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SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS

 

Following government advice, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel all events at the church for the foreseeable future. This includes Craft and Chat, Toddlers and Generate, as well as Sunday services and the church walks. During this difficult time, please look after yourselves and your neighbours. Make sure you have a couple of telephone numbers of friends you can call on in an emergency, and contact elderly neighbours to see if you can offer any practical advice.  If you’re stuck, please contact us via email: info@westdentonchurch.co.uk

 

ZOOM!

Although we can’t meet together, we’re having regular catch-ups and prayer meetings on Zoom. Our Sunday morning “service” is still at 10.30 a.m., via Zoom. If you’re unable to join us, the weekly messages are available via Dropbox, or on CD. Please contact us via info@westdentonchurch.co.uk if you’d like to get a copy, or take part in any of the sessions.

Various churches are live streaming a Sunday service (without a congregation!) If you have the technology please try clicking here this Sunday at 10.30am and you will be able to view a service from Jesmond Parish Church, or here at 11 a.m. for the service from Regent Chapel in Gosforth.

 

YOUTUBE

 

We now have our own YouTube channel where you can catch up on the messages shared at our Sunday Zoom sessions. You can click here and then search for the Sunday you want.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED

Christianity Explored is an informal and relaxed online course that gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith.

We’re currently running a course via Zoom. You can see more details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERATE

We can’t meet on a Friday night at the moment, but we’ve got some activities and puzzles for you to try. You can look at your special page here.

One of the things we’ve been doing is our Big Photo Challenge – The Rainbow Gallery. We’ve been taking photos of things around our houses to create a rainbow. And here’s the finished version! Thanks for all the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

People of Light

One of the things which has stood out to me over recent weeks is the variety and beauty of natural light. We have had some spectacular sunrises and sunsets; I have found myself amazed watching the effect produced as the sun has pierced a snow laden grey sky and awe-struck by the clarity and brightness created by the combination of a clear blue sky and the light reflected from the snow-covered ground. I’ve even stopped to photograph the dappled light of the sun shining through branches heavy with snow. All these effects have lifted my heart to God in praise!  Even more so, when I consider how often our attention has been drawn to the impact that we too can have when we allow God to shine His light through us. It’s a challenge for each one of us isn’t it? This week God is bringing it to our attention once again as we read Philippians chapter 2 together, “shine as lights in the world” (verse 15 ESV). Another call for us to consider what we need to do in practical ways so that our lives SHINE for Jesus. I know that there are ‘light’ bits of me that I hide from the world and I am sorry about that. In this period of Lent, as we reflect on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection let’s also endeavour to reflect the light that this hope creates in to our own world. Perhaps you will join with me in a prayer I read this week, “I’m sorry Lord for hiding. I ask that you would flood me with your light, and give me the confidence to let it shine for everyone to see. Let your good news be embodied in and seen through my life so that others may be drawn to Jesus”. Ephesians 5 verse 8, “For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So, live as people of light!” Bryan