you that the Church calendar calls us to a different way, to march to a different drum.
The seven newly confirmed members of our church community are all busy parents with jobs and homes, family and children to juggle.
How will they find time to remember God?
How do any of us put God at the centre of all we do instead of being an ‘add on’ when there is no other distraction, when we can make it to church, when the going gets tough?
Most of all perhaps, how can we say ‘no’ to the pressure to conform to the all-consuming pattern of buying and busy-ness.
If you have read this far you have already taken a little time out of the from your daily round, can you think of other ways to step back, step aside and cast your eyes heavenward?
Perhaps there is a piece of music, a particular short walk, a car journey, a view, a simple chore that allows your heart and mind to connect with God.