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  • 1. Catalyst July - August 2013 THE MAGAZINE OF HAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) Note. The photograph is over 2 years old. And some of the information on it is therefore out of date.
  • 2. Copy for the September 2013 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 11th 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.com Thank You. Editor Principal Contacts Minister: Rev. Sue Powell Tel: 020 8462 2212 Church Secretary: Mrs Mavis Righini Tel: 020 8462 1168 Fabric Steward Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2444 Treasurer: Mr. Simon Narracott Tel: 020 8462 2004 Lettings Secretary: Mrs Undine Connolly Tel: 020 8776 0108 Caretaker: Mr. Ian Jones Tel: 020 8313 1556 Church Website www.hayesfreechurch.com Catalyst Editor: Mr Richard Brown Contents : - Items not covered by the diary of events. 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. This month’s website: - This one should keep you and your family amused during the summer holidays. It is N. American based, but useful nevertheless. It’s range is Magazine / encyclopaedia / current affairs / thinking The website is www.about.com Now, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Sunday Services; Holiday from Home 2 Church Notices; Edison Quote 3 - 5 Bromley Borough Food Bank 6 Catalyst Needs You 7 Stewardship; Edison Quote 8 Christian Aid Walk 2013 9 Notice Boards 10 - 13 The Way things once were 14 Letters page 15 Website of the Month 16 The Journey Prayer 17 Church Organisations I B C
  • 3. 1 Letter from the Minister Dear Friends, Summer is here – and it is such a relief to have some sunshine to make us all smile! We have had to suffer far too long with overcast skies and clouds – although I am told we are already in a drought! All sorts of things cause droughts – a lack of rain, a lack of food, a lack of faith - a deficiency of anything can be called a drought. I am often told by people that they lack faith, but what is faith? Faith is belief with strong conviction; firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof; complete trust in or devotion to. Faith is the opposite of doubt. Faith is possibly the single-most important element of the Christian life. Hebrews 11:6 states, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” The Bible gives this description of faith in Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Faith is hard for many, and simple for some; faith requires us to believe in the evidence we have, and in what we can no longer see or touch or feel. Doubting or questioning helps us to firm our faith, to define what our faith is. Faith – it takes a leap of faith to have faith! My prayer is that we don’t stay in drought, but find the plenty that God gives.
  • 4. 2 Sunday Services For the notes on visiting preachers, see the facing page ........ August 4th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Dr. Clive Timehin 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 11th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 pm - Evening Service - TBA 18th 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 25th 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Jim Holman September 1st 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA 6.30 pm - Evening Service - TBA July 7th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Dr. Clive Timehin 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 14th 10.30 am - Parade Service at Mounthurst site - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 21st 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 28th 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Rev. Dr. Peter Stevenson Holiday from Home This year, HFH will take place from Monday 5th, to Friday 9th, August. The times are 10.00 am - 4.00 pm The venue is Hayes Free Church. However, on Wednesday there will be an outing. At present, the details are being finalised so for now, its a mystery tour. Come & enjoy a week of fun & friendship for £25.00, or £5.00 per day. If you only want to go on the outing, the cost for this has still to be confirmed. Book now to avoid disappointment. Phone Sue on 020 8462 2212 Email: powellstonden@aol.com. Leaflets are available at the back of the church.
  • 5. 3 News of the Church Family Announcements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc. Births Judith and David Stoner are pleased to announce the birth of a granddaughter. Hana Ruth was born to Tomoko and Henrik on 16 May, a sister for Joe and Kai. Baptisms v 14th July: Kayleigh and Warren. v 28th July: Blessing of Lucy Humphrey. v 25th August: Jude Boyle. Your prayers would be appreciated for: - Marjorie Curry, Ruth Rees, and Pat Rumble. Change of e-mail address Daphne Cummings’s new e-mail address is daphnecummings842@yahoo.co.uk Church Meetings The next Elders’ meeting will be held at 8.00pm in the small hall on Tuesday 2nd July. The next Church Meeting will be held in the small hall on Sunday 28th July at 12.00 noon after the morning service. v Dr. Clive Timehin is a local preacher who comes from Bromley Methodist Church. He is a member of the Methodist Council Medical Committee. He has conducted Sunday worship at HFC before. v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher. She has led services at HFC on a number of occasions. v Rev. Dr. Peter Stevenson is the Minister of Crossways URC Church at the Elephant and Castle. This Church has a long and rich history of serving the community for almost 150 years. 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. v Jim Holman is a Methodist preacher. Some notes on the visiting preachers.
  • 6. 4 Women's Contact Group The Contact Group will meet at 8.00pm on Monday the 1st of July at Janet Moren’s home - 48, Woodlea Drive. The next meeting will take place on 2nd September at Joan Smith’s home - 18, Hurstdene Avenue. Sylvia Mack Tuesday Prayer Meetings for July Held at 10.00am at the following homes:- 2nd Martin Nunn’s. 9th Betty Coster’s. 16th Brenda Cordingley’s. 23rd The Church 30th Martin Nunn’s. We won’t meet in August. The first September meeting will be on the 3rd at Martin Nunn’s. Please address any queries to Martin Nunn. Saturday Fellowship The next meeting will be on the 6th of July at 2.30pm at Ruth White’s home - 7, Sedgewood Close. Martin Nunn will be leading a Bible Study. We will not be meeting in August. In September, we will meet on the 7th; venue TBA. You are welcome to join us. Men's Group On Thursday 18th July, at 8.00pm, there will be a BBQ at Mounthurst Road organised by Andy Luck. We won’t be meeting in August. Ministry of Flowers Thank you to those who will be providing flowers in July & August 2013 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 July 7th - Sue Powell 14th - Viki and Tom 21st - Maggie Greenwood - 30th Wedding Anniversary 28th - Jim Pearson August 4th - Jean Ritchie 11th - Jean Ritchie 18th - Jean Ritchie 25th - Alex McNelly - i.m.o. Audrey
  • 7. 5 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 4pm 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 12th. We meet again in the Autumn term on September 13th. Please see centre pages for a notice about the group. Finally, we look forward to seeing you all. Judith Stoner - Secretary. Bible Study Group The Bible Study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30pm in the small hall. Please note, we will not be meeting in August. Worship Group The Wednesday Reflections Group meets at 6.00pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month. However, we will not be meeting in August. Linda Michie Notice Sheets - July, August & 1st Sunday in September July 7th Joan Smith 8462 3920 14th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 21st Daphne Cummings 28th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 August There will be no notice sheets produced September Information TBA If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contact the appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” Thomas Edison
  • 8. 6 Bromley Borough Food Bank A national collection of food from Tesco customers will take place on Friday 5th July between 10.00 and 13.00 hours and Saturday 6th July between 10.00 and 18.00 hours! Volunteers are needed at the local Tesco stores – Bromley, Orpington and Sidcup – to distribute lists to customers and ask them to donate just one/two items; possibly help sort and pack donated food in to boxes. Adults and young people needed! Also a van and a driver. Please pass on the urgent need for helpers to as many as you can. Please respond saying who you are, when and for how long you are available and at which store to: - Mary Beckingham on m.beckingham@ntlworld.com Many thanks! - Bromley Food Bank Women's Fellowship Meetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated, on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m. The July meetings will be: - 2nd Outing to Crockham Hill 9th Talk by David White – An update on his work with CSEF 16th Sue will talk about ‘holiday from home’ and future plans for Women’s Fellowship 23rd 1.00 pm - Summer Lunch We will not be meeting in August. If you have any questions, do contact Sylvia Mack on 8462 1938. MINI-AMBULANCE Members 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
  • 9. 7 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 special stories or artwork. 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 space on YOUR page? How about a picture, or a poem? What did you do on Sunday? Do you have any spe- cial stories; such as from your holidays which you would like to share? This page is yours. So please make use of it! Please contact Richard Brown - The Editor. I would love to hear from you.
  • 10. 8 Stewardship Recently, we received a communication from the URC reminding us that Stewardship is not only about money, important though that is: it suggests that Stewardship is the response to God’s giving in Jesus Christ. It is about giving, about giving ourselves, without reserve, to achieve God’s purposes of love and, in acknowledging that all we have first comes from God, offering answers to the question of how we respond and use the gifts He has given us. The suggestions go like this (slightly abridged): v Worship: God gives all of life completely out of love: our response is to worship God and grow in prayer and spirituality and develop our discernment of where God is and what He is calling us to do. v Peace: God gives peace such as the world cannot give: our response is to be active peacemakers, building relationships across the church and across the world. v Gospel: God gives the greatest gift of all – Jesus; our response is to receive this gift for ourselves and to share it with others. v Creation: God gives us the world; our response is to care for it and use it responsibly, safeguarding, sustaining and renewing the life of the Earth. v Justice: God gives everything to everyone, for God loves everyone equally: our response is to share what God has given and treat everyone with respect. v Body: God gives us intricate and wonderful bodies of such variety: our response is to treat ourselves and others with respect and love as an integral part of God’s creation. v Property: God gives creative abilities and resources to build private and public property; our response is to care for property handed on to us in trust and to put it to creative use in our generation, for example by making our buildings active in the life of local neighbourhoods. v People: God gives people to each other, created in his image; our response is to welcome others equally and help each other become the people God intends us to be. "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." Thomas Edison
  • 11. 9 Christian Aid Walk 2013 Sunday 19th May saw Mike and I heading for Hayes station to do our duty as stewards for the Christian Aid Walk “Circling the City”. We were at St. Botolph’s without Bishopsgate church, where we have been before, and Jeff the caretaker made us very welcome once again. For almost 900 years a parish church has stood on this site, and many thousands have worshipped here from the reign of Edward I. St. Botolph’s is a city church and seeks to minister to those who work in, or visit, the city. The church is there to supplement, not replace, the ministry people receive in their home parish church. St Botolph’s without Bishopsgate survived the Great Fire of London unscathed, and only lost one window in the Second World War, but on 24 April 1993 was one of the many buildings to be damaged by a bomb planted by the IRA which damaged a large area of the City. Perhaps you are wondering who St. Botolph was. He was one of the earliest and most revered of East Anglian saints and became known as the patron saint of wayfarers. After his death his relics were- brought to London through various towns and eventually through the four City gates, Aldersgate, Bishopsgate, Aldgate and Billingsgate. The Churches at the entrance to these gates were named after him. The first three remain, but the one at Billingsgate was destroyed in the Great Fire and never rebuilt. It seems that as his relics were conveyed from place to place, his name became associated with wayfarers and travellers. Around 70 Churches are named after him. We enjoyed our day very much and hope to do it again next year. Mike & Barbara.
  • 12. 10 NOTICE Mother and Toddler Toy Cleaning Friday July 19th 2-4 pm We would be very grateful if anyone can spare half an hour to help with the cleaning of our large toys. Cleaning materials plus tea and cake provided! M&T team Save our Post Office For those of us who live officially in “West Wickham” and not Hayes, I read with horror in the WW Residents’ Association Summer magazine that the Post Office plans to close its West Wickham branch in October. Do protest, if possible, by signing a petition (any shop in WW) and / or write to (1)Paula Vennels, Chief Executive, Post Office, 48 Old Street, London EC1V 9HQ (2)Col. Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA / email bob.stewart.mp@paliament.uk No further details have been given by the P.O. to the WWRA about any alternative plans or site, if any. Betty Coster
  • 13. 11 BOARD An Appeal for Funds We have decided to have regular social events in order to raise funds for the church. There are currently two offers on the table: - 1. A quiz. (See below) 2. A talk on a very interesting topic. If you would like to organise an event, please contact John Curry. A Quiz and Food! On Saturday 6th July at 7.00 pm There will be a Quiz and a Fish and Chip Supper in the Large hall. Tickets £10 from John Curry. Proceeds for Church funds Martin Nunn has a few spare copies of the CD of the concert he and his niece Jenny arranged last January. The CD costs £5, and all proceeds are in aid of Church funds (so far £100 has been raised). Thanks are owed to Malcolm Cheyne for providing these recordings.
  • 14. 12 CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 12-18 MAY 2013 On behalf of Christian Aid, many thanks to the 15 people who helped deliver and collect envelopes from 15 roads in the area. The sum raised was:- House-to-house collection £647.21 HFC tin £117.18 Coffee morning and Bring & Buy £147.00 Sunday morning coffee £ 20.00 CTH Agape meal £ 33.00 £964.39 Additional funds will be collected from HMRC direct by Christian Aid from the 23 people who completed the Gift Aid declaration on the envelopes. Of the 21 churches in the Bromley District who took part in the house- to-house collection only 9 churches assisted in the Flag Day collection in central Bromley, and whilst there were 24 collectors, there was only one from HFC who raised £19.64. The total raised was £540.26. Kathryn Strachan/John Curry ADDITIONAL The Croydon Symphonic Band To celebrate its Ruby (40th) Anniversary, the Croydon Symphonic Band will be giving a Birthday Concert at 8.00 pm at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, on Wednesday 10th July. The lively programme will include the Symphonic suite from “Star Wars” (John Williams), a selection of Gershwin and a Suite from Prokofieff’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Tickets £10, Concessions £6 from the Box Office: 020-8688-9291
  • 15. 13 Virgin London Marathon 2013 Olly Carr successfully ran the 2013 London Marathon in a time of 3 hours 56 minutes to raise money for the Oxford Branch of Samaritans. He volunteered at this branch for three years, and it is one of the few remaining 24/7 branches that is open all day, every day to support callers in distress and despair. Olly would like to thank everyone from Hayes Free Church who so kindly donated to this cause. It made a huge difference, and made all the long training runs seem that bit easier! He has broken his target of £2000, which will help Samaritans to continue to support those in need. NOTICES C.T.H. Ramble Martin Nunn is planning another Wealden Ramble on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26th. Meet at the Rosary car park at 10.15am for a country walk of about 4 miles. A pub lunch will be available, and all are welcome. A Summer Bar-Be-Que Will take place On Saturday, 20th July At 3.00 pm At The Manse All are welcome. However, please advise the Minister how large your party is likely to be, so that she has an idea of numbers attending. Catalyst - for the visually impaired - Catalyst is now available as a Word Document which can be read out loud by a computer adapted for the visually impaired. If you know anyone who would like to receive this version by email, please tell the editor.
  • 16. 14 Women’s Contact Coffee Morning We will be holding coffee mornings in the Small Hall from 10.00am to 12.00 on the 13th of July, 2013, and on the 10th of August. 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 Jones The Fairtrade Sunday Stall We hold a fair trade stall after the morning service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. In July the stall will be held on the 28th. (as the service on the 14th is away from the church, there will not be a stall). In August the stall will be held on the 11th and 25th The message is: “Please buy Fairtrade. Every purchase helps in a good way”. If there are any lines you would like the stall to carry, please say. :-) Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. Footnote You may have read about the disastrous loss of bees in the UK, and the anticipated increase of the price of honey. We are checking whether the price of Fairtrade honey, which is imported, will be unaffected. If Fairtrade honey prices will remain the same, we plan to order additional honey in September to meet the anticipated demand. So, do check at the stall or with one of us about the situation. Mary Had A Little Lamb Dates back to 1830 and an American poem by Sarah Joseph a Hale which is said to have been inspired by a real event when a girl called Mary Sawyer, living in Sterling, Massachusetts, caused commotion by taking her pet sheep to school. The way things once were What did those nursery rhymes mean? We will be looking at this up to the October edition, 2013
  • 17. 15 June 5th 2013 Dear Editor I write to express my concern about the extremely radical proposals included in the June edition of ‘Catalyst’. There’s the experiment to hold the evening service of June 23rd at 10.30 in the morning which is a bit drastic .... . I suggest that the faithful dozen or so regular evening service attendees .... should be briefed .... . The effect on the regular morning congregation is quite problematic; the majority of whom have never been to an evening service .... And as for poor Pastor Roy Powell, scheduled to take a service at 6.30 pm that same day, I can envisage him ending up with just the organist for company.... I’m sure we are all concerned about H.F.C.’s on-going budget deficit, and maybe were hoping that a good result from the annual Prayer and Gift Day would help alleviate the situation. ‘Pray then give cheerfully’ might well be an appropriate maxim for the day. But - wait! I see from page six that this year a subtle .... change has been introduced - June 15th’s event is to be called a ‘Payer and Gift Day’. .... It’s a shame about the missing prayer part, though - perhaps we can leave that to the throng who regularly attend the Tuesday prayer meetings? One last small gripe: I see the gift envelopes make mention of being able to reclaim tax from all our spending on gin. Well, I’m sorry, but I’m sure I’m not alone in never touching the stuff, so I shan’t be contributing anything from that source. By the time this letter appears in print the relevant events will have already taken place. I just hope the potential disasters I envisage prove to be less serious than I fear they could be. ...... Yours regretfully, Perplexed of Pickhurst Lane. Thank you for this. Some mistakes can slip past the proof reading teams. Will the mistakes make the list of journal slip-ups (many of which are glaring) in wide circulation? Ed Letters Page The idea of having a letters page in Catalyst has been around for a while. It would be nice. The “Catalyst Needs You” page could be used, but its preferable to keep that page for creative and artistic submissions. The following letter, which has been heavily edited, has been recently received, and has proved to be the Catalyst for launching a Letters Page. The letters page will be used when there is material.
  • 18. 16 Website of the Month About.com Images are taken from the website. Wording from the website has been edited for Catalyst. The About Group is part of a leading Internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. With more than 900 topics and numerous expert guides, About.com helps consumers solve the large and small needs of everyday life over a wide range of categories - health care, business, jobs/careers, parenting, relationships, style and beauty, food, entertainment, sports, education, and many more. For example - Apple has gone a long way to help users who are blind or visually impaired. There is the Tactile Vision iPad Guide for Blind & Low-Vision Users. iOS mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, are also popular. Two reasons for this are Apple's integration of helpful technologies (e.g. VoiceOver screen reader and Zoom magnification) into its operating system, and a growing number of applications designed for low-vision users. There is a large section which covers Christianity under Ethics and Religion. Do explore & enjoy. Ed
  • 19. 17 The Journey Prayer St. Brendan the Voyager (484–577) Irish monk God, bless to me this day, God bless to me this night; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life. God, bless the pathway on which I go; God, bless the earth that is beneath my sole; Bless, O God, and give to me Thy love, O God of gods, bless my rest and my repose; Bless, O God, and give to me Thy love, And bless, O God of gods, my repose. Words of Wisdom - anyway Mother Teresa 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. 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 may 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.
  • 20. 18 July 2013 1st Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 4 2nd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 6 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 3 3rd Wed 4th Thu 5th Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 5 6th Sat 2.00 - 4.00 pm - HFC & Beckenham URC Children’s Fun Afternoon - Manse Gardens 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 4 7.00 pm - Quiz Night and Supper Page 11 7th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Dr. Clive Timehin 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 8th Mon 9th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 6 10th Wed 8.00 pm - Croydon Symphonic Band concert Page 12 11th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 12th Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 5 13th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 14 14th Sun 10.30 am - Parade Service at Mounthurst site - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 15th Mon 16th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 6 17th Wed 18th Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 4 19th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Toy clean Page 10 20th Sat 3.00 pm - Bar-Be-Que Page 13 21st Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister
  • 21. 19 July 2013 22nd Mon 23rd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 6 24th Wed 6.30 pm - Reflections / Worship Group Page 5 25th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 26th Fri 27th Sat 28th Sun 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 14 12.00 Noon - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Rev. Dr. Peter Stevenson 29th Mon 30th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 31st Wed August 2013 1st Thu 2nd Fri 3rd Sat 4th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Dr. Clive Timehin 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 5th Mon Summer Bank Holiday(Scot.) Holiday from Home starts Page 2 6th Tue 7th Wed 8th Thu 9th Fri Holiday from Home ends Page 2 10th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 14 11th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - TBA Catalyst press date
  • 22. 20 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY There were no further dates at the time of going to press August 2013 12th Mon 13th Tue 14th Wed 15th Thu 16th Fri 17th Sat 18th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 19th Mon 20th Tue 21st Wed 22nd Thu 23rd Fri 24th Sat 25th Sun 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Jim Holman 26th Mon Summer Bank Holiday (Eng. & Wales) 10.15 am - Bank Holiday Ramble Page 13 27th Tue 28th Wed 29th Thu 30th Fri 31st Sat September 2013 1st Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA 6.30 pm - Evening Service - TBA
  • 23. CHURCH ORGANISATIONS Day Organisation Contact Phone Sunday 10.25am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103 Weekdays 9.15 - 12.00pm Pre School Group Jayne Carvell 07913 299773 Monday 5.45pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 9982 6.30pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 3956 8.00pm - 1st Women's Contact Group Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 Tuesday 10.00am Prayer Meeting Martin Nunn 8462 5918 2.00pm Women's Fellowship Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 7.00pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083 Wednesday 4.00pm - 4th Messy Church Sue Powell 8462 2212 5.00pm Rainbows Jenny Longman 07730 574962 6.00pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 3956 6.00pm - 4th Reflections Group Bill Michie 8658 4167 8.00pm Explorers Tom Strachan 07745 813 295 Thursday 2.30pm - 2nd, & 4th Bible Study Sue Powell 8462 2212 5.30pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 3469 7.15 - 8.45pm Senior Guides Georgina Chappell 07983 471308 8.00pm - 3rd Men's Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 Friday 9.00 - 12.00pm Coffee morning during term times 2.00pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 3023 6.30pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 6042 Saturday 2.30pm - 1st Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918 NOTE: - Some of the organisations meet once or twice per month. This is indicated by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. The numbers relate to which week day of the month, NOT the calendar date.
  • 24. Final Thought A Collect St. Botolph's Feast Day falls on 17th June and his collect reads: - O God, the Guide and the Governor of all kingdoms, who dost grant to thy servants yearly to celebrate the festival of St Botolph thy confessor and abbot, take from us, we pray thee, the scars of our wounds, and heal us with the gifts of thy heavenly Fatherhood. Amen.