A Grace of Moderators
At the end of October, I attended the SW Synod and then went onto Taunton URC for the Sunday service.
It was good to meet the South Westerners at the Synod. I shared some of most exciting times from my 18 months as GA Moderator. Note: exciting could be either positively or negatively stimulating!
In December, the Revd Kevin Watson will preach at Upton by Chester United Reformed Church, Cheshire, and Mr Alan Yates will visit Chesham URC, Buckinghamshire; Burnham URC, Essex and Trinity High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Mr Yates will also attend a URC Trust meeting.
In January, Mr Watson will attend the URC Youth Assembly at Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire. Mr Yates will attend the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union’s AGM and a planning meeting for the ‘Moving Mountains’ Cumbrian Mission. He will also visit the Mid Northumbrian Partnership. Both moderators will attend a Mission Council Advisory Group meeting.
At the service on Sunday morning I posed two questions, based respectively on the lectionary readings from Luke and Galatians and the fact that it was the last day of the year:
- Given the knowledge that you are heirs to the Kingdom of God how will that change your behaviour in 2018; and
- What barriers do we knowingly, or unknowingly, put in the way of people seeking Christ?