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The Sunday Sample 3rd September 2017

Date:  Sunday 3rd September 2017 Location: Bracknell Special Occasion: none The service in Bracknell this Sunday was a delight. Most summer wanderers had returned. It was good to see familiar faces again. Many of which had been significantly tanned.  Speakers Tim Dannatt preached. I shared the communion talk. Elliot and Emily talked about HOPE worldwide […]

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The Sunday Sample, 23 July 2017

Date: Sunday 23rd July Location: Watford & Lower Earley Special Occasion: Outdoor ‘Bandstand’ Service in Watford’s Cassiobury Park Speakers II spoke in Watford. Johnson spoke in Lower Earley. I really enjoyed listening to him speak, and his wife Cicily sharing. It was good to hear about how God has moved in India. I loved doing […]

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The Sunday Sample – 2 July 2017, “Sweltering at Wellington”

Date: Sunday 2nd July Location: Wellington Country Park Special Occasion: outdoor service for the Thames Valley Church After last week’s adventure in Dunstable for the Watford church, it was the turn of the Thames Valley church to go outdoors this week. We took everybody to Wellington country park for our annual outdoor service and barbeque. […]

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The Sunday Sample, June 18 2017

Date: Sunday 18th June Location: Watford and Bracknell Special occasion: Fathers’ Day “There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”” (Deuteronomy 1:31 NIV11) It was a special joy celebrating fathers’ day with all the dads in the Watford […]

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The Sunday Sample: 4 June 2017

Date: Sunday 4th June Location: Bracknell Special occasion: themed service – “Elected” Although the picture on the left is from the morning service in Watford (the kids were magnificent – singing and performing the actions to the song, “Great big God” – “thank you”, Danny), I’m going to focus this review on the Bracknell event […]

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The Sunday Sample: 14th May 2017

Date: Sunday 14th May Location: Helsinki Special occasion: worship with the Helsinki church of Christ. Yes, you read that right – I was in Helsinki for church yesterday. The occasion was a retreat for the staff of the UK, Irish, Scandinavian and Nordic churches of our family of congregations. We met for two days of meetings and […]

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The Sunday Sample: 30th April 2017

Date: Sunday 30th April Locations: Lower Earley and Watford Special occasion: none Speakers Barry Edwards spoke eloquently in Watford and I preached in Lower Early. We tried a mixed teaching/small group approach in Lower Earley and three people told me they enjoyed the interactive style. I know this suits some people, but not others, so I’ll not […]

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The Sunday Sample: 23rd April 2017

Date: Sunday 23rd April Locations: Lower Earley and Watford Special occasion: “Allotment” Sunday in Watford Speakers Mikko gave us a very encouraging lesson in Lower Early, while the Watford situation was a little different from usual. Joe shared some thoughts about God’s heart as revealed in nature. The outdoor service on Joe’s allotment was a very different scenario from usual – and felt […]

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The Sunday Sample

Date: Sunday 16th April Locations: Bracknell and Watford Special occasion: Easter Sunday Speakers Myself and Tony Heath spoke in Watford and Bracknell respectively. A change from the normal service pattern happened in both locations. In Watford we had a story instead of the sermon – with the children holding up pictures they had coloured as part of the reading. In […]