Sermon on challenging domination systems 28th May 2017

Readings

Luke 7:18-50

Matthew 12:46-50

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Peter Bluett continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence by looking at Jesus’s challenge to the patriarchal domination system found in family life in his day.

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Sermon on Jesus’ Treatment of Women- 21st May 2017

Reading

Luke 13:10-21

In today’s sermon, our Minister, Peter, continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence, concentrating this morning on how patriarchal domination systems have affected women, and how Jesus sought to restore women to their position as the equals of men in the sight of God, in a challenge to the prevailing  culture of his day.

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Children’s Address- Christian Aid Week 21st May 2017

In this morning’s service, our Minister, Peter, spoke to the children about Christian Aid Week, and shared the story of a family of refugees from Afghanistan.

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Sermon on the Myth of Redemptive Violence, part 2, 14th May 2017

Mother and children at a Batak Negrito Village, Malaysia. Photo by Brandon Newberg. CC licence, Flikr.

 

Readings

Psalm 23

John 4:1-30

In today’s sermon, our minister, Peter Bluett, continued the theme of the myth of redemptive violence, by looking at an example used by the theologian Walter Wink of a society which has traditionally been non-hierarchical and non-violent, namely, the Batek Negrito people of the Malaysian peninsula. Contrasting this with the domination systems identified by Wink, common in Western culture, he then went on to explore Jesus’ vision for society.

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Volunteers needed for Newhaven Connections Café

Do you have a regular time slot every week in which you could volunteer to help out in Newhaven Connections Café? Come and join the friendly and welcoming team, headed by our café manager Yvonne Demaude. Gain valuable experience in catering, and involve yourself with the local community. We’re sure you’ll find it rewarding!

If you’d like further details, you can phone Yvonne on 0131 467 6272.

Fabric Convenor Required

Newhaven Church is looking for a fabric convenor to take on the role formerly carried out so ably and with such dedication by the late Bill Oliver. The role involves overseeing maintenance of the church and manse buildings and fittings, and liaising with the caretaker, cleaner, and outside contractors to co-ordinate any work required. If you think that you may have the gifts and talents required for this role, and you would be willing to serve in this way, please speak to Jeanette Meek or e-mail her at

janemeek52@yahoo.co.uk