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Shoeboxes – Operation Christmas Child 2016

Operation Christmas Child – Shoeboxes has been taking place again this year with thousands of shoeboxes being packed with all sorts of items for children to receive who would otherwise have nothing around Christmas. Once again from Stanway Evangelical Church Keith Groom has been round with a van picking up shoeboxes from many schools, churches and other collection points…

I the LORD do not change

One of my least favourite things is shopping. Food shopping is one thing but going to town, not really my thing. In fact I very rarely go to town, and most definitely only go if I have a specific reason for doing so. For some the weekly trip to town can be a highlight, browsing the shops, meeting family or friends for coffee all of which are good solid reasons. For me…

Sizewell Hall Away Weekend 2016

Friday November 11 saw the start of our Church Away Weekend. We were joined by Hannah Miller who led the teaching sessions with our older young people, and also Andy Malcolm and his wife Emma and daughter Beth. Andy led the teaching sessions for the adults and Emma and Beth the teaching for the younger ones. On Saturday afternoon we had time to worship with the band, have…

Light Party 2016

On October 31st we held our Light Party at SEC. And had games, dancing, face painting, craft and food including Hot Dogs and Burgers for all. At the end of the evening we all went outside and let illuminated balloons off into the night sky.

Messy Church September 2016

Messy Church is a name given to a form of church that is very different to usual church services.  Many churches are now holding Messy Church and it is very appealing to families but should not be considered just for children. Children do not have to sit quietly they are free to move around and there is a play area for little ones. There are easy craft activities on the…

Life after Brexit?

So the majority (although small at 52%), has decided it and the Nation is left in limbo whilst the consequences of Britain exiting the European Union are revealed – the biggest shake up of British politics in a generation. Whilst some celebrated, some spoke out in anger, this affected all, including the Christian Church. The country hit a low as scenes of…

The Great Escape

Having just commemorated the 70th anniversary of VE day I thought it appropriate to think about one of the great events from the Second World War. The escape in 1944, from the Stalag Luft 3 POW camp, immortalised forever in the all-time classic war film that we get the chance to watch every Christmas; The Great Escape. As in most films depicting real events, scenes are…

Soaring High

Those of you who know me well, know that I have many hobbies and interests. Yet if I had to narrow them down to just two it would without a doubt be these two; Bird watching and fishing. The joy of these two is that often I can combine them, for whilst sitting fishing I can see many species of bird’s either flying, swimming or at rest. To catch a glimpse of a Kingfisher…
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