Churches Together in North Shields once again organised joint evening services in August this year, with a variety of inspiring themes.
It was good to meet up with friends from other churches, to swell our numbers, and give our preachers a break over the summer.
On 2 August, we were at North Shields Methodist Church, where Revd Jona Sewell encouraged us to offer both our best efforts and our failures to God, to recognise our weaknesses and our need of God’s help in serving God.
On 9 August, at North Shields Salvation Army Citadel, Major Eric Pearce led a service of praise and testimonies about Jesus and our faith stories.
On 16 August, we met at Christ Church, where curate Yvonne Greener and reader Margaret Brockbank spoke of the hospitality of God, and our own attitudes to welcoming strangers.
On 23 August, at St Columba’s United Reformed Church, Revd Liz Blair urged us to make visible our unity in Christ, and by living in love to bring glory to God, and Christian witness to our community.
On 30 August, we came together at North Shields Baptist Church, where Revd Lis Edwards took us on a virtual tour of the town, as we prayed for our community, and recognised its need to hear the good news of Jesus. We also acknowledged the difficulties we sometimes find in meeting tangible needs.