Showing posts from November, 2023

Advent Prayer Calendar Recommendation

We would wholeheartedly recommend this Advent Prayer Calendar hosted by a good friend of ours, Steve Barrington, via a Facebook group. If you're a Facebook User then feel free to check in and take a look. Here's Steve's introduction,  "Welcome back to those who have walked this journey together with us before and welcome to our new friends on the road to Bethlehem this year. December is often a month that rushes by so quickly. It gets filled with trips to shopping centres, fighting the crowds, running to different events, and trying to focus on the birth of Jesus in the midst of it all. So, the invitation is before the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, to write down the names of 21 people - friends, family, enemies, people in our community, randoms from the shops, people in the news - that you would like to pray for. Then allocate one for every day leading up to Christmas and on that day, pray for them. It's a deliberate opportunity to slow down and refocus on t

Still Inspired by the Call to the Margins

A big part of the Zac’s Place story over the past 25 years, since the earliest days of our forming together as ‘Zac’s Place - Church in Pub?’, has been the place of thorough and methodical reflection of the Bible. As time has gone on, this has continued to shape and challenge our deliberate choice to be at home with those who are marginalised, to engage with pro-active care and be advocates and a voice for those whose voice gets lost. Our roots in the Christian faith have continued to stir us into compassionate action as ‘Zac’s Place -A Church for Ragamuffins’. Zac’s Place has continued to have an ongoing association with God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club and in recent weeks, Zac’s Place founder Sean, who is also in senior leadership in GSCMC, has launched a new series of bible reflections from Mark’s gospel. You’ll find the introduction below and in the coming months different GS members, who are also experienced bible teachers, will endeavour to open up this story, as they go thr