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by Pam
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Windy Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Windy Weather

BRRRRR!

There has been snow in Derby, to the east of us, but nothing more than a bit of sleet here.

:cloud:
by Pam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Prince Harry
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Prince Harry

Like Joyce, I seem to remember that William and Harry inherited most of their mother's estate. so must have some money in the bank left over I'd have thought. Maybe they are thinking ahead to the time when The Cambridge children - who are next in line to the throne after Prince William - are 'senior...
by Pam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Hello Again

Hello again, CrystalWriter. i-church is here for anyone who wants to explore Christianity. Now A Christian is a resource that some i-church members have foun d helpful when thinking about their faith. It's mainly aimed at new Christians. You're very welcome to ask questions about Christianity on the...
by Pam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Help please
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Help please

Poor Emle, I can think of few things more miserable than continual stomach discomfort.

I'm really glad that an answer has emerged, and effective treatment.

:votive2: :votive1: :votive2:
by Pam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Iran
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Iran

A prayer from the CAFOD website : Lord Jesus, The angels who announced your birth sang of peace; and Mary your mother treasured their words in her heart. Today we strive to bring about a world where all your children live free from the threat of violence and war. May we be lovers of peace, givers an...
by Pam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: New Year 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 337

New Year 2020

Thank you Caroline for the New Year Prayer :votive1: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the day to day running of i church, nothing ‘just happens’ It all takes commitment, time, enthusiasm and sometimes the cooperation of modern technology to give us this Sanctuar...
by Pam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Now, that's what I call Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Now, that's what I call Christmas!

Which pieces of music say 'Christmas' to you? This is one of my favourites - the Shepherd's Farewell from 'L'Enfance du Christ by Berlioz. Like many of my favourite pieces, it's one that I sang while in my school choir, and I enjoyed being part of the lush harmonies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Pam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: TV Debates
Replies: 3
Views: 353

TV Debates

I think we've taken the idea of TV debates from the US, and so far I don't think they really suit our style of politics. There don't seem to be many interviewers who can hold things together and keep the speakers on track in terms of answering the questions rather than reciting their manifestoes. An...
by Pam
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament Again
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Parliament Again

I think General Elections are often fought on who can paint the most appealing picture of the future, aren't they? The BBC have provided a guide to candidates here . I heard one of the political commentators say that the manifestoes this time around will probably be quite sparse. I think the way I'l...
by Pam
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament Again
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Parliament Again

I think austerity has been an attempt to "live within our means", and has led to a lot of deprivation and the starvation of systems many of us rely on, like the NHS and public transport. Of course, this is my personal view. No, I don't know where the borrowed money comes from, either - maybe from th...
by Pam
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament Again
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Parliament Again

I prefer to vote in person so that I can take the whole campaign into consideration, but I know a lot of people prefer a postal vote. I think PR does imply that parties will have to work together, since there are likely to be several different parties represented, with no clear majority. There's no ...
by Pam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Vocation
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Vocation

I think there are two sides to discerning a vocation to a formal ministry - our own sense of calling, and the church's assessment of where we fit into the wider ministry picture. Sometimes our sense of calling runs ahead of the church! I was convinced God was calling me to be ordained, but always fe...
by Pam
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Vocation
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Vocation

I think if you know where God is calling you, you know. If you're not sure, then being given a steer like a suggestion to work in a wider area can be really helpful. I've been watching the sudden discovery of 'Estates Ministry' in the C of E with a degree of scepticism, because I know people who hav...
by Pam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Parliament

I hope and pray that the EU agrees to an extension to allow the General Election to go forward where I am pretty sure there will be a Brexit motion on the manifesto of all parties, which might or might not, decide the issue for the longer term. <snip> :minicandle: :minicandle: :minicandle: Prayers ...
by Pam
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Keswick Convention 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Keswick Convention 2019

Great to see you here again, Barry. I’ve been to Keswick, but not during the Convention. When our children were young, we used to go with my sister and her family to New Wine in Somerset, which was a similar event with plenty of teaching, music and prayer ministry. We found it a breath of fresh air ...
by Pam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For The Beauty Of The Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

For The Beauty Of The Earth

The choir sang it at church yesterday. I'd forgotten how uplifting it was.
by Pam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For The Beauty Of The Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

For The Beauty Of The Earth

To celebrate this lovely summer day - John Rutter's beautiful anthem, sung by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary) choir.

by Pam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Preaching
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Preaching

Re politics and preaching - your original question - I'm always aware of the alleged gap between clergy and congregations in the C of E, in that it's always assumed that clergy are politically to the left of most congregations. I don't know if this is supported by any research, or just a perception....
by Pam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Preaching
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Preaching

I just wanted to add : if you can't avoid talking about poverty and inequality,( but please try to ) for God's sake don't talk about the poor and unequal as if they are other people. This is my own biggest bete noir. One of my own biggest bete noires in prayer has always been 'Those less fortunate ...
by Pam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Parliament

I guess our new PM feels he has to make a big impact in a short time, and, having promised to deliver Brexit, has gathered the team he feels can do that. I can't really criticise him, even though a lot of good ministers have been sidelined - that's politics, I suppose, and they will be aware of the ...
by Pam
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Christ is Risen Allelulia
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Christ is Risen Allelulia

He is risen indeed.

Alleluia!
by Pam
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 43
Views: 5820

Parliament

I tend to agree that the current situation is Parliament working as it should, Joyce. Things that will profoundly affect the development of our country deserve more than a passing glance by out legislators. What I don't understand is why the vast majority of these legislators were happy to vote thro...
by Pam
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Leaving the EU
Replies: 16
Views: 2597

Leaving the EU

Back in the day, the EU was known as the Common Market, and was about trading. I remember when I was a child the shops had a lot of goods like 'Australian cheddar' that we don;'t see any more. As I understand it, the EU as a body signs trade deals which guarantee the other party access to the whole ...
by Pam
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Lent talk - The Uncertainty of Jesus
Replies: 0
Views: 1903

Lent talk - The Uncertainty of Jesus

I've just listened to this BBC Lent talk by Bex Lewis about her experiences of cancer, which I found very helpful.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003jj7

Bex believes strongly in 'keeping it real' online, and has been sharing her experiences honestly, including the difficult bits.