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  • 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)July & August 2012
  • 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: Mrs. Mavis Righini Tel: 020 8462 1168Fabric 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 2 Drones 9I’ve learned 2 Notice Board 10 - 11Church Notices 3 - 5 London Marathon 2012 12Preachers’ info 3 Buses; Adam & Eve 12A Prayer for the week ahead 5 More Than Gold 13Women’s Fellowship 6 Two world leaders’ in the UK 14Thank you 6 The way things once were 14A mother & her daughter 6 Some Verse; Tax Justice Tour Bus 15M&T Jubilee Party 7 Holiday from Home timetable 16Children’s Fun Afternoon 8 75th Anniversary Celebrations 17Christian Aid Walk 2012 9 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website: - More than Gold www.morethangold.org.ukThis organisation’s mission is to enable the UK churches to engage with the 2012 Olympic Games. I was made aware of this charity in Marksman, a “paper of St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road”.Now, turn to Page 13 for more details....... Ed Copy for the September 2012 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 12th August. 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. Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsBy the time our next magazine appears, the Olympics will be over, and the Paralympics just begun. In 1 Corinthians 9: 24 we are told,“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.”In the Olympics / Paralympics there are medals for the first three places. Winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus – the same factors account for success in sport for able-bodied and disabled athletes. The self-respect that each athlete gains from qualifying for the Olympics / Paralympics is enormous, but no- one qualifies for the games on their own – behind each athlete is a coach, a sponsor, a medical team, a family… For each athlete, much has been given and given up… and it all rides on the final outcome. As I have heard one past Olympian say this week, no one remembers who came fourth.In our race, the one we run for our Lord, we too must have endurance and tactical abilities; we must be focused on our goals.We run the race to spread the Word of God and to fight against injustice in the world in whatever way we can. And we do not do this alone, we run in company with all our fellow Christians here and all over the world.As we look forward to celebrating with athletes from all corners of the world their sporting achievements, let us remember that we too have a goal to achieve.Our prize is the gold of heaven. Sue 1
  • 4. Sunday Services July 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Ken Marsh 1st 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 am - Parade Service - The Minister 8th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Robert Bushby 15th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 22nd 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister 29th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister August 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 5th 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister 12th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell 10.30 am - Morning Service - Miss Linda Jennings 19th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Tony Russell 10.30 am - Holy Communion - TBA 26th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Martin Nunn September 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 2nd 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister Some notes on the visiting preachers. See facing page.Ive learned...That I can always pray for someone when I dont have the strength to help him in some other way. by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift to say so much with so few words 2
  • 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.Baptisms booked for this year: -v 8th July – George, Charlotte and Teddyv 29th July – Scarlettv 12th August – AlastairWeddings: -v 6th July – Karen and David BlissDeaths: -v We regret to record the death of Margaret Royall who was a member of the Saturday Fellowship and who regularly joined in the church outings. We extend our condolences to members of her family.Change of Address: -Muriel Stone’s new address is Room 5, Danesbrook House, Cadoc Place, Danescourt, Cardiff CF5 2QN. Tel: 02920 552245. Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Rev Ken Marsh grew up in our church and became a member before becoming a Minister in the Congregational Church before it became United Reformed.v Rev Robert Bushby is well known to us. He was the Minister at HFC just before Sue Powell became our Minister. Robert is now the Minister at All Saints URC, Burgess Hill.v Tracy Wilson is a student on the TLS course. She is currently worshipping at Christ Church URC/Methodist Church in East Dulwich.v Bill Michie is well known to us all. He is a Lay Preacher at HFC, as well as being our treasurer.v Pastor Roy Powell is Lay Preacher at Camberwell Green U.R.C. – as well as being Sue’s husband!v Linda Jennings is one of our Elders who has lead our services on a number of occasions.v Tony Russell is well known to us - He is a member of HFC.v Martin Nunn is the HFC choirmaster, and the church organist. He is also one of the HFC Elders. 3
  • 6. Church SecretaryThe new Church Secretary is Mrs Mavis Righini Tel: 020 8462 1168.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be on Sunday 22nd of July at noon, after the morning service.The next Elders’ meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th July at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 2nd July at Janet Moren’s home - 48, Woodlea Drive. We will next meet in September.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer MeetingsHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-July 3rd The Church. 10th Betty Coster’s. 17th Brenda Cordingley’s. 24th The Church. 31st Martin Nunn’s.There won’t be any meetings during August.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will next meet at 7.30 pm on the 7th of July at 7, Sedgewood Close. Please note that we WILL NOT be meeting in August. Martin Nunn leads the discussions.Mens GroupThe next meeting will be a BBQ on Thursday 19th July at the Mounthurst Road site at 8.00 pm. We will not be meeting in August.Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in July and August. July 1st - Ann Barker i.m.o. husband Sidney 8th - Laurie Mack 15th - Madeleine & Mark Wedding Anniversary22nd - Colin Righini 29th - Sue Powell August 5th - Malcolm & Teresa Cheyne12th - Jean Ritchie 19th - Jean Ritchie26th - Jean Ritchie Continued on the next page.... . 4
  • 7. Continued from the previous page.... . A big thank you to those who kindly arrange the flowers when needed. After the Sunday evening services, the flowers are distributed to members and friends, bringing joy to the recipients. Mavis Righini Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club We 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 last meeting for the Summer term is on July 13th. We meet again in the Autumn term on September 14th Please see the centre pages for a notice about the group. We look forward to seeing you all. Judith Stoner - Secretary. Bible Study Group The Bible Study group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30 pm in the small hall. Notice Sheets - July - 1st Sunday in September July 1st & 8th Joan Smith 8462 3920 15th & 22nd Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 29th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 There won’t be any notice sheets produced during August. The next Notice Sheet will then be on 2nd September. If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contact the appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. A Prayer thought for the week ahead : - Lord, make me, not like cornflakes, to Dry, browned-off and hard to open up; se er on y sp Pra But make me like porridge, re s In ay’ ht Warm, comforting and ready to be poured M oug th out for others. 5
  • 8. 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 July is:- 3rd Hearing Dogs for Deaf People by Fred Carpenter 10th Martins Mixture ! 17th Bingo Afternoon 24th 1.00 pm LUNCH followed by entertainment by Brian and Marion Edwards. The next meeting is on Tuesday 25th SeptemberMINI-AMBULANCEMembers who use the mini-ambulance are asked to phone Jessie Martin on 8462 5621 by 9.00 am on any Tuesday when they are unable to come to the meetings.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 Thank youT he Flower Festival was wonderful and the arrangements inspired! What a lot of talent we have in our church and among those around us in Hayes; I thank everyone who made it such a wonderful occasion. Many people travelled quite a distance to come and see the displays, and many came from our community to wonder at the beauty of God’s creation and the talent that displayed it so well.I am looking forward to the continuation of our celebrations with the films on Saturday 7th July; many of you may remember I’m quite a fan of the seven dwarfs! I’m also looking forward to the Scalextric racing!With many thanks to all those involved who have and who are working so hard!SueA mother was teaching her 3 year old daughter the Lords prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night she said she was ready to solo. The mother listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end"Lead us not into temptation" she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail, Amen". 6
  • 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. Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Jubilee Party 1 June 2012 7
  • 10. Children’s Fun Afternoon 2nd June 2012 8
  • 11. Christian Aid Walk 2012May 20th saw Mike and I boarding the train at Hayes to do stewardingfor the Christian Aid walk “Circle the City”. This year we were at St.Olave’s church, Hart Street. This church is dedicated to the saint andalso to King Olave of Norway who helped defend London in 1014 bypulling away its bridge - hence the rhyme “London Bridge is fallingdown”. St. Olave’s is a rare example of the mediæval churches thatexisted before the Great Fire of London in 1666.The church was severely damaged in the bombing of World War II, but was lovingly restored in the 1950s. The tiny graveyard is said to contain some killed by the Great Plague in 1665. Samuel Pepys is also buried here.We signed many forms throughout the day. One of the first people to come through the door, with his dog, was John Keys who has preached a number of times at HFC.Mike and I really enjoyed the day spent at St. Olave’s, meeting lots offolks, some from different places.The taxi driver who took us to the church in the morning didn’t charge us, but said to give the fare to Christian Aid. That kind gesture was a good start to the day.Barbara and Mike DronesThe Baptist, Methodist and URC report "Drones - Ethical Dilemmas in the Application of Military Force" is now available on line. This report has been well received by our churches central committees and will be the subject of debate at the Methodist Conference and URC General Assembly in July.Drones are perceived by NATO partners to offer a key role in NATO counter-insurgency strategy. Less well discussed or understood is the nature of UK involvement in the targeted killing of known (or suspected) insurgents with RAF drones in Afghanistan. The media are increasingly interested in drones. Demonstrations around drone factories in the UK have attracted significant support for people from our churches. On 11 May, around 50 people gathered outside the Shenstone factory near Lichfield.The Drone Campaign Network plans a Week of Action in October - see................. www.dronecampaignnetwork.org.uk. 9
  • 12. NOTICE CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 13 - 19 MAY 2012On behalf of Christian Aid, many thanks to the 20 people who helped deliver and collect envelopes from 16 roads in the area.The sum raised was:-House-to-house collection £901.43HFC tin £110.26Singles’ lunch £30.00Sunday morning coffee £50.00 £1091.69Additional funds will be collected from HMRC direct by Christian Aidfrom the 26 people (44 last year) who completed the Gift Aiddeclaration on the envelopes.Of the 21 churches in the Bromley District who took part in the house-to-house collection only 10 churches assisted in the flag day collectionin central Bromley, and whilst there were 30 collectors, there was onlyone from HFC who collected £24.71. The total raised was £559.22.(£871.54 last year). Kathryn Strachan/John Curry The Leprosy Mission. Do visit the Leprosy Mission Festival of Flowers 23rd - 26th August 2012. At Southwark Cathedral. 75 floral designers have contributed. Proceeds to go to one of the mission training centres in India. 10
  • 13. BOARD Mother and Toddler Toy Cleaning afternoon! Friday July 20th 2-4 pm If anyone has half an hour to spare we would be very grateful for any help with the cleaning of our large toys. All cleaning materials plus tea and cake provided! M&T team IMPORTANT!!! When you next shop for food, please don’t forget to buy an extra item of non-perishable food for the homeless. There is a box in the Church foyer to receive these gifts. Dear All A date for your diaries please. v Two churches Bar-b-que at The Manse - July 28th, 3 - 6.30 pm (TV available for watching Olympics) Sue 11
  • 14. London Marathon 2012Jenny Carrs son, Phillip, completed the London Marathon in April, running for Tommys, the baby charity, and completing the race in 5:47:57.Jenny and Phillip would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored him in support of Tommys. The total amount raised, including gift aid, was £4,300, which will be used by Tommys to further medical research and run information campaigns. Such a sum will make a huge difference to help Tommys in their goal of reducing the incidence of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.The Marathon was an amazing experience and the support from the crowds was incredible.Thank you again for your support.Buses - You can wait for ages & then three come along all at once!W hen standing at a bus stop wondering when the next bus will arrive (not all bus stops have the information) you can find out!Each bus stop has a unique bus stop code on a plate which has been placed above the timetable.You text that code from your mobile to 87287 and TfL will send you a message with the arrival times of the next buses at your stop.Then you can decide if its worth standing and waiting!SueWhat I have done is to store the code for each of my two closest bus stops in my mobile telephone. So, before I leave home, I text the appropriate code to the number 87287 (stored under the name of buses). This means we can time when we leave the house for the busEd Would you Adam & Eve it?When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset. Youre running around with other women, she charged.Youre being unreasonable, Adam responded. Youre the only woman on earth. The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by someone poking him in the chest. It was Eve.What do you think youre doing? Adam demanded."Counting your ribs," said Eve. 12
  • 15. Why we exist The churches in the UK have a once in a lifetime opportunity thanks to the 2012 Games being awarded to London.Our mission Put simply, the reason we exist is to enable the UK churches to engage with the 2012 GamesOur vision When the dust has finally settled we hope to have fulfilled our dream for the 2012 Games to have enabled thousands of churches to taste the excitement of reaching their community in fresh and ongoing ways in Jesus’ nameWe are doing it by: -· Helping people catch the vision· Making connections between the many agencies and thousands of churches that can make it happen· Coordinating the production of the resources and action neededServing our land All too often the churches are seen negatively. As out of touch; interested in themselves. The 2012 Games provides a unique opportunity for UK churches to be seen for what they really are. By playing their part in the programmes of outreach, hospitality and service every church can help and waken fresh interest in who it is that makes us different and how they can know him for themselves.More Than Gold and the Olympic organisers More Than Gold programmes have no official relationship with LOCOG, the organising committee of the Games. Our Athlete Family Homestay programme has their Inspire mark – but this is the extent of any official endorsement.Prayer Our conviction is that prayer and mission go hand in hand as churches respond to the Games. That’s why we are inviting every church, group and organisation to explore creative ways to pray for all that will happen before, during and after the Games. We are using the theme A Time To Shine, drawn from Isaiah 60:1-5. This tells of Gods light shining through us for the good of others.Contact details By post: More Than Gold, Unit 37 Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London N7 9AH By phone: 0845 475 2012 By email: info@morethangold.org.uk 13
  • 16. O n the 21st of June, the Times covered the visits of two internationally renowned figureheads; Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Dalai Lama.Aung San Suu Kyi has collected her Nobel Peace Award, and she was well received at Oxford University, where she received her honorary doctorate, 19 years after it was awarded. The Headline was “You moved our world, says Oxford”.Then the headline: “Dalai Lama snubbed as China ‘nobbles’ Scotland.” The Dalai Lama had attended an inter-denominational service of prayer and reflection at Westminster Abbey. Yet there are hints that some Scottish leaders and authorities are refusing to meet him, so as not to enrage the Chinese Government.Now what would happen if both of these leaders were to meet up here in the UK.Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00Our next coffee mornings will be on the 7th of July, and the 11th of August. We continue to raise monies to contribute to disaster relief funds in different parts of the world.We hope to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallWe will be holding a fair trade stall after the morning service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. So, in July the stall will be held on the 8th and 22nd, and in August on the 12th and 26th.Traidcraft has reported that, in these times of economic problems, sales are down from the previous year. However, vital projects and the support of producers in deprived communities are continuing.The message is please buy Fairtrade, the work is more vital than before .Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. The way things once were From The Nottinghamshire Almanac for July and August 1841. July AugustThe statesman, lawyer, merchant The generous host invite their man of trade, friends around,Pants for the refuge of some rural While all that cleared the crop or shade, tilled the groundImprove the remnant of his Are guests by right of man: old wasted span, and youngAnd, having lived a trifle, die a And many a neighbouring man. yeoman join the throng. 14
  • 17. Some VerseThe version found written on the wall in Mother Teresas home for children in Calcutta: People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. -this version is credited to Mother Teresa. Tax Justice Tour BusThis autumn, Church Action on Poverty (http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/) is joining forces with Christian Aid to take the campaign for Fair Taxes on the road, with a seven-week Tax Justice Bus Tour.Our bright red London bus will be touring the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, to promote the simple message: Its time for Fair Taxes for the poorest communities at home and globally.In an age of austerity and spending cuts, tax avoidance is morally unacceptable: tax dodging costs lives. It effectively amounts to robbing the poor - in the UK and in poor countries - of the money that should be spent on education, health and welfare.The Bus Tour is a great opportunity to build support for Fair Taxes via the local and regional media, with local and national politicians, church leaders, campaigners and supporters in the churches and other sympathetic audiences (e.g. trade unions). 15
  • 18. Hayes Free Church Holiday from Home 6th - 10th August 20126th 10 am to 10.30am to 12 noon to 1.30 pm to 3 pm to 10.30 am 12 noon 1.30 pm 3 pm 3.30 pm TEA / QUIZZES LUNCH INTER- TEA / COFFEE NATIONAL COFFEE DANCE7th 10 am to 10.30am to 12 noon to 1.30 pm to 3 pm to 10.30 am 12 noon 1.30 pm 3 pm 3.30 pm TEA / FLOWER LUNCH CHOIR TEA / COFFEE ARRANG- COFFEE ING8th 10 am to 10.30am to 12 noon to 1.30 pm to 3 pm to 10.30 am 12 noon 1.30 pm 3 pm 3.30 pm OUTING TO ELTHAM PALACE AND CREAM TEA9th 10 am to 10.30am to 12 noon to 1.30 pm to 3 pm to 10.30 am 12 noon 1.30 pm 3 pm 3.30 pm TEA / GLASS LUNCH SING-A- TEA / COFFEE PAINTING LONG-A- COFFEE ROLAND10th 10 am to 10.30am to 12 noon to 1.30 pm to 3 pm to 10.30 am 12 noon 1.30 pm 3 pm 3.30 pm TEA / SPEAKERS LUNCH BINGO TEA / COFFEE COFFEE Tel: 020 8462 2212 to book a place. The Churchs 75th Anniversary CelebrationsMake a note in your diaries and invite your Family, Friends and Neighbours to one of the events being organised which is on Saturday 7th July 2012 and will take the form of two film shows. 1) In the year 1937 the Childrens film Snow White was made and we plan to show the modern colour version in the Church on the large screens at 2 oclock for families followed by a tea. 2) In the evening at 7.30pm we will be showing for adults The Prisoner of Zenda, which was also made in 1937.These events are not planned to make a profit but to reserve a seat a charge of £1 per person will be made.Do come and join in the fun for the day. Margaret Tannock 16
  • 19. 75th Anniversary - Events Calendar Date Event Page July7th Film Shows 16 September1st Scalextric Event This one October13th Talent Exhibition Hayes Free Church Scalextric Challenge A one-off special event aimed at the uniformed associations of Hayes and all friends and members of HFC (Minimum age 8 Years) To be held in the large hall of Hayes Free Church 1st September 2012 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Teams of 4 drivers (no experience necessary) To make this a successful day, we will need offers of help for the preparation of the hall and refreshments on the day and very importantly sponsors to help with the cost of track and cars. Please call Chris Wood on 020 8462 2444 (home) 0776 114 20 33 (mobile) or cwood596@btinternet.com 17
  • 20. July 20121st Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Ken Marsh 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister2nd Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 43rd Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 64th Wed5th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group6th Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Page 5 2.30 pm - Film Show (75th Anniversary event) Page 167th Sat 7.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 4 7.30 pm - Film Show (75th Anniversary event) Page 16 10.30 am - Parade Service - The Minister8th Sun Followed by Fair trade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister9th Mon10th Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 611th Wed12th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 513th Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Page 514th Sat 10.00 - 12.00 Noon Coffee Morning15th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Robert Bushby 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister16th Mon 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 417th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 6 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 418th Wed19th Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 420th Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm - Mother’s & Toddlers toy clean Page 11 18
  • 21. July 201221st Sat 12.00 Noon - Church Meeting Page 422nd Sun 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fair trade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson23rd Mon 8.00 - 10.30 am - Olympic Torch Relay through Bromley24th Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 4 1.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 625th Wed26th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 527th Fri28th Sat 3.00 - 6.30 pm - Two Churches Bar-B-Que Page 1129th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister30th Mon31st Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 4 August 20121st Wed To Friday, 3rd - no events4th Sat5th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister6th Mon Summer Bank Holiday(Scot.) Holiday From Home starts Page 167th Tue8th Wed9th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group (To be confirmed) Page 510th Fri Holiday From Home - last day Page 16 19
  • 22. August 2012 11th Sat 10.00 - 12.00 Noon Coffee Morning Catalyst press date 12th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister Followed by Fair trade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell 13th Mon To Friday, 17th - no events 18th Sat 19th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Miss Linda Jennings 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Tony Russell 20th Mon To Wednesday, 22nd - no events 23rd Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group (To be confirmed) Page 5 Leprosy Mission festival of Flowers starts Page 10 24th Fri 25th Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - TBA 26th Sun Followed by Fair trade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Martin Nunn 27th Mon Summer Bank Holiday (Eng. & Wales) To Friday, 31st - no events September 2012 1st Sat 10.00 - 4.00 - Scalextric Challenge(75th Anniversary event) Page 17 2nd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterDATES FOR YOUR DIARY23 September CHURCH MEETING 12.00 noon20 October CHARITY CARD CHRISTMAS FAIR30 Nov.-9 Dec. CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL (NB. The dates are EARLIER this year). 20
  • 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 2385876.00 - 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 295Thursday5.30 pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 34697.15 - 8.45 pm Rangers Georgina Chappell 07983 4713088.00 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. Final Thought PoemGive me a good digestion, Lordand also something to digestGive me a healthy body, LordWith sense to keep it at its best.Give me a healthy mind, good Lordto keep the pure and good in sight;which seeing sin is not appalled,but finds a way to set it right.Give me a mind that is not bound,that does not whimper, whine or sigh.Dont let me worry overmuchabout this fussy thing called, ‘I’.Give me a sense of humour, Lord;give me the grace to see a joke,to get some happiness from lifeand pass it on to other folk. Thomas H. B. Webb

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