Pastor’s Blog Feb 2016

By | 1st March 2016
Hello Readers.
As you know, there was no ‘January lull’ in our church activities after the busy Christmas! Our Worship Team have been attending the EMBA training sessions at Melton Mowbray, which have been very useful. Our choir have been named the ‘New Day Singers’ and our praise is getting stronger and better. Thank you all. We had an excellent turn out for the January post Christmas meal. Apart from the lack of peas, a fabulous meal was enjoyed by all. Thank you all those involved in this; you know who you are. On the 16th January we had the privilege of hosting the EMBA Minister’s training day. All the church leaders attending said the day was very useful, and we were warmly thanked by our Regional Minister, Ellen Price.
The ALPHA course has started. There is barely room at the Manse as we have 11 attendees enjoying the hot meals prepared by our church volunteers and the clear teaching of Nicky Gumble.
Our New Day Tots club has doubled in size this last month, with 14 now attending with a lively fun atmosphere, lots of toys and lots of cake!
Your Youth Club (YYC) are going bowling in Peterborough next week!
Last Sunday we had a packed church to see 3 beautiful Baptisms. The candidates chose the following Scripture…
Arthur…Lam 3:22-3  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Win…Pro 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 
Judy…Rom 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
As busy as we are, it is always good to come back and return to the Word of God. Maybe you can just take a moment to read these 3 passages, then read them again and let the words soak into your soul. Let us keep God at the centre of each of us individually, and at the centre of our church activities as we look forward to the Spring.
Be richly blessed, Pastor Andy
Category: Old Group - News
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About Pastor Andy McManus

Married to Kay, 4 great kids, 4 beautiful grand-kids, and a motorbike! Retired Police Inspector, Theology degree from Mattersey. Love God. Didn't know Him until 40 years old. Have a heart to tell others He is true, and we have significant reasons to base our faith. Blessed with a growing family church which is a privilege to lead.