Jesus welcomed all people.
     So do we. 
     Sit with us, talk with us, and share the journey. 
     This is a place for you to be who you are, a place of hope and peace and acceptance.

God is calling us to:
     Be an evolving community of faith.
     Deepen our commitment to each other.
     Live a life of loving influence in the world.

Early followers of Jesus Christ were called Christians, which means a follower of Christ (the word Christ comes from the Greek word for Anointed One).  Christians follow a book called, “The Bible.”  In it, we read of an historical person named Jesus who claimed to be the only Son of God.  Jesus’ birth and life was marked by unusual events.  Although he lived a relatively short life of 33 years, we only know about his early days and his last three years.  At the end of his life, Jesus was unjustly accused and suffered unthinkable punishment on a Roman cross, died but rose again after three days. 

We discover in the pages of the Bible more about this man, his life, his death, his teachings, his followers, and even his enemies.  In one recorded incident, Jesus asks his followers a question, “Who do you say I am?”  Several responses ensue, including Jesus being a risen prophet but Peter, who was an ordinary fisherman says, “You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.”  At one point in Jesus’ career, some of His followers turned away.  In response to the falling away, Jesus asks his friends, “Do you want to leave me too?”  To which, Peter responds, “Where would we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  You are the Holy One of God” (John 6:67-69).

It took Peter and the other disciples some time to get to this point.  In fact, they were still baffled at Jesus’ resurrection.  The Christian life is and always has been a journey.  Like any relationship, it takes time to develop.  If anyone has travelled with children, you will know that they are fond of asking the question, “Are we there yet?”  In truth, we will never be there yet but we can cross the bridge from just hearing about Jesus and his teachings into a full-on relationship with Him that will draw us closer to God.   

Bless you fellow traveller.

Revd Heather.