Walking the Way News

fruitsofspiritNewport Pagnell URC started a weekly time of worship for families attended by two adults and three children. Little did they know that this would blossom into so much more. The Revd Jenny Mills, Minister of Newport Pagnell United Reformed Church, explores how a simple desire to meet the needs of the community led to flourishing discipleship in the area.

After starting this tiny group which needed some good quality family worship, before we knew it we were providing Friday evening meals for women, community meals where we open up the hall to share food and conversation, games and laughter with anyone who wants to come along and a project to knock down our church hall and create a flexible community space in the town centre.

Read more: Blossoming on the Way in Newport Pagnell

woman with box‘Practising this habit is particularly important because it can literally make the world of difference,’ says Andrew Roberts, author of Holy Habits, as he introduces the United Reformed Church’s film, ‘The Holy Habit of Sharing’.

This film is the third in a short series that explores each theme featured in Mr Roberts’ book.

Read more: ‘Sharing resources can make world of difference’ says Holy Habits author in new film

MadelineHow can we share our faith in everyday life? Madeline Russell shares some simple, but inspiring thoughts from four decades as a Guide leader.

Around 40 years ago, a very persuasive parent encouraged me to help out at our Church Guide Company, ‘or they might have to close’. So began my life as a Guiding leader, which still continues, now working with a second generation of young women.

Talking about my faith with the Guides is not something I do. There are times we use the church’s sanctuary (the chairs, lecterns and windowsills make excellent hiding places for clues in a treasure hunt!) when I explain how the space is used for worship, but it stops there.

So, how do I share my faith on a regular basis?

Read more: Faith in everyday life: Inspiration from Madeline

Eddie BoonThe Revd Eddie Boon reflects on how the Holy Habit of ‘serving’ forms a significant part of the ministry at Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Hythe.

‘At Cornerstone, we have an interconnected ministry team structure where the mission and life of the church is divided into eleven teams which people are challenged to be part of. This empowers everyone to participate in the ministry which the church offers, participating as faithful and confident disciples of Jesus.


Read more: Connecting with communities through the Holy Habit of serving
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