Community Creativity

We have some wonderful wordsmiths in our community:
Click the pdf links to find some inspired creative writing
Creative art: 

Here are some wonderful pieces of digital art produced by Fiona Caddy.

It's great to keep releasing our creativity and sharing God's truth in all these ways.

He loves every offering

I wansn't setting out to make anything in particular but as it became the Lord on the cross I was overwhelmed by the realisation that we stand behind the cross, the cross always before us but the face of Jesus facing ahead .Almost how a Mother would shield her children behind her in the face of danger. In the same way the High priest was the one to go forward to the presence of the Lord on behalf on the people ,that is what Jesus has done and he faces ahead of us in whatever circumstances we find ourselves  .  We actually shelter in the shadow of his wings.... the cross. He is The Good Shepherd ahead of his sheep.
Whatever we face and see. He sees it first and faces it for us.

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you .  Deuteronomy 31:8

Fi Caddy

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You who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.

Psalm 65 v7

 

I sense the Lord reminding us of who is in control. There is a lot of a noise from many places, creating fear and anxiety, but to us it is only noise. Let's not be distracted by the noise of this world but to bask in his presence and maybe do a bit of surfing!

Kev Benson

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Following a prophetic word from Katie Britton first shared on Sunday 21st June, Rachel Dixon had kindly sent this painting as one of her learning pieces in lockdown. Expectant for the 7th wave

Here's the latest image from Shelley Gregory.

 

This creation was inspired during our Tuesday Evening worship and prayer online .

 

Shelley's images are subject to copyright but you can make contact and order your copies at the Facebook Page

Shelley Gregory Arts

who is this coming out of the wilderness

Here's a collection of 'Jesus in the everyday' line pen and ink drawings from Shelley Gregory.

 

These images are subject to copyright but you can make contact and order your copies at the

Facebook Page

Shelley Gregory Arts

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On Tuesday evening during prayer time, I was led to paint a painting depicting the covenant and promise of God which is unmoved no matter what is going on around us. (His covenant still stands)

Kev Benson

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I painted this as Karen preached. I was reminded of the Israelites walking through the desert and God leading them with a column of cloud by day and a column of fire by night so they could travel day or night. Felt like God was reminding me that we are journeying through this crisis but He leads us and never forsakes us

Shelley Gregory

I was inspired by the words from Bernee's poem 'the great Gardner' the wind takes the pollen of wonder and peace and spreads with no limits. Having experienced the negative effects of the virus and how it seems to flow where ever it wants. I feel we as the people of God have the opposite effect when we allow the wind of God's spirit to blow us to where He wants us to bring peace and joy. That 
 we should look for peace from him, even when the whole world is in uproar, and agitated in a dreadful manner.

Psalm 119:38 'Reassure me of Your promises, for I am Your beloved, Your servant who bows before You'

Kev Benson

 
 
And here's some audio creativity to share in:
House teaching William Porter 17th Sept 20
Thursdsay Teaching BHOP 17th SeptWilliam Porter
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Megan Potter
Please start the audio below and begin to read Megan's response to the question. 'What happens when we worship?'
What happens when we worship?Megan Potter
00:00 / 03:34
Sandy Pemberton
Take a listen to some of Sandy's powerful
poetry here
Could it beSandy Pemberton
00:00 / 02:42

Over the years of worship involvement there have been occasions where

there has been an amplified sound and I've wondered whether heaven

joins in with our worship or if it is that sometimes we catch on and join in

with the worship of heaven.


Early last year through my bible study, I looked at the seven different worship offerings from different groups in Revelation chapters 4-7 but had never seen before that there was one song-the fifth one- that was sung by every creature in, on and under heaven, earth and sea - chapter 5 v 13-14:-

13 'Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea and all that is in them,  saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power for ever and ever.” 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen” and the elders fell down and worshipped'.

It is a beautiful picture to me of both earth ascending and heaven descending, drawing close to each other and being united in a single song of worship.

This year and as part of the current Lockdown worship offerings, I have pre-recorded a one off unedited backing track each week on the keyboard to explore during live worship with the violin.

 

A few weeks ago I felt it was right to keep the backing track as there was more to explore but because this week it felt as if there had been a spiritual shift, it seemed right to change it.

 

After a few aborted attempts that didn't entirely sit right on Saturday, I sat down to my bible study on Sunday morning of Revelation chapter 5 which includes the 3rd-5th worship offerings.


What I hadn't seen before was in v14.
The response to our tentative worship offerings is that the four living creatures say "Amen" and the elders fall down and worship.

 

Reflection on this helped me to lay down a new backing track-a small portion of which is playing in the background, which felt to be more in line with what might be required in this changing season.

I shall be using it to explore worship further with the violin in the coming weeks.

The tombSandy Pemberton
00:00 / 02:10
 

Paul Critchley has been releasing some lyric videos of songs this week in response to all that's happening around us

Carmen Clarke sent this wonderful video of the UK Dance Blessing for us to share along with a link here for an ebook the project

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Mark Snowdon sent us this video encouragement recently that God hears us and sees us, even when we don't know what to say!

Carmen Clarke shares with us her beautiful creativity here in the special piece of movement in worship 

Video encouragements: