Lent officially starts this Wednesday. Did you know? Maybe you’re taking it as a convenient opportunity to diet or exercise…or maybe you’re a bit more traditional and you’ve been eating pancakes tonight then will be smearing ash on your forehead on Wednesday….but what is this season all about? Lent is a 40-day season of reflection … More Pancakes anyone? Lent – an invitation to the journey
Beyond doubt, one of the best things to come out of these last challenging months, has been seeing people stepping up to love, care for, and help those around them. There’s a host of practical support on offer and we’ve gathered what we know of locally on our Covid-19: Community Help & Support page. But … More A little help with the deeper things…loss, prayer, and big questions.
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.
We’re in a really challenging time. But we do have hope. And we can walk this together, with Jesus. Here’s how we’re doing it. … More Weathering the Storm – how we’re doing it together with Jesus
What a year this has been! None of us knew what was going to be in store. And if we’re honest, we find ourselves still in the middle of this journey. The changing of one year to another is a moment to pause, reflect, and set our eyes straight for the new year ahead. That’s … More A New Year is coming…
Wow, what a year! And what a community….thank you to everyone who has decorated trees, came out singing, and a number of simple acts of kindness that have helped celebrate Christmas in such challenging times! Here’s a snapshot of some amazing artwork that’s been going on! But we’re not done yet! We’ve made some opportunities … More Thank you! And let’s celebrate together…
What does Christmas mean to you? This is an incredible time of year for hope and togetherness and joy. More than ever we need hope and we need each other….but we’re not allowed to gather…. That’s why we’ve been placing Street Christmas Trees all over Barking Riverside. These are there for us to decorate together. … More Meet your Christmas Tree!
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!
We have been talking this month about our core value of being Passionate about People. Doesn’t that sound great? It might be because I’m a raving extrovert, but I LOVE this value. And it gets better as we dig into it. Being Passionate about People starts with a deep conviction that Each One of us … More For Others
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
We’re looking for a Pandemic Support Co-Ordinator for Thames Ward.
Could this be you or someone you know? … More Hiring: Pandemic Support Co-Ordinator – Thames Ward
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
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”. Psalm 119:105 Every where we go and in everything we do, we come across signs that remind us that we are in the midst of a pandemic. The C word has become our daily bread. It has invaded and affected almost … More Shaped by the Word of God
De ja vu anyone? So it’s another lockdown. How did you feel when you first heard that announcement? Fear? Frustration? Deflated? Thankful that something is being done? Or something else? I’ve got to admit, when I first heard the news I just felt tired. Tired of trying to keep up with what we can and … More Here we go again…but where?
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?