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
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
I recently had the privilege of praying with a bloke as he crossed the line of faith and handed his life over to Jesus (a strange statement, seeing as He is the author of their life anyway…but at least now they’ve acknowledged and surrendered to that truth!). Anyway… Since then I’ve been reminded of how easily we (the royal ‘We’) pursue things in life, in … Continue reading The search is over. And then the real adventure begins.
On Wednesday 22nd March, Everyday Southfields hosted a regional CAP conference (www.capuk.org). It was amazing to see the venue absolutely packed with different people, representing different churches and partners; united in their passion for seeing individuals and families set free from the burdens caused by debt. As speakers spoke and video stories were played, it was amazing to catch a big reminder that God is … Continue reading CAP Conference
‘In His name the nations will put their hope.’ Isaiah 43 In the last few days there have been many headlines and much social media backlash following the announcement that some people groups are being refused entry to another nation. A point blank rejection of someone, solely based on where they come from. It’s happened before, many times in history and so these extreme methods … Continue reading In His name the nations will put their hope
When you hear a homeless Nepalese man trying to encourage his homeless Polish friend ahead of a job interview later that day, it’s difficult not to stop in your tracks and take stock for a moment. Any argument that ‘the poor’ were not on our doorstep would just be foolish. The Night Shelter is an amazing initiative that provides meals and lodgings for the homeless in Merton, during the … Continue reading Merton Night Shelter, Everyday Wimbledon