Sermon on Transcending Self-Absorption- 19th November 2018

Readings:

Genesis 1:26-27

Mark 8:34-37

In this sermon Rev Peter Bluett reflected on some of the stories surrounding Black Friday and the injuries and deaths which have occurred over the years. He spoke about the gift to humanity of the image of God and how we might transcend the self-absorption which can occasionally lead people to treat each other as adversaries, as Cain did his brother Abel, rather than image bearers.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

Newhaven Brownies Christmas Fayre- 29th November 2018

Newhaven Brownies are hosting their first Christmas Fayre on Thursday 29th November from 18:30 to 19:30 at Newhaven Church.

There will be Christmas Carols, refreshments and a hand-made craft stall with all items made by the Brownies and their leaders – any money raised will go towards purchasing new programme resources.

Look forward to seeing some of you there. Any queries, please contact: newhavenbrownies@outlook.com

Remembrance Sunday Sermon- 11th November 2018

Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-4

Matthew 5:38-48

In this morning’s Remembrance Sunday Service Rev. Peter Bluett looked back to the events of Christmas Day 1914, reflecting on the desire for peace found in the hearts of ordinary people even in the midst of war.

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Shoebox Sunday Message- 4th November 2018

In our Shoebox Sunday service today, our Minister, Peter, spoke about being moulded and shaped by Jesus and the transformation this effects in how we see the world around us.

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Sunday Connection 28.10.2018

Lighthouse (P1-P6)

 Bible Passage: Matthew 25:31-46

Aim: To prepare our hearts and minds for the shoebox service our primary school aged children looked at the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats to see that we show our love for Jesus by loving and serving other people.

ParableofSheepandGoatsTo Think About: Sheep and Goats look similar, particularly so in the Middle East.  What sets them apart from one another, is there character. Sheep: Rely on the shepherd. Follow the shepherd.
Goats: Are happy on their own. Like to go their own way. Don’t pay attention to instructions. Would eat anything they could find -including the shepherds cloak!  The children put together the illustration to the left with their leaders’ help. They wrote Jesus’s name on a big piece of card and put a crown over his name to show that he is a king. They drew a sheep on one side and a goat on the other. The sheep would be blessed and they looked happy. They put a smiley face on the sheep. The goats would not be blessed and they looked miserable. Sad face.

Chat together about ways in which your family tries to follow Jesus, including showing His love to others. Why is important to show others about Jesus in this way? If you are putting together a shoebox together this week for next week, chat and wonder a bit about the person who might receive it. Pray for them. 

Youth (P7-S4)

Bible Passage: Judges Ch. 6 & 7. We focused on Ch. 6 and used The Message Translation

Aim: To show that God used an ordinary person, with all of his doubts and fears, for His purpose of rescuing the people of Israel.

Retold Here (Both Ch 6 and Ch 7): This video is aimed at upper primary, but a quality re-telling. 

To Think About: What do we know about Gideon from that he says in Ch 6? What are Gideons fears and doubts in the whole situation? How does God respond to Gideon? Can we bring our fears and doubts to God today? Do we know of any ordinary people who’ve been used for God in big ways now-a-days? If appropriate, pray that God would use your family as part of his story. 

Sermon on Building Our Lives on Rock- 28th October 2018

Readings:

Matthew 7:13-14

Matthew 7:24-29

Luke 21:5-6

In his sermon this morning our minister, Peter, spoke about the gap which can exist between apparently glamourous lifestyles and the reality, and how to build our lives on sound foundations with Jesus as our guide.

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