Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Last week when I saw the weather forecast for this week (bright skies and sunny!), I was immediately in such a better mood. I felt joy at the prospect of moving out of a rainy, dark winter into the glorious summer. I envisioned beach trips, summer parties and lying by...
Easter: Beyond the Traditions

Easter: Beyond the Traditions

Easter. Just the mention of the holiday invokes thoughts of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and Easter egg hunts. Growing up in the southeast United States, Easter was full of traditions. My two sisters and I would get taken on a shopping trip and we would buy matching...
The Sunday Worship Blues

The Sunday Worship Blues

Have you ever come to church on a Sunday and felt like you’ve not connected with God? Have you ever gathered with the congregation to sing and pray and just gone away feeling like you didn’t receive? Have you ever finished a service and just wondered: what was that...
My Ministry Story: Alpha

My Ministry Story: Alpha

At some point in our lives, many of us realise that our time is just not going as far as we’d like: there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it all in. If you’re anything like me, you go through phases of freaking out because there’s just not enough time. You...
Caring for Our Community: Chillzone

Caring for Our Community: Chillzone

Chillzone is our Friday night youth club held at St Mark’s. From 5:30pm – 7:30pm each week we welcome young people from school years 7 to 11 from around Woodhouse and Little London. Each week we share how our weeks have been, followed by lots of sport and games, PS4,...
Worship through pain

Worship through pain

Not everything we feel is a true reflection of reality. I love my husband, but if I’ve had a bad day and feel anger towards him, it doesn’t mean I don’t love him any longer. My anger is very real in that moment and there might be real cause for my anger, but it’s a...