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27 April 2012

Only connect

Social media screenshot Tony Watkins

Five years ago, we’d barely heard of social media, but now it’s a central part of day-to-day life for many of us. Whether or not it’s something you personally engage with, there’s no doubt that it is transforming the world.

However, misconceptions abound. The one I hear most is that it’s a time-waster. It certainly has potential for wasting time, but so do many other things: magazines, television, even chatting to others. Social media is not intrinsically time-wasting; the point is, it’s social –

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20 April 2012

First Impressions launch

Fi launch Jonathan welcoming cropped large

We had a great launch of First Impressions on Sunday and I thought it would be good to share some of the encouragements we have had—and we have had a lot!

The first team meeting at 8.30am with those who served on Sunday morning was an amazing start. All who had signed up were there and we had our new red lanyards with shiny badges, coffee, tea and pastries. Paul Allcock encouraged us with a few thoughts on Philippians 2:1–4, we prayed and went to our serving stations feeling we were a team.

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10 April 2012

Why we have the Newsroom

Paper boy

It’s now over almost three months since we launched our new website.

How have you found it? And what do you think about the Newsroom? We want the Newsroom to help you find out what’s happening across church life. So the more interactive it is, the better.

I’d like to explain a bit more about that.

Building our community

If you’re anything like me (a dangerous place to start), there are probably lots of things happening in the church that you don’t know a great deal about. Just hover your mouse o

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