President's Blog

Last night the People of God from Adare and Ballygrane, gathered together to acknowledge the gift of Rev Bill Omsted and to listen to the President. A small community of faith who draw strength from each other

This morning with the Youghal congregations

#‎rethinkchurch‬ word today is listen. On a long car journey yesterday I listened to Sport, a chapter of a book by Chris Wright and finished the drive with a trip down memory lane with this Dire Straits album

These are words from Henri Nouwen from "a reflection of the Christian Life".

I offer it because mission i believe is the canvas onto everything the church does should be painted. It is our fundamental, our very reason for being. Nouwen gives expression of a style of mission, this is not a programme but away of being Missional Disciples.

Today starts in London and ends in Youghal/ trains planes and automobiles

 
 
 
 

Lent daily word - world - todays picture represents one WORLD view - the way of capitalism, not sure it produces contentment. ‪#‎rethinkchurch‬

Since we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses Let us lay aside sin and let us run ‪#‎rethinkchurch‬

I am deeply concerned and saddened to hear that FASA has had to suspend its services to the community in helping with substance abuse, mental health and suicide prevention. They provide excellent services.

It does raise the issue of how we as a society provide services for the most vulnerable, whereby groups such as FASA have to rely on short term funding applications to continue their work.

I agree with multi disciplinary approach but the government does need to be major source of funding etc.

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