When you look at my picture, what do you see? Is it a Black man? When you look at our picture as a couple, what do you see? Is it an interracial couple? When you look at someone with a disability, what do you see? Is it his/her disability? (Photo thanks to Maria Oswalt on … More What do you see?
Let us be clear: racism is an affront to God. It is born out of ignorance, and must be eradicated. We all bear the responsibility and must play our part to eliminate this scourge on humanity. From the Joint Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York: bit.ly/2XWVPJ8 Sitting to write today, honestly, I don’t know … More Today we Pray. We listen. We love. #blacklivesmatter
Can I share something personal with you? … More Something personal from Pentecost: Dreams for Barking Riverside and encouragement for today
If you share our passion to see Barking Riverside thriving with Jesus at the heart and want to be part of making that happen, look below. As our community grows we are putting things in place behind the scenes to help it function and thrive. We’re looking for someone to join our team and take … More Make this happen – Job Ad!
Title Church Administrator and Communications Lead Reports to Church Leader Location Office at IG11 0FJ is to be confirmed, though some home working will be required Salary £22,000 pro rata £8,800 per annum FTE/Hours 15 hours (0.4FTE), days to be agreed with post-holder, some flexible working required Contract Fixed term one year with potential to … More Church Administrator and Communications Lead – Job Description
Hope does not immediately change the situation, but hope does immediately change us in that situation. That is why encouragement is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other. … More What we all need. Everyday.
5 weeks into lockdown, aware of the pain that has been caused, facing the reality of longer term impact and a slow return to normality…where do we find our hope? I used my exercise today to take you down to one of my favourite places in this community I’ve grown to love. It’s an intersection … More His Promise. Our Hope.
4 weeks can be a really long time. Is anyone else starting to feel the emotional strain? At first the practical realities of adjusting to life in lockdown and the initial rapid changes of the crisis seemed to occupy everything….but now it’s feeling harder somehow, more tiring, tougher to walk. If you relate to that … More So what now? Walking through the Wall of lockdown.
Ideas for how to thrive in isolation, caring for our Heart, Body and Mind, with Jesus at the center. … More Caring for your Heart, Body, and Mind
How do we live well lockdown?
Here’s the first of our thoughts on being church, living well, and loving others in this time. … More Living well in Lockdown