© Long Buckby URC 2018
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Long Buckby United Reformed Church

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Last month I received a gift. I was given four days for in-service training; the content, the company and the venue together worked to make it a real refreshment. The venue was originally entirely the training campus for BT- still there is a forest of telephone poles, upon which engineers must train, the car park is during day light hours about 1/3 full of Openreach vans, and throughout the entire campus there is good Wifi connectivity… so we were never lost from mobile phones and internet contact. It was as if we were up enjoying a Mountain-top experience, but with a stream of messengers constantly carrying news and messages up from the valley. One of the inspirational people we heard about was Dorothy Day, who lived by a simple belief. Dorothy believed that the mission of the Church and therefore each Christian was to work to make the world a place where it was easier to be good, to act humanely and with compassion. Of course it’s the working out of how that shapes our lives, where the discussion begins… Give me orders and I’ll question why, and need to be convinced: but let me tease out how to walk the way of Christ, in the company of other sincere travellers, and I may get closer to living the life of Jesus today. Here is a prayer you may find useful: May we be the ones who hold doors open for others who hold hands who hold faces who hold secrets for one another who hold space for the pain and the brilliance who hold the light and the salt the complexity and the simplicity the silence and the storm the ones who hold our opinions loosely and yet love ferociously. May you find worthy companions on your journeys this summer. Shalom, Salaam Elizabeth
© Long Buckby URC 2018
News 1

Long Buckby United Reformed Church

Email the Webmaster
Last month I received a gift. I was given four days for in-service training; the content, the company and the venue together worked to make it a real refreshment. The venue was originally entirely the training campus for BT- still there is a forest of telephone poles, upon which engineers must train, the car park is during day light hours about 1/3 full of Openreach vans, and throughout the entire campus there is good Wifi connectivity… so we were never lost from mobile phones and internet contact. It was as if we were up enjoying a Mountain-top experience, but with a stream of messengers constantly carrying news and messages up from the valley. One of the inspirational people we heard about was Dorothy Day, who lived by a simple belief. Dorothy believed that the mission of the Church and therefore each Christian was to work to make the world a place where it was easier to be good, to act humanely and with compassion. Of course it’s the working out of how that shapes our lives, where the discussion begins… Give me orders and I’ll question why, and need to be convinced: but let me tease out how to walk the way of Christ, in the company of other sincere travellers, and I may get closer to living the life of Jesus today. Here is a prayer you may find useful: May we be the ones who hold doors open for others who hold hands who hold faces who hold secrets for one another who hold space for the pain and the brilliance who hold the light and the salt the complexity and the simplicity the silence and the storm the ones who hold our opinions loosely and yet love ferociously. May you find worthy companions on your journeys this summer. Shalom, Salaam Elizabeth