If that sounds weird, it’s because it is! At the centre of the Christian story of God and the world is the cross of the crucified Jesus. We are invited to see, in all the godlessness and horror of his crucifixion, the nearness and love of God. God doesn’t shy away from darkness and destruction. Instead, in Jesus, God shares in it. And all because of God’s love and passion for the world …
There’s nothing we can do to make God love us more … and nothing we can do to make God love us less! Come and discover the love of God for you and for the world. Come and make a difference … for Christ’s sake.
‘If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. Old things have passed away; everything has become new’ (2 Corinthians 5:17). The butterfly is the symbol of resurrection. God’s new life in Christ starts with us and spills over into the world.
This is the beautiful interior of St Paul & St John’s URC. The church, situated in Beach Road, South Shields, was formerly known as St John’s Presbyterian Church.