Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

The Holy Spirit, Part 2: Preparing For The Holy Spirit

Message by John Ortberg. In the Bible, God breathed life into Adam. In addition, after his resurrection, Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” In these examples we see that breathing gives life to us and then, going further, the Holy Spirit gives life. In the Old Testament, we learn that […]

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The Holy Spirit, Part 1: The Holy Spirit Is Power

Message by John Ortberg. Many Christians have a clear picture of who the Father is and are not fuzzy on the persona of Jesus, either. But when some consider the Holy Spirit, there can be confusion. Some believe they can call up on the Sprit and have Him do whatever they request at a moment’s […]

A Heart of Praise and Thanks – Helen Paris

Graeme and I are presently in New Zealand. Immediately you will be recognizing the great differences in climate that we are both experiencing with the northern hemisphere in winter to the southern in blazing sunshine. Yes, we are enjoying our moment – as I trust you are, your Christmas festivities having been wonderfully extended through […]

Looking For Hope – Helen Paris

It’s a standard statement “where has this year gone to”. Maybe, it becomes more pronounced when one is in their latter years as Graeme and I are!  “Recession” has been the dreaded key word that has been spoken time and time again this year. As Christmas draws nigh, this political statement and the implications that […]

Running Multiple Services and Building Projects

We have documented below for you the feedback from our online forums Running Multiple Services and Building Projects. Many thanks to those that have participated so far. Running Multiple Services Document Building Projects Document

Our Qualification – Helen Paris

Recently we had the occasion to be in Gloucestershire and while ambling along in the car on a country road we saw a sign to Prinknash Abbey. I said to Graeme, “let’s go and see”, which we duly did. Being a closed monastery we went to their beautiful, clean and smart tearooms and bookshop. Graeme […]

Encourage Others – Helen Paris

I have recently been in Bristol which is such an historical city, at times only remembered for its dark side of having been a slave destination and sale yard for men, women and children. But it was also a city of great enterprise and enlightenment – having visited Wesley’s chapel and even stood in his […]

Don’t Give Up – Helen Paris

Graeme and I have just returned from New Zealand and as I wrote last month, we knew many of our friends were facing health difficulties there. By the time we left we had attended two funerals and just a week before we were to return our nine year old grandson fell into a glass window […]

For A Time Such As This – Helen Paris

It would seem that summer has arrived in the UK and would you believe, Graeme and I are here in Auckland, New Zealand in the middle of winter – our friends here are saying “what are you doing here when it is summer in the UK, this is the wrong time for a holiday?” – […]

Never Give Up – Helen Paris

 It seems we are having one crisis after another with the concern worldwide now with swine flu to add to the woes of the economic situation and the continuing cold weather, certainly where we are in Macclesfield. But spring is coming which always speaks of new beginnings and for me personally that has become a […]