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  1. 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) October 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 Notice board 10 - 11Church notices; 3-4 Poem; The way things once were 13Hayes Philharmonic Choir 5 Lesson from geese 14Christmas Tree Festival 6 Parkinson’s UK 15Catalyst needs you 7 Christmas Fair 16Scouts and Guides, HFC 8 The Firefighters Creed 20Justice & Peace Group 9 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website - Parkinson’s UKThis is the main charity supported by this year’s Christmas Tree Festival.The charity says “Because were here, no one has to face Parkinsons alone.” More information from the charity’s website can be read on page 15.Website is http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/ Ed Copy for the November 2011 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 16th October. 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 FriendsHarvest time! Like many this year, the apple tree in the manse garden has given a bumper crop; so many apples and not enough people to take and eat them all. It has given us great joy to see the tree so laden with fruit, and it is difficult to remember the time in late spring when farmers were complaining about the possible loss of their crops due to the very dry and hot early weather!For Harvest this year we are supporting the Bromley URC Homelessness Project, a project that provides advice, advocacy, practical help and direct assistance to people who are living on the street or in temporary accommodation, to help them negotiate the housing, benefits, health and criminal justice systems. They provide financial support for daily needs e.g. food, fares to hospital and court, gas and electricity key cards and mobile phone top-ups. They also hold a ‘Dinner with Friends’, a fortnightly candlelit, two course meal on Mondays at 7.30pm, with around 40 regular diners – homeless people, people in vulnerable housing situations mixing on equal terms with members of local churches. If anyone wants to get involved then talk to me and I will give you contact information of the worker involved.When it comes to sharing from our plenty, we really do not have to go very far to find those who need our help.‘God helps those who help themselves’… Hmmm. You know that sentence is NOT in our Bible. I’ve read it from cover to cover many times now, and that sentence just isn’t there. God expects US to help those in need, and this Harvest we have a way to do just that.Please give generously, the list of food required is printed in Catalyst on page 10.Sue 1
  4. 4. Sunday Services October 2011 2nd 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Rev. John Marchant 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 9th 10.30 a.m. - Harvest Festival Parade Service - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister 16th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister 23rd 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson 30th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Tony Miller, Whitechapel Mission 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister November 2011 6th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - T. B. A. 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Revd John Marchant is the assistant minister at Coney Hill Baptist Church. He has conducted Sunday Worship at HFC on a number of occasions.v Allan Evison is a lay preacher at Hayes Parish Church. He has conducted worship on a number of occasions.v Miss Tracy Wilson is a student on the TLS course. She is currently worshipping at Christ Church URC/Methodist Church in East Dulwich.v Tony Miller is Director of the Whitechapel Mission which was founded in 1876. The Mission continues to care for the poor and homeless of London regardless of race or religion, in their struggle against hunger, poverty, disease, prejudice and exclusion. A woman approached the minister after the sermon, and thanked him for his talk. "I found it so helpful," she said. The minister replied: "I hope it will not prove as helpful as the last sermon you heard me preach.""Why, what do you mean?" asked the astonished woman."Well," said the minister, "that sermon lasted you three months." 2
  5. 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.DeathsWe regret to record the passing of one of our former members, Grahame Mundy, on 8 September. We extend our deepest condolences to Roger and Tina, Colin and Jenny, and other members of his family.We also record the passing of Marguerite “Peggy” Holmes on 27 August and extend our condolences to Margaret and Bruce Tannock and other members of her family.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be held on Sunday, 27th November at 12.00 noon.The next Elders’ meeting will be held on Tuesday, 18th October, at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will next meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 3rd October at Barbara Jones’s home - 133 Pickhurst Lane.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer MeetingsHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-October 4th Martin Nunn’s. 11th Betty Coster’s. 18th Brenda Cordingley’s. 25th The Church.November 1st Martin Nunn’sPlease address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday the 1st of October at 7 Sedgewood Close.There will be a Bible discussion lead by Martin Nunn.All are welcome to join us.Mens GroupThe next meeting is on Thursday 20th October at 8.00 pm and will be a Mystery Night organised by Al. Evans. 3
  6. 6. Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in October. October 2nd - Pauline Chapman. 9th - Mr McCracken I.m.o. Jeanne. 16th - T.B.A. 23rd - Undine and David Connolly 30th - T.B.A. I.m.o. Undine’s mother. A big thank you to those who kindly arrange the flowers whenneeded.After 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.Sue Fitzgerald the photographer is coming to the club on October 14th. Our half term is on October 28th.Do come and join us!Judith Stoner - Secretary.Notice Sheets - October - 1st Sunday in November 2011 2nd Joan Smith 8462 3920 9th & 16th Daphne Cummings 8777 248723rd & 30th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867November 6th Pam Collison 8658 0748If 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 October is:- 4th "A holiday in Spain" - an Illustrated talk by Linda Jennings"11th at 2.30 p.m. Anniversary Service in the Church - conducted by the Rev. John Marchant. Followed by tea in the small hall.18th A talk on the Bible Society by Geoff Larcombe.25th Invitation from Coney Hill Baptist Womens Fellowship to their Anniversary Service.November starts off with:- 1st Brian and Marion Edwards entertain.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 Jennings, Marion Swanborough and myself are now jointly following in Jessies footsteps and leading Womens Fellowship. Sylvia Mack HAYES PHILHARMONIC CHOIRHere is an early reminder of next month’s concert in Hayes Free Church by Hayes Philharmonic Choir on Saturday 19 November. The main work will be Vivaldi’s Gloria. This piece has a freshness and an immediacy even for those who know it well, and if you have always thought that classical music is not for you, it is one of those pieces that could be key to changing your mind. We shall also be singing the more tranquil Hymn to St Cecilia by Spohr (St Cecilia is the patron saint of music, always remembered on 22 November). Spohr composed some beautiful music, which is being rediscovered now (by Classic FM among others!) after a period of neglect, though he was very well known in Victorian times (as you may remember from a reference in Gilbert and Sullivan!). Haydn’s Little Organ Mass will complete the programme.As you read this there is still just about time to join us and sing in this concert if you would like to do so. And you would certainly be in time to take part in our traditional charity carol concert (fixed for Saturday 17 December in the Parish church). More information is available from 07989 192928 or www.hayeschoir.com. You can also pick up one of our leaflets from Hayes Library. 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. 12th Sept 2011 We all would like to congratulate our Assistant Scout Leader of the 22nd Bromley Troop Steve Bowman on his recent award. Steve has been awarded by The Greater London South East County District as Scout Leader of the Year Bromley District. John Moren ppy e ha uld b W e wo cce pt r to a mbe e d nu limit a v e ry tices o f no e ld b h wou whic nefit to o f be unity . co mm the 7
  10. 10. Scouts and Guides. Hayes Free Church. The success storyLooking back over many years it is of great interest to see how the uniform sections of the Church have successfully progressed under the named Leaders:Scouts/Cubs: Fred Wyatt, Richard Ash, Roy Buchan, Chris Fitzgerald, Paul Hasling, Jamie Fraser, Steve Bowman, Simon Narracott, Pamela Hasling who later became District Commissioner Cubs, and Brenda PettsGuides/Brownies: Shirley Lancaster, Denise Fackrell, Janet Freak, Teresa Cheyne also District Commissioner Hayes, Sarah Humphrey, Kerry Sullivan, Tania Venables, Alison Hetherington, Connie Russell, Linda Graham and Zoë Curry.There are others whose names I cannot remember but who are just as important. The success is due to all these wonderful people who are willing not only to give of their time but also give up some of their holidays to take the young people to camp. The organisation of camps and the weekly meetings takes up many hours of research and planning so that the young people benefit and enjoy the camps and activities. These attract the boys and girls to Scouting and Guiding. If we had poor leaders these groups would not have had the waiting lists that have existed. The quality of these men and women is beyond belief and we owe so much to each and every one for the time and effort that they put into the activities for Scouting and Guiding.It has always been said that good preparation for any meeting is worth while for it to be successful and enjoyable.Many of the above people have received awards from the Scouting and Guiding Associations for their outstanding work and dedication. We can never say a big enough thank you to all of them, both past and present, for all they do.It is always good in later life for the Leaders to look back and see how a Scout or Guide had progressed in his or her future life. An example - recently a man, who had previously been for some years a helper with the Cubs, was stopped in Brighton from parking his car on the front by a policeman who looked into the car and said “ You can’t park there sir”. When asked why he said “ Because I say so”. It was then the driver recognised the policeman - he had been a member of the Cubs many years before - and he had himself already recognised who the car driver was after all those years! Needless to say he was allowed to park his car.So again we all say thank you for the time, effort, dedication and responsibility that our Leaders give to the young people.D.R.W. 8
  11. 11. The Justice and Peace Group. (From the MAF Website)We invite you to join us in praying for the growing famine crisis in East Africa.The situation is heartbreaking and the scale of the required global relief efforts is vast, but we believe that our compassionate God is in control and listens to the prayers of His people.Pray for:v Effective and efficient mobilisation of resources to meet the needs in East Africav Wisdom for all those involved in decision making in how to plan the famine responsev Great cooperation between organisations and efficiency in distributing suppliesv For our Kenya programme, as they seek to respond to the increased demand upon their servicev For protection over our staff, and grace as they work under pressure to optimise MAF’s ability to respondv For people in remote locations, – help their need to be made known and MAF to reach them at their place of needv For protection over our planes – that there will be no unexpected engineering needsTo join the prayer movement, visit www.maf-uk.org/prayermovementWomen’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 8th of October. 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 9th and 23rd of October.Do visit the stall, especially after Parade on the 9th. (We have individual cartons of fruit juice, cards and wrapping paper for sale) We have restocked those favourite lines, and have some refreshing summer goods for sale.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 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 Example ‘Shopping List’ for Food Parcels Teabags This year we have Coffee a bumper crop of apples, Sugar quince and soft fruit.‘Long life’ milk / milk powder‘Meal in a tin’ such as: As a consequence, Martin Tinned Irish stew Nunn’s Jam factory is working to Tinned beef in tomato sauce full capacity and then some Tinned chicken in white sauce more. Tinned sweet and sour chicken Chunky soup in a can, such as Scotch Martin is looking for 1 Lb (0.454 Broth or Country Veg. Kg) jam jars. So if you have any Rice to be recycled please give Packet of pasta Small packets and cans are preferred to avoid waste clean jars to him A.S.A.P. Jar of pasta sauce Baked beans Tinned spaghetti Tinned macaroni cheese The Leprosy Mission Tinned ravioli Martin Nunn has taken over Can of tuna Tinned minced beef the reins from Jessie Martin. Tinned hotdogs So, in future, please contact Tinned vegetables: tomatoes, green beans, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes Martin with material, or Cereal make payments for the Carton of fruit juice Mission’s work to him. Jar of peanut butter Jar of jam Packet of biscuits Packet of rice cakes Tinned fruit Baby milk The Church’s external Toddler food Bar of chocolate Notice-boards Packet of ‘fun sized’ sweets Martin Nunn has the keys Packets of crisps to the notice-boards, so Toothbrush and toothpaste Bar of soap please contact him ifWipes you have any items to Toilet roll go onto them. (Please, where possible, supply tinned goods with ring pulls) 10
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  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. COMETS SEEN FROM THE EARTH Comets seen from the earth 1066 and all that Like a fiery rock Maybe to God If it means something Were in for a shock Comets seen from the earth Halley had one Like a large snowball In orbit from God Debris in space Thats not very small Comets seen from the earth Streak across the sky Leaving a tail far behind A portent of God Or a ball of dirty ice Which nobody seems to mind James Wyatt The way things once were From The Nottinghamshire Almanac for October 1841.GARDEN.In this month little can be done for the kitchen garden beyond preparing for future operations, by digging, manuring, or trenching vacant ground, and collecting dung, leaves and turf, to make compost. Passages transcribed as shown EdEditor’s Note:This is the last of the 19th Century Garden tips. I have a couple of other themes, which can be taken from the Almanac pages. I have short pieces of verse for each month, or monthly agricultural fairs and historical events. Please tell me whether you would like me to continue with these snippets about the way things once were. 13
  16. 16. Lessons from GeeseIn Celtic Christianity, the symbol for The Holy Spirit is the wild goose. Byflying in a V-formation, as each bird flaps its wings the whole flock addsseventy-one per cent more flying range than if each bird flew alone.People who share a common direction and sense of community canget where they want to go more quickly and easily because they are alltravelling on the thrust generated by all.Whenever a goose falls out of formation it quickly gets back so that itcan continue to take advantage of the lifting power of the birdimmediately in front.If we have as much sense as a goose we will stay in formation with thosewho are headed where we want to go.When the lead goose gets tired, it moves back into the formation andanother goose flies at the point position.It pays to take turns at doing the hard tasks - sharing leadership andmaintaining interdependence.The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up frontto keep up their speed.We need to be sure that our honking from behind is encouragementand not something else.When a goose gets sick or wounded or shot down, two geese drop outof formation and follow the one to help and protect it. They stay until it isable to fly again or dies.If we have as much sense as geese we stand by each other in allcircumstances. Author unknown When you reach the end of your tether, you will find the hem of HIS garment. 14
  17. 17. Parkinson’s UK offers support to sufferers and their families and carers on a local level, as well as nationally. Passages have been extracted from the charity’s website to illustrate how this is being achieved. There are contact details for the local groups at the end of this piece.Parkinson’s UK has 6 goals for 2010-2014 to help achieve their vision: 1) No one has to face Parkinsons alone. 2) We will listen and respond to the needs of everyone affected by Parkinsons. 3) We will improve life for everyone affected by Parkinsons. 4) Our research will have resulted in better treatments and progress towards a cure. 5) We will raise more than £110 million to meet the costs of delivering our ambitious plans. 6) We will be a united, focused and effective organisation.The charity provides:Information and support through: v A UK-wide team of information and support workers v A free confidential help line 0808 800 0303 v Publications v Education and training for health and social care professionals to help improve services for people affected by Parkinsons.Local to youWe have local groups across the UK that offer friendship and support.Bromley Branch, Lewisham Branch, Greenwich Support Group, Southwark and Lambeth Support Group, and Croydon and District Branch.Bromley BranchMeeting venue: MS Hall, Northlands, Freelands Grove, Bromley BR1 3LHWe meet on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Contacts: Jackie Wyatt - Telephone: 01691 688946. Email: jackie537@btinternet.com Norma Elliott - Telephone: 0844 225 3705. Email: bvso.slondon@parkinsons.org.uk 15
  18. 18. Christmas Fair at Hayes Free Church on Saturday 12th November 10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.Morning Coffee and LunchesCakes, Jewellery, Bottle Stall, Bric-a-Brac, Books, etc., etc. Book the date NOW! Offers of help will be greatly appreciated.Please ring Chris Wood on 8462 2444 or John Curry on 8249 3663. 16
  19. 19. Churches Together in Central Bromley presents THE BIBLE IN VOICE AND VERSE A celebration of the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in this anniversary year, with LANCE PIERSON (Actor) (‘St Mark’s Gospel’ Bromley 2009) BELINDA YATES (Soprano) HEATHER CHAMBERLAINE (Keyboard) The Central Library Hall, High Street, Bromley Thursday 13th October : 7.30 for 8.00 pm Tickets, priced £8, available from David Lemmon 020 8659 3316 151 Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TN davidlemmon@fsmail.net or Russell Chadwick 07868 716036 russandus@googlemail.com‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.’ II Timothy 3:16 17
  20. 20. October 20111st Sat2nd Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Rev. John Marchant 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister3rd Mon 8.00 p.m. - Women’s Contact Group Page 34th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 55th Wed6th Thu7th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers’ and Toddlers’ Group Page 48th Sat 10.00 a.m. - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning P9 Harvest Festival Pages 10 & 119th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Parade Service - The Minister Followed by the Fairtrade Stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister10th Mon11th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 512th Wed 3.00 p.m. - Minister’s Surgery Page 1113th Thu 7.30 p.m. - The Bible in voice and verse Page 1714th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers’ and Toddlers’ Group Page 415th Sat16th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister17th Mon 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 318th Tue 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 p.m. - Elders’ Meeting Page 319th Wed20th Thu21st Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers’ and Toddlers’ Group Page 422nd Sat 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister23rd Sun Followed by the Fairtrade Stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson 18
  21. 21. October 201124th Mon25th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 526th Wed27th Thu28th Fri29th Sat 10.00 a.m. - Christmas Card Sale Page 11 BST Ends30th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Tony Miller, Whitechapel Mission31st Mon November 20111st Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 52nd Wed3rd Thu4th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers’ and Toddlers’ Group Page 45th Sat 10.00 a.m. - Antique and Collectors Fair Page 12 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - T. B. A.6th Sun Followed by the Fairtrade Stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The MinisterDATES FOR YOUR DIARY 12 November CHRISTMAS FAIR 13 November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY and CHURCH PARADE 27 November CHURCH MEETING 12.00 noon 2-11 December CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 10 December CRAFT FAIR 11 December CHURCH PARADE 18 December CAROLS by CANDLELIGHT 7 January T.B.A. 19
  22. 22. The Firefighters Creed When Im called to duty, God wherever flames may rage give me strength to save a life whatever be their age. Help me to embrace a child before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfill my calling and to give the best in me to guard my Neighbour and protect his property. And if according to your will I have to lose my life bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon the earth, how ought all the Gods to honour the men who make it their professional business to put it out? ----------------------All of the above taken from a memorial in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.Editor’s FootnoteOctober falls between two days of remembrance connected with massive events which affected the entire world.It therefore felt fitting to publish the above verse and short piece of text. 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 ThoughtHoly Spirit, source of all truth, giver of powerCome upon me nowAs gently as a doveOr like tongues of living fireAs quietly as a summer breezeOr as a mighty roaring wind.Come and dwell within me.Enable me now to do those things which before wereimpossibleUnworthy as I am, Holy Spirit of the living GodGive me those gifts which I can use to your honourand gloryThat I may show forth your fruitEven in my life. DW © Maranatha Community, UK Office 102 Irlam Road, Flixton, Manchester M41 6JT, England Tel: +44 (0) 161 748 4858 Fax. +44 (0) 161 747 7379 Email. info@maranathacommunity.org.uk www.maranathacommunity.org.uk