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?
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 Following on from last week’s post, I thought it important to share my experiences as a Black British woman but also to share some resources that may … More #BlackLivesMatter
“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realise how true it is that God does not show favouritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is … More An Uncomfortable Conversation…
I don’t know about you but I left school a good few years ago, but September still signifies a new beginning for me despite knowing that the beginning of the year for adults, is January! Looking back, most of the new jobs I have started have always been around September/October time, I tend to feel … More That Back To School Feeling…
With 2020 being such a difficult year, it is no wonder why more than ever, people are Googling things to do with religion and prayer world wide. In such uncertain times and Global unrest, it seems more and more people are looking to religion to help support, guide and make them feel more at ease. … More The Journey To Prayer
Following on from our post last week, we wanted to delve deeper into the simple things we can do to connect with God during these unprecedented times of 2020. These ideas are to help us keep living, to not only survive but to thrive. And we can do it together, despite living in isolation. The … More Caring For Your Mind, Body & Heart
“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 We’re always in a hurry. Pre-lockdown it was balancing the commute, work, family, friends and that healthy lifestyle we swore we’d stick to at New Years. Now, since Covid-19 it’s worrying about cooking 3 meals a day, keeping the kids entertained during the summer holidays, … More Find Your Happy Place This Summer
We took a little break from this series last week to share details about United Breaks Out – we hope you enjoyed their amazing sessions as much as we did :). This week we are introducing Jeorgina Soares & the Williamsons, who have been involved with the church from the very beginning. Jeorgina Soares I’m … More Meet The Team Pt 3
This weekend would normally see many of us trekking to the East of England showground to camp in a field. Each summer thousands of people from across the country come together to have a week with nothing else to do but worship Jesus, have fun together and learn more about God, at United, the summer … More United Breaks Out – a chance to start your summer with God
We are continuing our blog series; ‘Meet The Team’, to introduce everyone that has been at the heart of our church thus far. This week we are introducing some active members of our church; the Staleys and Pullums who have been with us from the very beginning. Maggie & Randall Staley Maggie Staley I’ve been … More Meet The Team Pt 2
We will be kicking off the start of our next year in September and have a whole lot coming up in the months that follow. Ahead of that, we thought it’d be great to have a blog series called ‘Meet The Team’, to introduce everyone that has been at the heart of our church thus … More Meet The Team
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
Last post I shared some of my journey in recent years of learning how to be dependent on God and unlearning my decades of trying to be an independent woman. And about how being dependent on God and others, not independent, has actually felt more free. But it also tiring not feeling in control. Right … More Independent Woman? Part 2
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!