The Canvas Story Act 2

A new year, a new team…


July 5th 2015

Acts 1:8
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Our witness to the good news is a key part of our role as the church, we prayed for our living stones mission partners and reflected upon the fact that this whole year has posed a question of response to us: what part do I have to play in God’s mission?

June 7th 2015

1 Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

We don’t just gather together on a Sunday for our own interests, we gather to worship. We took a whistle-stop tour through the what, who, why, how, where and when of worship.

May 3rd 2015

The body of Christ

Acts 2:44
“All the believers were together and had everything in common.”

Introducing our mini-series exploring what it means to be the Church, we looked at how we are the community of God; a community which shares with one another, serves one another and prays for and with one another.

‘Celebrating Easter – Jesus is Alive’
April 5th 2015

The sealed tomb

Luke 24:6
“He is not here, he is risen!”

On Easter Day we remember and celebrate that first Easter Sunday when Jesus rose from the dead. “Hooray, Jesus is alive. Yes, Jesus is alive, praise the Lord.

‘Jesus meets Zaccheus’
March 1st 2015

Luke 19:10
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Inspired by the story of Zaccheus, we considered who is it in our lives that we see as beyond the reach of God’s grace and what is it that might place us in that position too. Turning this into something beautiful we released sycamore seed helicopters from the church balcony as a way of releasing our responses.

‘Feeding the 5,000’
February 1st 2015

5000 smiley faces plus many many loaves and fish

5000 smiley faces plus many many loaves and fish

John 6:9
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?”

Jesus did some amazing miracles in his time on earth, and the feeding of the 5,000 is among the most spectacular. Together we considered Jesus’ amazing power and how Jesus uses’ what little we bring, even smelly fish.

‘Stepping out for Jesus’
January 4th 2015

"Have courage is I"

“Have courage is I”

Matthew 14:27
Jesus spoke to them saying “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

At the start of the new year, we brought our worries, fears and concerns to Jesus and were challenged to ‘step out’ for Him in the year ahead.

‘Advent:Make space for Jesus’
December 7th 2014

'Make space for Jesus'

‘Make space for Jesus’

Luke 3:4, 10
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’…and the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?”

Christmas can be a busy time but advent is a time for reflection and preparation for the coming king, together we heard what John the Baptist has to say about preparing the way of the Lord.

‘The story of Nehemiah’
November 2nd 2014

Nehemiah 2:17-18
Then I said to them “come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem…” and they said “Let us rise up and build.”

In the story of Nehemiah we saw how all the people of God played their part in re-building the walls of Jerusalem, even Malchijah, ‘the dung-gate guy’.

‘The presence, provision and promise of God (Feast of Tabernacles)’
October 5th 2014

Deuteronomy 16:13
You shall keep the Feast of Booths seven days, when you have gathered in the produce from your threshing floor and your winepress

Marking harvest festival with the Jewish feast of tabernacles, we stepped into the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness to remember the presence, provision and promise of God.

‘Creators and culture makers’
September 1st 2014

Completed Canvas

Completed Canvas

Genesis 1:26
And God said, “let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness, And let them have dominion…over all the earth…”

The first canvas of the new term with a new team saw us all explore our innate creativity as we looked at creation in Genesis 1.



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