Community Gossip from 2012

Gossip? In Old English, a “godsibb” was a godmother or godfather, from “god” plus “sib,” meaning “relative” (related to our modern “sibling”). It was later used to refer to companions in childbirth – people from the community who were there in difficult and celebratory times.

Here you'll find a list of things we've been doing/thinking/reading.

week 1

thursday 1 november - 7pm - community meal: Sam&Dave's sunday 4 november - 10.30am - gathering: South Park, John

week 2

thursday 8 november - 7.30pm - community meal: John&Emma's

week 3

friday 16 november - 5-7pm - messy church, Wood Farm family centre

week 4

thursday 22 november - 7pm - community meal: Rich&Tracey's

week 5

thursday 29 november - 7pm - community meal: Ali&Debs'

week 6

sunday 9 december - 3pm - Christingle service: Barracks Lane Community Garden, Sam

week 7

Week 1

thursday 13th september - 7pm -  community meal: Toby's

Week 2

sunday 23 september - 10.30am - gathering: Florence Park bandstand, Sam

Week 3

thursday 27 september - 7pm - community meal: Rich&Tracey's, resource: Rich sunday 30 september - 10.30am - gathering: South Park, John&Emma

Week 4

friday 5 october - 5-7pm - messy church, Wood Farm Family Centre sunday 7th oct -11am - "Are you a hungry caterpillar?" - Barracks Lane Community Garden, Toby

Week 5

This is from our service at Greenbelt 2012. We were looking to challenge our consumer culture; looking for nourishment; looking towards transformation. It was a family service (it's the only kind we know!) that also included a reading of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, sharing discussions, and both origami and real butterflies. 

The Very Hungry Consumer

In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. Then one day, out popped a small and very hungry consumer

Week1: Storm and tempest

thurs 7th june - 7pm -  community meal - Ali & Debs, resource Ali sun 10th june -  10:30am - gathering: Rock Edge, Headington, Ali facilitating

Week 2: Wind

thurs 14th june - 7pm - community meal: hosting and resource by Ginny sun 17th june - to be confirmed

Week 3:

no thursday gathering Camping weekend: 22nd - 24th june

Week 4: Rain and Flood

thursday 28th june - 7pm - community meal: hosting and resource by Famille de Robineau
A  prayer from our last Sunday in South Park... The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying That the kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith, No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness, No programme accomplishes the church’s mission.

week 1 - serve

thursday 19 april - 7pm - community meal: Sam & Dave's sunday 24 april - 10.30am - gathering: Florence Park, Family Robineau

week 2 - care

thursday 26 april - 7pm - community meal: Maison de Lott (R&T's!)
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...the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness...

and us in to Brasenose woods, well-managed to encourage the wilds of life.

Wise old Sundial.JPGweek 1

thursday 5 january - 7pm - community meal: Toby's, resource: tbc sunday 7 january - 10.30am - gathering: South Park, John

week 2

thursday 12 january - 7pm - community meal: Ginny's, resource: Ginny sunday 15 january - 10.30am - gathering: Florence Park bandstand, Toby