Ascension to Pentecost

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Since I grew up in the US in a non church-going home I never heard much about the two public German holidays that follow Easter. Because of my confusion, the first book in German I purchased was a book describing where the majority of celebrations... Continue Reading →

“P.S. Words are not enough. Or pictures.”

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- I have a book in our loo room called “10 Second sermons” by Milton Jones. Milton Jones is an English comedian known for his one-liners, having multiple grandfathers and his crazy hair. Search for him on YouTube to see his more mainstream comedy appearances (like... Continue Reading →

Wise Words

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- These Wednesday meditations have been such a source of inspiration. It has been so enriching seeing where others find support to uplift, to carry on through times of despair, to reach deeper into sources that can guide us on our spiritual journey. I myself have... Continue Reading →

Sour Gummies vs Ice Cream

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- I LOVE eating sour gummies—especially the multi-colored tongue shaped ones. I love the combination of sour and sweet, their chewiness and their bright colors. I also love eating ice-cream—almost any flavor, but most of all coconut, pistachio, or flavors with crunchy things like chocolate bits... Continue Reading →

Courageous Master of the Awkward Question

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger... Continue Reading →

There is no end to remembering

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- On 9 April 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi resister, was executed as a traitor by the SS on the order of Adolf Hitler. The date is commemorated in the Church of England calendar as that of the death of a martyr. It is... Continue Reading →

The Seder Meal

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- --- Please Note: Since the first draft of this article, we have become aware that there are significant sensitivities around ‘Christian Seder Meals’. Pre-covid, holding a Passover Meal at church had been our practice for many years, not knowing, that this might be an issue... Continue Reading →

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, …

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- When my granddaughter comes round to our house she loves looking at our grandfather clock. She points to it, sways from side to side saying tick-tock, tick-tock, and then beams. There’s something comforting about the sound and her movement. She also loves reading a book... Continue Reading →

Springtime

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- We will sing a new song 'Cause death is dead and gone with the winter We will sing a new song Let "hallelujahs" flow like a river We're coming back to life Reaching towards the light Your love is like springtimeSpringtime by Chris Renzema Springtime... Continue Reading →

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