Let justice roll

I hate your religious festivals! So says the prophet Amos. But let justice roll like a river. Seems a suitable Sunday for us to think about harvest then? But what is harvest? A festival for fruit and veg competitions or a time for eco-justice. Let’s work it out together.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Whose extinction is it anyway?

With Extinction Rebellion friends in action in London this week, we explore why they are protesting. What do they mean by extinction? And what the Bible has to say about how we understand and treat nature. We’ll be looking especially at the book of Job and humanity’s role in the grand scheme of things.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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This Changes Everything

As we continue with our series on protest, we turn our attention to the climate crisis. As Extinction Rebellion protesters gear up for another week of action in London, we start to consider the Biblical imperative to protect the planet.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Manifesto for the poor

With election season around the corner, we will soon be seeing the political parties set out their wares as they publish their ideas for change. I doubt any of them will dare set out a ‘manifesto for the poor’. But that’s what Jesus did … and nearly got lynched for it. Come along to find out more.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Occupy Temple

No series about protest and the Bible could overlook the remarkable story of Jesus turning over the tables in the temple. It is a clear act of protest – but why did he pick on the money-changers and the dove sellers in particular? You’ll have to come along to find out.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday

Everybody’s Welcome Here!

(Providing you haven’t got anything to flog!)

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The art of resistance

This Sunday, as we continue our Why Protest? Series, we are thinking about the art of resistance. From Banksy to Levenshulme’s own graffiti grannies, we’re going to look at the way art and image has been used to challenge the powers that be.

We will draw our inspiration from the Book of Revelation where images of a New Jerusalem were described by John to confront the imperial forces of the day.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO BRING ANY ARTWORK THAT HAS INSPIRED THEM THEN PLEASE DO – OR SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I’LL FIND THE IMAGE AND PUT IT ON THE BIG SCREEN.

Sunday. Inspire. 10.30. All welcome!

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Why Protest?

Our new Autumn series begins this week as we think about protest. Throughout the Bible there are stories of protest and resistance – Moses and Esther, prophets like Amos and Jeremiah and then Jesus himself, founder of a resistance movement that led to his death and the persecution of the early church.

Around the world, as democracy appears on the backfoot, protests and resistance movements are rising up again. But why should Christians care? How and when should the church join in?

Our series will explore stories of Bible rebels, we will learn songs of resistance, we will protest through prayer and we share our own stories of hope. We may even do some protesting too!

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Inspire Church in August

During August, Inspire Church will have simple, unplugged services exploring the Psalms on Sundays 4th and 11th August.

The church will be closed though on Sundays 18th and 25th August.

We will be back up and running as normal on Sunday 1st September.

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This is the day

As part of our summer series on Psalms, this week we’re going to be exploring Psalm 118:

THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!

Whether you’re home or away over the summer, make sure that you find the time to draw near to God.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Summer Psalms

This Sunday we are kicking off our new summer series exploring some of our favourite Psalms. We’re beginning with Psalm 73 which includes the verse:

BUT FOR ME, IT IS GOOD TO BE NEAR GOD.

Whether you’re home or away over the summer, make sure that you find the time to draw near to God.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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