It’s Friday… But Sunday’s Coming! The journey of Easter and how to join in. … More Good Friday? Definitely Happy Easter!
Let me introduce you to an incredible woman, mother, partner and professional, with huge passion and drive – this week Merley has shared some of her story with us. She is part of our Barking Riverside community and we are definitely the richer for having her in our lives. Listen in to hear Merley’s reflections … More The difference Jesus makes: Merley’s story
Photo by Shay on Unsplash … More Nominate a Neighbour – Marking 1 Year of Lockdown
Life can sometimes feel more like an endurance test than really living – so congratulations we’ve almost made it to the end of January 2021! With so many hopes rested on the start of 2021 and jubilation when 2020 became history, this year feels painfully familiar as we approach our first lockdown anniversary and a … More January (nearly) done.
Christmas trees are popping up across Barking Riverside, have you found one? There are 6 trees across the area for neighbours to decorate and personalise. In the run up to Christmas when we would normally love getting together to get into the festive mood, we were determined to find a way to still share hope … More Decorate your Street Tree with us!
By Urbain Yombe Christmas is approaching at full speed, people are thinking about the food we’re going to eat at and recipes are coming out the drawers. What is your favourite Christmas food? Do you know how it is made? Do you know the ingredients used to make it? Mince pies are one of the … More Together
Spoiler alert, Sam will stream this month’s vlog on Sunday@6pm, but we’re introducing it here first. This month we are looking at what it means to be Passionate about People. I think it’s fair to say that this is pretty uncontroversial, even Mr Grumpy (on a good day) would agree we love people. I love … More Each One
I painted my first wall in our new house this week. It’s black. Just a small section, not much more than a metre wide and up to the ceiling. I’ve been wanting to make a prayer wall for months, inspired by film the War Room and I finally got round to doing it last weekend. … More To Pray or Not to Pray?
Need a drink? Last week Sam was talking about how Christian thriving doesn’t start and end with good life circumstances; nice house, family, and car, but by wanting Jesus, finding our life in Him. You could say – thriving from the inside out. And that starts by being thirsty, thirsty for Jesus. Once you know … More Thriving from the inside out
Over the last 6 months, ‘come in’ wasn’t something we heard much of, until businesses started slowly reopening in the summer and the government were encouraging us to get back to work and eat out. Now we’re facing a second wave with increasing restrictions and the prospect again of neither being invited in nor being … More “Come in…”