Sermon: What Makes a Church a Church?

Sermon Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 What makes a church a church? It’s more than a building. For months we did not worship in this building and yet we are still a church, though physical location, is significant for many. The psalm with which we began our service today says, ‘I give […]

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Back to Church

Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields Worshipping Joyfully and Worshipping Safely   We are happy to say that morning worship in the church building resumes on Sunday 16 August 2020 There will be two thirty-minute services, one at 10.00 a.m. and one at 11.15 a.m., each with a maximum of thirty participants. You must […]

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Living Stones

Sermon 1 Peter 2: 2-10; John 14: 1-14 (Based upon a sermon first preached at Ingatestone United Reformed Church, Essex, May 22nd 2011) “Come to him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him – you also [are] like living stones.” (2:4, 5) Stones – chosen and precious, […]

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URC Daily Devotions

Every morning the United Reformed Church sends out a Daily Devotion consisting of a reading, short reflection and prayer to around 2,000 people.  The reflections are written by a range of people from different places and perspectives – mainly from the URC.  If you’d like to read old Devotions or sign up to receive them […]

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Our Mother Church

Mothering Sunday was a little different this year at St Columba’s. In our all-age morning service on 11 March, we began by thinking about the things that plants need to grow: water, sunshine and food.  Then we reflected that we too need these things, along with love, time for each other, and sometimes to say […]

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