November is a chance for us all to look back and remember

Remember, remember the whole of November!

November is a month of Remembrances and not only Guy Fawkes on November the 5th.

We remember and celebrate his failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament all those years ago.

We can thank him for being able to enjoy bonfires and fireworks.

The celebrations will probably go on longer this year as it falls at a weekend!

The most important time in November is the time that we remember those who gave their lives in the wars.

We continue to think of those who are serving our country and families of those who have lost their lives.

Many of us can not even begin to understand the suffering that war causes and the effect it has on individual lives.

On Remembrance Sunday we hear the words ‘they gave their tomorrows for our todays’.

Remembering our war veterans and those still serving is one way we can show our support. Wear your poppy to show you care about them.

This year the first Sunday in Advent falls in November.

This is when the Christian church remembers that the birth of Christ is imminent and begins to prepare for Christmas and God’s great gift to us in giving us his son.

Some of us may have personal events to remember in the month of November which may be happy or sad.

Whatever you are remembering this month remember that there is a God who cares and who is with us however we may be thinking and feeling.

So as we look to the future let us never forget the glories of the past and try to make a difference in the future. God bless you all.

Rev John Farrington