Food for Thought

‘What is truth?’ by Louis MacNeice

What is truth? says Pilate,
Waits for no answer;
Double your stakes, says the clock
To the ageing dancer;
Double the guard, says Authority,
Treble the bars;
Holes in the sky, says the child
Scanning the stars.

Irish Poems on the Underground 2015
from Collected Poems (Faber 1979)

Mothering Sunday – 15 March 2015

Join us for our
10am All-age Communion Service celebrating Mothering Sunday

All welcome

Pewsheet 15 March 2015

FOOD for THOUGHT: “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West
(Cornel West is Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice  at the Union Theological Seminary in New York)

Justice CW

New Youth Worker

P1020556Hi I’m Nicola, my husband is Laurent and I recently moved to Wimbledon to start our married life together and I am so excited I now have the privilege of working with all of you! I am a Durham Theology grad, have some teacher training and am a student again finishing a degree in Youth, Community Work and Practical Theology this June. I love working with young people, getting alongside them, demonstrating God’s love, teaching them to be passionate about the Bible and helping them to be everything they can! I do also enjoy the small things in life; singing, nail art, cycling, badminton, reading and vanilla lattes! I’m really looking forward to all we can do together in God’s strength.
‘A church which welcomes children (and young people), accepts their gifts and ministries, meets their needs, advocates justice, seeks new life, challenges evil with love and truth, and continues to learn the values of the Kingdom by living them, is a Church which is good news not only for its members but for the world’. (Going for Growth: Transformation for Children, Young People and the Church, 2010).
This is a real challenge! The Church of England’s reflections on the involvement of children and young people are confronting so can we do anything about it? The good news is we’re already doing a lot thanks to the hard work of many much appreciated volunteers running Sunday schools, Messy Churches and family orientated events. The exciting and slightly daunting thing is that there are many more creative ways we can engage children and young people. My passion is to take a step back from the ideas; to listen to God, to make sure we know what our values and purposes are. I believe this ensures we do the best for the children and young people we work with to know who we are and what we are about before we act.

Nicola is working part-time for the four parishes of St Andrew, St Anne, St Barnabas and St Paul in the Wandsworth Deanery.