Catalyst   THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)   November 2011
HAYES FREE CHURCH               111, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HU               Sunday Services. 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 ...
Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsNovember already, and yet another year almostover, how time flies! Thermostats are tur...
Sunday Services                           November 2011 6th     10.30 am - Morning Service - Allan Evison          6.30 pm...
News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.DeathsWe regret to announce the death ...
Mens GroupThe next meeting is a Bingo Night at the Old Wilsonian’s Sports Ground on Thursday 17th November at 8.00 pm, org...
Womens FellowshipM     eetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated,      on Tuesdays and finish ab...
Hayes Free Church                 Christmas Tree                    Festival                      In aid of Parkinson’s UK...
Catalyst needs youThis page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page.It would be great to r...
Grahame Arthur Mundy                   19th September 1920 - 8th September 2011                  Grahame, whose death on 8...
The Justice and Peace Group.             (Traidcraft highlights)This month we would like to focus on some of the areas in ...
NOTICE                  Subscriptions for Catalyst     Subscriptions for 2012 are due in December. The cost is £5 if you w...
BOARD                CHRISTMAS CARDS    If you prefer not to give Christmas Cards,      then why not place a notice, such ...
ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS        Saturday 5 th November               2011             10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p...
Dear FriendsI have been reading a book called; Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation...
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Our Christmas Fair                              on       Saturday 12th November         10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.The followin...
Hole Park                        Taken from the web-site.Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of R...
Local EducationI spent a day in October at the House of Commons, meeting with the Beckenham MP Bob Stewart plus others, an...
November 20111st    Tue    2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship                    Page 5             10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Me...
November 201121st   Mon22nd Tue     10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting                  Page 3              2.00 pm - Women...
Angie Shier JonesDuring her final illness, Angie wrote a blog. The following is an extract: -   Life and Death are gifts f...
CHURCH ORGANISATIONSDay              Organisation          Contact          PhoneSunday10.25 am         Sunday Club       ...
Final Thought              Time for GodJesus sat down, and when his discipleshad gathered round him, he began toaddress th...
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  1. 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) November 2011
  2. 2. HAYES FREE CHURCH 111, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HU Sunday Services. 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. We are a member of the United Reformed Church. We believe in Justice and Peace.Principal ContactsMinister: Rev. Sue Powell Tel: 020 8462 2212Church Secretary: Mr Alistair Wilson Tel: 020 8402 0026Fabric Steward Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2444Treasurer: Mr. Bill Michie Tel: 020 8658 4167Lettings Secretary: Mrs Undine Connolly Tel: 020 8776 0108Caretaker: Mr. Ian Jones Tel: 020 8313 1556Church Website www.hayesfreechurch.comCatalystEditor: Mr Richard Brown Contents : - Items not covered by the diary of events.Sunday Services; Preachers’ info 2 Justice & Peace Group 9Gas and Electricity Charges 2 Notice board 10 - 11Church Notices 3-4 Our Community 13Anerley Church 5 The way things once were 13A Gentle Reminder 5 Hole Park 16Catalyst needs you 7 Local Education; A Reunion 17Two Obituaries 8 Angie Shier Jones 20This month’s websiteThe November website is Hole Park. They are the company that supply our Christmas Trees. Hole Park is an attractive garden deep in Kent. There are more details on page 16.The website is HolePark.com Ed Copy for the December 2011 - January 2012 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 13th November. Please submit items in good time. You can leave copy in the “B” Pigeon Hole for Richard Brown to collect, or hand it directly to him on a Sunday morning. You can also e-mail copy to richardmbrown6@gmail.comThank You. Editor
  3. 3. Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsNovember already, and yet another year almostover, how time flies! Thermostats are turned upand the winter duvet gets its first airing as weprepare for the onset of winter and November fireworks.Do you remember making ‘Guy Fawkes’ ready for a bonfire, perhaps even collecting a ‘penny for the Guy’? We have been remembering ‘Guy Fawkes’ in this way since 1605, although why we have decided as a nation to celebrate someone who tried to blow up parliament is beyond me – quite why we reconstruct the possible fireworks of that night as an annual event seems most peculiar. Or maybe we just celebrate the failure – which seems a most British thing to do!Remembrances are an important part of each nation’s history, and for our nation the date of 11th November is a most important one. It is a day when we stop at 11am and remember all those who have given their lives that we today might live in freedom. So many wars have been fought, and some are still being fought around the world, so that we may have the right to govern ourselves as we see fit. It is a gift we have been given at high cost, and we disregard it at our peril.Perhaps as the fireworks light our skies this month, we can remember each spark as a life given that we might have the freedom to remember our history and Mr Guy Fawkes.And as we remember, let us remember Jesus Christ, who gave his life that we may have full freedom to live in God’s love, every day, and know life in all its fullness.Sue 1
  4. 4. Sunday Services November 2011 6th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister13th 10.30 am - Parade Service; Remembrance Day - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister20th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister27th 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell December 20114th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Geoff Larcombe 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister and Pickhurst School Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Bill Michie is well known to us all. He is a Lay Preacher at HFC.v Pastor Roy Powell is Lay Preacher at Camberwell Green U.R.C. – as well as being Sue’s husband!v Geoff Larcombe is a local representative from the Bible Society. He spoke at the Bible celebration supper in the spring of 2011. Gas and Electricity ChargesThis heading is the essence of some newspapers’ stories these days.We are told that huge savings, possibly over £300 p.a., can be made with Internet duel fuel deals.Well, it’s true. At home, we have made the switch, and we are making savings.The journalists state that many, especially the elderly, cannot get on- line to save and are being penalised. This really doesn’t have to be.The annual savings which can be made are just about the cost of buying a computer. Then savings in future years will go a long way to cover running costs, such as security and connection charges.There are a lot of benefits from going on-line. I am sure family members and friends can advise.If you don’t want to go it alone, then why not form a group to buy and run a computer, etc? Ed 2
  5. 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.DeathsWe regret to announce the death of Angie Shier Jones on Sunday,11th September. Angie was the minister of the Methodist Church with close ties with Beckenham URC. Please turn to page 20 for items related to Angie.CorrectionIn the Church telephone directory, Jenny Carr’s e-mail address should be jennyc_carr@hotmail.comChurch MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be held on Sunday, 27th November at 12.00 noon.The next Elders’ meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15th November, at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will next meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 7th November at Jean Ritchie’s home - 25 Burford Road, Bickley.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer MeetingsHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-November 1st Martin Nunn’s. 8th Betty Coster’s. 15th Brenda Cordingley’s. 22nd The Church. 29th Martin Nunn’sDecember 6th Martin Nunn’sPlease address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday the 5th of November at 7 Sedgewood Close. There will be a Bible discussion lead by Martin Nunn.All are welcome to join us. 3
  6. 6. Mens GroupThe next meeting is a Bingo Night at the Old Wilsonian’s Sports Ground on Thursday 17th November at 8.00 pm, organised by Les Mollison.Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in November. A big thank you to those who kindly arrange the flowers whenneeded. 6th - Joan and Bob Cook. 13th - T.B.A. 20th - T.B.A. 27th - Mavis Righini I.m.o. Mum & DadAfter the Sunday evening services, the flowers are distributed to members and friends, bringing joy to the recipients.Mavis RighiniHayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ ClubWe welcome all babies and children under school age, accompanied by their parents, grandparents or carers, to our club on Friday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm during term time.The fee is £1 per family – tea, squash and biscuits are provided.This is a time when adults can meet up, while the children in their care are busy playing with toys and activities in the company of other children.Our Christmas party is on December 2nd. Tickets priced £2.50 will be on sale from November 18th. We look forward to seeing you all.Judith Stoner - Secretary.Notice Sheets - November - 1st Sunday in December 2011 6th & 13th Pam Collison 8658 0748 20th & 27th Joan Smith 8462 3920December 4th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. 4
  7. 7. Womens FellowshipM eetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated, on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m.The programme for November is:- 1st Brian and Marion Edwards entertain. 8th A Beetle Drive.15th Illustrated talk on Deaf Access by Susan Craney, Centre Director of Deaf Access.22nd Musical afternoon, by Mike Duke and Alan Kienlen.29th Jo Livingston talks on Face Blindness - Inability to Recognise Familiar People.December starts off with: -6th Illustrated talk on Bromley, by John Ruler.As always, we welcome all ladies to our meetings . Please come along for a pleasant afternoon. We do have a very varied programme with plenty to interest everyone. Linda, Marion and Sylvia The Congregational Church, Anerley 1941 This church, like so many in the Borough, was ‘blitzed’. The money received in compensation was used to build Hayes Free Church where new housing was in want of a good church. A Gentle ReminderI am sure there are many wonderful cooks in the church and I just wondered if there would be any interest in compiling a Hayes Free Church Cookery book to mark the 75th anniversary of the church next year.If you think this is a good idea look out your favourite starters, main courses and desserts as well as cake and biscuit recipes and hand them to me or email them to: alistair.wil114@ntlworld.comAlistair Wilson 5
  8. 8. Hayes Free Church Christmas Tree Festival In aid of Parkinson’s UK From Friday 2nd December to Sunday 11th December 2011 The Festival will be open each day from 2.00pm from December 3 to December 10 The church will be open at service times each Sunday (10.30am and 6.30pm)Programme of Entertainment for the FestivalFriday 2nd December Opening Concert by Just Voices 7.30pm Shortlands Poetry Group and Friends of Hayes Free ChurchSaturday 3rd December Fettuccine Opera 7.30 for 7.45pmSunday 4th December Pickhurst Junior School 6.30pmMonday 5th December Bishop Justus School 7.30pmTuesday 6th December Variety Show 7.30 for 7.45pm by The Talent Optional PlayersWednesday 7th December Wandle Ringers 7.30pmThursday 8th December Bromley Boy Singers 7.30pmFriday 9th December An Evening of Songs from the Shows 7.30pm by In HarmonySaturday 10th December Beckenham Concert Band 7.45pmSunday 11th December Churches Together in Hayes with 6.30pm the Musicians from Hayes SchoolAdmission to Fettuccine Opera, the Variety Show All the money raised willand Songs from the Shows is £8.00 per personPlease book a table for 4 or more and bring yourown drinks, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc (Call Alistair Wilson on 020 8402 0026 to reserve seats for these 3 events.) Cheques payable to Hayes Free Church Tree Appeal Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley BR2 7HU 6
  9. 9. Catalyst needs youThis page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page.It would be great to receive items from Leaders - please encourage your charges other groups - Mothers and Toddlers, the to be creative. Catalyst has wonderful cubs, brownies, Sunday Club. Also, material from the adult members and family members are most welcome to friends, but this magazine should be for all submit material. of us to enjoy. Also, isn’t it nice to see yourUniformed groups - can your members message or creation in print? earn a badge for contributions to this Surely, an important aspect of our lives is to page? encourage the youngsters to develop - toPictures, poems, letters or thoughts are all be creative. So, this page is here to helpwelcome. with this. After the Harvest Service. Photographs taken by Brenda Cordingley. “I took these on the morning after the Harvest Thanksgiving when I was in the church to remove the display. The pre-school children filed in to look at the Harvest gifts and as I had my camera with me I was able to get this picture.” 7
  10. 10. Grahame Arthur Mundy 19th September 1920 - 8th September 2011 Grahame, whose death on 8th September, just short of his 91st birthday was briefly reported in last month’s Catalyst. He came to live in Hayes in 1954 with his wife Dorothy, and their two sons, Roger and Colin. They quickly established themselves in H.F.C., and Grahame and Dorothy were active members here for almost 30 years before moving to Littlehampton (and later to Wisbech) on Grahame’s retirement from Muirhead’s, Elmers End, where he worked as a design engineer. Grahame, like Dorothy, was a musician - he played the violin in the Hayes Orchestra for many years, whilst Dorothy taught the piano. They both shared a deep Christian faith which they passed on to their two sons, who remain ever grateful for their love, care and encouragement down the years. After Dorothy died in 2008 Grahame moved from Wisbech to Hall Grange , the Methodist retirement home in Shirley, where the last three years of his life were comfortable and contented. Paul and Jackie CharlesWe were all shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of Paul and Jackie on the Isle of Wight in an apparent suicide pact at the end ofAugust. They had come to live in Hayes in 2006 with four children, Carla, Lou, Rebecca and George. Although Carla and George soon left to live with other relatives, the rest of the family settled happily into the life at H.F.C. for the next three years. We were saddened to see them leave us for the Isle of Wight following Paul’s retirement from the police force on health grounds. Life there threw up problems and complications which led to the tragedy. We shall remember Paul and Jackie with affection, and hold their children in our prayers as they all adjust to life without them. Martin Nunn 8
  11. 11. The Justice and Peace Group. (Traidcraft highlights)This month we would like to focus on some of the areas in which Traidcraft is making a real difference to peoples’ lives.The Autumn 2011 edition of “The Extra Mile Magazine” has reports on:-v New Hope after the tsunami. More than 5,500 young people in areas of Tamil Nadu affected by the 2004 tsunami have benefited from a Traidcraft project to help them rebuild their livelihoods. Through this scheme, people are given training in new skills. Over 4,000 of the participants have found work.v Tea projects build on success. Smallholder tea growers in India are enjoying meaningful and lasting changes to their lives. Their disposable income has increased by 40% with real improvements to their standard of living.v WTO betrays the world’s poor. Apparently promises to benefit the poorest countries is unlikely to succeed, thanks to a crisis. Traidcraft is saying that it’s time to consider alternative approaches to help, such as setting up a trading organisation where the traders and producers drive the process, with companies fairly regulated.v The new chair of the Traidcraft Board, Ram Gidoomal, is interviewed.Do ask Barbara or Richard for the Extra Mile Magazine if you would like to read more.Please remember that the collective efforts of stall holders and their customers in organisations, such as churches, make a great difference. You could compare this work to the spirit of the nation during times of war.Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00We continue to raise funds for disaster relief causes.Our next coffee morning will be on the 12th of November.We hope to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallThere will be a stall after the morning services on the 13th and 27th of November.The regular items for sale are food and drink - all of very good quality. Remember that by purchasing Fairtrade goods you are helping to support communities in the poorer countries of the world, and to give those communities a chance to enjoy a better life for their families - standards which we may take for granted here in the UK.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard, Barbara and Helen. 9
  12. 12. NOTICE Subscriptions for Catalyst Subscriptions for 2012 are due in December. The cost is £5 if you wish to receive Catalyst via the pigeonholes at the back of the church. Please let Judith or David Stoner have this amount as soon as possible. There is an envelope attached to this issue of Catalyst for you to use.If you wish to have the magazine sent by post, the cost is £8 and you should send your subscription to: Judith and David Stoner 113 Bourne Way Bromley BR2 7EXCheques should be made payable to Hayes Free Church. It would be helpful if subscribers who no longer wish to receive Catalyst by post would let us know. Choir Practice For Carols by Candlelight The Leprosy Mission Will start on Martin Nunn has taken over Friday, 4th November the reins from Jessie Martin. At 7.30 p.m. So, in future, please contact New voices are needed Martin with material, or Please see Martin Nunn if make payments for the you wish to join. Mission’s work to him. Top of The Pew The Church’s external Grand Final Notice-boards At 8.00 p.m. on 11th Nov Martin Nunn has the keysAt Bromley Methodist Church, to the notice-boards, so College Road please contact him if Tickets £1.00 on the door you have any items to go onto them. Proceeds in aid of Bromley Alzheimer’s Society 10
  13. 13. BOARD CHRISTMAS CARDS If you prefer not to give Christmas Cards, then why not place a notice, such as: “Greetings to our friends at HFC from -------". There will be space in December’s Catalyst for notices. Please submit by the press date, and don’t forget your donation to the Christmas Post for the charity. Ministers Surgery Sue’s monthly surgery at the Church will be held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month from 3.00 - 5.45 pm. Are you a War Widow whose husband died in action in the Second World War? If so, then you may be eligible for a grant from the Lottery fund set aside to cover travel expenses to visit the town, battle- field etc where he served. Now you have to make a claim before the end of December 2011. More details and help from former POW Ted Cachert, aged 86. Contact Ted either on 01773 853 181, or by e-mail at ted@49squadron.co.uk 11
  14. 14. ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS Saturday 5 th November 2011 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. AT HAYES FREE CHURCH PICKHURST LANE HAYES KENT LUNCHES & REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Interested table holders – tables available David Connolly. Tel: 020 8776 0108. ENTRANCE £1.00Sponsored by:- Ennis-Webb & Co. Solicitors, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Elite House, 155 Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3JP tel. 01959 577000 12
  15. 15. Dear FriendsI have been reading a book called; Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation. As we have mentioned in Church Meeting, we have signed up to be part of the Zero Intolerance (ZI) campaign. One of the things the books asks us to do is to find out who is “The Other” in our community; who is it that simply isn’t part of God’s Church? Which part of our local community is not involved with Church? Then we have to work out how to invite them – and what we have to do to make them welcome.Part of our Radical Welcome has to be the willingness to allow ourselves to be changed in the accommodating of “The Other”. We are asked to be willing to have different music, to do things in alternative ways, to change how things have ‘always’ been done (which usually means in recent living memory rather than ‘always’!)Being ‘Radical’ means being able to accept difference, live with it and allow it to change us – which is not always easy. But then God never promised us an easy ride when we became Christians, what he promises is to be with us always, whatever we face. And we face the death of the church if we don’t manage to make ourselves more Radically Welcoming to the others around us.Who should we be targeting? What should we be willing to change/give up?These are questions we all need to be thinking about, and at our next church meeting trying to answer.Who is left out of God’s kingdom in this place, and how can we invite them in?Please give this prayerful consideration.Sue The way things once were From The Nottinghamshire Almanac for November 1841.A new theme will now start - the monthly verse The tide of life, swift always in its course, May run in cities with a brisker force, But nowhere with a current so serene, Or half as clear, as in a rural scene. 13
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  17. 17. Our Christmas Fair on Saturday 12th November 10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.The following people have kindly offered to run stalls: -CAKES - Connie Russell & Daphne Cummings.CHRISTMAS FAYRE - (cakes, puddings & fancies) - Joan Smith.BOOKS - Tony RussellBOTTLES - John MorenCHRISTMAS FLOWERS - Margaret Tannock.SANTA’S GROTTO - Jayne Carvell.PUZZLES - Teresa Cheyne.BRIC-A-BRAC - Doreen Hobbs.Please give your contributions to the above people, OR place them in a box in the vestibule.The BOTTLE stall would welcome alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cans of drink, washing up liquid, after shave, perfume, shampoo, tomato ketchup etc. Please bring your bottles to the hall on Friday 11th November after 8.00 p.m. Any other offers of help will be greatly appreciated. Please ring John Curry on 8249 3663 15
  18. 18. Hole Park Taken from the web-site.Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of Rolvenden and the charming town of Cranbrook, lies Hole Park Gardens which has to be one of the best gardens in Kent.An attractively laid out, privately owned 15 acre garden, Hole Park is often referred to as a hidden gem, and there are plenty of treasures to be found within its walls and hedges.Hole Park is set in over 200 acres of superb classic parkland. The colourful gardens enjoy far reaching views over the hills, woods and fields of the picturesque Kentish Weald. They are a skilful mix of formal design and more naturalised planting, giving colour throughout the seasons.In spring visitors can enjoy the wonderful carpet of bluebells, daffodils, camellias, wisteria, magnolia and other spring delights. In summer the long borders are filled with colourful herbaceous plants with the exotic border coming to life in late summer. The woodland area and gardens are also a delight in autumn with trees planted specifically with autumn colour in mind.The house, which is a private family home is not open to the public.Garden opening dates for 2012All openings 11am to 6pmSpring: 8th April to 31st May – Open daily (including the renowned bluebell season late April / early May)Summer: 1st June to 31st October - Wednesdays & Thursdays* PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A SEPARATE FUNCTION THE GARDENS WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON 14TH & 15TH JUNE. BUT GROUP BOOKINGS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ON THOSE DAYS.Autumn Sundays7th, 14th, & 21st & 28th October 2012All other times by appointmentAdmission: - Adults £6.00 Children £1.00Contact details: - Edward Barham Tel: 01580 241 344 - 01580 241 386 e-mail: info@holepark.com 16
  19. 19. Local EducationI spent a day in October at the House of Commons, meeting with the Beckenham MP Bob Stewart plus others, and discussing ‘Localism’ and the role of the churches in politics, and especially education, today.A highly enlightening few hours (followed by a wonderful tour of the Palace of Westminster) which left all the Bromley clergy who attended with much to think about.One of the points raised, which made a lot of sense to a number of us, was that each church should ‘adopt’ a local school; offering the use of its buildings for carol services, as an ‘outside space’ for school work, and as a place where faith discussion could take place; offering people to work as volunteers in classrooms, to being governors. The argument being that if we are not involved with our schools, how do we expect the Christian faith to be a part of school life? Praying regularly for teaching and support staff, head teachers and governors as part of our daily prayer life was also suggested.So – adopt a school?Here at Hayes Free it would make sense to make the most of our existing links with Pickhurst Infant and Pickhurst Academy (Juniors).Is anyone willing to volunteer to get involved?Sue A ReunionDid you read the story in the papers in mid October about 2 D-Day veterans? Two close friends, Bill Betts, 88, and Clifford Baker, 97 lost touch after Bill was wounded and returned to Britain from the Normandy beaches.They lost touch after that separation. 67 years later, they returned to the beaches as tourists in separate parties, but on the same day. Bill looked at the visitors’ book at the D-Day Museum in Arromanches, and saw that the last person to sign was his long lost pal, Clifford.Clifford had signed the book 20 minutes earlier. Bill rushed out to the coach park, and found Clifford’s coach before it left. The 2 old soldiers were reunited to the cheers of the other passengers on the coach. 17
  20. 20. November 20111st Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 32nd Wed3rd Thu4th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 7.30 pm - Choir Practice Page 105th Sat 10.00 am - Antique and Collectors Fair Page 12 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 36th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister7th Mon8th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 39th Wed 3.00 pm - Minister’s Surgery Page 1110th Thu Remembrance Day11th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 8.00 pm - Top of The Pew final Page 1012th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 9 10.30 am - Christmas Fair Page 15 10.30 am - Parade Service; Remembrance Day - The Minister13th Sun Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 9 Catalyst Press day I.F.C. 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister14th Mon 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 315th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 316th Wed17th Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 418th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 419th Sat 7.45 pm - Hayes Philharmonic Choir Concert Page 1420th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 18
  21. 21. November 201121st Mon22nd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 523rd Wed24th Thu25th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 426th Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister27th Sun Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 9 12.00 Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell28th Mon29th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 530th Wed St. Andrews Day December 20111st Thu2nd Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 7.30 pm - Christmas Tree Festival Concert Page 63rd Sat 7.30 pm - Christmas Tree Festival Event Page 6 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Geoff Larcombe4th Sun 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister and Pickhurst SchoolDATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2-11December CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 10 December CRAFT FAIR 11 December CHURCH PARADE 17 December SERVICE FOR COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS 18 December CAROLS by CANDLELIGHT 7 January NEW YEAR SOCIAL 19
  22. 22. Angie Shier JonesDuring her final illness, Angie wrote a blog. The following is an extract: - Life and Death are gifts from God, and the knowledge of both are means of grace. Just because we don’t like death, doesnt make it wrong or evil! It is not a mistake, a flaw, or a failure to die. Death is NOT a sign of Gods displeasure. Neither did it result from any human wrong doing. It is not a punishment for any real or imagined sin either now or in some distant mythical past. Death is a part of Gods gift of being - whether we like it or not! Life and death are inseparable - without life there is no death, but without death there is no life! This is at the heart of the Good News. Without incarnation there is no crucifixion, without crucifixion there is no resurrection. The sad truth is that those who don’t know they are dying, probably don’t know that they are alive either.Angie also wrote this prayer: - Gracious God, Enable those who love me And those who know me and care for me To do so without pity or sorrow, Rejoicing in fullness of life That you have given to us all. Grant them the ability to see all of me, The life and the heart of me, And help them to know that what matters most Is not how many years we have to live But how, with you, We are able to live the lives we have Growing in grace and holiness. Help me to live so that my whole life proclaims the good news That whoever believes in you, Will not perish But have everlasting life. Amen. Sue 20
  23. 23. CHURCH ORGANISATIONSDay Organisation Contact PhoneSunday10.25 am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103Weekdays9.15 - 12.00 pm Pre School Group Jayne Carvell 07913 299773Monday2.30 & 7.30 pm West Wickham Carol Crouch 8462 3642 Arts Association5.45 pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 99826.30 pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 39568.00 pm - 1st Womens Contact Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 Mon monthly GroupTuesday2.00 pm Womens Fellowship Linda Jennings 07778 2385877.00 - 8.00 pm Weight Watchers Area Office 0845 345 15007.15 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday5.00 pm Rainbows Tania Venables 8462 97596.00 pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 39566.30 pm Worship Group Bill Michie 8658 41676.45 pm Slimming World Val 0750 60150647.30 pm Explorers Tom Strachan 07745 813 295Thursday2.30 pm - See Justice & Peace David Stoner 8462 3023 Catalyst Group5.30 pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 34697.00 - 8.30 pm Senior Guides Kerry Sullivan 8777 31398.00 pm - 3rd Mens Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 Thu monthlyFriday9.00 - 12.00 pm Coffee morning during term times2.00 pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 30236.30 pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 60427.30 pm Choir Martin Nunn 8462 5918Saturday2.30 pm Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918
  24. 24. Final Thought Time for GodJesus sat down, and when his discipleshad gathered round him, he began toaddress them. - Matthew 5:1 -Prayer for ReflectionI sit down, Lord, to watch television, to write a letter, to mend clothes, to rest my feet, to listen to music, to read the paper, to shut my eyes and forget.You sit down, Lord to wait for me to be ready for you.Help me, among the other things for which l sit, to remember you waiting for me.

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