From The Minister...
Every month Melbourn Baptist Church Minister, Stuart Clarke gives us a roundup of the latest work and challenges within the Church. This month's article is below.Archive >
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
It was great to go to the Baptist assembly this year with the President Dianne Tidball handing her role over to Revd Dr David Gregory who is a Senior minster of Croxley Green Baptist Church.
He leads a Messy science lab as part of a monthly Messy church. He has a background in physics, meteorology and climate, and continues to take an interest in science. David offers talks on connections, between faith and science. David also gives talks about the weather to schools and community groups. He has just become the Baptist Union President.
Margie and I enjoyed his messy church workshop, and a seminar on Divine windows - Glimpses of God through life, the universe and everything.
It reminded me that we can make Jesus visible through science. We are in a science focused area of the United Kingdom in Cambridgeshire. I have bought his book and hope to bring some dynamic experiments into our family services to make Jesus visible.
The Baptist Assembly was great to catch up with folk from across the Union and hear the amazing work that BMS World Mission do with General director Kang San-Tan.
We had worship based on cultural diversity with unusual instruments, as well as languages being used in diverse ways to worship God.
Margie and I enjoyed this day in Peterborough, hope to bring some science to family services and children’s talks.