One of the best-known reggae songs in the world is ‘I can see clearly now the rain has gone’ by Johnny Nash.

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day

This classic song speaks about new beginnings and fresh opportunities.  I feel that Johnny Nash’s classic song is in many regards a song for our times but with a slight change of lyrics ‘I can see clearly now, covid is gone’!

I recognise covid is still a reality in our midst, but I feel there is a real appetite amongst people in church to get on with the business of building God’s Kingdom.  To focus on vision and God’s plans for our future.

At St John’s we have identified two priorities for us as a church.

  1. Refreshing and relaunching our small group structure – Growth Groups (also known as housegroups) and Micro Groups.
  2. Considering carefully and prayerfully our potential involvement in the Fit for Mission initiative launched by the Diocese of Liverpool.

We would love to share with the church family the plans that we have for the coming year and to outline some of the exciting things to look forward to.  To share this clear vision we have arranged four vision events to outline the plans God has given to us.

  • Tuesday 7 March, Wednesday 8 March and Wednesday 15 March at 7.30pm and
  • Saturday 11 March at 10.00am.

Please do make time to come to one of these events (you don’t need to come to all four!) to hear about the plans for 2023 and yes… we will be playing Johnny Nash’s song as part of our time together!