As we explore how meals could become a significant part of Truro mission to impact our friends, colleagues and neighbors, I have found myself asking a question. You see, I get that meals are great way to show hospitality to strangers, both inside and outside the church, and to build [...]
Nothing in life moves well without rhythm. And this Fall, we’re going to experiment with a bold new rhythm for Alpha.
“I am going, would you like to come along with me!” That’s it, that’s the best thing we can say! But what we tend to do when inviting someone is say, ‘Would you like to go!’ That puts all the decision-making pressure on them! Your friends, neighbors and colleagues are [...]
When you prepare your home to receive guests, you don't wait until the guests arrive before you make sure everything is ready for them! No, if you care about visitors, you prepare things well in advance! And it's the same with our church. We can't wait until visitors arrive before [...]
The Alpha Party is Fri, Sep 19 As a church we've been reading the Gospel of John, one of four biographies of Jesus' life! And we've seen that much of what Jesus did and taught was organized around parties and celebrations! Jesus' ministry begins at a wedding, when he spares [...]
There is a word in the English language that has become somewhat meaningless through misuse, and that is the word "spiritual!" What on earth do we mean by it? A vague feeling of positivity? A oneness with the creation and each other? Being part of something bigger than ourselves? But [...]
"Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself!" reads a greetings card at my local Wholefoods store. Quite apart from the obvious question (where did the "you" that is able to imagine this "new you" come from?), the card reflects our modern obsession with identity. We want to [...]
It is often said that the church does not have a mission, but that the mission has a church! And the same could be said of True Community! True Community is always a partnership in the Gospel during what 1 John calls this "last hour" (that period of history in [...]