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Different worlds - Recently, I was at a meeting where there was a lot of visual activity going on, and one person checked in with me to ensure I was ok with all that was happening. I informed her that it was fine, Continue reading Different worlds
Engaging in a town wide vision - So, on the 6th December, 9 people from 3 local organisations, plus 4 local churches came together to explore and see what could be possible in engaging with young people across Harrogate. We were aware that there were a number Continue reading Engaging in a town wide vision
Security - This morning i read from a Psalm that u2 made famous years ago, 40, but the first part of it really stood out for me at this time. Setting our feet upon a rock, making our footsteps firm, I wonder Continue reading Security
Directional map - Recently I have been re-watching “the force awakens”, part of the StarWars series of films. Within the film, both the First Order and the resistance are looking for part of a map to find someone, but obviously with very different Continue reading Directional map
Resurrection - So this may well initially sound like a bizarre thing to reflect upon at Christmas rather than Easter, but just maybe there is some resurrection at Christmas time as well. At Easter we think about the physical death and resurrection Continue reading Resurrection
Christianity, the Pioneering Faith - For many, I know, the words pioneer or pioneering fill them with fear, but I wonder if pioneering is at the core of our faith. Even at this Advent time, we celebrate the pioneering nature of God! Pioneers don’t settle Continue reading Christianity, the Pioneering Faith
Invitation and Choice - Advent, it seems to me, is an reminder of two important themes: invitation and choice. All the way through, to the point of Jesus’ birth, there is invitation – to Joseph (though maybe not to Mary), to the shepherds, to Continue reading Invitation and Choice
Reconciliation - The word reconciliation can bring up many different reactions and provokes so much in all of us. But as Advent is starting at this time, it is a poignant moment to consider the challenge and our thankfulness of reconciliation. Could Continue reading Reconciliation
Imposition or Participation - I have wondered how much we actually put into practice the concept of participation, or even inclusion, rather than simply having it as a concept, or whether we are closer to the idea of imposition. Forcing viewpoints and actions does Continue reading Imposition or Participation
Network lunch - For a while now, we have wanted to develop the idea of a network lunch, where youth leaders can come together, have coffee and lunch, worship, receive some input with time and space to reflect and process, and pray together Continue reading Network lunch

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