Giving the Reason for my Hope

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Despite growing up as a “missionary kid” and being a believer for as long as I can remember, I must admit that I have often been lacking in the skills to share my faith and sometimes didn’t know quite how to approach people. Yet I... Continue Reading →

Refugees

Homily - Sunday, the 19th June 2022 - World Refugee Day Download Service Outline here Intro Our OT and NT passages are two of many examples of Refugees inthe Bible. You won’t find the Word “refugee” in the Bible. But theBible says much about people called “strangers” and “sojourners”or “foreigners” in our translations.Today’s theme is... Continue Reading →

Was God There?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- [Ramble Alert!] Surely there have been times when you have wondered if religion didn’t do more harm than good.  Looking at the history of the American West, for example - the destruction of life and cultures in the name of Christianity - makes me loathe... Continue Reading →

The time is out of joint

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Pentecost is now being celebrated in our church. Its regularity on the liturgical calendar gives rhythm to our spiritual lives, this principal feast being held fifty days after Easter Sunday. However, it is also a ‘moveable’ feast, falling on a different date each year according... Continue Reading →

The Ethics and Ethos of Decision Making

Dear Friends Greetings of Pentecost! The beauty of the Pentecost celebration of Acts 2 is that people who lived in different cultural contexts could come together and despite the variety of languages they spoke, each person understood what was spoken by the apostles. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in... Continue Reading →

First Aid Musings

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Something happened this past weekend that caused me to remember a passage that Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians. While cutting a watermelon, my finger was in the way of the knife. I automatically dropped the knife and the watermelon rolled and fell to the floor. ... Continue Reading →

Modern-day Martyrs?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Does anyone remember the story of Don Giuseppe Berardelli? Supposedly, he got infected with Covid-19 early on, and the infection took a bad turn with the 72-year old priest from Casnigo near Bergamo. Supposedly, Don Guiseppe died after giving the respiratory unit that might have... Continue Reading →

Love

Homily - Sunday the 15th May 2022 Liturgy & ReadingsDownload When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I... Continue Reading →

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