The Journey to Easter

How is your Easter Journey going? It is not too late to spend some time reflecting on the events of Holy Week and journey to the foot of the cross: we have a number of services between now and Easter and the prayer room remains open 8am – late every day until Easter Sunday. [...]

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A picture of the Kingdom of God

The staff and I spent time reflecting on the Beatitudes this week. We were really struck by how these familiar verses from the Sermon on the Mount are expressed in The Message (Matthew 5.1-12).

When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, [...]

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Annual Meeting

66 of us gathered in Sunnyside yesterday evening for the annual meeting. Fortified by cheese and prosecco, we did the necessary legalities, spent time thanking God for what he has done at Sunnyside over the past year and looking ahead to what he has in store for us. As promised at the weekend [...]

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EMERGE

I am pleased to report that the first ever EMERGE service (for Youth and Young Adults) went well on Sunday!  We had a good time of worship and a sermon with discussion.  It was also a chance to get to know each other with a great ice-breaker and refreshments.  I look forward to next month where we hope [...]

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Annual Meeting tonight!

A reminder that our annual meeting is tonight (Wednesday). Cheese and Prosecco will be served from 7.15pm and the meeting will being at 7.45pm prompt. Please do come to this important meeting as we gather to give thanks for what God has done over the past year and look forward to what he has planned [...]

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Easter at Sunnyside

I wonder how you feel about life at the moment?  Are you excited about what is happening?  Are you angry about injustice?  Are you overwhelmingly grateful for the love someone has shown you?  Are you enjoying time with your family and friends?  Are you in pain and suffering in body, mind or spirit?  Are you [...]

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Messy Church

We are very excited as we get ready for not one Messy Church in April, but two!

On Saturday 6th April we will gather as Messy Church together thinking about the events leading up to Easter, in our usual creative, messy and interactive way. Then on Saturday 20th April we will gather together again to celebrate [...]

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Lobby Project

Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey about the lobby: what it’s used for, likes and dislikes and priorities for improvement.  We had 57 responses in all, including from groups that hire our hall and from those who take part in many of the activities we run such as Messy Church, Lunch [...]

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Sunday 31st March

Did you know that Mothering Sunday was originally about Mother Church? It was the day when people returned to the church where they were baptised or to their local parish church or cathedral. It became a day when children who had left home for work were given a day off so that they could visit [...]

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Praying for Sunnyside

One of the things that came strongly through the weekend away was a clear desire that we have more opportunities to pray together. As part of our response to this, we have started a new monthly prayer meeting where we can spend time praying for Sunnyside and for those we are called to love and [...]

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