Sorry everyone ... due to the snow Nick's visit has been cancelled. We will rearrange for a later date.
Tomorrow we are privileged to welcome Nick Bundock to our church meeting. He has a vital story to tell and I am delighted that he is coming.
We are going to think about sexuality and inclusion. It's not about the rights and wrongs of same sex-marriage or same-sex activity. It's about our desire to create a place where people can safely be themselves, no matter who they are or what they do.
I often preach about love. I do this because Jesus stressed its importance. His apostles agreed, claiming that whoever loves has obeyed that whole law and that God is love. Our faith is not about obeying a set of rules; it is about expressing the love of God.
You are invited to share in this discussion.
This week I want you to practice being gentle. Try to treat people as Jesus would treat them. Try to tame any desire you have to hurt someone. Try to control your anger. Be nice to people.