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28 September 2016

Welcoming students

Students and Callom

It is an incredibly exciting time for us at Above Bar Church as students come flooding back in to Southampton! What an opportunity to be a part of what God is going to do in their lives this year. My prayer for all students is that they would grow closer to Jesus and honour him in every aspect of their lives, for all of life.

This means Hungry is also back! Hungry is the name of our student group which takes places every Wednesday evening. It’s a time to have a hot meal, get to know other studen

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Children/Youth Team 2016

Last Saturday, we held a ‘thank you’ party for our children and youth teams. I am amazed at how many committed, gifted people serve week by week out of a love for God and a desire to show these young people what it means to know Jesus. It’s staggering, and I thank God for each of them.

Children/Youth Team Party 2016 #4

A whole life ahead

The 19th-century evangelist D.L. Moody was once asked how a meeting had gone.

‘We had two and a half conversions,’ he replied.
‘You mean two adults and one child?’
‘No,’ he said. 'Two children an

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23 September 2016

Meeting Jesus; Finding Hope

Above Bar Street with church building

A few months ago, in one of our Real Lives events, we heard the amazing story of Rod Williams. Rod was trapped in a downward spiral of addiction and crime from which it seemed there was no escape. But one day, when he was at rock bottom, he met Jesus and found hope. Today his life is completely transformed.

This week, I’ve been working on sermons to begin our new teaching series for the autumn and that experience of meeting Jesus and finding hope is the common thread that binds the morning and e

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Chris Tuck Sailors' Society

I’ve always loved the sea. Born just a few miles from Croyde, Woolacombe, and Saunton Sands in North Devon, seeing the power and beauty of the sea became the norm and I loved it.

My dad became a Baptist minister just after I was born, and each church we moved to as I grew up – Bristol, Salcombe, Southampton, and Grays in Essex – gave me good views and access to the wet stuff. I was an import manager for shipping line P&O Nedlloyd for six years in the early ‘noughties’, so the ocean theme had fol

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