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ittle Fishes and TOTS toddler groups for 0-4 years old.

There are thriving groups for toddlers and their parents & carers at Alcombe, Minehead, Watchet and Williton.  Please click on the toddler group links in the appropriate church's column to the left for details. - See more at: http://westsomerset.2day.uk/?localBoard=2948&globalBoard=0#sthash.HRstq8iQ

Little Fishes and TOTS toddler groups for 0-4 years old.

There are thriving groups for toddlers and their parents & carers at Alcombe, Minehead, Watchet and Williton.  Please click on the toddler group links in the appropriate church's column to the left for details. - See more at: http://westsomerset.2day.uk/?localBoard=2948&globalBoard=0#sthash.HRstq8iQ.dpuf
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Latest Information:   

Coffee mornings
 in the church in Minehead 
each Friday, 10.30am to 12 noon – all welcome. 

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Westerley
Christian 
Care Home
Anniversary Garden Party
Saturday 3rd September
2pm – 4pm
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Summer Holidays! 
so  the next
Women’s Bright Hour 
will be held on Wednesday 
7th September

Normally we meet at Alcombe in the 
Lounge at 3pm on alternate Wednesdays and would welcome anyone who would
like to join.
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The next Alcombe Friendship Centre will be  held at 11am on 
Wednesday 
14th September
and continue fortnightly,
all are welcome!
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hand sanitiser and
social distancing
as appropriate

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Daily Bible Study - kindly provided by Premier and the Bible Society

Do have a look at the Premier Daily Bible reading below. It is really so good.

We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life.
1 John 1:1

Most of the letters in the New Testament start with a greeting in which the author identifies himself. The only exceptions to this are the letter to the Hebrews and this first letter of John. It seems to me that John was so eager to share his message that he hadn’t got time for such pleasantries! He wanted everyone to know that Jesus really was the Son of God and that he came and lived a fully human life here on earth. John
wrote this letter about 100 years, or two generations, after the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Some people had come up with the theory that Jesus wasn’t really human at all but merely appeared to be human. But John would have none of it. He knew for certain that Jesus really did come to this earth because he had seen him with his own eyes – and even touched him.

Throughout the centuries, there has been continuous debate about whether Jesus really was an historical figure. The evidence for Jesus is in fact incredibly strong. We not only have the four Gospels, the earliest of which was probably written within thirty years of Jesus’ ministry, but we also have the letters of the apostle Paul, which were written even earlier.

Of course, all these writers were followers of Christ so it is important to also look for evidence of Jesus’ life from non-Christian sources. Most notable of them was Flavius Josephus, a Jew who wrote a history of Judaism in AD 93. He made two references to Jesus. About 20 years later, two Roman politicians called Pliny and Tacitus wrote about Jesus. Tacitus recorded that Jesus was executed while Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect in charge of Judaea, and Tiberius was emperor, both of which we know to be historically accurate. And Pliny records that when he was governor in northern Turkey, Christians worshipped Christ as a god. Neither of them liked Christians – Pliny writes of their “pig-headed obstinacy” and Tacitus calls their religion a destructive superstition.
The fact that Jesus was a real man was desperately important for John, and still is today. Our salvation depends upon it.

QUESTION
What encouragement do you draw from the fact that Jesus was a real historical figure?

PRAYER
Loving God, thank you that because of your love for us you sent Jesus Christ to our world. 

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