URC Daily Devotion 23rd September

After we had reached safety, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us around it.  Paul had gathered a bundle of brushwood and was putting it on the fire, when […]

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Folkweave Newsletter – 16th to 24th September 2017

Week commencing 16th September 2017    Have a deaf ear for unkind remarks about others, and a blind eye to the trivial faults of your brethren. Walter Scott   DIARY OF EVENTS from 16th to 24th September 2017 Saturday 16 Sept 10 am – 12 noon 10 am – 12 noon 10 am – 12 […]

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URC Daily Devotion 22nd September

Since much time had been lost and sailing was now dangerous, because even the Fast had already gone by, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Sirs, I can see that the voyage will be with danger and much heavy loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.’ But the centurion paid […]

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URC Daily Devotion 21st September

As Paul sets sail for Rome the opening verses of Acts 27 set the scene for the dramatic events that will unfold as the narrative develops. Although held in the custody of the Roman authorities, this is a journey Paul has instigated by making an appeal to the Emperor’s tribunal. Paul is in prison not because […]

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URC Daily Devotion 20th September

‘I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am to make my defence today against all the accusations of the Jews, because you are especially familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews; therefore I beg of you to listen to me patiently.‘All the Jews know my way of […]

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URC Daily Devotion 19th September

After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to welcome Festus. Since they were staying there several days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying,“There is a man here who was left in prison by Felix. When I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews […]

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URC Daily Devotion 18th September

Hildegard was born in 1098 at Böckelheim in Germany. From her earliest years she had a powerful, visionary life, becoming a nun at the age of eighteen, much influenced by her foster-mother, Jutta, who had set up the community and whom she succeeded as Abbess in 1136. Her visions of light, which she described as […]

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A message from Commitment to Life

As we hear news of hurricanes and earthquakes in the Caribbean, USA and Mexico, Commitment for Life has reminded us of the disastrous flooding in South East Asia with one-third of Bangladesh under water at one point. Christian Aid currently has a special appeal for donations to help the countries affected. For information go to www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/south-asia-floods-appeal […]

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Harvest Festival

Come and celebrate God’s goodness towards us………. Our Harvest Festival begins at 10.30 am on Sunday  24th September 2017 at Purley United Reformed Church and is a celebration of God’s goodness reflected in the rich bounty of creation. All are welcome.  

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URC Daily Devotion 17th September

LORD, who may stay within your tent,your sacred dwelling-place?And who upon your holy hillmay live before your face?Whoever walks a blameless path,who acts in righteousness,And who will always from the heartsincerely truth express. He casts no slur on anyonenor does his neighbour wrong;He has no spite within his heartor slander on his tongue. He honours […]

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