Learning and Growing

Are you willing to take the Bible Bedtime Challenge ?
A poll shows children confuse the Bible with fairy tales and fables. One in three British children aged eight to fifteen (35%) don't know why we celebrate Good Friday, while for Easter Sunday it's a similarly high one in four (24%). A quarter thinks the Golden Goose (26%) and the Hare and the Tortoise (28%) may feature in the Easter story.

Take the 5 day Bible Bedtime Challenge from the Bible Society with this free app to share a bedtime story together!

Download the app to your ipad free at: itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bible-bedtime/id824218900?mt=8

The book of ESTHER!: Thursdays 5th and 12th February in The Sturrock Room to watch, chat and discuss over a cup of tea or coffee the book of Esther! We have it as a film - so let’s meet at 7.30; watch until 8.20; then have a warming drink and chat until 9.15 or 9.30 at the latest! The film can be neatly split into 2 parts. If you cannot come to both sessions, then that will not be a problem. The book of Esther gives us a story full of tears and sorrow; good conquering evil; a tale of a jump from rags to riches; there are great joys and celebration; fasting and feasting; and it spotlights on a king who is happy to let others pick up responsibility. The message from all of this for us is to have faith in God who is always present, but not necessarily within our sight, and who may just solve our problems in an unexpected way.

PRAYER GROUP AT THE VICARAGE:For an hour from 6.30 pm and continuing 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month. We continue to pray for peace, for the Middle- East and other matters close to our hearts. This is an informal group, and anyone is welcome to come regularly or occasionally.