(10) Health

OUTLINE: We all face health challenges at different times of our life. They can be in our bodies, in our minds or in our spirits. Health care providers of all sorts are a huge blessing to us and the NHS has to be one of the most wonderful features of the life of our land.…

(09) Care for the Environment

OUTLINE: It is clear that there is an environmental crisis in the world at present. Pollution by man and the global warming it produces is a reality and we’re feeling the effects in our climate, our health and our altered geography. If we don’t take more serious steps to safeguard the integrity of creation, the…

(08) Older People

OUTLINE: There are now more people aged over 65 in the UK than are aged under 16, so we are an ageing society. Growing older has its own joys and challenges – more time with retirement, but declining physical and mental health and mobility, perhaps reduced income, and increasing dependence on help from others. PRAYER:…

(07) Children and Young People

OUTLINE: Children and young people are often thought of as the future: but they are also the present. And they are our present from Jesus. Their experiences of the present also form the adults that they will one day become. So it is our duty as Christians in Southampton to bring Jesus into the present…

(06) Community Life

OUTLINE: Jesus calls us to love our neighbours and we’re often good at doing this through our many acts of simple, tangible service as Christians within our local communities. These are all wonderful, but another valuable way that we can love our neighbours is by praying for them. It’s a way that is open to…

(05) Church Leaders

OUTLINE: Everyone suffers, but a church flock often looks to leaders to be strong; almost superhuman. We expect our pastors and leaders to deal with whatever comes at them and to remain unflinching in faith, whatever the size of the challenge – and the challenges that they face in our present secular society and changing Church…