Dear Friends,

What a busy time of the year, this is! We have just had our Remembrance Sunday Services, which were especially poignant, this year, with the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, and we are now preparing for Christmas, with all the events, and activities.

As we look forward to the New Year 2017, we foresee many changes ahead – nationally, internationally, and to our SPACE churches. How do we react to change? Sometimes, not very well I’m afraid! We want to retain our nice safe feelings of the past, and are unwilling to launch forward into change. Occasionally we have to experience a real challenge, that arrives unexpectedly, and we are forced to face things in a new way. We are, in every circumstance, assured that God in Jesus Christ is fully aware of how we feel, and will give us strength for all our tasks, if only we seek communion with Him, in prayer, and thought. –Jesus Christ who never changes. “Jesus Christ – the same, yesterday, today and forever”

Christmas Blessings and a Very Happy New Year

Mary – elder, Norristhorpe URC

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