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READ THE LATEST LEADERSHIP TEAM BLOG - SUNDAY, 12TH JANUARY, 2020

Happy New Year my friends.


As we think about new beginnings I want to suggest we let go of our plans and wait for the quiet, peaceful assurance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into the best that God has for us in 2020. Most of our lives this year will be very similar to last year but the real difference comes when we learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and do whatever He calls us to.

This year our local Christian family relationships will be really important but, as we have been learning for many years, the good news is vital for those in the community in which we live and serve. We shall be starting our ‘Season of Fruitfulness’ early in February, concentrating not just on hearing Go, but of inviting Him and our friends to help initiate the change we want to see in our lives. Wouldn’t it be lovely if those around were the first to recognize that change as grace and love overflow from our full hearts?


When we gathered at the Barn the other Sunday I saw a picture of a harbour. It was nestled among the cliffs and rolling fields. Many ships of all sizes were docked and docking, repairs being carried out, crew were being recruited and supplies taken on board. This is a bit like church where a welcome and hospitality await everyone. In this context we receive healing, comfort and repairs. However, boats are made for sailing on the sea! In my picture they were all sailing boats and they were wait- ing, still working hard on their boats but waiting for the wind. When there is a fair wind they will set sail and take their produce across the world.

Perhaps this year we can raise a prayer and cry from our hearts for more and more people, friends, family and this community, to come to experience and know God’s love for themselves. As we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s heart, we shall have a choice to follow what He reveals, perhaps making time for a neighbour, volunteering, giving opportunities to be kind, generous and sacrificial to those around us. The early church was counter-cultural because the people around them saw ‘how they love one another’. The God who gives unlimited encouragement and power to love, even in the most difficult circumstances, He is the one worth following and getting to know.

So get your boat ready, take on supplies, make plans as the Holy Spirit guides, wait for the breeze to fill your sails, your heart and do whatever He calls you to do. Plan for J.John on the 4th and 5th of April, get tickets for you and a friend, and reserve a seat on the coach.


These are exciting times!


John Callaghan

FEB

09

10.30  - 12:00
followed by refreshments

The Main Hall at TPS

Cranford Road


SUNDAY MEETING AT TPS

JAN

26

FEB

02

10.30  - 12:00
followed by refreshments

The Main Hall at TPS

Cranford Road

SUNDAY MEETING AT TPS

CHURCH + BREAKFAST

Our monthly All-Age meeting

at The Petersfield School

A light breakfast from 10.30 a.m.
All-Age Meeting, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00

Details at www.pioneer.org.uk

Central Hall, Southampton

PIONEER CONFERENCE

MAR


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