A New Season: Welcome

JoannaEven if you are not involved in school or university, September always has the feel of a new season beginning. We have had the privilege of welcoming lots of visitors over the summer and now we prepare to welcome all those moving to Leeds to start new jobs or begin at university.  If you’ve joined the church in the last six months or are thinking about joining and want to know more, then do come and join us at one of our welcome events on the 14th or the 18th of this month to hear about who we are and what’s going on.

As Network and Small Group leaders gathered to pray for the term, it was great to hear of groups growing in their care for one another and of the many varied ways in which networks are reaching out to show God’s love to different groups of people across Leeds.

If you’ve not found a group to belong to yet, this month is a great time to join as there are lots of new groups starting. (Visit the welcome desk in the foyer or speak to anyone serving coffee after a service to find out more about the groups you can join.)

As we seek to reflect God’s heart of welcome let’s pray for the equipping of the Holy Spirit to enable us to keep on ‘being devoted to one another in love. Honouring one another above ourselves. Never lacking in zeal but keeping our spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Being joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Sharing with God’s people who are in need and practising hospitality.'  Romans 12:10-13