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Easter take-away spirituality

date OCTOBER 10
date Steve Taylor (New Zealand)

In New Zealand, Easter is the last holiday before winter. Many people take a break, and head off to a holiday home (called a bach). Graceway is committed to sourcing spirituality within contemporary culture. How to source spirituality, within holiday patterns, without diluting gospel and community? The church designed an Easter bach pack, a special takeaway service. Each bach pack consisted of a plastic container, sand, pipe cleaners and play dough and an order of service. People were asked to add stones and vegetation, and to build an Easter garden. They then read the Easter story and talked together about…

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A transcendent vision

date OCTOBER 10
date Sue Wallace (UK)

Last year, when the roof of our usual venue was being re-done, we migrated to York Minster crypt for a few months. We loved the space, and opportunities to meet new people that came from being in the Minster, although it was quite hard work doing a full service set-up every week. Out of this though, an idea was born. What if we teamed up with the Minster once a month and created a new Fresh Expression. One that combined the best of what Visions and the Minster had to offer. Stunning music, amazing visuals, liturgy with depth and passion…

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Church is something you are, not where you go

date OCTOBER 10
date (USA)

We're not a typical church; still we are not ashamed to be called that. To us, church is a way of life - a life lived in the reality of God, in community with each other and in order to bless our world. From day one, we’ve known that the Church at Matthew's House was to be an ever-expanding community of churches devoted to loving God and loving people. Honestly, we had no idea what that was supposed to look like. Even today we are committed to being open to change - open to the Spirit as he blows his…

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