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Five Fantastic Facts why “Improving your speaking skills” is a Great Green Imperative:

  • Learn invaluable tips and ideas for improving your effectiveness
  • Share feedback
  • Gain practice.

It would benefit you to join a Speakers Club or a Toastmasters Club:

Speakers Clubs can cost as little as £40 to £80 (Depending on your local group) for 14 two hour sessions during spring and autumn (Compare that with professional weekend courses that cost £300)

You may be shy person –

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Andover URC Harvest Festival Sermon 9 Sept 2018

Andover URC Harvest Festival, 9th September 2018, 10.30

by Revd David Read

You may remember two hurricanes last year: hurricane Harvey killed at least 39 people in Houston and across Texas; hurricane Irma crashed through the Caribbean before smashing into Florida. It was a terrible time for thousands of people – homes and businesses destroyed,

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Kingship, Stewardship or Kinship

From Kingship to Kinship

Peter Grimwood reflects:-

 

For Green Christians and, let’s face it, for everyone how we understand our connection to creation and to the creator is the key question. There seem to be three ways of thinking about this which I would summarise as:

                               kingship,    

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Sermon Luke 12: 32- 40 A sermon for Joy in Enough – Good News for the “anxious middle”

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading Luke 12:32-40   alongside Luke 12:13-21 what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell,

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A sermon on an economy of grace

A sermon on the economy of grace. Luke 7 verse 1  and 7-14 (Stratford on Avon MC August 28th 2016)

 

This teaching about the marriage feast or the banquet seems to fall quite neatly into two parts.

In the first part Jesus seems to give some rather shrewd advice.

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A Sermon for Joy In Enough Luke 12: 32-40

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading to-day’s gospel alongside last weeks what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell, those who fear that their income will not guarantee their security or that their purses or pensions plans will grow old and develop holes through which their status and security will disappear.

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A sermon on the Sabbath guided by Walter Brueggemann Luke 13: 10-17

Just imagine for a moment. It’s the Sabbath day and you are in the synagogue-the usual people are all around you including that sad woman who has suffered some sort of curvature of the spine for 18 years. That’s a long time-best part of a life you might say-certainly 18 is a significant number in the Bible.

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Harvest Festival Address and Coal

by Revd Peter Grimwood

For a number of years I was a minister in County Durham and the chapels I served were located in what are known even today as “pit villages”. That is to say the entire economy of each place rested on one thing;

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