Dear Friends,

The last month of the year has crept up on us again! It has certainly felt that time has had wings in these last few months. As we look back, we can say that this year has certainly been eventful in the life of Scape chapel. It has been lovely to welcome people new to the fellowship, and also to welcome back friends who left us for a while. With the restarting of the Ladies Fellowship and Craft and Chat group, it has also been a pleasure to welcome back other friends we have missed seeing during the difficult pandemic circumstances. Now, more than ever, we need to let people know that they do not need to feel isolated and that they are welcome to join in the activities offered by the Scape fellowship. We are hoping to offer something more during the week in the near future – details to be announced soon.

In Hebrews 10: 24 & 25 we read “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” 

These are very important words that should give us hope for the future, but also should motivate us to work together to pass the Lord’s message on to those who don’t realise that time is running out for making a decision about eternity.  Our time here on earth is short, but we know that the Lord offers us eternal life, in a world without all the conflict and inequality that exists at the moment.  As we hear and read the daily news, we see the lack of hope and the increase of despair all around us.  Now, more than ever, we need to point people to Christ and to share why we have a hope which sustains us regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in.  Christians are not immune from the unpleasant and testing state of the world, but we can keep our eyes firmly on the Lord Jesus and remember that he has promised to be with us always (Matthew 28 v 20b).

Have a joyful and blessed Christmas.

Love in Christ, Frances