Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lent Course - Rich Inheritance - Jesus' Legacy Of Love

Our Lent Course this year is entitled: "Rich Inheritance - Jesus' legacy of love" We shall meet on Mondays 14th, 21st, and 28th March and on Mondays 4th and 11th April at 7.30pm in the Benefice Hall. Everyone is very welcome.

Jesus didn't write a will. He left no written instructions. He didn't seem to have a plan. At the end, as he hung dying on the cross, almost all of his followers had abandoned him. By most worldly estimates his ministry was a failure. Nevertheless, Jesus' message of reconciliation with God lived on. It is the central message of the Bible. With this good news his disciples changed the world. How did they do it? What else did Jesus leave behind his physical presence - what is his 'legacy of love?' This course addresses these questions.

The course booklet, written by Bishop Stephen Cottrell, includes questions aimed at provoking wide-ranging discussion.

The participants on the course CD are RC Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, Writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, Paula Gooder, and author and public theologian, Jim Wallis. Dr David Hope introduces the course and Methodist minister Inderjit Bhogal provides the Closing Reflection at the end of each session.

There will also be the opportunity to chat informally over tea or coffee. Please consider joining us, if you are able to.

Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the Benefice Hall, next to All Saints' Church, Wickhambrook.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Children's Society Fundraising

It is that time of year when the Children's Society Boxes are handed in and the monies counted. This year the Bansfield Benefice's 18 Children's Society Box holders raised £400 for the Society.

Well done to them and many thanks to Ruth (Volunteer Parish Co-ordinator) for her organisation of this fund raising project again this year.