Religion

Grace Communion Church – The Football Church

Grace Communion Church – The Football Church

The Football Church Any fan of Leeds United FC has had a very difficult few years, including the disappointment of missing out on a play off place this season. Fans with long memories will remember the club winning three First […]

Grace Communion Church – Who am I?

Grace Communion Church – Who am I?

One of the strangest beliefs about Christians is that they are in some way perfect, good, solid, well behaved and rather dull people, who are judgemental, self righteous and look down on other people. So it’s good to look at […]

Grace Communion Church – The Real Christmas Story

Grace Communion Church – The Real Christmas Story

Grace Communion Church – Who cares?

Grace Communion Church – Who cares?

Who Cares? In the last ten years two very good friends of mine, both fellow ministers, have faced the sad situation of having to become the 24 / 7 carer for their wives. Both had worsening health problems for about […]

Grace Communion Church – Questions

Grace Communion Church – Questions

When you meet someone you don’t know and they find out you are a minister they sometimes tell you they would like to question God. Why does He allow Earthquakes? Why does He allow children to die? Why does He […]

Grace Communion Church – Who is missing?

Grace Communion Church – Who is missing?

We are here with a positive message about God’s love for all humanity …… which includes YOU. Are YOU missing an uplifting, inspiring and enjoyable couple of hours every Saturday with some friendly people who are just like you? Grace […]

Books and the Bible

Books and the Bible

The Bible is one of the oldest books in the world. It is a book which is important for Keith Hartrick, Pastor of Grace Communion Church, which meets every Saturday afternoon at the GVWA Hall on Pendas Way. But it […]

Grace Communion Church – Should Christians Vote?

Grace Communion Church – Should Christians Vote?

In a general election year this is a question which some Christians may ask …. ‘Should a Christian vote?’ The answer is simple but before we get to that let’s just remind ourselves of a few key points. Churches should […]

Grace Communion Church – Brand Values

Grace Communion Church – Brand Values

My daughter is the proud owner of eight Radley handbags. As she runs her own business they are her reward to herself for hard work. I have no doubt that she will add to the collection over time. As a […]

Grace Communion Church – The Good Shepherd

Grace Communion Church – The Good Shepherd

A good Shepherd has a close relationship with his flock. They recognise his voice and will follow where he leads, knowing and trusting that he or she will take care of them. Today the majority of people in the wealthy […]

Welcome to Issue 44 of East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to Issue 44 of East Leeds Magazine

  And look around, Leaves are brown now And the sky is a hazy shade of winter Oh hang on to your hopes, my friend That’s an easy thing to say but if your hopes should pass away Fine seasonal […]

Grace Communion Church

Grace Communion Church

What has that got to do with us? Indeed what is Christmas to us? Is it a wonderful family time, a commercial festival or does it have any religious meaning for us today? For all the retailers in our world […]

Grace Communion Church – Where is the Light?

Grace Communion Church – Where is the Light?

  From November to February we go through a period of darker mornings and nights, often with a gloomy, dark day as well. It is not my favourite time of year and I look forward to the spring when the […]

Grace Communion Church – Are You Adopted?

Grace Communion Church – Are You Adopted?

  A lady I know was adopted when she was about 3 months old. Her adoptive parents were wonderful and she is deeply grateful to them. When the second of her adopted parents died a few years ago, she found […]

Grace Communion Church – When a Child Dies

Grace Communion Church – When a Child Dies

Two recent news stories have affected me. The four palestinian children killed while playing football on a beach and the 21 month old girl who died as a result of horrific injuries.The death of a child seems cruel and unfair […]

Grace Communion Church – Is Football a Christian Sport

Grace Communion Church – Is Football a Christian Sport

Like many people I am an armchair football fan. I take an interest in the game but not to the point of being a season ticket holder or a regular attender at football matches. In the current world cup in […]

Grace Communion Church – Christian Morality

Grace Communion Church – Christian Morality

    Over the last few months and years we have seen an erosion of moral standards in our society. The police’s absolutely shocking behaviour at Hillsborough where witness statements were altered and senior police officers lied. Their apparent unwillingness […]

Grace Communion Church – What Does Easter Mean to You?

Grace Communion Church – What Does Easter Mean to You?

What does Easter mean to you? Mainly a couple of days off on the bank holidays or a nice chocolate Easter egg, maybe even more than one. Personally I think Green & Black’s dark chocolate is superb so I’m dropping […]

Grace Communion Church – You Are Included

Grace Communion Church – You Are Included

For Christians and non Christians one of the hardest things to understand is our Creator’s unconditional love. The immediate response is that if God’s love is unconditional surely I can live however I want. In other words I can sin […]

Grace Communion Church – Is Death the End

Grace Communion Church – Is Death the End

Nothing is harder for us to face than the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when it involves someone comparatively young as we can feel that they have been cheated out of life. In some ways even harder […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

ISSUE 35 Well I’m beginning to see the light.  Well I’m beginning to see the light.  Some people work very hard,  But still they never get it right.  Well I’m beginning to see the light.  Another year another part of […]

Grace Communion Church – Christmas – A Child is Born

Grace Communion Church – Christmas – A Child is Born

What has that got to do with us? Indeed what is Christmas to us? Is it a wonderful family time, a commercial festival or does it have any religious meaning for us today? For all the retailers in our world […]

Grace Communion Church – Religion Causes Wars

Grace Communion Church – Religion Causes Wars

‘Religion causes wars’. ‘We would all be better off without religion’. These are phrases that we all probably hear from time to time, and in one sense I agree with them! The problem today seems to be that religion has […]

Grace Communion Church – From Darkness into Light

Grace Communion Church – From Darkness into Light

From Darkness into Light By Keith Hartrick Pastor of Grace Communion Crossgates East Leeds Magazine, April 2013 Easter is a special time of year for Christians. It’s a time for sober reflection and a time for rejoicing. To understand why […]