Have you ever wondered what to say to someone as they grieve? I know I have.

On Sunday 26th November we’ll gather with friends to discuss this question. We’ll be helped by professionals who deal with these situations more often than most. We will also be looking into the scriptures for the wisdom of the ages.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–7 NIV11)

Grieving is tough. The wrong word can make it harder still.The right word can be a life-saver. We will spend this session learning where effective comfort can be found.

We’ll discuss some practicals and principles of what to say and what not to say – what to do and what not to do.

It will also serve as an introduction to a bereavement course starting in 2018.

Please join us for this special event. There is plenty of car parking space. Classes for children aged 2-9 years old.

If you’d like to know more leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Malcolm

Date: 26th November 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00 a.m.
Event: "How to Help a Grieving Friend"
Topic: Grief
Sponsor: Watford church of Christ
07973 491021
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Watford WD18 0DD
UK
Public: Public

On Sunday 5th November I’ll be preaching the sermon at the Sunday service of the Manchester International church of Christ.

I consider myself a lucky man to have this privilege. The Manchester church and my family go back many years. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary since we left Manchester after 5 years of highly eventful ministry! What a joy to return and see everyone!

These chairs will be full on 5th November. Will you be in one of them? If you’re in the Manchester area please come along to hear me speak and to meet these wonderful people.

Date: 5th November 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event: Manchester International church of Christ
Sponsor: Manchester International church of Christ
Location: 9 Derby Street
Manchester M8 8QE
UK
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.

This Sunday, 29th October I’ll be hosting a panel discussion as part of our church service. The topic is “How to be confident in a chaotic world”.  The panel members will be Dr Penny Cox (GP) and Kate Edwards (Trauma Therapist and counsellor).

The theme scripture is: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28–30 MESSAGE)

An informal lunch follows the service. Everyone is welcome, and classes are provided for younger children. Plenty of car parking.

Date: 29th October 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event: "How to be confident in a chaotic world"
Topic: "How to be confident in a chaotic world"
Sponsor: Malcolm Cox
07973491021
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Watford WD18 0DD
UK
Public: Public
I’m privileged to have been invited to speak in Harrow at the North-West region of the London International church of Christ this Sunday, 1 October.
 
It’s a special service called, “Reconnect”. The idea is to reconnect with former members of the NW congregation. If you’re someone who worshipped with us back in the day, would you consider coming along and reconnecting with us? I’d love to see you.
 
The lesson will focus on God and his desire to reconnect with us as creator, truth-giver and love-giver.
 
The details are in the accompanying pictures. Feel free to pass it to anyone you think might be interested.
 
Penny & I will both be there.
 
God bless, Malcolm
Date: 1st October 2017
Time: 11:00-12:30
Event: "reconnect" - 1 October, 11am
Topic: reconnect
Venue: Harrow High School
Location: Harrow
UK
Public: Public

This Sunday I’ll be speaking twice on the topic: “The Most Important Meal in the History of the World”

10.30 AM Watford church of Christ, Laurance Haines School, Vicarage Road, Watford. Pot-luck lunch follows the event.

3 PM Thames Valley churches of Christ, Earley CresCent Resource Centre, Warbler Drive, Reading RG6 4HB

Both lessons will expound on Luke 22.1-23. If you have any questions about the passage, please leave a comment and I will do my best to address them.

Both services are open to all who wish to attend regardless of faith or background.

God bless, Malcolm

“When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”” (Luke 22:14–16 NIV11)

Date: 27th August 2017
Event: Speaking Engagements Sunday 27th August 2017
Topic: “The Most Important Meal in the History of the World”, Luke 22.1-23
Public: Public

I’m involved with a charity here in Watford that’s doing superb work.

They have a garden “Open Day” at New Hope, Watford on 3rd June. I’m going – care to join me?

Malcolm

Date: 3rd June 2017
Time: 10:30-15:00pm
Event: Garden Open Day at New Hope
Topic: Open Day
Sponsor: New Hope
Venue: Community Market Garden
Location: 64 Rickmansworth Road
Watford WD18 7JA
United Kingdom
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.

This Sunday the Watford church are decamping to Joe’s allotment for a special planting, sowing and harvesting spiritual experience. Come and join us if you can. Free dirt included!

Date: 23rd April 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00pm
Event: "Allotment" Sunday
Topic: Allotment Sunday
Venue: Bushey Allotments
Location: Bournehall Avenue
Bushey WD23 3BB
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.

Are you within driving distance of Bracknell this Sunday? If so, why not join me and the Thames Valley churches of Christ at the leisure centre for a celebration of the resurrection. My good friend Tony Heath will be speaking, and we’ll have a special communion experience. Tea & coffee served at the end of the service, too. Hope to see you there.

Malcolm

Date: 16th April 2017
Time: 2:30 pm
Event: Easter Sunday in Bracknell
Topic: Resurrection celebration
Sponsor: Thames Valley churches of Christ
07973491021
Venue: Bracknell Leisure Centre
Location: Bracknell RG12 9SE
Public: Public

Come and join me at our Easter service this Sunday in wonderful Watford. We’ll be at Laurance Haines school, Vicarage Road. It will be an interactive experience for all the family including story, crafts and – eggs!

Date: 16th April 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00pm
Event: Easter Sunday in Watford
Topic: The Story of the Resurrection
Sponsor: Watford Church of Christ
07973491021
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Herts WD18 0DD
UK
Public: Public