This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4 v 9
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Letter for the month

Whilst as a church we didn’t fully embrace the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ project as other local churches did, we did spend time praying for it. We Christians can more easily understand what is meant by God’s Kingdom but to explain it to those who do not attend church is tricky. This is especially true when what is often seen from the church is disagreement and at worst animosity. In mid May a previously high profile politician (now well retired) stated that he wouldn’t attend Bury Cathedral if a certain member of the clergy was taking the service. Others leave churches because they don’t like the type of services that take place – the music is too loud, modern, boring, old fashioned etc..

So what is meant by God’s Kingdom come? Well in short I suggest that it means that individually we give, dedicate our lives to God by declaring our desire to follow Jesus Christ. By making Jesus king of our lives means we will want to behave, live in a way that pleases Him and then to care for and want the best for others. Others means all people, whether they think like me or agree with me or have faith like me. I should want the best for them whatever we may disagree about. Putting the other person first is something that we don’t see when we look around the world and see that nations are at each other’s throats all the time. God’s Kingdom would see individuals at peace with themselves, with God and so then there is the potential for peace with each other.

One may think this is impossible and you may well be correct, but if we accepted God’s Kingdom here now then it may change our individual life and how we approach our neighbours, family and view the injustices in the world and then want to do something to change things. Christianity calls us to a radical lifestyle that often is at odds with current society and culture. Is it a challenge you want to investigate? Call me.

Pastor Andrew
 



Andrew is at the Church most Tuesdays and Wednesdays when not out visiting, do drop in if you are passing he will be pleased to see you.



Pastor Andrew Croft

If you have a more pressing pastoral need go to our contacts page for details, if he is unable to answer the phone please leave him a brief message and contact number.
 

We are a small rural Church situated in the community heart of the village of Witnesham, which is 5 miles from Ipswich. We are an open fellowship and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to receive communion. We are friendly and informal and always give a warm welcome to visitors arriving at our services and activities. Come and give us a try, we would love to see you.

Worship times can be found by clicking on these links to our services and diary pages.

We have committed involvement in our local area including "Open the Book" teams serving local schools.

There is always something happening during the week at WBC including our free Drop-in Cafe.

See the activities and diary pages for futher details.

 

A Post Office Outreach service can be found in the conservatory room on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.