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Oct 23

Armistice

 

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What does the word ‘armistice’ mean?


‘A temporary stopping of warfare by mutual agreement, as a truce preliminary to the signing of a peace treaty'.


In other words… an agreement to stop fighting and agree to live in peace with each other.


Have you ever had to do the same? Perhaps after an argument with someone in your family or a friend? It is not easy! When you try to make peace with someone, you have to let go of the anger and frustration – even if you have been hurt. Sometimes you have to forgive or say sorry! There is often a cost.


As we take the time to remember those who died fighting during the war, take some time to also think about how you can make sure you live at peace with those around you. As you watch this film, think about all those who lost their lives as well as those fighting in wars all over the world today.

 

 

Dear Lord,
Please help us to consider the needs and cares of others. Forgive us when we have caused arguments and have not been willing to say sorry. Help us to form good positive relationships and reconnect to rebuild friendships that have been lost. We thank you for all the people from so many countries who risked their lives during both world wars and we pray for wars that are happening all over the world even today. We pray for peace.
In your name
Amen

 

Oct 9

I Value Trust and Truth

The worship today is by Miss Youngs…another powerful lesson from history!


Who is the richest person who ever lived? Have a brief discussion about this as a group…


Now watch this film:

 

 

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Under Mansa Musa, places like Timbuktu continued to thrive as a centre of learning and education and impressive buildings were built such as the Djinguereber Mosque which still stands today. Amazingly, the mosque continues to be looked after, maintained and repaired by the descendants of those who originally built in in 1327!

 

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As you listen to this music by Malian blues artist, Boubacar Traore, challenge yourself to more actively recognise and celebrate how Black culture influences our everyday lives.

 

 

Dear Lord,
Thank you that you are the same yesterday, today and forever. Help us to recognise how history has shaped so much of what happens today and how our actions will one day be described as history.
Amen

 

 

Oct 2

I Can Communicate 2

This Worship has been written by Mr Shorter. Please view the slides and the video. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 25

I Can Communicate

Today’s worship features some news from Chaplain Joey.

 

 

Even though I would have needed two hours to say everything I want to, I hope this four-minute video helps explain a little bit about where I’m going and what you all mean to me!

 

Here is the scripture I would like to leave with you. What stands out to you?

 

Don’t let anyone look down on you, just because you are young. Set an example for other followers by what you say and do, as well as by your love, faith, and purity. 1Timothy 4:12

 

God Bless and re-fill each one of you as you navigate each day, in this strange season we are all in.


Love Joey

Sep 11

I Am Resilient

 

I hoped you enjoyed the video. What were your answers to the questions; what do you think you'll need to keep going with this year and who, or what, inspires you to keep going?

 

As a Jesus follower, when I am struggling to keep going, I pray the words of Philippians 4:13:

 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

If you're not a Christian, why not try and come up with your own mantra or prayer?

 

Whatever it is you are going through, Keep going!


Love Chaplain Joey.

 

For further listening, check out the inspirational video for Superheroes by Stormzy.

 

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