Category: News

2016 Review of the Church of Christ the Cornerstone

Every five years or so, we have a review of the Church commissioned by the Ecumenical Oversight Group of the Milton Keynes Mission Partnership. The Partnership have arranged for an experienced team of external reviewers who will be supported by three members of our Congregation. The team will be looking at our vision, mission and worship...

Week 5: The hope beyond brokenness

The Mystery of Everything – a Lent course based around the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ Week 5: The hope beyond brokenness It’s not easy to give reflections without having seen the film, ‘The Theory of Everything’, based on a book by Jane Hawking with her story of hers and Stephen’s life together, but for those of...

GOLD Bible Study Course: ‘The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles’

Trinity College Bristol have re-branded their Open Learning bible study programme as Group-based Open Learning Discipleship project (GOLD project).

Our small, sociable group at Cornerstone has just completed a study of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and in March we shall begin a new study: ‘The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles’. We meet in the Café at Cornerstone 6.00–8.00 pm on Thursday evenings: 3, 17 & 31 March, 14 & 28 April, 12 May and 9 & 23 June 2016.

If you are interested, contact Glynne Gordon-Carter or Pat Kyd (whose contact details are available to church members on the This and That website), or contact the Cornerstone Office.

Lent Study: ‘The Mystery of Everything’

‘The Mystery of Everything’ is a new and original Lent course by Hilary Brand, which takes the multi-award winning film about Stephen Hawking, ‘The Theory of Everything’, as its starting point. The course explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life – and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers – can reinvigorate our faith and spiritual journey. The course is based around five weekly group sessions entitled: ‘The experience of wonder’, ‘The enigma of weakness’, ‘The complexity of relationships’, ‘The encounter with frailty’ and ‘The hope beyond brokenness’.

We shall run two sessions:

Tuesdays, 7.30–9.00 pm, starting on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Wednesdays, 1.00–2.30 pm, starting on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Everybody welcome

Salt of the Earth: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Produced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Day 1 – Let the Stone be Rolled away Ezekiel 37:12–14 I am going to open your graves. Psalm 71:19–23 Your power and your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. Romans 8:15–21 We suffer with him so that we may also be glorified. Matthew 28: 1–10 He...

Cornerstone: a Church that lives the Gospel. What does that mean for our worship?

Conversation about Music. – The Question

Cornerstone is a church in Central Milton Keynes with a vision to live the Gospel; to be a place and a people where God’s love and justice is known and made known.
We come from many cultures; many church traditions and none. We span different ages and lifestyles.
Our mission is to recognise and release the God given potential in individuals and communities.
In all our conversations about our mission, worship has been seen as a priority.
So the question is:

Bearing in mind all that we know about the development of music in worship though the Bible and the history of the church:

How does our use of music, of all kinds, in worship, reflect and support our mission?
Can we imagine ways in which we could develop this further? ( to see more click on the title)

How can we share the good news in a world that is hostile or not very receptive to Jesus?

The report ‘Talking Jesus’ commissioned by various Christian organisations is not good read for all those engage in traditional evangelism [mission]. Yes, we need to be aware that surveys of this kind have so many variants and can be read and interpreted in many different ways. However to read that 40% of the people that took part in this survey think that Jesus is not an historical figure and 30% are put off when people talk to them about Jesus is concerning. It raises all kind of questions to our missional work. (to read more click on title)

Advent Groups

Small groups will be meeting at the church for three weeks starting on 30 November. They will meet at Monday lunch time at 1.00 pm, on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm and there will also be an early evening group beginning at 5.30 pm if there is demand for this.

The topic for the discussions will be ‘Light in dark times’ and each session will include Bible study, reflection, discussion and prayer.

If you are interested in joining a group please contact Rosemary Goldie or sign up on the sheet in Reception.