An Invitation to Life Groups

Dear friends,

This is a difficult time for all of us. Not only are we anxious about our health but also we may be wrestling with many other challenges – getting food, schooling children, protection at work (especially for those in the NHS and in care homes), working from home, job security, finances, isolation, and more. SO, why not consider Zooming in to a Life Group meeting? “What!” I hear you say, “why on earth would I want to do that?” Well, you may be surprised. Life Groups are an integral part of St Andrew’s. They consist of 10 to 15 people meeting to support each other, worship, explore the Bible, pray and reach out to the Oxshott community. Some Groups meet weekly and some fortnightly and now, thanks to technology, it is easy to participate, even in lockdown.

I confess that, when I was in my twenties, I was a sceptic and I avoided such groups like the plague! I felt that (a) I didn’t need them and (b) I had other things to do. But over the years, mainly thanks to my wife, I learned that I was wrong! They are a great way to be part of a community that cares, a great way to learn more about the Bible and a great way to deepen one’s faith. But it is not only a journey inward, it can also be a journey outward, ie participating in activities to help others, for example helping at the recently launched Cobham Soup Kitchen. Yes, of course one can do that without being in a Life Group. But how much more fun to do it with others? They say that converts are always the most zealous and I guess that applies to me. In fact, I’ll give you a money back guarantee that you’ll enjoy being part of a Life Group if you try it with an open mind. Actually Life Groups are FREE so I can’t give you any money back – but I’ll buy you a cup of coffee at Munch & Wiggles! SO why not give it a try – you have much to gain and nothing to lose because there’s no obligation to stay if you don’t like it. If you would like to take up the offer, please email or phone the church office on 01372 842071.

 

Blessings

Patrick

Life Groups Co-ordinator