Quick fix

Hi all,

I was thinking this morning about how we usually want quick fixes in life. I’m definitely a culprit as someone who sometimes gets frustrated that the microwave is taking too long! When it comes to controlling my weight I would definitely prefer a magic diet pill than the much harder alternatives! The result in life though is usually the opposite of lasting change and growth.

I was doing a Bible study this morning on our role and God’s role in producing lasting change in our lives. Here is the highlights:

Passage: Our role: God’s role: John 8v31-32 Abide . . . → Read More: Quick fix

Eternally safe and secure

Hi folks,

I have been struck reading the gospel of John recently and how Jesus did not die prematurely. It has a lot to say about how God keeps Christians so that not one will be lost.

In chapter 7v1, it says that Jesus didn’t go about in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill him. In v30 it says no one could lay a hand on Him because his ‘hour had not yet come’. So Jesus was kept safe because He was wise about how he lived and where He went. He was also kept safe because the . . . → Read More: Eternally safe and secure

The Call

Hi folks

I’ve been reminded from Micah this morning that at the heart of what it means to live the Christian life is love:

“He has showed you, O people, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6v8).

If I am honest I don’t always act justly, or love mercy when it comes to my ‘neighbour’. And of course that’s a symptom of not walking humbly with my God.

I’m praying for all of us that we would be deeply affected . . . → Read More: The Call

Circuit Training & Zumba

Are you looking for a way to get fit and build friendships at the same time? Here are two great opportunities…


Circuit Training – Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm, New Life Community Church

This is a great opportunity mainly for men, although women are also welcome. Each session will cost £3 and there will be refreshments available. Instruction will be provided by a trainer from Viking Fitness in Hathern.


Zumba – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm , Gorse Covert Community Centre

Fancy getting fit and building friends whilst dancing, then this is for you! Each session is lead by Katrina Allin (qualified . . . → Read More: Circuit Training & Zumba


Hi all Inspiring quote from the famous missionary David Livingstone: “I place no value on anything I have or may possess, except in relation to the kingdom of God. If anything will advance the interests of the kingdom, it shall be given away or kept, only as by giving or keeping it I shall most promote the glory of Him to whom I owe all my hopes in time or eternity.” What a heart for God! Blessings Trev

Crucial Focus

Hi folks

As I said on Sunday I believe the scripture the Lord is speaking to us for this year is Acts 26v17b-18:

“…I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

This is very exciting because it means we will grow this year. Reaching out to people is a great catalyst for growth as it causes us to:

step out in faith love other . . . → Read More: Crucial Focus

Want to keep up to date with what is going on at church?

Here’s a few reminders of how you can keep up to date with what is going on at church each week…

Notices: Each week we email out notices, and they are on the screen before and after the services on a Sunday. Please try to read them as we only announce the most significant ones in the service.

Website: Visit for the latest news, notices, thoughts, articles and sermons.

Calendar: On our website there is also a calendar, which you can import into your calendar or onto your phone or tablet.

Facebook: Like our Facebook page to receive our . . . → Read More: Want to keep up to date with what is going on at church?

Praying to start 2015

For the month of January the elders believe that is it right we use Sunday evenings as times of prayer. We want to seek God at the start of the new year; for him to bless, provide for, protect and guide us all both individually and as a church as we worship and live for him in 2015. We will meet in the church building at 6:00pm each Sunday evening in January for about an hour or so. Please try and set aside this time so we can join together to make a difference!

Spring Term Activities

It’s a New Year and a new term! That means our regular activities restart this week again…

Parents & Toddlers – Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30am, starting 10th September Playtime, crafts, stories, singing and snacks for pre-school children with parents and carers.

Youth Club – Fridays, 7:00 to 9:00pm, starting tonight Games, activities, trips, tuck shop, Bible talks and discussions. For young people in school years 7 to 9.

Both activities meet in the church building. For more information about either of them please contact us.


Hi folks

I liked this quote from Oswald Chambers about what faith is:

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you might not understand at the time”

I like the “deliberate” part.