We are away enjoying a break in Wales this week. Lovely to get some time with family and to still also be at online church with you all. Great to hear Dave share with us about abiding in the presence of God and spending time in the secret place with God. Dave shared a vital truth with us that the presence of God brings transformation “Intimacy leads to imitation” as we become like the one we worship.
Thank you to those who have took the time to complete our survey to help us as we prayerfully consider the next steps for church gatherings. If you are yet to complete the survey there still an opportunity to do so as it is open until August 22nd. Following the survey the Elders will prayerfully make plans for resuming gatherings. We will announce a range of options in the coming weeks.
To complete the survey please follow the link below:
Reach group gatherings
Thank you for the excellent response in trying to gather your reach groups online and in person as we aim to gather each of us together in a Reach group. We continue to see this as a priority for the life and mission of our church. Reach groups will be vital during these challenging times and will continue to form a vital part of our relationships, our discipleship, and our mission.
To inquire about starting or joining a reach group or to book your in church Reach group gathering follow the link Below:
Send us your videos
We would love to see & hear from you as you begin to gather in your Reach groups. Please send us some photos or even consider recording a short video greeting and a word on what God is saying to your group.
We believe God has moved us out beyond the walls of the church in this season. Our online church presence is here to stay and we will be offering a live stream of our services going forward beyond the COVID19 pandemic. We will be recruiting a team of people to help with the technology and a team of online pastors to minister to those connecting.
Thank you for giving into this evangelistic opportunity as we purchase new equipment to stream the good news of Jesus online. If you would still like to give there is time to do so. To give online please use the reference “stream” For physical offerings place them in an envelope marked “Stream”
This is how we love
This Scripture from 1 John reminded me of you all as I read it this week.
1 John 3:16-18 NIV
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
I have been blown away by the CLC family response to the unprecedented situation we have faced and are still facing this year. Your love has been practically demonstrated, your generosity has been evident. Let this scripture be a celebration of how our Church family has responded. Let this scripture also be a challenge for us to go further in laying down our lives to practically demonstrate our love to each other and to the world around us.
Love & Blessings