The 12 Days of COPmas Dear <<First Name>> I hope you have found the reflections on selections from the Book of Proverbs both interesting and useful; it’s a book often overlooked in our churches yet much of the wisdom contained in it is still relevant to our daily lives of discipleship today. Tomorrow we turn, Read More

Proverbs 18:11 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;    the righteous run into it and are safe.The wealth of the rich is their strong city;    in their imagination it is like a high wall. Reflection Much of what we do in life is about finding safety.  We find safety in our work, our wages,, Read More

Next Sunday, 31 October, our service will be conducted by the Revd Dr John Bradbury, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church. This is a special occasion and we would encourage you to be in church on Sunday to join in the worship that he will lead. After studying in Edinburgh, and training for, Read More

Friday October 29, 2021  Proverbs 16: 31 – 32 Grey hair is a crown of glory;    it is gained in a righteous life.One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,    and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city. Reflection ‘Your daughters could help you do something about ageing,’ was, Read More

  You are warmly invited to join a Vigil this Saturday 30 October 6-10pm outside  Merton Civic Centre in solidarity with those who will be holding an all night vigil in Glasgow on the eve of COP26. Come with a prayer, a reading or a song, or simply to be with us in silent, Read More

Thursday 28 October 2021  Proverbs 16: 8 Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice. Reflection Proverbs like this tend to carry some truth but little conviction, and hover on the edge of platitude. In gospel terms they are inadequate. Jesus was unequivocal: “Give it all away to the poor and look, Read More

Reformation Sunday Dear Friends, Martin Luther’s protest about what he saw as abuses in his contemporary church started on 31st October 1517 when Luther nailed 95 propositions to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg (and popped them in the post to his Archbishop).  Reformed Churches used to make a point of commemorating Luther’s protest, Read More

Tuesday October 26, 2021  Proverbs 15: 8-9 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but the prayer of the upright is his delight.The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but he loves the one who pursues righteousness. Reflection We get mixed messages about sacrifices from the Old Testament., Read More

Monday October 25, 2021 Proverbs 15: 1-2 A soft answer turns away wrath,    but a harsh word stirs up anger.The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge    but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Reflection I recently completed the ‘Journey of Hope’ pilgrimage with St Ethleburga’s, the Iona Community, the Corrymeela Community and a, Read More

United Reformed Church Daily Devotions Service for Sunday 24th October 2021Dorothy Courtis  Introduction Hello. My name is Dorothy Courtis and I’m a lay preacher in East Anglia, a member and elder at Wortwell URC in the Waveney Valley Ecumenical Partnership. Call to Worship We lift up our eyes to the hills— from where will our help come? Our, Read More