“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalm 95:6 United Breaks Out is back again this year! Since 1989, the New Wine family, have gathered together in their thousands, on a showground over 2 weeks of the summer, for worship, fellowship, teaching, refreshment and, most importantly, to … More Kick Off Your Summer With God
Following on from last week’s post, we hope we’ve inspired some of you to get involved with our Together Festival in August by hosting a street party with your neighbours. If so, we have put together a few ideas to help you create a great party for everyone! From decorations to games, music and food, … More How To Throw A Great Street Party
‘Proof is easy, faith is hard…work.’ Code Black I watched an episode of Code Black (an American hospital drama where destruction and despair hit every few minutes) last week and the above line really stuck with me and made me think of our 6 week journey and Rewilding The Church. As Steve Aisthorpe says, it … More Rewilding The Church Pt 2
‘“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.’ Mark 10:52 In Monday’s hub one of the things that struck me was a question Sam posed: If Mark 10:46-52 (above) was the only verse in the Bible, what would you think about God? Here Jesus is walking with His … More What Do You Want HIM To Do For You?
“I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.” Isaiah 41:19-20 Following on from … More Rewilding The Church Pt 1
Our vision is to see Barking Riverside thriving with Jesus at the Heart of Every person and Every place. We’re joining in with what God is doing, not planning what we can do for Him… We as a Church have come a long way in the last couple of years; with lockdown easing we have … More It’s time to take a breath…
And I don’t know about you, but it makes everything feel so much better. There are still many things to worry about but there is now so much more to feel positive about and look forward to. Lockdown is easing slowly but surely, and we can now entertain family and friends and eat both inside … More The Sun Has Got It’s Hat On
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Last week marked a year since George Floyd was calling for his mother while having a police officer’s knee on his neck … More 1 Year On, Where Are We Now?
Tuesday morning was a big deal. “I commission you to work together with all God’s people, so that Christ may be made known and his kingdom established” +Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking, to Church at Barking Riverside 18th May 2021 “Together, by God’s grace, we give ourselves to the ministry of the gospel in these … More We’re Official! What a week….
Today is a special day for Christians – it’s Ascension Day! We remember how Jesus, after rising from the dead and spending 40 days with his disciples, then went into Heaven. You can read the story in Acts 1:6-11. Right now, Jesus stands with Father God praying for us and giving us strength; He remains … More Ascension Day – Pray with Us
Last week we were proud to be part of the London Citizens Assembly, led by London Citizens, of which we are a member of our local Barking and Dagenham Citizens Chapter [find out more about who we are and what we’re fighting for here]. We were expecting powerful testimony from people affected by the issues … More Positive Politics: Large and Small
Tonight we’re joining the London Citizens Assembly, organised by London Citizens (Citizens UK) to present our manifesto for change to the Labour and Conservative candidates for London Mayor. It is a moment which thousands of London citizens have been building up to. Citizens UK is made up of hundreds of member organisations who have democratically … More London for All
Buckingham Palace has announced that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has sadly died. An online book of condolence is available on the Church of England website here. Bishop Guli and Bishop Peter have both shared their condolences. “I am very sorry to learn about the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of … More His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh