Recalibrating Worship

I am not a good baker. I once made a vanilla sponge cake that oozed melted butter as you picked up each wobbly slice. It was really bad. Since this kitchen disaster, I have discovered that baking is more about science than spontaneous creative flare. A set of well calibrated measuring scales is essential.   A good set of scales takes out the guess work. You don’t have to approximate how much flour you’re adding. You can avoid making my mistake, and instead, add the correct amount of butter to your mixture. The cake turns out … Continue reading Recalibrating Worship

Do money worries affect your life?

CAP courses are starting in October! Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity that has been running for over 20 years. CAP is passionate to see people released from poverty and debt in the UK and across the world. They partner with local churches to run money advice services, debt assistance and much more. What happened during the pandemic? Did money worries affect your life? Everyday CAP Champion, Helen … Continue reading Do money worries affect your life?

Financial Update – July 2021

Dear Everyday Church family, Welcome to the third finance update of 2021. Our goal in these updates is to keep us focused on our three key values on finance: Transparency Accountability Generosity The aim of values, is that over time, and through consistent expression through real action, these values become our default culture. We are getting there in terms of our church culture and hope … Continue reading Financial Update – July 2021

Financial Update – April 2021

Dear Everyday Church family, Welcome to the second Finance Update of 2021. Our goal in these updates is to keep us focused on our three key values on finance: Transparency Accountability Generosity The aim of values, is that over time, and through consistent expression through real action, these values become our default culture. We are getting there in terms of our church culture and hope … Continue reading Financial Update – April 2021

Financial Update – February 2021

Dear Everyday Church family, Welcome to the first Finance Update of 2021. Our goal in these updates is to keep us in line with our three key values on finance: Transparency Accountability Generosity As I wrote back in October we are encouraging one another to apply these principles to our personal finances and to model them within our handling of our church finances. We do … Continue reading Financial Update – February 2021

May the God of hope… (how to endure when life is hard)

My dad died on 7th November 2020. His death was tragic and unexpected. While this is not the first bereavement I have suffered, I have never experienced death feeling so close. So scary. So final. To be honest, it has felt like my life will never move on from its current perpetually sad state. Even if you are not presently enduring an acute moment of … Continue reading May the God of hope… (how to endure when life is hard)

Alpha Course – Reporting Back

About a month ago we finished our latest Alpha Course. We have run eight Alpha Courses over the last three years at Everyday Church. And while they have all been brilliant, it is safe to say the four we have run since March have been the most interesting! Restrictions on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant we’ve hosted these courses online. It takes a … Continue reading Alpha Course – Reporting Back

Christmas

I love Christmas! No, really I do. I know for some it is a tough time, but by the grace of God Christmas has always been good to me. Even growing up in a slightly dysfunctional family, I remember Christmas being a time of Joy. When my own children were small I discovered that it really is better to give than to receive and the … Continue reading Christmas