Connect, Be active, Take notice, Learn, Give

In this morning’s sermon at 11am Mass Mtr Kim reflected on a lecture on encouraging well being she had recently heard, and invited us all to consider how the five principles would also apply to church life and spiritual well being.



Here is a summary of the sermon:

“As we nurture our Christian lives, let’s also challenge ourselves to stay healthy:

Let’s connect, be together, spend time with, and for, one another.

Let’s be active – get out there like the disciples and make a difference, in whatever way we can, thorough our work, our volunteering, our church and local communities.

Let’s take notice and celebrate what is good in this time, this place, and be thankful.

Let’s keep learning, be prepared to take on new, maybe even unexpected roles, as Jesus’ disciples did. To give new things a go. Maybe join in something for the first time, ask Fr Ian if there’s something you can do in our worship, in our community, our locality – or make your own suggestion!

And finally let’s remember to give. To live our lives in an outward looking way – certain that when we offer ourselves to others in whatever way, we will receive back more than we might ever expect.”

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St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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2 Responses to Connect, Be active, Take notice, Learn, Give

  1. Fliss Morgan says:

    Thanks for this reminder…it was a truly wonderful sermon from Kim, and left me thinking all day about her wise words.

  2. amberleyparish says:

    This is most helpful. Thanks for sharing it. I especially like the part about learning; the disciples certainly had to learn new skills.

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