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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Rivers of Life

Yesterday afternoon in Levenshulme, the heavens opened and it poured with rain. The school run turned into a family swim. Later yesterday evening during prayer time at our elders meeting, Hannah shared a beautiful vision of the streets of Levenshulme being washed clean by the Holy Spirit. And I thought, let’s dedicate our Sunday service to thinking about ‘rivers of life’.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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In too deep

This Sunday we return to our living water series as we remember the story of Noah and the extraordinary flood. At their height, the waters rose to 15 cubits deep – that’s nearly 7 metres – no wonder so much was destroyed. But what lies behind this story – why the pairs of animals, why the rainbow and the dove, why even Noah? Come along to find out more.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Water into wine

As the wedding season is upon us, where better to travel for this week’s instalment of our Living Water series than Cana. The place where Jesus turned water into wine. Brow-beaten by his own mother? Keen to announce himself as a gifted magician? Life and soul of the party? Keen on a tipple? Why did he perform such an unusual miracle? Come along to share your thoughts.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Gush

From baptismal pools to deep wells, our water series now turns to Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman where he offers her not just a drink but living water, and not just a little – an eternal gush!

OK, so after the weather we’ve been having that might not sound quite so appealing as in a Middle Eastern village but that would be missing the point. Come along on Sunday to quench your thirst!

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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B A P T I S E

As we continue our series on Living Water we have a very special Sunday in the life of our fellowship: a baptism. At Inspire Church we tend to reserve baptism for when adults make a big commitment to following Jesus and so we pull out all the stops with the total immersion experience. So this Sunday we will set-up the baptistry pool and it will be a very special occasion.

It’s Pentecost Sunday too so our baptism reading will be especially apt. John said: I baptise you with water, but the one who follows me will baptise you with the Holy Spirit. Do come and show your support to Colin as he plunges in.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday

You All Belong!

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Living Water

Throughout human history water has been a powerful symbol of life: thirst-quenching, refreshing and purifying yet at times deep and dangerous. Jesus himself spoke of living water in all its abundance and yet today 844 million people still have no access to clean water in our world and even in the UK water is a growing problem.

So we thought in the coming weeks we’d explore water for ourselves. What does the Bible say about it? How do we use it? And how does it connect spirituality with social justice?

This week we’re beginning the series by exploring the separation of the waters in the creation story in Genesis. Come along and let’s plunge in together.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday

You All Belong!

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Walking in Liberty

Our Bible reading this week says: If we love one another, God lives in us. Wow! What a powerful and inclusive message. And I’m delighted to say that we’ve got somebody visiting us this Sunday who really walks the walk.

Anna Sims is a modern ‘missionary’ – working in Lima to support female prisoners in Lima’s prisons, especially those who are foreign-born and speak English. Anna will be sharing some of her experiences with us as we explore what walking in love and liberty means here in our own community. And there will be Peruvian communion too!

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday

You All Belong!

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