Clinging on

From truth to Ruth. A new series as we head into June and July opening up the Old Testament book of Ruth … and what a story we have in store. Tragedy. Loyalty. Betrayal. Romance. It’s all there. In week one we’re going to be meeting some of the main characters and thinking about who and what we cling to.

10.30am – Sunday
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Listen to the servants as the kings know nothing 

And so Elisha has – quite literally – picked up Elijah’s mantle. But does he share the prophetic powers of his predecessor? All will be revealed as we conclude our series on truth with a story that unites kings, captains, messengers and servant girls. Do come along to find out more.

10.30am – Sunday
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Double portions

As we draw closer to the end of the Elijah story, this week we explore his relationship with Elisha and the junior prophet’s persistence. Who do we look up to? What place do role models have in our lives? And when is it right to step out of their shadow and become the individuals God calls us to be?

If that wasn’t enough we’ll be welcoming Sax into church membership and sharing communion too.

10.30am – Sunday
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Grappling with greed

Erm, well there’s a murderous wife, a husband that turns a blind eye, a vengeful God, and plenty of greed to grapple with … and it all happened in Naboth’s vineyard … but what does that mean for us? Come along and find out more about ‘twisting truth’.

10.30am – Sunday
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The sound of silence

And so after the drought, the rains return. But all is not well with Elijah. This Sunday we explore how even a great hero can have some dark days. How did he cope? To whom do we turn when things get tough? Where is truth when things seem to be going wrong? Come along and find out more.

10.30am – Sunday
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Serious Fun

On Saturday Inspire Church is holding a community fun-day with a serious side. There will be lots of entertainment with craft activities for kids, face painting, music and free refreshments and of course our popular community café. But it’s all in aid of a serious cause.

Too many people in our community feel left off, left out or left behind and we want to do something about it. So alongside the fun there will be a graffiti wall, a giant map and a safe story-telling zone for people to share their stories anonymously. We are creating a safe space to hear people’s stories of unfairness, discrimination and abuse as we start to develop a Levenshulme Inclusion Charter.

So why not join us – bring a friend – and have some serious fun.

1-4pm, Saturday 5 May

… and then on Sunday …
Burning Truth

And as we continue to explore the story of Elijah and his journey of truth we learn about his dramatic ‘altar-off’ with the prophets of Baal.

10.30am – Sunday
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T-R-U-T-H

This Sunday we begin a new series exploring TRUTH – what is truth? Is there a difference between ‘truth’ and ‘the truth’? Is it something personal or something we share? How does truth affect our day to day lives?

As we open up some of these ideas in the weeks ahead we will also explore the story of Elijah – a key figure in the Old Testament and revered by people of different faiths. What makes him special? And what does his life teach us about truth?

10.30am – Sunday
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Cometh the hour, cometh the woman

And so we reach the final Sunday of our series exploring the characters Jesus met in John’s gospel and we meet our third Mary: Mary Magdalene. She comes with something of a reputation – there’s even a new film about her – but never mind the froth and speculation, we will explore Jesus’ encounter with Mary with fresh eyes and see how she brings the whole gospel to its joyful conclusion and mansplaining will be avoided.

10.30am – Sunday
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Race to an empty tomb

There is a dramatic scene at the end of John’s gospel where Simon Peter and another disciple (most probably John) hear news that the tomb in which Jesus was laid had been opened. The two of them sprint to find out what has happened. And John wins. Does this matter? And if so why? You’d better race down to Inspire Church this Easter to find out!

Good Friday
10am

Simple unplugged service of contemplation and prayer followed by hot cross buns. Those that want to can then join the Levenshulme Churches Together Walk of Witness along the Stockport Road at 11am.

Easter Sunday
10.30-12

Special celebration service with our all-new recorder group leading our worship together – this service will also involve chocolate – NOT TO BE MISSED!

Also on Easter Sunday morning, Christ Church hardy folk will be meeting at Marple Ridge at 6.30am for a short sunrise service, followed by breakfast at PWR. Inspire church members are welcome to join them! but we need numbers for breakfast so let me know if you plan to go

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Here in the man. Here is your king.

It’s Palm Sunday. But aside from the waving of palm branches and singing hosannah, Jesus is put on trial. This Sunday we explore that trial scene and the character of Pilate, the Roman official who pronounces: Here is your king!

10am Sunday

Inspire Church.

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