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  • 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) September 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 Hayes Philharmonic Choir 12Preachers’ info 2 The Directors Lunch Club 13Our Greatest Achievement 2 Woman’s Poem 13Church Notices 3 - 5 Fairtrade 14Women’s Fellowship 5 The way things once were 14Thank you from Alistair 5 Unwanted telephone calls 15Genealogist’s Prayer 6 Be aware - flower delivery 15Warning about roof work 6 Website of the Month 16Holiday from Home 2012 7 - 8 Avaaz message from July 16Those Golden Years 9 60 years of the NHS 17I’ve Learned 9 Bible Society update 17Notice Board 10 - 11 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website: - is about a new book on the history of Hayes. It includes mention of quite a few HFC people past and present, some of whom have contributed to the book. Have a look at the website: - www.hayeskenthistory.co.ukNow, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Copy for the October 2012 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 16th September. 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 FriendsWhat a wonderful summer we have had!Although the weather has had its ups and downs, the Olympics far surpassed our expectations!And now the Paralympics begin.If those who entered the Olympics worked hard, then our Paralympians will have overcome far more and worked far harder; and the team of people backing them will be far more specialised.There is a wonderful Spirit for Life that exists in us all, that makes us all part of God’s world; the Spirit that stops us from giving up and being defeated by our difficulties, and instead fighting against them.The Olympics gave us Team GB, we have Team HFC!The Spirit that gives life and strength in so many ways to the Paralympians gives life and strength to us too.While we face difficulties we must gain strength from the Spirit that gives us the joy of celebrating Baptisms, while we seek to find new ways of reaching out to our community we must thank God’s Spirit for providing new ideas and ways of serving. Team HFC has much to do, and we need to be getting on and doing it!As we work towards new ways of serving, we need to be praying for each other and supporting new initiatives as they come forward.The Spirit of God helps us all to be more than we think we can be… let us all work towards Team HFC becoming Spirit filled and excited by God’s plans. Sue 1
  • 4. Sunday Services September 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie2nd 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister9th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - Linda Jennings16th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister23rd 6.30 pm - Evening Service - TBA 10.30 am - Morning Service - Mrs Margaret Smith30th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - C.T.H. at St. Marys October 2012 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent7th 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Bill Michie is well known to us all. He is a Lay Preacher at HFC, as well as being one of the HFC Elders.v Linda Jennings is one of our Elders and an accredited Lay Preacher. She has led our services on a number of occasions.v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher.v Major Cliff Kent belongs to the Regent Hall Branch of The Salvation Army (the only church in Oxford Street, London). He was formerly from the Thornton Heath branch of The Salvation Army. He has conducted Sunday worship at HFC on many occasions. Our Greatest Achievement We must expect posterity to view with some asperity the marvels and the wonders were passing on to it; but it should change its attitude to one of heartfelt gratitude when thinking of the blunders we didnt quite commit. By Piet Hein 2
  • 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.Baptisms booked for this year: -v 23rd September, Evie May GreenDeaths: -v At the time of going to press we regret to record the death of Laurie Hobbs on 13 August. We send our deepest condolences to Doreen. An obituary will appear in next months Catalyst.Your prayers would be appreciated for: -Tony and Kay Atkinson , Marjorie Curry, Doreen Hobbs, Linda Jennings, Ruth Rees, and Pat Rumble.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be on Sunday 23rd of September at noon, after the morning service.The next Elders’ meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th September at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 3rd September at Sylvia Mack’s home - 7, Dene Close. We will then meet on Monday 1st October at Jean Ritchie’s home - 25 Burford Road.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer Meetings for SeptemberHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:- 4th Martin Nunn’s. 11th Betty Coster’s. 18th Brenda Cordingley’s. 25th The Church.Then on 2nd October at Martin Nunn’sPlease address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will next meet at 7.30 pm on the 8th of September at 7, Sedgewood Close. October’s meeting will be on the 13th. Martin Nunn leads the discussions. 3
  • 6. Mens GroupThe next meeting is on Thursday 20th September when we will eat at The White Bear, Fairchildes Road, Warlingham CR6 9PH. Please let John Curry know if you wish to attend.Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in September. 2nd - Cath Brown - I.m.o. Mum 9th - T.B.A.16th - Ruth Rees 23rd - T.B.A.30th - John & Jan Moren - I.m.o. Jan’s sister Sheila.A big thank you to those who kindly arrange the flowers when needed.After the Sunday evening services, the flowers are distributed tomembers 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 first meeting of the Autumn term is on September 14th. The Photographer, Sue Fitzgerald will be at the club on October 19th We look forward to seeing you all.Judith Stoner - Secretary.Bible Study GroupThe Bible Study group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30 pm in the small hall.Worship GroupThe Church will be open for Quiet Meditation & Prayer every Wednesday - 6.00 - 7.00 pm. 4
  • 7. Notice Sheets - September - 1st Sunday in October 2nd Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 9th & 16th Pam Collison 8658 0748 23rd & 30th Joan Smith 8462 3920October 7th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday.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 next 2 meetings will be: - September 25th Opening Service conducted by Mike Duke October 2nd Talk by George Housego MBE of the Far East Prisoner of War Charitable TrustMINI-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 SylviaT hank you to everyone for your generous cheque which I received when I retired as Church Secretary.Over the years I enjoyed working with 4 Interim Moderators and 3 Ministers and with all of you the members of the church.I have bought a new garden shed as the old one had seen better days. I have also bought a new garden clock and patio table and 6 chairs as we did not have any garden furniture.Taking time to sit in the garden will be even nicer with all my garden tools neatly stored and a comfortable chair to relax in and watch time tick by.Yours sincerely Alistair. 5
  • 8. Genealogist’s Prayer Genealogy is my pastime - I shall not stray It maketh me to lie down and examine half buried tombstones It leadeth me into still court houses It restoreth my ancestral knowledge It leadeth me into the paths of census records And ships passenger lists For my name sake Yet though I wade through the shadows Of research libraries and microfilm readers I shall fear no discouragement For the strong urge is with me For the curiosity and motivation they comfort me It demandeth preparation of storage space For the acquisition of countless documents It anointeth my head with burning midnight oil My family group sheet runneth over Surely birth, marriages and deaths Shall follow me all the days of my life And I shall dwell in the house of a family tree seeker forever Amen Author unknown A warning about a bogus inspector checking roof work.L B of Bromley Trading Standards have received information about an individual, RICHARD GREEN (aka Richard Green Larry) cold calling and claiming to be from Trading Standards.He uses the company name AQUASHIELD and says that he is‘investigating’ the company who had carried out roofing work to the property. He may be working with two others posing as builders. Green is 40 to 50 yrs (possibly 60) – medium build – short – shaved head – tanned – wearing a black plastic/leather jacket. He wears an ID card on a lanyard around his neck possibly with a blue edge.L B Croydon has reported that two victims in their area have lost £800 and £2,000 respectively to this individual. There was a previous incident in Havering and a two incidents have been reported recently in Surrey . 6
  • 9. Holiday From Home 2012I believe it correct to say it was a fun week with something appealing to everyone in the programmes. Each day started with tea/coffee and warm welcome and afternoon refreshment was on offer for those who wanted further sustenance later in the day. Interesting quizzes on the Monday morning, for a change yielded a high number of correct answers with team ‘The 4 stooges’ winning. Following a very satisfying lunch we were treated to a demonstration of International Dance. The invitation to join in was taken up by some and the more nimble showed what they could do.Though not as adept as the ladies the men took part in the flower arranging one morning and their handiwork no doubt graced a table at home for a while. It is always great to hear excellent musicians and we were treated to an afternoon of different music on the piano, recorders and guitar as well as some poetry and prose and song by a group called ‘The Troubadours’ which came from Bromley.Wednesday saw us leaving the church on yet another sunny day and making our way to Eltham Palace, indeed a very palatial place with lovely gardens which has a chequered history stretching back many 7
  • 10. years to Henry 8th, the Courtauld family, with part of the RAF services there and now cared for by English Heritage The less mobile had the benefit of wheelchairs and an army of pushers to ferry them around. Lunch on the lawn was great and a little later that afternoon we met up again at a nearby café for a lovely cream tea. The bathroom scales groaned that evening when I got home.Glass painting started the fourth day using flower vases, candle holders and the like with each one taking part showing their artistic prowess with some creating their own designs. Great fun. Roland on piano accompanied by Dave on the accordion led the afternoon ‘sing-a-long’ with songs from Bill.The week seemed to fly by and on the final day in the morning we had two interesting talks, the first on keeping physically and mentally fit. A very good speaker and very easy to follow. The second speaker spoke to us about Rogue Traders and Scams that were prevalent at the current time giving advice of what to do and not to do. After the final lunch of the week provided by the local Fish and Chip shop we relaxed with Bingo.In conclusion it must be said the week heard plenty of laughter and good humour prevailed with a lot of interaction with people never met before. There were a goodly number of regulars attending each day added to by others from time to time. It must be recorded that the planning and set up of the week and its programmes obviously showed great thought and organisation and as one of those benefiting it was greatly appreciated. Sue I believe had more than one finger in the pie here! The army of helpers drawn from here, there and it seemed everywhere greatly enhanced all that was going on. The meals were superb. Those responsible for transport deserve special thanks in particular Colin and Alan who drove the minibus and their escorts as well as those bringing others in their cars.Will there be another ‘Holiday from Home’ next year? “Hope so” were the words uttered by many as they left. Mike Duke 8
  • 11. Those Golden YearsJacob, age 92, and Elspeth age 89, living in Devon, are all excited about their decision to get married.They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a chemist. Jacob suggests they go in.Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"The pharmacist answers, "Yes."Jacob: "Were about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"Pharmacist: "Of course we do."Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"Pharmacist: "All kinds”Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"Pharmacist: "Definitely."Jacob: "How about suppositories?"Pharmacist: "You bet!"Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimers?"Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinsons disease?"Pharmacist: "Absolutely...”Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"Pharmacist: "We sure do."Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs, zimmer frames and canes?"Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."Jacob: "Adult incontinence pants?"Pharmacist: "Sure."Jacob: "Wed like to use this store for our wedding gift registry." 9
  • 12. NOTICE Saturday 20th October 2012 10 am to 2 pm Refreshments Available ************* Hayes Free Church Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent Further details etc from Pamela Collison The Harvest LunchIs in the course of being arranged. It will be in the Large Hall on Sunday 14th October after the Morning Service. Please book the date NOW! More details to follow. Barbara 10
  • 13. BOARD Talent Exhibition As we celebrate our Church 75th Anniversary, let us give thanks for our many God-given talents. On Saturday, 13th October we are having a special exhibition. Anything from composing, to knitting, art, poetry to woodwork. You have plenty of time to create something wonderful, or you can dig out the lace or oil painting that you made years ago and youd like it to see the light of day again. Please ask for a letter about this event and as you create, pop more money in to your little green box and return it when full. Take another which can also be filled. Thank you Mavis Righini. 11
  • 14. HAYES PHILHARMONIC CHOIR www.hayeschoir.com An invitation to Everyone- -COME AND JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING AN OPEN WORKSHOP ONWEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2012 at 8.00 pm At the OLD CHURCH SCHOOLS, 86 Hayes Street, Hayes BR2 7BA (Next to the car showroom) --- We look forward to meeting you --- 12
  • 15. The Directors Lunch Club with a special guestOur table was booked for the 31st of July at The King’s Head in Shoreham.Luckily, we had a view of the television which was showing live action from the Olympics - the show jumping. However, exciting as the event was, we had a more tangible reminder of the Olympics.Brenda Cordingley was with us as the guest of honour along with the Olympic torch which she had carried in the Hythe stage of the torch relay.Brenda told us about the day and how well the relay runners were looked after by the organisers.In Brenda’s words, “It was a wonderful day and Im sure will be well publicised!! I had loads of supporters as all my family were there, the Hayes Minibus from the church, friends from the Horticultural Society and other friends.” Brenda told us that when she visits schools and groups to talk about the relay, people can relate more closely to the Olympic ethos when they can see and touch the torch. This is, in reality a part of the Olympic legacy - to encourage and inspire people to a lead better lives. Oh, by the way, the lunch was delicious and filling! Womans PoemHe didnt like the casserole I pondered for an answerAnd he didnt like my cake, I was looking for a clue.He said my biscuits were too hard Then I turned around andNot like his mother used to make. smacked him....I didnt perk the coffee right Like his mother used to do.He didnt like the stew,I didnt mend his socks Freely available on the InternetThe way his mother used to do. 13
  • 16. Is your church a Fairtrade church? By Ricarda Witcombe (From Sunday link - 5th August 2012)Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.Churches have a significant role to play in promoting Fairtrade and yours can start by deciding to be a Fairtrade church. You need to agree to three goals:• Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you have responsibility.• Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit.• Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00Our next coffee mornings will be on the 8th of September.We are continuing 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 September the stall will be held on the 9th and 23rd.The message is please buy Fairtrade; see the article above.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. The way things once were From The Nottinghamshire Almanac for September 1841. 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 so clear, as in a rural scene. Passages transcribed as shown Ed 14
  • 17. Unwanted telephone sales callsThe Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls. It is a legal requirement that all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have your consent to do so.Organisations with which you have an ongoing relationship, for example those who regard you as a customer, (or in the case of charities - a donor) may well gather your consent during the early stages of your relationship with them and will therefore be entitled to call you even if your number is registered on TPS, unless you have previously told them specifically that you object to them calling you for marketing purposes.The TPS can accept the registration of mobile telephone numbers, however it is important to note that this will prevent the receipt of marketing voice calls but not SMS (text) messages. If you wish to stop receiving SMS marketing messages, please send an opt-out request to the company involved.As TPS registration only prevents marketing calls, organisations will still be able to call you for the purposes of genuine market research.Email tps@dma.org.ukRegistration Line 0845 070 0707 You can call this number to register your number or request a complaint form.Address Telephone Preference Service (TPS)DMA House70 Margaret StreetLondonW1W 8SSWebsite www.tpsonline.org.uk Be aware - Flower and wine deliveryA reputable sounding company phone to tell you that flowers are be- ing delivered.When they are, a marvellous bouquet and bottle of alcohol are there. However, because its alcohol you have to pay VAT and they only take a debit card, not cash!They have a proper card reading machine into which you put your pin number.Before you get indoors, your account has been cleared out! 15
  • 18. Website of the Month Hayes A History of a Kentish VillageLocal historians, Jean Wilson and the late Trevor Woodman, have each spent over 30 years researching the local area, and now their two volume history has just been published. The first volume covers the time from the Stone Age to 1914, and the second from 1914 to modern times.The volumes reveal the changes in Hayes from the time when woolly mammoths roamed the land ,to the present day. It is a story of rich and poor, of famous and infamous. It shows the resilience of the community as it responded to the challenges of wars, poverty and plague, the coming of the railway, and the housing developments of the 1930s.The two volume set costs £25 - payment by cash or cheque made payable to J. M. Wilson. They are available from 8, Redgate Drive, Hayes, Kent , BR2 7BT, or from Elizabeth Woodman at 19, Hayes Hill Road, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HH (telephone 020 8462 1003). Please supply your contact details if free delivery within Hayes is required. Tony RussellDuring July, Ria, an Avaaz member in the UK, sent these words: "I am 65 years old and have terminal cancer and not long to live. 65,246 messages of hope were sent to Ria by 8th August. 8th Aug there were 15,384,453 members, and counting. I can do very little practically because of this. The state of the world and the amount of violence and injustice breaks my heart. Through your organisation even I can make a difference and try to help make this world a better place for others before I leave it. This is a positive and peaceful action which gives me great comfort. I am no longer helpless and powerless, I can vote, I have power to change things even now. Thank you for giving me this priceless opportunity at such a time as this. Peace and democracy in Syria would be such a fantastic going away present. However, this was really just to say say thank you for giving so many people who care a voice which is now heard world wide. 15,000,000! What a voice to be reckoned with. Thanks to you all."When Avaaz launched five years ago we were told it would be impossible to build a global community based on shared values across borders because we are so different. The connections we share across age, nationality, race, and religion are immeasurably more powerful than anything that could divide us. And week after week we unite to change our world, and we win.http://www.avaaz.org/en/ria_hopeWith huge appreciation for each and every person in this extraordinary community, The Avaaz team 16
  • 19. 60 years of the NHSLady rings her local hospital and this conversation follows:Lady - Hello Id like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree. She was admitted last week with chest pains and I just want to know if her condition has deteriorated, stabilised or improved.Hospital - Do you know which ward she is in?Lady - Yes, ward P, room 2B.Hospital - Ill just put you through to the nurse station.Nurse - Hello ward P, how can I help?Lady - I would just like some information on a patient, Mrs Tiptree, I was wondering if her condition had deteriorated, stabilised or improved?Nurse - Ill just check her notes. Im pleased to say that Mrs Tiptrees conditioned has improved. She has regained her appetite, her temperature has steadied and after some routine checks tonight, she should be well enough to go home tomorrow.Lady - Oh thats wonderful news, Im so happy, thank you ever so much!Nurse - You seem very relieved, are you a close friend or relative?Lady - No, Im Mrs Tiptree in room 2b. Nobody tells you anything at all in here. Bible Society UpdateA letter from the Bible Society which highlights the plight of Syrian refugees fleeing into other countries, particularly Jordan, spurred me into action. With gifts from the Saturday and Sunday coffee mornings and the Contact Group I sent a cheque for £70 in July.Since the “Arab Spring”, the underground church in North Africa and the Middle East is growing and has many new opportunities to share God’s Word. The projects planned are more translation, scripture distribution through bookshops and refugee camps, creating safe places where groups can read and discuss God’s Word, providing affordable scriptures, and practical work where needed.There is a great spiritual hunger for God’s Word, but much fear and prejudice to overcome.Thank you for supporting this vital work. Do pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in these areas. Betty Coster B. S. Representative 17
  • 20. September 20121st Sat 10.00 - 4.00 - Scalextric Event Page 202nd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister3rd Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 34th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 35th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 46th Thu7th Fri8th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 14 7.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 3 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister9th Sun Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister10th Mon11th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 312th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 413th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 414th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 415th Sat16th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Linda Jennings 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister17th Mon18th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 8.00 pm - Elders’ meeting Page 319th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 420th Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 421st Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 18
  • 21. September 201222nd Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister23rd Sun Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 14 12.00 Noon - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - T.B.A.24th Mon25th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 526th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 427th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 428th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 429th Sat30th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Mrs Margaret Smith 6.30 pm - Evening Service - C.T.H. at St. Marys October 20121st Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 32nd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 53rd Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 44th Thu5th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 46th Sat7th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterDATES FOR YOUR DIARY14 October HARVEST FESTIVAL and CHURCH PARADE20 October CHARITY CARD CHRISTMAS FAIR10 November CHRISTMAS FAIR11 November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY and CHURCH PARADE25 November CHURCH MEETING 12.00 noon30 Nov-9 Dec CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL (NB. The dates are EARLIER this year). 19
  • 22. 75th Anniversary - Events Calendar Date Event Page September1st Scalextric Event This one October13th Talent Exhibition 11 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 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 The Knots PrayerDear God,Please untie the knots in my mind,my heart and my life.Remove the have nots,the can nots, and the do notsthat I have in my mind.Erase the will nots,may nots,might nots that may finda home in my heart.Release me from the could nots,would nots andshould nots that obstruct my life.And most of all,Dear God,I ask that you remove from my mind,my heart and my life all of the “am nots”that I have allowed to hold me back,especially the thought thatI am not good enough.Amen Author – known to God