Adults and children from Charing’s Re:fresh congregation gathered on Remembrance Sunday to remember those who bravely gave their lives during many conflicts. The children helped make a wreath which was laid at the cross outside St Peter and St Paul church. It was a reflective time for all as worship, prayers and table discussion in the Church Barn was followed by a two minute silence when the wreath was laid.
We are delighted to announce that The Reverend Sheila Cox has been appointed as the new Incumbent of the G7 Benefice. Sheila is currently Assistant Priest with special responsibility for Mersham and Sellindge in the A20 Churches, a group of six rural churches situated between Ashford and Hythe. Continue reading
‘Tis I, your mildly insane Youff Leader again with an announcement:
Christmas is coming!!!
If that thought fills you with fear and dread, I apologise. However if that reminder brings cheer and a smile to your face – yayyyyy!! Either way, we at G7Teen would like to help bring smiles to the faces of children living in poverty stricken areas in Third World countries. Thus, we will be collecting items (and shoeboxes) for Operation Christmas Child, a charity that sends shoeboxes filled with toys, games, pens, pencils etc, to children in these areas and bring a bit of love from those of us who have plenty. Continue reading
G7Teen had a full-on sugar rush this Sunday (6th) making and eating “S’mores”. What are S’mores, I hear you ask… Well, let’s just say it involves toasting marshmallows and combining them with chocolate between two biscuits (or graham crackers, as our North American buddies would call them) to make a sticky, gooey sandwich. Derived from the words ‘some’ and ‘more’ I guess, it takes toasted marshmallows (and blood-sugar levels) to a whole new level. Either way it was so much fun toasting them, and hilarious to watch everyone try and eat them. Even the most fastidious of neat-freaks (not that we have many) couldn’t avoid getting a little messy with marshmallow goo, which, in my humble opinion, makes for a fantastic treat and youth activity. If you’re a parent and your teen came home on a sugar high, um, yeah… my humble apologies… Continue reading
The characters of Jesus’ first disciples were so different – Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, Judas, Matthew, etc. Real live people whose lives were profoundly changed by their relationship with the one called Jesus.
We are all so different and ‘unfinished’ characters. Can we imagine ourselves with ‘attitude’? Sticking up for our friends? A just cause? What we believe? Unashamed and yet humble? Wanting more than anything else to be true to the Jesus who says ‘follow me’? Responding with all we are to all he is? Continue reading