"Love is the reason we are changing our behavioUr."
This page last updated: THURsday 19th March
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CURRENT STATE OF PLAY
Dear Church Family,
In line with the guidance on social distancing published by the Government yesterday, until further notice we will not be holding Sunday services, youth activities, Citybus or Tuesdays Together, and we ask you not to meet as City Groups. ENOUGH will not be happening at St Ives on Friday.
For at least the next two Sundays, I plan to email you a "menu" of online resources (e.g. worship songs, a video sermon by a City Church preacher, activities for families, etc.) to help you engage with God, wherever you are, whoever you're with.
Also look out in your inbox for some midweek "thought for the day" videos. These (and the Sunday sermons) will help us to study the book of James together over the next few weeks.
CARING FOR EACH OTHER
It's great to hear of the ways we're already looking out for each other as a church family in this season. We're working on a plan to make sure no church member is left relationally isolated. To help with that, please could you make sure the office staff have your postcode in the Churchsuite database by submitting it here if you haven't already supplied it. (Don't forget to click Save Changes. See the Privacy tab if you want to choose whether other church members can see your details or not.)
Nevertheless, we are still a family of disciples on mission, so keep loving God, keep in touch with each other, and think about how you can serve others in your neighbourhood.
We are all in Very Good Hands:
"Therefore I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing? Consider the birds of the sky: They don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they? Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don't labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. If that's how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won't he do much more for you—you of little faith? So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We'll be in touch again soon.
Simeon (on behalf of the elders)