Getting married at Victoria

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Getting married is likely to be the biggest decision you make in your life

We want to help you develop a love that has some resilient characteristics. While you are being prepared for marriage we will talk together about developing married love that mirrors God's love - and has qualities like these:

Where does the Bible fit in?

You will find on our marriage preparation programme that we often use the Bible and as Christians we see it as our authority. But whether or not you accept the Bible as your rule of life you will find an enormous number of helpful principles and inspiring accounts that will help you to build a stable and long-lasting marriage.

Amongst many other topics we will talk with you about the deeper side of marriage and how you express your love for each other. Aspects of love like these represent the model we work towards

  • Commitment: While God was speaking to Moses in Deuteronomy 7:8 he said 'The Lord loved you ... and kept his promise'. So we want to foster a pattern of married love that involves genuine and consistent promise keeping with each other. These promises are not only the vows you make on your wedding day but the promises you make to each other as life goes on.
  • Faithfulness: In Lamentations 3:22-24 the Bible says 'because of the Lord's great love ... great is your faithfulness'. God's love for us does not grow stale or jaded, it is - refreshing. True Christ-like love renews the person loved and does it faithfully and without manipulation.
  • Self giving: Probably the best known verse of the Bible is John 3:16 where John observed that 'God so loved ... that he gave'. We believe that married love should always be like this, expressed without selfishness and for the exclusive benefit of the loved one. That is the kind of love God showed to us and the kind that keeps a marriage healthy and alive.
  • Sacrifice: "Very rarely will anyone die for someone else ... but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" (Romans 5:7-8). It is an uncomfortable truth that true love involves immense personal sacrifice. While you are doing marriage preparation we will share with you some of our experiences of sacrificing for the benefit of our partner. We'll look at ways you can say "You're worth it!"
  • Permanence: Psalm 136 is punctuated with a simple statement about God that is repeated over and over again: "His love endures for ever". We want your marriage to be like that. Solid, joy-filled, dependable and long-lasting

This week at Victoria

October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 19th October 2017

Women's Fellowship  12.30 pm to 3.00pm in Main Hall

Joint harvest lunch with Mens' Fellowship

Mens' Fellowship  12.30 pm to 3.00pm in Main Hall

Joint harvest lunch with Womens' Fellowship

Nineveh Prayer Group 7.30 pm to 9.00pm in Welcome Centre

Friday 20th October 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Saturday 21st October 2017

Book Day  10.00am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30 am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Soaking in the Spirit 7.30pm to 9.00pm in John Butcher Room

Wednesday 25th October 2017

CAMEO (with lunch)  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Thursday 26th October 2017

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Sunday 29th October 2017

5th Sunday Celebration  10.30 am in Main Auditorium

November 2017

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Mens' Fellowship  10.15 am in Wigner Room

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Friday 3rd November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30 am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 6th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

CLT Meeting 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Main Hall

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

Thursday 9th November 2017

Women's Fellowship  2.45 pm in Wigner Room

Nineveh Prayer Group 7.30 pm to 9.00pm in Welcome Centre

Friday 10th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Kids' Club  5.00pm to 6.30pm in Main Hall

Friday Night Youth  7.00pm to 8.30pm in Main Hall

Sunday 12th November 2017

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15 am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 13th November 2017

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Wednesday 15th November 2017

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Vicky Bees  10:00 am to 11.45am in Lower Floor Suite

Boys' Brigade  7.00pm to 9.00pm in Main Hall

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