Remembrance…..

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We are at Cricklewood station today when we will be giving out these booklets named ‘Silence….’. It helps us reflect on our history when we remember those that bought our freedom with their lives and the armistice of 100 years ago.

As Christians, we remember Jesus Christ who also gave his life for us and we want to remember that all of us can know peace, love and hope.

 

Learning Together

We are excited about what God is doing here in Cricklewood, there is lots happening and exciting prospects are on the horizon.

We meet each Sunday evening for ‘worship, prayer and word’ alongside food – it is a source encouragement and learning as we explore God’s word together. We also meet through the month to pray as a team and to seek God for His guidance in the future of St Peters and the plans that are gathering pace.

A small number of us have joined together and joined the Church Planting Course at the “Centre for Church Planting and Growth” which is run by London Diocese in the Church of England.

Please feel free to join with us on Sundays or get in touch to hear about the plans for Christmas 2018 and the New Church meetings in 2019.

Learning from the church of old…

Our Sunday meetings have been an encouragement these last weeks, IMG_4857as we have been looking at the New Testament book of Colossians and how it relates to us today. It feels as if we have been immersed in learning and encouragement as we have looked at putting our trust and confidence in Jesus Christ.

We want to be a church that is known for proclaiming Christ, shows peace to all people and provides a safe haven for those who face challenges in their lives. In the early days of beginning this new congregation, we are filled with hope, joy and peace – this is God’s work and we work with Him to bear fruit in the kingdom, in this corner of God’s vineyard, here in Cricklewood.

Truly, these are exciting times – feel free to join with us and partner with us in the gospel.

The Old Bard at Quiz Night Challenge…

On Saturday evening we had a community quiz evening with St Johns, West Hendon. It was a great evening of fun, challenge and laughter, with all teams running it close until the final table round.IMG_1299┬áThe breadth of knowledge of the participants was inspiring, if not quite disturbing? Who else would know which country had the most female pipe smokers? Not all the questions demanded random knowledge and the victorious ‘Dez’s Desirables’ won by just 2 points.

One of the rounds saw our likeable quizmaster displaying his shakespearean acting skills (well, skill may not be quite accurate!) to raucous laughter, and we needed to remember that there was a quiz to win. The writings of ‘The Bard’ are obviously well known in this area.

It was a fun night and we made new friends, laughed with old friends and we were greatly encouraged.

Thy Kingdom Come

We have been invited to pray with Christians from around the world during the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost with the “Thy Kingdom Come” initiative.┬áThis initiative encourages people to explore, through prayer, how they may courageously witness to God’s life changing work.

Please join with us as we pray together: ‘Come Holy Spirit: thy kingdom come’ and may our waiting and praying open our hearts afresh to God’s possibilities.

Regeneration

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Our area is in the midst of major change as we are on the edge of a regeneration scheme, here in north west London. The changes will be huge and children born today will have left school by the time it is complete. Change is never easy but it is a constant and there is truth in the saying that we ‘do not fear change but rather the loss that change demands’.

Our hope, at St Peters, is to guide, support and nurture the local people in and through this change. As a church, we want to demonstrate that the never changing love of God is as real in times of change, as well as times of stability. Should the church engage solely in the ‘spiritual lives of its members’? Absolutely not! The church is here for all people, meeting needs, celebrating success and being ambassadors for Christ in all the changing scenes of life.

Regeneration is here….we will be there in the midst…let us serve you.

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IMG_1036In the parish area here, we are blessed to have Jesus House (RCCG) and they have been engaging in prayer at a high level in this season.

Today, they had their lunchtime prayers and were joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, many leaders of the RCCG and the leaders of the One People Commission. It was a joy to be with them, to pray together and to share fellowship. We are blessed to work together in this corner of God’s vineyard.