Park Church, Aldershot

Gods Love and Power Flowing Out

  • Church Lane East,
  • Aldershot,
  • Hants,
  • GU11 3ST

01252 327235
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Leadership Focus 

This devotional thought was prepared for the April 2020 edition of Park Life magazine, but because of the corona virus crisis production of the magazine has been suspended. Nevertheless, here is the thought. 

  Church Is Where God Is

I had several thoughts in mind for the Focus article this month, but I have shelved them when the Corona virus changed our daily lives so much. Suddenly, we must stay indoors and away from one another. It all feels alien and weird. In fact, it feels a little bit like the opposite of how we have always done church. We meet, we worship, we pray and we serve in community. And thankfully, even if it is in a new way we still can.

We are still God’s church in Aldershot, we can meet with each other, perhaps by phone text, group calls or just at stopping at the same time on a day to pray and worship. We can still serve each other and the community by keeping in touch, doing what we can and caring.

The leadership are doing our best to keep people connected and it is clear the rest of the church are doing this too. We are still together. If you need anything, practical, spiritual or other please contact someone. We are here.

This weekend I was due to give the talk on Hearing from God. In the busyness of our thoughts, it hard to stop and hear the still small voice. I won’t spoil the service in case it comes later but I was struck once about the lovely banner at church which reminds us “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46 v 10. If we want to hear from God now at the point of great need we can pause first and review the foundation of our faith. Our God is Lord and he is with us, our families and friends. He is here. We often take that one powerful verse but the whole chapter is worth our meditation. It is subtitled “God the Refuge of His People” and the few verse says “God is our refuge and strength, a present and well proved help in trouble.”

When I wrote the crisis guidelines for a previous employer intended to help deal with major events such as death, kidnapping, natural disaster, I included this chapter. It recognises current difficulties and calls us to look to God our help. Let’s seek him; maybe he will use this time to radically speak with us, change our thinking, draw us closer.

So, we can’t do church exactly as we did but our foundation is unchanged and we are still serving him together.

Helen Eyers

 Past Focus Items

 March 2020 - Change


 February 2020 - Change of Trajectory


 January 2019 - To Live Again


 December 2018 - Shine Bright


 November 2019 - Remembering, Lest We Forget


 October 2019 - Autumn


 September 2019 -Happy Anniversary!


 July-August - Prayer


 June 2019 - Look, Enjoy and Give Thanks


 May 2019 - A Change of Ways


 April 2019 - Community


 February 2019 - I Wanna Be Like You


 January 2019 - In God We Trust


 December 2018 - The Supporting cast


 November 2018 -Collaboration


 October 2018 - Do We Trust Him?


 September 2018 - Community Outreach


 July/Aug 20118 -Mission Impossible


 June 2018 - Barnabas


 May 2018 - Living Bricks


 April 2018 - Togetherness


 March 2018 - The Beauty is in the Present Moment and in the Seeing


 February 2018
 Love, What Are We Going To Do With It?


 January 2018 - Moving On


 December 2018 - Christmas Lights


 November 2017 - Autumn


 October 2017 - The Red Box


 September 2017 The Way Ahead - Part 2


 July/August 2017 - Summertime


 June 2017 - Steering the Boat


 April 2017 - Change Ahead


 March 2017 - One Way - Jesus


 January 2017 - Beyond the Fog


 December 2016 - Be Still and Know that I Am God


 November 2016 - Autumn


 October 2016 - Questions


 September 2016 - Olympic Values


 July/August - Follow the Leader?


 June 2016 - Passports and Priorities


 April 2016 - The Power of Love


 March 2016 - Giving Up For Lent


 February 2016 - What's At The Core?


 January 2016 - The New Year


 November 2015 - Back to the Future


 October 2015 - Autumn


 September 2015 - Standing in Their Shoes


 July/August 2015 - Summertime


 June 2015 - Free Gifts


 March 2015 - Another Brick in the Wall


 February 2015 - Distance Management


 January 2015 - Changing Perspectives