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Beatitudes III

14-7-18

After reading the scripture passage, then the contemporary version, we wrote our own version and prayed it together: Blessed are the homeless. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you Blessed are they who are differently abled. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you Blessed are children who are poor and hungry. You are […]

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Beatitudes II

14-7-18

Modified by Kim from writings of Nadia Bolz Weber and amended for a British contemporary context, used in Eucharist at the Upper Room 13/7/18: Contemporary Beatitudes: You are of Heaven and Jesus blesses you … Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the agnostics. Blessed are they […]

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Beatitudes I

14-7-18

Scripture Reading Matthew 5:1-10 The Sermon on the Mount Now seeing the crowds, He went up on a mountain. And when He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 And He began speaking and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they […]

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Self Care

11-7-18

The article below came to me via some form of social media and I do not have a reference for it, for which I apologise. It is not mine, but it made a big impact on me and I have worked with it to make changes in order to create a better life that I […]

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Perichoresis

6-7-18

Perichoresis? Three Girls Praying’ by artist Gregg DeGroat.

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Storms

5-7-18

PI’m pondering the stories of Jesus on the lake many times in the Gospeks. He’s on the water in a boat crossing to the other side or sleeping during a storm, walking on the water, appearing on the beach to the disciples. This is fascinating to me, as water is such a representation of danger […]

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What is a priest?

22-6-18

Is a priest anyone who lays their life open to God to inhabit, for the sake of others? Is a priest a catalyst, a place where the combustion of earth and heaven meet in a body and creates newness? Is a priest someone who makes room for others to meet with God? Is a priest […]

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Dialogue

12-6-18

Thinking a lot lately about how we hold the tension of ‘proclaiming the Gospel’ and seeking to share what we know to be the good news of God’s love, with the missio dei , the understanding that God is already at work everywhere, already drawing hearts and minds to Godself. If we believe the latter, then we […]

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Blog Post from Sam, an Upper Room Intern

6-6-18

Blog about my personal view of volunteering: Why do I volunteer? I started my volunteering journey around November 2017 at Cotswold Cats and Dogs furniture shop at Cirencester. I started on the last Monday of the month, I went in just for a trial of a couple of days to see how I would get on. What […]

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Blog Post from Amber on Volunteering

6-6-18

Blog about my personal view of volunteering I have been volunteering at Scope charity shop which is a charity for disabled people and their families. I have been working there just over 7 months. I enjoy working in a team and taking on responsibilities in new roles and making customers happy. I volunteer because I […]

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