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In 1987 Mary and I celebrated our Silver Wedding in Israel, and on a visit to Galilee went for a boat trip on the lake. It started well, and the water was calm but out of nowhere a violent storm arose and the boat was tossed about. Mary said afterwards that I went a bit green but I was probably thinking of the Titanic! The storm abated as quickly as it came and we landed safely.

In Matthew chapter 14 we read of a similar storm, which brings its lessons to us all. This past year our Church has been through choppy waters: we have been forced by law to close down our congregational worship and close fellowship; oh how we have missed the ministry of word and song and of course have lost dear members of our congregation who are now in Glory. So what lessons can we learn?

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Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Caring at Christmas, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

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Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.