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Enjoy your gift...

By Jennie Pollock | 15 January 2018 | Comments (4)

 

One of my Christmas presents arrived late this year. It was sent direct from a well-known online retailer and included a note with a generic message for packages sent as presents. Arriving as it did in those reflective days at the close of the year, it struck me as fantastic life advice to take into 2018. It was this: Enjoy your gift.

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The Gift of JOY - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 15 December 2017 | Comments (1)

I have often heard it said that ‘joy’ in the Christian sense doesn’t really mean joy as we normally understand it. We’re told it’s not so much happiness, as a sort of deep assurance that God is in control, and everything will eventually work out OK. While the motivation behind this message is probably a compassionate one, driven by the awareness that many of us experience great sorrow in our lives, it seems to me neither a hopeful nor a biblical one.

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Advent Unwrapped...

By Jennie Pollock | 23 November 2017 | Comments (95)

 

Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.

    

In the four weeks before Christmas, we will be ‘unwrapping’ these four traditional gifts of Advent.

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Gifts to members: church as charity and as family, simple?

By Alan Hough | 30 August 2017 | Comments (4)

Gifts to members - a blog from Stewardship

We believe that church is a family and families often give to each other. However, most churches in the UK are also charities and as such are governed by Charity Law. Now for much of what we do as churches these two concepts overlap each other. Church operating as a family meets the legal requirements of church operating as a charity, but…

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the generosity of Prince George

By Daniel Jones | 23 October 2013

The generosity of Prince George

Family occasions do seem to bring out the worst in us when it comes to gift buying.

And today, as Prince George is christened, we’re sure to bear witness to some of the most extraordinary and peculiar gifts of all (what does a young prince do with a wild flower meadow in the Transylvanian hills?).

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