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    • Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) February 2013
    • 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. Simon Narracott Tel: 020 8462 2004Lettings 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 A Prayer for the Children 13Church Notices 3-5 Back to Church SundayScam warning 6 Prayer 14Catalyst Needs You 7 The Way things once were 14Thank you - Christmas Tree Traidcraft 15 Festival 8 Website of the Month 16Notice Board 10 - 11 A Celebration Concert 17Christmas Cards, Sunday An English Prayer 20 morning coffee, Friendship 12 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website: -A comment by a Church member has prompted me to introduce this website. The comment was on the lines “I am not interested in browsing the Internet, I only go on line to send / receive e-mails.”What a rich resource is being overlooked. Do try this one.Website: - www.archive.orgNow, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Copy for the March 2013 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 10th February. 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
    • Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsThe New Year has arrived, and there is plenty to do!The Alpha Course will have begun, and Messy Church is about to begin.We have much to look forward to. The LMMR team that looks at our outreach are helping us to think anew about the mission of the church for 2013 and beyond. These are exciting times.At the end of 2012 I gave a sermon that included a reading from Colossians 3: 12 – 17; I also mentioned the AA prayer called ‘Just for Today’. I then suggested a prayer we could say each morning to help us in our Christian living.Quite a few people asked for a copy, so it makes sense to put it in themagazine.Just for today I will live with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.Just for today I will forgive and let the past lay in peace.Just for today I will seek the peace of Christ in my heart.Just for today I will give thanks to God for love and seek to share it.Just for today…If we say that prayer each morning, then just for that one day we can try to fully be the people God calls us to be. And then we can say it the next morning, and the next…Being God’s people is what we are called to be, and it’s not always easy – but if we take it a day at a time – then we can do it!So, for 2013, Just for Today, we will be the Church of God in this place.I wish you all a wonderful 2013. Sue 1
    • Sunday Services February 2013 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie3rd 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister10th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent17th 6.30 pm - Service of Remembrance for those we have loved and lost - The Minister 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister24th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Tony Russell March 2013 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith3rd 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 an Elderv 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.v Tony Russell is very well known to us - He is a member of HFC.v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher.Ive learned... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. by Andy Rooney, .... a man who had the gift to say so much with so few words 2
    • News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.BirthsWe are pleased to announce the birth of a son to Sarah and Matt, grandson to David and Undine Connolly , on 21st December 2012, named Bobby Len (Len being the name of Davids father who died earlier in 2012) - Mother and baby are doing well.DeathsWe regret to announce the deaths of John Warwick who passed away peacefully on 9th January a few days after his wife, Hilda. They were both living in Devon. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.Change of addressPlease note John Curry‘s new e-mail address is johncurry132@hotmail.co.ukJessie Martin moved into Room 113, Coloma Court, Layhams Road,W. Wickham, Kent BR4 9QJ on 12 January. Her new direct dial telephone number is 020 8916 8240. We wish her well in her new home.Your prayers would be appreciated for: -Marjorie Curry, Ruth Rees, Pat Rumble, and Jessie Martin.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be on Sunday 24th February, 2013 at noon, after the morning service.The next Elders’ meeting will be held at 8.00 pm in the small hall on Tuesday 19th February, 2013 .Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 4th February, 2013 at Jenny Carr’s home - 152, Langley Way. On the 4th of March we will meet at Connie Russell’s home - 234, Pickhurst Lane.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer Meetings for February & 1st Tuesday in MarchHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:- 5th Martin Nunn’s. 12th Betty Coster’s. 19th Brenda Cordingley’s. 26th The ChurchMarch 5th Martin Nunn’s.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn. 3
    • Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 2.30 p.m. at 7, Sedgewood Close on the 2nd of February, and 2nd March 2013. Martin Nunn leads the discussions.Mens GroupThe next Mens Group meeting is on Thursday 21 February at 8.00 pm when Tony Russell will conduct a quiz in the small hall.Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in February 2013At the time of going to press, the following was listed: - 3rd - TBA 10th - TBA 17th - Judith & David Stoner - 24th - TBA Wedding AnniversaryA 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 Spring term, which started on January 11th, ends on March 22nd.Our half term break is on February 22nd when there is no meeting.We look forward to seeing you all.Judith Stoner - Secretary.Bible Study GroupThe Bible Study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30 pm in the small hall. To confirm, listen for announcements & check Sunday Link. 4
    • Worship GroupThe Church will be open for Quiet Meditation & Prayer every Wednesday - 6.00 - 7.00 pm. To confirm, listen for announcements & check Sunday Link.Notice Sheets - February, & 1st Sunday in March, 2013February 3rd Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 10th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 17th Brenda Cordingley 24th Pam Collison 8658 0748March 3rd Pam CollisonIf you require items to be included in the notice sheets, pleasecontact the 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 February meetings will be: - 5th Illustrated talk by Mary Moore on Westminster 12th Illustrated holiday talk by Ann Bartlett on the Azores 19th Bingo 26th Musical afternoon with Ken and Mavis BakerMarch 5th A visit from a Chislehurst chiropractorIf you have any questions, do contact Sylvia Mack on 8462 1938.MINI-AMBULANCEMembers who use the mini-ambulance are asked to phone Sylvia Mack on 8462 1938 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. Marion and Sylvia Notice in health food shop window: "Closed due to illness." 5
    • Scam warningTowards the end of last year, Bromley Police reissued their warning regarding frauds targeting the elderly and vulnerable. This was after a recent increase in those offences across Bromley, with one resident losing her £26,000 life savings. Elderly residents have been receiving unsolicited telephone calls from fraudsters purporting to be from the police fraud squad or their bank.The fraudster will state that there is an ongoing investigation into fraudulent payments on their bank account/card.The person will be asked to ring the police/bank back using the phone number printed on the back of their bank card or by calling 999. This helps to convince the person that the call is genuine. However, the fraudster has kept the telephone line open so even though the person has dialled a number, the call does not go through. Instead they are unknowingly still connected with the fraudster.The victim is asked to provide their full bank card details and key in their PIN so that their existing card can be “cancelled” and a new one "activated" or "authorised."The fraudster will then explain that the bank will need to collect the card. The fraudster will then attend the person’s address or send an innocent courier company driver to collect the card. The fraudster, having obtained the person’s name, address, full bank details, the card itself and the PIN, then uses the card to empty the victims bank account. Fraudsters have also pretended to be from the police cold calling members of the public claiming to be from the Economic Crime Department and that the person’s bank account has been compromised by criminals. The fraudster suggests that the person should withdraw the money for collection by a police representative for safekeeping until the investigation was complete. Detective Inspector Louise Knipe from Bromley Police said: "If you receive such a call end it immediately. The police will never ask you for any money, either to assist with an investigation, or for safekeeping. Your bank will never attend your home, your bank and the police will never collect your bank card, your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN.“If you do receive any call that you are suspicious about, please speak with a younger family member or relative before giving out any details or withdrawing any money and also contact the police". 6
    • Catalyst Needs You!This page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page. Hopefully, you will be inspired to share some Christmas / New Year break stories. SUPPORT AT HOME If you are living independently at home, but getting older and would like help with household tasks, meals, shopping or transport; or would like help using your computer, pursuing indoor interests or getting out by wheelchair or by car; or would like to give a break to someone who usually looks after you; or would like help with something not mentioned here - please get in touch with me. My goal is to maintain your independent lifestyle with a kind and committed service. Christopher White 020 8149 6933 or pjm741-rose@yahoo.co.uk Your contributions to Catalyst will be most welcome. Can you fill this space? How about a picture, or a poem? What did you do at Sunday School? Do you have any New Year’s stories? This page is yours to use, so please feed your imagination! Please contact Richard Brown - The Editor. I would love to hear from you. 7
    • My thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Tree Festival and helped to raise our highest ever amount of money. This year we have raised £7,624 plus a further £221.25 has been added from donations which were gift aided making a total of £7845.25 for The Chartwell Cancer Trust.I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support not just this year, but over the 12 years that I have been organising the Festival.I hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and that 2013 will be a good year for you.Yours sincerelyAlistair C Wilson. The Hayes Service for Womens World Day of PrayerThis year, the service will be led by Hayesford Park Baptist Church. The service will be held at Hayes Village Hall at 2 p.m. on Friday, 1st March 2013. The Service has been prepared by Christian women of France and is entitled "I was a stranger and you welcomed me". Hayes Ladies Choir will lead the singing ,as well as singing their own anthem. Refreshments will be available after the Service and all are welcome men and women. We do hope to see you there. Stop Press Items1) 2nd February in the Evening - Quiz Night in HFC Hall Tickets £12 incl supper. More details to follow, by announcement or in the Sunday Link.2) 15 February Curry evening at the Michie’s home. £12. More details from the organisers. 8
    • ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS nd Saturday 2 March 2013 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 57700 9
    • NOTICE CHRISTMAS DONATIONSCHRISTMAS FAIR £1923 for HFCCRAFT FAIR included with Christmas Tree Festival total.CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL £7845.25 for the CHARTWELL CANCER TRUST (Note: - A breakdown of the total raised is in Alistair’s thank you note on page 8.)CHRISTMAS POST £ 255.25 for the KENT ASSOCIATION for the BLINDCHRISTMAS DAY £ 205.65 for the Orpington Branch of the SAMARITANS other - ag to an stival!!" e old w Fe from on NDOUS T REE-ME "What a As a result of Martin Nunn’s Concert on 5th January, approx £760 was raised for Westminster College, Cambridge The new leader for 2nd Hayes Rainbows - (Wednesday 5-6 pm) is Jenny Longman - Email: longmanjenny@hotmail.co.uk or tel: 07730 574962 10
    • BOARD The Food Bank. Please do not forget the food bank, especially at this time of year. A list of preferred donations was published on page 13 of October, 2012’s Catalyst. Please put your donations in the box at the back of your church. Distribution is organised by Bromley Borough. New Year Social Thanks to John Curry for organizing the HFC New Year Social on 12 January. Although this January has been unusually full of social events, a good number of HFC folk, including some new friends, came along to this enjoyable occasion. John had put a lot of hard work into the programme and the arrangements for the catering, so that we all felt we had a good time together. Thanks to John and all who helped him. David Stoner 11
    • Christmas CardsI wonder if there is anybody who thinks, as I do, that it would be a good idea to place a single Christmas card on the notice board with best wishes for all the people in the Church, rather than separate cards to everyone.Any money saved by this method could go to a charity of our choice as happens now. Perhaps we could take a vote on this at our next Church meeting on February 24th. BarbaraFootnote. The pages devoted to Christmas Greetings in December / January’s Catalyst are also available, on much the same lines. Editor Sunday morning coffee donationsLast year we supported seven charities with the donations received from coffee and teas served on Sunday mornings. These were Bible Society, Action Aid, Traidcraft, Salvation Army, Chartwell Unit, and not forgetting the five-pences which all go to the Leprosy Mission.Well done, and a big thank you to all the Sunday morning drinkers. It just remains to say, “Keep Drinking”! Barbara FriendshipOn our journey through life it is almost certain that we are going to make friends. They may have the same interests, or they may come from a vastly different level of society, or even a different culture. However, somehow a deep respect is formed and a liking for each others company can grow. One of the essentials of true friendliness is approachability, and it is surely our responsibility to extend the hand of warmth and friendship The person who has a friendly spirit is cer- tainly making a great contribution to the happiness and unity of hu- man life. Friendliness, like all other good gifts, needs cultivating. It is certainly worth the effort for we lose a great deal if we shy away from others, for we will be the losers. If, by our own efforts we can ex- tend the hand of friendship, we can make a significant contribution to the life of a world. which badly needs the warmth the love and friendship. Just think on this lovely piece that Babette Bryan wrote: My life has been touched by God today. He saw to it to send a friend my way.The joy that is inherent in a trusting long-term friendship is nearly impos- sible to describe. But not impossible to engender. Jonathan Lazear 12
    • A Prayer for the ChildrenW e pray for the children who put chocolate fingers on everything, who love to be tickled, who stomp in puddles and ruin new pants, who eat candy before supper and who can never find their shoes in the morning.And we also pray for those who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire, who have never bound down the street in a new pair of shoes, who never played "one potato, two potatoes," and who are born in places that we would not be caught dead in and they will be.We pray for the children who give us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions, who sleep with their dog and who bury their goldfish, who hug us so tightly and who forget their lunch money, who squeeze toothpaste all over the sink, who watch their fathers shave, and who slurp their soup.And we pray for those who will never get dessert, who have no favourite blanket to drag around behind them, who watch their fathers suffer, who cannot find any bread to steal, who do not have any rooms to clean up, whose pictures are on milk cartons instead of on dressers, and whose monsters are real.We pray for the children who spend all their allowance by Tuesday, who pick at their food, who love ghost stories, who shove their dirty clothes under the bed and never rinse the bathtub, who love visits from the Tooth Fairy, even after they find out who it really is, who do not like to be kissed in front of the school bus, and who squirm during services.And we also pray for those children whose nightmares occur in the daytime, who will eat anything, who have never seen a dentist, who are not spoiled by anyone, who go to bed hungry and wake up hungry, who live and move and have no address.We pray for those children who like to be carried and for those children who have to be carried;for those who give up and for those who never give up;for those who will grab the hand of anyone kind enough to offer it and for those who find no hand to grab.For all these children, we pray today, for they are all so precious. Ina J. Hughs 13
    • The Back To Church Sunday Prayer from 2009Welcoming God, thank you for today. Thank you for making us and loving us. Thank you for inviting us to know you.Help us to invite our friends to come to church so they can know you too.Please bless Back to Church Sunday and bless everyone in our church. Help us all to know you better.We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00 We will be holding a coffee morning on the 9th of February, 2013.We are continuing to raise monies to contribute to disaster relief funds in different parts of the world.We hope to see you at the Coffee Mornings, and why not bring a friend.Please note that the monies raised from the coffee mornings are separate from those raised through the refreshments trolley after Sunday morning services. 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 February, 2013 the stall will be held on the 10th and 24th.The message is please buy Fairtrade. Every purchase helps in a good way.We support Fairtrade Fortnight. See the opposite page for a story about how smallholders are supported and details of this year’s event.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. The way things once were What did those nursery rhymes mean? We will be looking at this up to the October edition, 2013 Baa, Baa, Black SheepThe rhyme dates back to at least the 1731 and is most likely to refer to the wool tax imposed in the 13th century. In this theory the master is the king, the dame is the monasteries of the time who each had a claim on the proceeds. 14
    • Traidcraft — introducing from Kenya, Purity Muthoni, another of Traidcrafts producersTea and church are two important factors in the lives of both Purity Muthoni and her husband William Mathenge.Purity and William live on their `shamba (smallholding) and sell the tea from their 6000 bushes which grow on the slopes of Mount Kenya to the Ndima Tea Factory. The factory is owned by smallholder farmers and supplies tea used in the Traidcraft range.The couple also grow coffee and a variety of vegetables which help to put food on the table and any surplus can be sold in the local market. When she is not working on the farm or in her home, Purity is a leading figure in the Mothers Union and within the life of the parish of Mathia Anglican Church."I am Chair of the Mothers Union and every Friday evening we meet beginning with prayers and worship. Because of Fairtrade our lives have improved. We have money from the tea to educate our children who have fresh drinking water, are well fed and have a good diet ".Purity and William were keen to show Traidcrafts representatives the improvements they are making to their home as a result of being able to sell their tea on Fairtrade terms. They have been able to build a well next to their home and hope, eventually, to be able to build a toilet and bathroom.As you can imagine, your continuing support of Traidcraft is very important to the many producers throughout the world and every cup of tea we drink can make a difference, especially to growers like Purity and William. Chris LawranceThis Year, Fairtrade Fortnight runs from the 25th February to the 10th March. We will participate in the “Big Brew”, which is a part of this fortnight, after the Morning Service on Sunday, 10th March.Our Big Brew promotional material has already been received.So, please will as many of you as possible attend on the 10th of March and help support the Smallholders in the countries supported by Traidcraft. We look forward to welcoming you. Richard & Barbara 15
    • Website of the Month The Internet ArchiveThe following wording is taken from the website: -About the Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive .... was founded to build an Internet library .... offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. .... Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.Why the Archive is Building an Internet LibraryLibraries exist to preserve societys cultural artifacts and to provide access to them. If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, its essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world.Many early movies were recycled to recover the silver in the film. The Library ofAlexandria - an ancient center of learning containing a copy of every book inthe world - was eventually burned to the ground. Even now, at the turn of the21st century, no comprehensive archives of television or radio programs exist.But without cultural artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. And paradoxically, with the explosion of the Internet, we live in what Danny Hillis has referred to as our "digital dark age."The Internet Archive is working to prevent the Internet - a new medium with major historical significance - and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past. Collaborating with institutions .... , we are working to preserve a record for generations to come.Open and free access to literature and other writings has long been considered essential to education and to the maintenance of an open society. Public and philanthropic enterprises have supported it through the ages.The Internet Archive is opening its collections to researchers, historians, and scholars. The Archive has no vested interest in the discoveries of the users of its collections, nor is it a grant-making organization.Footnotesü The American spellings have been retained. The website is American.ü For those of you not interested in the Internet, do try this web site. Just try it.ü There are other online libraries, such as Project Guttenberg and Google books. IMHO, each of these sites opens up a wealth of knowledge to be enjoyed. Editor 16
    • A Walk through the New TestamentF ollowing last years successful Lent seminar, which covered the Old Testament, this year Churches Together in Hayes are presenting Walk Through the New Testament on Saturday 16th March at Hayes Free Church. This will take place from 9.45 am to about 4.30 pm,There will be refreshment breaks in the morning, at lunchtime, and during the afternoon. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.The cost is £14 per adult, to include the full colour workbook; youngsters aged 11 to 16 years are welcome free of charge if accompanied by an adult. Leaflets and booking forms are now available, with payment details.The Walk Through Ministry is a charity, and any profits from the seminars go to support the Childrens Ministry in primary schools, reaching children who normally have no opportunity to explore the Bible - teaching them stories so many of us have grown up with. A Celebration ConcertOur organist Martin Nunn celebrated his 80th birthday in an unusualway on 5 January. He invited his friends from near and far to a cele-bration concert at HFC, at which mainly music composed by Martinover many years was performed. Martin’s niece Jenny came fromScotland to assist, and some of the works performed were by her. Thechurch choir was specially augmented for the occasion and per-formed impressively,accompanied by Chris White on the organ.There were also guest trumpeters from Hayes School and guest vocal-ists and instrumentalists. After the feast of music in the well-filledchurch, we were invited to move into the hall for refreshments, abun-dantly supplied by Martin and friends. This was a jolly social occasionand a chance to meet old and new friends.As well as celebrating a birthday, the concert was also held to raise funds for refurbishing Westminster College, Cambridge, where URC ministers are trained. We gather that around £760 was collected, so the concert was successful in several ways.Thank you Martin and congratulations! David Stoner 17
    • February 20131st Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 Candlemas Day2nd Sat 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 4 Evening - Quiz Night Page 83rd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister4th Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Meeting Page 35th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 56th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 57th Thu8th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 49th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 14 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister10th Sun Followed by the Fairtrade stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister11th Mon Shrove Tuesday12th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 Ash Wednesday13th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 5 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 514th Thu St. Valentines Day 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 415th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 Evening - Curry evening at The Michies home Page 816th Sat 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent17th Sun 6.30 pm - Service of Remembrance for those we have loved and lost - The Minister18th Mon 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 319th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 3 18
    • February 201320th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 521st Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 422nd Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 423rd Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister24th Sun Followed by the Fairtrade stall Page 14 12.00 - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Tony Russell25th Mon26th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 527th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 528th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 March 2013 St. Davids Day1st Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 2.00 pm - Hayes Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer Page 82nd Sat 10.00 am - Antique & Collectors Fair Page 10 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 43rd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterDATES FOR YOUR DIARY16 March 9.30 am WALK THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT - CTH Page 1729 March GOOD FRIDAY31 March EASTER SUNDAY28 April Noon - CHURCH MEETING10 May 7.00 for 7.30 pm AGAPE SUPPER - CTH8 June HAYES FAIR - CTH10 July OPEN AIR SERVICE - CTH 19
    • An English Prayer (Found on the wall of Chester Cathedral) Give me a good digestion, Lord. and also something to digest: Give me a healthy body. Lord, and a sense to keep it at its best;Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,to keep the good and pure 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 over much about the fussy thing called I. Give me a sense of humor, Lord; Give me the grace to see a joke, To get some happiness from life and pass it on to other folk. Muriel Worley 20
    • 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 Sylvia Mack 8462 19386.00 - 8.00 pm Weight Watchers Area Office 0845 345 15007.00 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday5.00 pm Rainbows Jenny Longman 07730 5749626.00 pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 39566.30 pm Worship Group Bill Michie 8658 41676.45 pm Slimming World Lorraine 0785 115 36768.00 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
    • Final Thought Catching people Mark 1:14-20By the waterside he saw us,as we went about our day:talking, mending, fishing, restingNot much time to think and pray. By the waterside he caught us, as he walked along his way: preaching, healing, seeing, praying.Come with me. we heard him say.By the waterside we met him,dared say yes - his call rang true.Watching, learning, wondring, asking:setting out on something new.In your daily lives youll meet him,in the things you always do:shopping, playing, waiting, working.Listen: he is catching you. Anne Sardeson “Visions of Earth” Photograph by Izan Petterle © 2006 National Geographic Society