Monthly Archives: December 2019

THE THEME TUNE OF THE KINGDOM

Last month we had Chick and Margaret Yuill staying with us for Westlake’s special weekend. You can’t be around Chick and Margaret for long without noticing something, at regular intervals they spontaneously burst into song. A word or event will … Continue reading

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

In Sunday school we often used to sing “This little light of mine, I am going to let it shine” I am not sure I fully understood all the implications of what I was singing. Yesterday we made Christingles, and … Continue reading

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THE THEOLOGY OF CHRISTMAS

I am a news addict; I love to watch the daily news bulletins, but I also like to watch documentaries on current affairs. The news bulletin focus on what has happened, and the documentaries look in depth at why those … Continue reading

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WHAT’S A CHRISTINGLE SERVICE?

WHAT IS A CHRISTINGLE SERVICE? To Answer some questions people have about our service on Sunday The idea of Christingles came from a Moravian Church in Germany in 1747. The minister, John de Watteville, gave children at the service a … Continue reading

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THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS

I have a book of Advent devotions and reading it I came across a couple of paragraphs from Max Lucado that made me put down my coffee and just sit in wonder for a few moments as I thought of … Continue reading

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Come Thou Long UNEXPECTED Jesus?

3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: ‘A voice of one calling … Continue reading

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