2012 Archive

Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends,   On the 5th October 2012, the United Reformed Church reached the ripe old age of 40!! They say that this is when life begins, but how true will this be of our relatively young denomination? In 1972 when this all happened, I had no idea who or what the URC was – […]

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November – December newsletter

The Right Worshipful, The Guild Mayor of Preston Councillor Carl Crompton Guild Mayoress Councillor Linda Crompton   Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL Telephone (01772) 906113                                                                                               14/9/2012 Dear Fulwood, URC, To all of Churches Procession participants I would like to thank you for putting on such a wonderful show for Preston. The […]

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Musings from the Manse

What is the wise way to spend your time? This was a question that came up recently when I was looking at the lectionary readings for Sunday worship, and it made me realise that probably a good use of time is to acquire wisdom! The apostle Paul advised the Ephesians, “Be careful then how you […]

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September / October newsletter

WELCOME TO FULWOOD We extend a very warm welcome to Rev’d Malcolm Hickox, the new minister at Fulwood Methodist Church. We pray God’s Blessing on his ministry and on his wife Christine and their family and hope they will soon feel at very much at home in Fulwood.     PRESTON GUILD 2012 At the […]

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Musings from the Manse

  Dear Friends, The last few weeks have been a hive of activity for me – and it has had nothing to do with either the football or the tennis!! Three weeks ago I set off to the Holy Land, with 24 other Pilgrims from around the UK. Arriving at our Hotel in Jerusalem, feeling […]

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July / August 2012 newsletter

Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105) Lectionary Readings July & August 2012  July 1st         2 Samuel 1: 1, 17 – 27; Psalm 130 or Lamentations 3: 23 – 33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8: 7 – 15; St Mark 5: 21 – 43 8th         2 […]

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Musings from the Manse

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND Dear Friends, As you may know, on the 5th June 2012, I will embark on what has been a long awaited trip for me. From being a small child listening to Bible stories, to being an adult training for Ministry, I’ve wanted to see if the pictures painted in […]

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Newsletter for May & June 2012

PRESTON PASSION  On Good Friday BBC1 broadcast the Preston Passion live from Preston bus station.  The writers were given the brief to ”tell the story of Christ’s Passion in a way that’s fresh and universal, and set it in Preston”.  They spent six months in Preston talking to local people who shared stories of quiet, […]

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Lectionary readings May & June 2012

May 6th        Acts 8: 26 – 40; Psalm 22: 25 – 31 or Exodus 19: 1 – 6; Psalm           118: 19 – 25; 1 John 4: 7 – 21; St John 15: 1 – 8 13th     Acts 10: 44 – 48; Psalm 98 or Genesis 35: 9 – 15; Psalm 101; 1 John 1: […]

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