February 2020

I don't know if any of you watched the Christmas edition of 'Call The Midwife', but there was a theme running through it about Reggie who wanted to get into the 'Guinness Book of World Records' by making the longest ever paper chain.
This lead to everyone in the episode working towards the goal that Reggie had made for himself as there was no way that he could have made all the paper links for the chain by himself. The various communities in the programme worked together towards the goal in order to make the finished chain; the chain that linked people together from different communities. Reggie managed to achieve not only his goal, but also managed to unite the communities linking everyone together. 
2 Corinthians 9 V 6 says this, 'Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.'  
Ecclesiastes 4 v 9-10 says this, 'Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.' 
It was shown by the programme that if one person works by themselves little can be achieved, but by people working together much more can be achieved.
In this New Year as a Church we need to be working together to get to our goal, not one person on their own but as a community who have an end goal to aim for, our vision for a church accessible to all. 
WE CAN achieve our Goal by working together, just like Reggie did. 

Gill Chapman