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Fireworks and Fellowship

Remember, Remember the 5th of November.

Last night was Bonfire Night and as a cluster we came together to enjoy an evening of  of fireworks and fellowship . Fellowship is when people who have the same beliefs share life together and we did this in various ways. To serve one another we each brought food to eat together – delicious.

In Matthew 25:35 it says “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. God provides us with all that we need, and so as a cluster we try to share our time and food together.

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When spending time together we should encourage each other in our christian faith by praying, worshiping and looking at the bible. Last night we were able to  do this by looking at various ways to worship, and singing our praises to God.

James 5:13 says, ‘Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.’ No matter our situation we should choose to worship God and in the middle of a busy term this was a perfect opportunity.

Together we then lit and watched fireworks and sparklers, which as students was definitely a laugh and definitely makeshift – try setting off fireworks from a pan full of soil. To watch something so beautiful and exciting together was lots of fun, and their was a real sense of friendship.

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Times of Fellowship

As a cluster we love to socialize, gathering as a community to share life. 
It has been a busy semester so far for most people with exams and deadlines looming over our heads but, as important as those things are, it is important to come up for air every once in a while to see friends and encourage each other.
It says in the bible that sharing in times in fellowship in God’s name brings us together with him.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there i am among them.” – Matthew 18:20

The week after Easter we thought a catch up was in order so we gathered the cluster at a cafe in Sheffield and had a catch up over cupcakes and tea (a bit girly i know, but the boys definitely seemed to enjoy it!) 
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Last week was the Church for Students party at Vodka Revolution in Sheffield. A chance to let our hair down, drink cocktails, eat and dance! It was a really great way to celebrate the fantastic year we’ve had with Church for Students and a good opportunity to invite non-christian friends (free food is always a good bribe!)
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This Sunday was Cluster Sunday at our church in Sheffield- meaning no morning service and the clusters gather as communities to socialize and do outreach. Action did a ‘Come Dine With Me’ event where we brought and shared food together and all walked up to Church for the evening gathering where we heard a great preach about Courage which we’ll talk more in depth about in this weeks Cell meetings!

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We are very blessed as a Cluster to be surrounded with supportive, encouraging and loving people who we can share our life with and talk about our walk with Jesus. 

“Finally, all of you, have unity of heart, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart and a humble mind.” – 1 Peter 3:8