Monday, 13 May 2019

Coming to Church to Serve

This article is about married couples, but reflects the principles and attitude that all Christians should have when they come to church:

Why I don't always sit with my husband in church

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Why Bother With Church?

There once was a time in this country when everyone was expected to be at church regardless of whether they believed in God, Jesus and the Bible or not. Its much better today that the expectation is only on those who actually have a faith. Of course, the church has an open welcome for everyone, no matter who you are, where you're from, what you believe or what you've done (at least that's certainly true at WCF). But its no surprise that most non-believers can't see the point of church. What is surprising though is how many believers can't see the relevance of church for themselves.

Are they at fault? Is the Church at fault?

This Sunday afternoon, (21st Oct at 4.30pm) we'll be thinking about the question "Why bother with Church?" Its open to all whether your mind on the matter is open, closed, or somewhere in between.

Meanwhile, lets hear a few words from Milton Jones that may help to inform the subject:

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Is God a Woman?

I don't know whether this question has ever occurred to you or not, but it is something that Ariana Grande has given some thought to. Ariana Grande is an incredibly successful popstar and, over the summer, she released "God is a Woman". Three minutes and 17 seconds of pop magic at about 75 bpm, the tune is catchy, but is the theology sound?

On Sunday 23rd September at 4.30pm Winslow Christian Fellowship will be launching their first afternoon service. Meeting in Furze Down School (their usual meeting place) there will be singing, there will be an informal cafe style seating arrangement and there will be nibbles! The question at the heart of the service will be Is God a Woman?

Following a short talk there will be an opportunity for questions, so come prepared to engage and we'll see what happens.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Salvation's song

Here's a new song that we're going to sing this Sunday:

Loved before the dawn of time
Chosen by my Maker
Hidden in my Saviour
I am His and He is mine
Cherished for eternity

When I'm stained with guilt and sin
He is there to lift me
Heal me and forgive me
Gives me strength to stand again
Stronger than I was before

(So) with ev'ry breath that I am given
I will sing salvation's song
And I'll join the chorus of creation
Giving praise to Christ alone

All the chains of Satan's curse
Lifted through His offering
Satisfied through suffering
All the blessings He deserves
Poured on my unworthy soul

Singing glory honour wisdom power
To the Lamb upon the throne
Hallelujah I will lift Him high
Singing glory honour wisdom power
To the Lamb upon the throne
Hallelujah I will sing

Stars will fade and mountains fall
Christ will shine forever
Love's unfading splendour
Earth and heaven will bow in awe
Joining in salvation's song

Friday, 27 April 2018

When I was lost

Here's a song that's new to WCF. Lets see if we make it part of our repertoire.

WHEN I WAS LOST You came and rescued me,
Reached down into the pit and lifted me.
O Lord, such love, I was as far from You as I could be.
You know all the things I've ever done,
But Jesus' blood has cancelled every one.
O Lord, such grace to qualify me as Your own.
There is a new song in my mouth,
There is a deep cry in my heart,
A hymn of praise to Almighty God, hallelujah!
And now I stand firm on this Rock,
My life is hidden now with Christ in God.
The old has gone and the new has come, hallelujah!
Your love has lifted me.
Now I have come into Your family,
For the Son of God has died for me.
O Lord, such peace,
I am as loved by You as I could be.
In the full assurance of Your love
Now with every confidence we come.
O Lord, such joy to know that You delight in me.
Many are the wonders You have done,
Many are the things that You have planned.
How beautiful the grace that gives to us all that we
don't deserve,
All that we cannot earn, but is a gift of love.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Effective Sting Treatment

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory,"

"Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?"

1 Corinthians 15:54-55

Saturday, 3 March 2018

We're back in Furze Down

Just to be clear, this Sunday (4th March 2018) Winslow Christian Fellowship is back in Furze Down School at 10:30am. Our visit to the Fremantle last week was a one off!