Thankfulness is a funny thing. By its very nature the giving of thanks cuts straight across the self-focus of the human heart. When we are thankful for something, we acknowledge that we are in someone else’s debt… …that there are good things in our lives for which it just doesn’t seem appropriate to pat ourselves on theContinue reading “Thankfulness is a funny thing…”
Since the 1890’s the community of Norfolk Island have been decorating All Saints Kingston and celebrating Thanksgiving together. The Pilgrims, following their first harvest in the New World in 1621, hosted the very first Thanksgiving; a celebration feast offering thanks to God for his bountiful provision, protection and care over them in the New World. The firstContinue reading “Thanksgiving on Norfolk Island”
we nawa gwen forget dem ANZAC Day 2015 marked 100 years since the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Norfolk Island’s own contribution to both world wars was, per capita, the largest in the Commonwealth, which is proudly remembered by all islanders. This year the dawn service was held,Continue reading “Lest I forget Gethsemane”
Next Friday night at the Parish Centre, the combined churches of Norfolk Island launch a new High School youth ministry called UNIT Youth. UNIT Youth is a new initiative designed to provide excellent and intentional ministry to our young people – it’s an exciting program specifically designed for teenagers, where they can gather with otherContinue reading “UNIT Youth is almost here!”
The most central image for church goes right to the heart of our identity, it’s that we are family; brothers and sisters in Christ; sharing the one heavenly Father. In his book The Four Loves, CS Lewis shares a beautiful meditation on his friends [Charles Williams] death in an essay entitled ‘Friendship.’ In each of my friends thereContinue reading “Friendship”
I was talking with someone recently who described Christians as being “like everybody else, except that they are forgiven and on their way to heaven”. “I’m just a sinner saved by grace” is a common refrain among many Christians today; however, Christians haven’t always talked this way about the life of faith. It’s not that my friend was being trite in her description (no,Continue reading “That Incredible Christian”
Our prayer is that God is shaping us into a community of disciples who: Love Jesus (1 John 4:10) Love Each Other (1 John 3:16) Love Norfolk Island (John 3:16) We’d love for you to pray with us!