Find #Christmas this December

2020 has been a hard year, but I believe there is hope and no better time to discover that then now. Together with friends, I’m creating a map of #christmas2020 activity trails across the UK. This article explains a little bit about why this matters. “If there was ever a year that needed Christmas, thisContinue reading “Find #Christmas this December”

Passion for Evangelism

About us Passion for Evangelism is a network of female evangelists who would like to grow in communicating the good news of Jesus Christ. PfE was set up by Nay Dawson in partnership with IFES Europe. Our first conference was held April 5-7th 2019, read more here. The purpose of this network is to prayContinue reading “Passion for Evangelism”

Abuse, shame and Jesus by Ellidh Cook

This is a guest blog by Ellidh Cook A couple of weeks ago I spoke at an event hosted by Passion for Evangelism. For various reasons the actual event was private, but myself and Karen Soole, who spoke, have written up our talks in case you’re interested. Karen’s can be found here. Mine is belowContinue reading “Abuse, shame and Jesus by Ellidh Cook”

Abuse, Shame and Jesus : A discussion on Rachael Denhollander’s ‘What is a girl worth?’ by Karen Soole

This is a guest blog by Karen Soole A couple of weeks ago I spoke at an event hosted by Passion for Evangelism. For various reasons the actual event was private, but myself and Ellidh Cook, who spoke, have written up our talks in case you’re interested. Ellidh’s can be found here. ‘The darkness isContinue reading “Abuse, Shame and Jesus : A discussion on Rachael Denhollander’s ‘What is a girl worth?’ by Karen Soole”

Running a Nativity trail – Christmas in a pandemic

There are so many limitations at the moment, Christmas markets, Ice rinks and Santa Grottos are nowhere to be seen. The typical family Christmas dinner and carol services just won’t be happening. Its possible that you may not even get to see your family for the Christmas break. Right now Christmas cheer feels a bitContinue reading “Running a Nativity trail – Christmas in a pandemic”

Fire pit discussions

This guest post is written by Sarah Pickett, UCCF Staff Worker in Oxford & Buckinghamshire. This is part of a series of blogs looking at friendship at this time, read more here Why the rule of six maybe good for friendship. When I heard the news about the rule of six, my heart sank. IContinue reading “Fire pit discussions”

Letting the darkness point us to the light – why I’m running a Halloween trail this year

We live in an area that loves Halloween. Each year hundreds of kids get dressed up and walk around the street trick or treating. Families decorate their gardens and really embrace this event. Until this year we’ve done the complete opposite. We’ve closed our curtains, told our girls we don’t get involved and had anContinue reading “Letting the darkness point us to the light – why I’m running a Halloween trail this year”

Southampton’s response to Marcus Rashford’s Free School Meals campaign

Did you know? “37% of teachers spot signs of malnourishment when children return home from the school holidays” National Union of Teachers Survey on Holiday Hunger (2017) “1 in 3 children from low income families have skipped a meal so that their children can eat during the school holidays” – Kellogs, Isolation and Hunger: TheContinue reading “Southampton’s response to Marcus Rashford’s Free School Meals campaign”

Garden gatherings

Norwegians have a word, “koselig”, that means a sense of coziness. It’s like the best parts of Christmas, without all the stress. People light candles, light fires, drink warm beverages, and sit under fuzzy blankets. Norwegians embrace long dark winters as something to celebrate. They see it as a season not just to endure butContinue reading “Garden gatherings”

Why the Rule of six could help your homegroup

This article is part two in a series. Please read part one first Why the Rule of Six could help your friendships. We belong to a Church home group called Rooted, for six years we’ve met together on alternate weeks. Our group consists of about fourteen people, but its pretty fluid. People come and goContinue reading “Why the Rule of six could help your homegroup”