Today I found myself pondering the question, 'What do we pray for, when healing is not going to happen?' There are two things that have led me to this question: my terminally ill, atheist sister and my dog. Both of whom I love so much, neither of whom I want to be without. My dog… Continue reading What to pray when healing doesn’t happen
Church is a family, right? One thing that families do a lot of is spend time together; chilling out, chatting, eating, going for walks, doing other fun stuff. Wouldn’t it be good if we could do all of that (and more) all together one weekend? Look no further than our upcoming Church Weekend Away! We… Continue reading Why a church weekend away?
When asked to write a blog about our heart behind the 18-30s socials, we weren’t quite sure where to start. There are so many different things that have led us to this decision, that it’s impossible to touch on them all – so we thought a good place to start would be through taking you… Continue reading 18 – 30s Socials
Mental Health First Aid Mental health has, quite rightly, taken more of a centre stage in the public’s awareness in recent times and some companies and organisations are taking it seriously now, although by no means the majority. The Church must surely be at the forefront of taking mental health seriously and loving and caring… Continue reading Christianity & Mental Health Part 3
I’ve only ever given something up for Lent twice and the first one doesn’t really count. When I was about 8 my sisters and I gave up chocolate for Lent and when I say gave up, what I really mean is stored up. I don’t think we really understood what we were meant to do… Continue reading iLent YouTube
I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day morning already this year. It means having my annual breakfast in bed, two still-sticky cards from my 5-year-old and 3-year-old, and (hurrah!) it’ll be daddy’s turn to play dodge-the-weetabix with my 7-month-old son. Yet Mothering Sunday has become a slightly awkward moment for many of our churches. Of course… Continue reading Weetabix and the Glory of God
I grew up in a racially diverse area of South East London. I could regularly get on a bus and be the only white person on it. There were many, many different races and nationalities in my class at school. There was much I enjoyed about, and was enriched by, growing up in this environment. … Continue reading It wasn’t me! Or was it?
Hello! We’re over half way through our Global Bites year (11/20 events) and thought it’s time for an update: We feel encouraged! We’ve had a steady number of guests coming along each week, including non-Jubilee goers and many from other nations. Many people are returning regularly – developing a strong sense of community. Thank you… Continue reading Global Bites: The Year So Far
Having attended last year’s Students & 20s Weekend Away, deciding whether or not to go this year was a no-brainer. Last year’s weekend away was a formative time for me – it helped me feel more settled in Jubilee as a church but also helped me get to know people better. During a term in… Continue reading Students & 20s Weekend Away 2019
The concept of ‘community’ is something I have frequently contemplated, explored, and drawn upon in the context of my job in academia, where much of the work I have done involves community-based research. Many theorists and social scientists have debated the meaning of community – which can be defined and interpreted in various ways and… Continue reading Revival: Building Kingdom Community