**NATIVITY SPECIAL** While Shepherds Watched

This Sunday is really going to be very special as Inspire Church performs its own nativity musical – While Shepherds Watched. Featuring a cast of just about everyone – young and old – complete with shepherd outfits and fine voices we will worship the coming saviour with a performance like no other. If you’ve got winter blues or general election grief you really won’t want to miss this.

And it will all be followed by FESTIVE FINGER FOOD – if you feel you can bring something simple to share then we’ll have a lovely Christmas feast to follow our musical.

Watching & waiting. Come and join the fun.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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From generation to generation

This advent we are in ‘waiting’ mode – trying to take time out to avoid all the Christmas hype and simply ‘wait upon the Lord’. So it’ll be a quiet service of reflection while the children (and quite a few adults) hold their dress rehearsals for next week’s nativity musical.

Join us for the waiting time.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Wait!

The shops are positively begging us to leap into Christmas and who would blame anyone for looking forward to some festive fun? But advent is a time for waiting. Waiting for good news. Waiting for the longest night. Waiting for the Light of the World.

Join us for the waiting time.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Olives & Endings

So our series on protest is drawing to a close but we finish with a flourish as we think about the Israel-Palestine conflict and the protest of our very own Roz Hughes who recently travelled out to pick olives and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian farmers of the West Bank.

It is also the end of our church year, so we will be celebrating the past 12 months – DO BRING A MEMORY OR A PICTURE OR AN OBJECT TO SHARE!

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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The Teflon Trio

Our latest band of Biblical protesters is a trio of chaps who took on King Nebuchadnezzar and refused to bow down before his golden statue. Join us on Sunday as we continue to explore our dissenting tradition and the important separation between church and state.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Give us a king

The people of Israel looked around at other nations and felt they lacked something: a leader. God wasn’t best impressed but he gave in nonetheless. Join us on Sunday to learn more about what it means to be a rebel nation.

As it is Remembrance Sunday we’ll also have a little remembrance ceremony around our memorial.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Don’t call the midwife

Protest can take many different forms – disobedience is one. This week we will remember the stories of the disobedient midwives whose protest gave birth to a nation. It’s an all-together service some come along and join the fun.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Jeremoaner

Jeremiah is sometimes known as the Weeping Prophet – weeping about the mess his people made of the planet. You can imagine him still weeping today. But perhaps our tears are another form of protest. This Sunday Adam will lead our service as we mourn the destruction and exploitation of God’s good creation.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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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

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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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