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Lisa’s Valance Park Adventure

I have always loved Valence Park; it is the park where my daughter and son had their first time on a swing and where they took their new bikes on their birthdays. I found it painful to watch the play equipment break, get removed and not be replaced. The park became greyer and more desolate […]

Gardening this Christmas anyone?

(personal thoughts on sharing our faith this Christmas…) As we enter the month of December and as Christmas quickly approaches, traditionally we might have started to think (or be encouraged to think) about whom we might invite to our church Christmas meetings. Maybe for the first time, they might come and see and hear the […]

Keeping the Adventure Fresh

I did my first extreme ride at Thorpe Park aged fifty-eight, and first canoed along rivers in the South of France in my early fifties. One of the pitfalls of being part of LifeLine (or any church!) for over forty years is to lose that sense of adventure and become caught up with the form. […]

By Grace Alone

[Jimmy Chakanyuka came to spend a year with us. From Zimbabwe, Jimmy joined our discipleship programme, Doulos, and reflects on his year] Hosanna Lord come to save us. Looking back at the past ten months I can see how God had perfectly planned everything so precisely for me to see how big he is. He […]

You can’t see the join!

There’s a tiny village of 2,000 people in deepest Sierra Leone that is seamlessly joined to a community in Dagenham. Of which I am a part. And that excites me beyond words – there is a bond that unites us even though some of us will never meet. Here’s a little glimpse of what it […]

Building Belonging During Lockdown

If you’d asked me for a list of phrases associated with ‘Lockdown’, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have included, “The best birthday I can remember”! This was the feedback from one of our Community Hub members whose birthday in the middle of the UK lockdown. [The Community Hub is an initiative of Community Resources and […]