We Need Not Fear Change When God Remains the Same

by Phil Andrews A little while ago, when “preaching” to a small congregation at the Church (I prefer the term “speaking” in consideration of my relative lack of theological grounding) I gave a 500-word address between hymns on the subject of “Why Do Some Christians Fear Change?”. It is hard to say whether or not […]

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A Day in the Life of Isleworth Congregational Church

by Phil Andrews Those of us who attend services at Isleworth Congregational regularly tend to take the format pretty much for granted. But what might the passer-by, who routinely walks past our Church building on a Sunday morning or evening, think is going on behind our austere, imposing portals? Or for that matter what would […]

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Turning the Tanker (Part Two) – We Must First Build the Bridge for Others to Cross

by Phil Andrews A visitor to our Church building some months ago tried to explain to us a concept which his own Church had had some success in pursuing. The word he used to describe it was “circles”. The idea was a relatively simple one. We on the inside of the Church are few and […]

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Turning the Tanker (Part One) – Decline Doesn’t Have to Be Inevitable

by Phil Andrews Our January Church Meeting attracted the grand total of four people. Three of them were deacons. Even if my tentative suggestion that we reduce the quorum at Church Meetings from eight to six had been put to a vote and carried, we would still have been inquorate in January. February’s showing was […]

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