Monday, 24 January 2011

Preparing for Hope Together

Over 70 members from different churches in Oadby joined together on Sunday 23 January for a joint act of worship to celebrate the week of prayer for Christian Unity. The service was led by Colin Chettle a Reader (lay Minister) at St Paul's and remembered the life together of the Early Church. It was good to meet and celebrate all that unites us.

The preacher was Roy Crowne, the executive director of Hope Together. This is an organisation that encourages Christians to show their faith in acts of service to the local community. And Roy's sermon was an encouragement to get out into the community and provide hope as we demonstrate our faith by acts of love.

As occurs every two years Churches Together in Oadby (CTO) will be organising Lent Home Groups in which each Home Group unites members of different churches. They will be studying "Hope for Easter" which is a workbook published by Roy Crowne’s organisation.

How much difference will we be able to make in Oadby? Hopefully, a lot.