United Reformed Church LogoA few weeks ago we had our regular Strawberry Cream Tea Event at our Church. It brought my attention to one of the popular summer fruits: the strawberry and its role in our lives (and it is far more than being part of cakes, smoothies, jams, puddings). - Last summer, while visiting a friend's home, I looked at one of her flower beds and recognized a unique ground covering. She had taken strawberry plants and put them in the bed and they had spread so much that they had covered the entire area.

I have since learned that strawberries are used by many people as a ground cover and as an ornamental plant. Strawberries are good for that; if permitted, they will take over a garden area and spread and spread and spread!

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 Samaritan's Purse, 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.