I’ve recently watched the film Hacksaw Ridge. It’s several years old and I’m perhaps a little late in discovering it. If you’ve never seen it, it’s based on a true story about the heroics of a conscientious objector during World War 2. Determined to serve in the battle, but with a conviction from God that he shouldn’t kill anybody, it’s very gripping (it’s as gruesome … Continue reading Just one more
This post feels like it’s been a long time in coming. I first went to India in November 2016 and knew within minutes of arriving that I needed to come back again. Fast forward two-and-a-half years and the dusty warmth of the Hyderabad air hit the nostrils once more. This time I was also joined by Michael Percy (part of the Everyday Church Comms team). … Continue reading Love & Compassion in Action – Everyday Church visit, Spring 2019
Eight years ago, I whacked on a white dress and stood in front of a big bunch of my friends and family (and a whole load of people that I didn’t know, but were very welcome!). My now-husband promised that he would love, cherish and worship me, and I vowed that I would love, cherish and obey him. My father-in-law, who was also the vicar … Continue reading Why I vowed to obey my husband – by Ruth
‘Love and Compassion in Action’ have recently released a summer update, providing insight into the wonderful work that God is doing through friends and partners in India. LCA has it’s roots at Everyday Southfields and so it’s incredibly encouraging to see evidence of our prayers being answered and finances being stewarded well, so that the Kingdom of God may advance and the lives of the … Continue reading Love and Compassion in Action – Summer Update
Everyday Southfields is very proud to support an amazing charity that serves and works alongside initiatives reaching people in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (India). ‘Love and Compassion in Action’ have recently produced a video providing some insight into one such initiative. Take just 3 minutes out of your day to watch it and be inspired by practical help meeting real need: LCA … Continue reading New Life Ministry – Love & Compassion in Action
By Caroline Barnard – member at Everyday Southfields and Communications Officer for The Clewer Initiative. It’s Lent, the time of year when we give up our favourite treats, snacks, or activities for forty days, testing our self-discipline and resolve. This Lent I’m taking part in something different. Instead of giving up my favourite treats, I’m trying to give up slavery. Slavery is an illegal … Continue reading Ever considered giving up slavery for Lent?
Just stop. Whatever you were in the middle of doing, but paused in order to read this blog – stop. When you’ve finished reading this paragraph, don’t rush onto the next thing. Don’t send that WhatsApp message or open that Youtube link or that Excel spreadsheet. Don’t go and stick the kettle on or begin folding the laundry. Don’t dive back onto social media to … Continue reading Just stop.
I’m personally really excited to have begun our Identity series as a church. Exploring how God really sees us and how He shapes our identities from a place of truth and love is such an important doctrine and yet it’s something that we so often miss or give little thought to. I discovered this in my Lifegroup the other night. As me and my friends … Continue reading Identity: three BIG questions
Whether you’re a Christian or not, you’ll probably have heard the phrase ‘love your neighbour’ in some shape or form before. Even though it’s a common phrase, I’m sure we’d all have different experiences and examples regarding how we’ve demonstrated that way of thinking and living. I recently had the privilege of witnessing this concept in action, as I accompanied an elderly lady from Everyday … Continue reading Love Your Neighbour
Yesterday I had the incredible privilege of visiting the Ace of Clubs, just around the corner from Clapham Common tube station (www.aceofclubs.org.uk). My purpose for heading there was to make a delivery of items from the Wandsworth Foodbank in Battersea. However, I hadn’t fully realised what I’d find upon arriving. Like many drop-in centres across the capital, the Ace of Clubs provide an absolutely incredible … Continue reading Hungry to make a difference?