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13 December 2016

A journey from fear to faith

Money - piggy bank 2 (Philip Brewer CC-BY-2.0)

Diane was not overspending on luxuries, but the reality of being unable to work due to illness meant that bills for essentials such as council tax, rent, water, and electricity quickly mounted up.

Living in fear

Diane is a mum of a teenager. No parent wants to be in a position where they need to tell their son or daughter how bad things are. This is especially true when the person is someone who you care deeply for and who you want to be able to support and offer everything they need and want. I

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giving worship

A guide to Hillsong’s latest hit.

I feel incredibly thankful for the ministry of Hillsong.

Over the past few years, the Australian mega-ministry have written, as Paul Webber (one of our ministers) put it, ‘some cracking songs’, many of which have greatly enriched the sung worship of Above Bar Church. Three of the six songs we sang in the evening service last Sunday were by Hillsong. We regularly use many of Hillsong’s brilliantly accessible songs, with uncomplicated melodies, but packed with gre

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7 December 2016

Dangerous journeys

Christmas market

John Risbridger talks about our Christmas theme of dangerous journeys, and encourages us to make the most of the wonderful opportunities we have to invite people to begin a journey of discovery.

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