Scargill House

At the end of May 2017 a group of about fifty people from St James Church Doncaster spent a very inspiring weekend with the Christian Community at Scargill House, Kettlewell in Wharfedale. I was the only one from St.James who went to a short briefing on the future of Scargill House - for example, plans to extend the built facilities there. During the talk I acquired an innocuous bit of paper; one of those handouts or bits of literature that you take away from events like that. I thought you would like to read what it said. It may inspire you in 2017 and shape the way you personally do Church:

SCARGILL PATHWAY OF LIFE

  • Will you speak often and regularly to our heavenly Father, on your own and with others, as well as unwrapping God's gift of the Bible, allowing it to teach, illustrate, comfort and discipline?
  • Will you offer everything you do and are to our heavenly Father to use as He wishes, trusting that He will enable you to mean it, and to endure the consequences?

RESPONSE: With God's help, and with encoragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this pathway, I promise to try my very best to follow the example of Jesus.

  • Will you enjoy and carefully look after whichever part of the world has been generously entrusted to you by God?
  • Will you strengthen community through kindness and love, being sensible enough to keep the moaning inside and smile on your face until the right moment arrives to honestly release your complaints. Will you aim to be consistently and constructively loving?

RESPONSE: With God's help, and with encoragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this pathway, I promise to try my very best to follow the example of Jesus.

  • Will you welcome visitors and strangers as you would welcome Jesus himself, putting their needs before yours and treating each person as a royal guest?
  • Will you speak up bravely for people who are rarely heard, helping our heavenly Father to fulfill his dream of seeing the hungry fed, the sick looked after, the naked clothed and victims of injustice released from their chains?

RESPONSE: With God's help, and with encoragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this pathway, I promise to try my very best to follow the example of Jesus.

  • Will you enjoy giving and receiving lots of treats - and laugh often!

RESPONSE: With God's help, and with encoragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this pathway, I promise to try my very best to follow the example of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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