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Sunday Servers

Whether you are new to Broadway, or have been coming forever, we are thankful that you have chosen to worship God with us. We are also very thankful to all the many people who serve us on a Sunday each week in a vast number of ways. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to meet together each week so wonderfully. There are several verses in the bible that encourage us to serve. In 1 Peter 4:10 we read “Each of…

Blog Spot – Advet: The Jesse Tree (Rosalind Singleton)

Advent Tradition:  The Jesse Tree A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.Isaiah 11:1 When I was growing up the 1st of December was a much anticipated and important day in the year.  It was when my brother and I finally got our advent calendars and could open the first door to see the picture behind. We were also allowed to start playing our small but well-loved collection of Christmas…

Christmas is Coming (Gift Edition)

Christmas is Coming… “…and the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat”! But that’s not what I want to talk to you about today, well not fat geese and old men’s hats anyway. Christmas is indeed coming, and if, like me, you’ve started to ponder what on earth you’re going to buy your friends and relations this year, I would like to suggest a few small Christian businesses who may sell just the thing…

Blog Spot – Charism (Michael Manning)

You gave the light and bade us go flourish in a freer, hope-strewn worldbut I half-hesitant in stumbling steps missed yet the dance.My light flickered, flaming, weak in the wind that hurledme shelterless across the lands and down, down into the depths’ remonstrance. Long years I searched there, diminished vain futility I bought and bartered,searching for a buried pearl, a silver coin, a courage seam coal-black,rich whispered deposits of the dead, marrow of the martyredthat would see my kindling spark…

Blog Spot – The One About The Stolen Bag (Alison Leishman)

Alison was readjusting to life back in London after living somewhere quite different for nearly 8 years. It wasn’t easy; she didn’t feel as if she quite belonged. She had been told to expect this “reverse culture shock”. Here the roads were busy, and life had a rush to it that she had forgotten, while living at the Leprosy Hospital in a small Himalayan Kingdom. She missed the friends she had made, some of whom had been leprosy sufferers.  She…

Blog Spot – A Vast Radiance (Michael Maning)

“And above the dome over their heads there was something like a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was something that seemed like a human form…and there was a splendour all round. Like the bow in a cloud on a rainy day, such was the appearance of the splendour all round. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.             When I saw it, I fell on my…

Blog Spot – Breaking A Horse (Rosalind Singleton)

“My (only) sacrifice (acceptable) to God is a broken spirit.” Psalm 51 V17 “Sustain me with a willing spirit” Psalm 51 V12 A few months ago, I was praying for someone when the word “broken” jumped into my mind.  I instantly argued against this because I knew the person was not broken and useless, which I initially associated this word with.  But then God gave me the picture of a horse submitting to its bridle, and I realised that this…

Blog Spot – Metamorphosis (Alison Leishman)

Metamorphosis. John 3:3 & 2 Corinthians 5:17 Larvae,Earth-bound grubbing along,Legs in motion, going now-where fast.Head down,mandible working overtime,Self- focused, endless consumer.Concerned with self- preservation,Camouflaged.The freedom of the sky, a world awayIgnorant of transforming potential,Or deep within perhaps,a sense of there being somethingmore to life.Divine timing steps in,to Creator’s transforming purpose;self- surrenders, spinning cocoon- encasement.Soul rests,wrapped in Grace,Mercy weaves His mystery,Life changing, refashioning works from within.A gentle laying down or internal wrestle?Radical re-shaping.He alone seesThe chrysalis womb as hard as a…

Blog Spot – Butterfly Moments (Alison Leishman)

“There are so many discoveries to be made of this ever-changing world. Life isn’t somewhere else. Life is here – all around you and inside you, a succession of astonishments. True artists write hymns to ordinariness. True artists find meaning in the small wonders of life. The art of godly living is making every event a real do, making every moment count, even turning “senior moments” into “God moments.” (Leonard Sweet, Soul Salsa).  I read this today in the chapter…

Be Extraordinary

If you know me at all, you will know how much love I have for Christmas and the festive season. I love the twinkling lights, the carols, sitting in front of a fire with mince pies watching a cheesy Christmas movie. I love the Christmas drinks that suddenly appear in the coffee shops, the smell of a real Christmas tree, getting my “craft” on and making a wreath for my front door. I love that there is a sense of…

Blog Spot: Power of a Name (Sheila Sutton)

John 10.2 The shepherd walks right up to the gate.  The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognise his voice.  He calls his own sheep my name and leads them out. Wow… when God calls your name it’s special… it means something… YOU mean something…. A name means something….your name means something.   We had a discussion in life group sometime ago in response to the question “what would be the most encouraging thing you could do for a newcomer…

New Blog Spot!

From November onwards, we will having a monthly “blog spot”, where a guest blogger will bless us with their words of wisdom, poetry, short devotions, or anything else they feel God has put on their hearts. So, keep your eyes peeled and your hearts open for some excellent blogs coming your way!