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Lent is a time to focus on the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus died, and with his life paid for our sins, we have life. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we too will rise. However, we make a mistake if we think that Jesus’ death is all about an angry, vengeful God who demands payment for our sins. Even the cross that we will encounter in Holy Week is a statement of love – God’s love for the world and for us, Jesus’ love for us and for the Father. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. It is this love that will call us beyond the suffering of Good Friday to celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday. That image of Lent as a journey is one worth exploring.

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Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Caring at Christmas, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

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Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.