Have a sandal and a wife

As we reach the conclusion of the book of Ruth, Boaz finally gets his girl … and a sandal too. With summer love in the air (see below) what better time to bob down to church to sing in the sunshine and share fellowship with your friends?

10.30am
Sunday
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In the middle of the night …

… Jacob wrestled with God. God passed over the Israelite first born children. Samson worked out how to escape from Gaza. The ten virgins were judged. Nicodemus met Jesus …

… and Boaz was rudely awoken by Ruth.

Why is the middle of the night so significant? You’ll have to come along to find out!

10.30am
Sunday
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Flirting in faith

The book of Ruth begins in tragedy but as Naomi and her daughter-in-law return to Bethlehem life starts looking up. Although a stranger in a foreign land, Ruth attracts the attention of a young farmer and before long romance is in the air. Who can resist a good love story? Come along and find out more.

10.30am
Sunday
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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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