Christmas Message from our District Chair
It is easy at Christmas to be lulled into a sense of security – familiar people, familiar places, a familiar story. And yet the Christmas story is disturbing and unpredictable (a chance place of birth and an uncertain future for the Christ child) and deeply uncomfortable (the people of power and those with enough money to have their own beds did not witness the birth of Christ). God came close to us as a homeless, needy baby born in a backstreet, away from the limelight of power, money or fame.
It seems to me that only if we can rediscover a sense of the humble, risky nature of the story of a baby born for us, can we can also find the hope and the
At Christmas and New Year we think of times ahead as well as being thankful for what we have received. We face many challenges and opportunities in the year
Good News at Netley!
The church at Netley
Leaders of Worship & Preachers Trust
enabling the best for worship
LWPT offers preachers and leaders of worship:
direct access to high quality resources for worship
opportunities to meet, discuss and find help
support for further development
The community will be led by pastor Mark Simpson of New Community Church. Methodist involvement is still being worked out, but it is out great hope that we will be able to be a truly active part of this community as it grows and reaches out to the people of Netley.