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Community Week Ideas!

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After the fourth Sunday of each month it is community week at St. Columba!  That doesn’t mean that we don’t look out for our community at any other time in the month, but does mean that we can mark out this time as a point in our calendars when we are intentional about sharing life […]

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, when they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2012 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million. The official date is 27th September but if you can’t manage it’s perfectly okay to opt for a […]

Neighbours we don’t always get on with..

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This week the Daily Mail ran an article about how many of us don’t get on with our neighbours.  In response to this, the Neighbourhood Prayer Network have released a prayer Guide you can use for the neighbours we don’t always get on with…   Below is an excerpt of their email which includes the […]

Love thy neighbour….

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According to Jesus, to love your neighbour is second most important we can do after loving God with all our heart, soul and mind – and it’s a commandment, not a suggestion!  Yet according to an article in the Daily Mail this week, the current trend seems to be “hate thy neighbour” with 60% of […]

Serve your local school

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August is “back to school” time and this month’s edition of Love, Pray, Serve has a number of ideas that you could use to bless and serve one of our local schools.  Some ideas include: offering car shares or organising a “walking bus” to school helping someone with a bit of extra tutoring fixing up […]

Man up!

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Being married to a “blokey bloke”  (translation: drinks beer, loves football, doesn’t understand “scatter cushions”),  I’m often challenged by the retort of “That’s for girls” when I share my ideas for community engagement or things we might try and introduce at church. Now my husband loves Jesus  but he doesn’t want to sit and make something that expresses […]

Prayer adventuring with God

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The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity have some great articles and resources for prayer and engaging with the culture around us.  Although primarily aimed at the workplace situation – many of their resources can easily translate into our homes and communities.  If you’re struggling the “pray” part of “Love, Pray, Serve” then have a peek […]

Prayer Walks

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On Wednesday evening’s throughout the month of July it is planned to spend some time prayer walking in our parish.  If you’re wondering what a “Prayer Walk” is, it’s simply going for a walk together and praying as we go.  Prayers might be spoken or unspoken and are inspired by what and who we see […]

Neighbourhood Prayer Network – Love, Pray,Serve.

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Neighbourhood Prayer Network have some great resources to equip you in being an agent of transformation in your community!  Have a look at their neighbourhood prayer guide  – you can also find them on facebook