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What do you see?

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?

#BlackLivesMatter

“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

An Uncomfortable Conversation…

“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…

That Back To School Feeling…

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…

The Journey To Prayer

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

Find Your Happy Place This Summer

“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

Meet The Team Pt 3

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

Meet The Team Pt 2

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

Meet The Team

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

Independent Woman? Part 2

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

Make this happen – Job Ad!

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!