Calling the faithful city back to the faithful God

Anti-social September?

A little late to the party but better late than never as they say, I decided with a great deal of enthusiasm to commit to Scroll Free September. Scroll Free…

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Bathed in light

What a beautiful week of weather we have had! With the hottest day in April since 1949, temperatures reached over 29°C on Thursday. Finally spring has arrived and hopefully it will…

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Memories that matter

It is almost Christmas Day, and the run up to Christmas has been an interesting one, not least because of all the snowfall that led to widespread disruption last week.…

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Noisy good news story!

Every October half term I am part of something very special that hits the streets of Worcester called The Noise. For three days, local young people come together to make…

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What is your Ikigai?

Last week I discovered a whole host of Japanese words that have no literal English translation but instead describe a certain event or specific feeling. A few of my favourites…

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Wave your flag

This week, I once again found myself sat in the school field watching the opening ceremony of the annual Northwick Manor school sports day. With a World Cup theme, I…

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He is a Christian? But he’s normal!

And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people bowed down and worshipped. Exodus 12:26-27

Youth Cafe is open on Friday nights from 6:30 – 9:30 for young people aged 11-18. Each week we welcome 80-100 youth into church for a night of fun, games and conversation. However, the leaders all know we are not just another youth activity….we know that God is with us! The question is, how do we become a space that is distinctively different because of God and how should we share that with the young people we meet? This passage from Exodus always speaks to me about the importance of being God’s hands and feet to others, about the potential power of simply being a follower of Jesus in the presence of not-yet believers.

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