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On 20th June we are going to celebrate Father’s Day. Every year we have this special holiday in our diaries to be saved for family gathering, BBQ, giving cards and gifts and socialising – this year with social distancing. We Christians put all this into the context of the Bible and think what we can learn from God our heavenly Father, what the features of his love, care and wisdom are that can be paralleled with the personalities and qualities of our early fathers which are worth celebrating. Let me mention just one of those qualities now that is essential in our Christian faith and in the social fabric of our church family and network: generosity.

Happy are the fathers who are remembered for their generosity, and happy are the children and grandchildren who have experienced the generosity of their father and grandfather in their lives! Nevertheless, it is not something that comes cheap in our relationships, can be forced out, coerced, demanded and taken lightly. I cannot say to you, for instance, give me a very significant amount of money which I need urgently, which I will not pay back to you, as I know you are a very generous person. Generosity should be demonstrated and received genuinely.

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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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Image of Rev'd John Gray 2014Dear Friends,
My name is Revd John Gray. I have been a URC minister to Nailsea URC since 2014. Prior to that I was a local minister to Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs only, and in 2014 Nailsea URC was added to the pastorate.

My theological training, upbringing and background is Calvinistic, or rather Presbyterian, however, today I could not “be boxed” into any theological platform and movement. Perhaps, I would like to be regarded as a Spirit-led, Bible-driven, Green thinking humble servant of God, who is yet quite confident in our team-work of pastoral, teaching and preaching ministry at Nailsea URC.

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.

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