We have now confirmed dates for the “Living beyond cancer” group that Alan highlighted in a recent church family letter/email.
Over the last few months several of our family have been diagnosed with cancer, many more are journeying heartache at home, others are caring for elderly relatives, while others process the pain of losing a loved one. The bible is real clear in these moments…rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. @ Romans 12:15
I have always loved the way we hold the tension between living with promise and pain. At Vineyard, we have a theology of hope. We also have a journey of suffering. These two rightly belong together. The ancient writer said it best, Suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character and character hope. @ Romans 5:3-4
The outcome of suffering is hope. Yet the process of suffering is painful.
With that in mind, we want to create places where no heart stands alone: places where people can press into God while processing pain. I am thrilled that we are able to offer (in addition to our bereavement journey) a new short term group for those wrestling with cancer.
Our Life beyond cancer group will last 3 meetings and will be led by our community Pastor Ali Knight. Carol Thompson who works in palliative care will assist Ali.
This group will be meeting on Thursday 13th November, Thursday 27th November & Thursday 11 December 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Pink Room, through Kid’s foyer)
For more information please contact
Ali Knight, Community Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org