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    • Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) March 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, Ed’s notice 2 Bromley Borough Foodbank 12Church Notices 3-5 How It All Began 13Hayes Horticultural Society Quiz 5 The Way things once were 14KAB Thank you 6 Concert - Messiah 15Catalyst Needs You 7 Website of the Month 16 - 17Bible Society update, Samaritans Thank you 17 Purple Hat poem 8 Lent prayer 20Antique & Collectors Fair 9 Church Organisations IBCNotice Board 10 - 11This month’s website: -A new, major campaign to tackle food shortages and poverty was announced by Sue at the February Parade Service. The campaign relies heavily on on-line support. Please visit the website where everything is explained.http://enoughfoodif.org/homeNow, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Copy for the April 2013 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 10th March. 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 FriendsLent is already upon us, we have enjoyed our pan- cakes and now we are challenged to give something up, or take some- thing on.There has been a lot of talk recently on the radio about ‘Random Acts of Kindness’; and if, like me, giving up chocolate is not an option that can be considered (!) may I suggest we try taking on the idea of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. It can be as simple as carrying someone’s bag, helping a person on or off the bus, offering to get shopping for a neighbour, clearing a path should the snow return…The biggest challenge with random acts is that they should be unre- ported; so only you know if you achieved one random act each day.We often carry out random acts of kindness in our daily lives without even thinking about it; this gives us the opportunity to acknowledge what we do and praise God that we are able to share His love in this way. It reminds us that we really are God’s people in His world, and as much as we can sometimes feel unworthy to call ourselves Chris- tians, we can remind ourselves that we are good and kind people for most of the time.Wherever we are, we have the opportunity to be kind; we have the chance to compliment others – especially those who serve us – and we are able to show God’s love in our words and actions in the world.So for the rest of Lent (and there is no need to stop there) let us try to make one random act of kindness each day.And I look forward to seeing you all at the Walk Through the NewTestament Saturday on the 16th March. Sue 1
    • Sunday and Easter Services March 2013 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith3rd 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister Mothering Sunday10th 10.30 am - Parade Service - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister St. Patricks Day17th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev John Marchant 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister24th 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell28th Maundy Thursday 8.00 pm - Joint URC service at HFC - attended by Beckenham, Elmers End, Emmanuel West Wickham & Hayes Free29th Good Friday 9.15 am - Assemble at Hayes Village Hall for procession 10.00 am - Morning Service - at HFC Easter Sunday 8.00 am - Holy Communion - The Minister31st 10.30 am - Family Celebration Service - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister April 2013 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA7th 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher.v Revd John Marchant is the assistant minister at Coney Hill Baptist Church. He has conducted Sunday Worship at HFC on a number of occasionsv Pastor Roy Powell is Lay Preacher at Camberwell Green U.R.C. – as well as being Sue’s husband!Please Note : -The information provided here is current at the time of going to press.The editorial team cannot be held responsible for information which is provided too late for inclusion in Catalyst. Ed 2
    • News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.DeathsWe regret to announce the death of Joyce Egan’s husband, John, on 9 February. We send our deepest condolences to Joyce and her family at this sad time.Your prayers would be appreciated for: -Marjorie Curry, Ruth Rees, and Pat Rumble.Church MeetingsThe next Church meeting will be on Sunday 28th April at noon, after the morning service.The next Elders’ meeting will be held at 8.00 pm in the small hall on Tuesday 5th March.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 4th of March at Connie Russell’s home - 234, Pickhurst Lane. Then on 8th April, we will meet at Marion Bowman’s home - 26, Stambourne Way, W. Wickham.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer Meetings for MarchHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:- 5th Martin Nunn’s. 12th Betty Coster’s. 19th Brenda Cordingley’s. 26th The ChurchApril 2nd Martin Nunn’s.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 7, Sedgewood Close at 2.30 pm on the 9th of March - (1 week later than normal), and then the 6th of April. Martin Nunn leads the discussions.Mens GroupThe next Mens Group meeting is on Thursday 21st March at 8.00 pm in the small hall when it will be Desert Island Discs organised by Malcolm Cheyne. 3
    • Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in March 2013 3rd - TBA 10th - Joan Bolam17th - Maggie Greenwood 24th - TBA (birthday)31st - EasterA 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 ends on Friday March 22nd.We meet again for the Summer term on Friday April 19th.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.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.Ive learned... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away. Andy Rooney 4
    • Notice Sheets - March, & 1st Sunday in AprilMarch 3rd Pam Collison 8658 0748 10th Joan Smith 8462 3920 17th Joan Smith 24th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 31st Daphne CummingsApril 7th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867If 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 March meetings will be: - 5th A visit from a Chislehurst chiropractor 12th Mission Aviation Fellowship. 19th Service taken by David Stoner. 26th Looking after Hayes Village Hall by Laurie Mack - with hot cross buns! Then, in April we will not start back until: - 23rd Service taken by Sue Powell. If 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 Hayes Horticultural Society Quiz Night 2nd March 2013 – 7.45pm at Hayes Village Hall Tables of 8 Fish & chip supper included Please bring cutlery & drinks Tickets £10 available from Brenda Cordingley 0208 462 3867 5
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    • 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
    • Bible Society update L ast summer the Bible Society focused on Cambodia where many people are not only poor, but illiterate. Pastor Nom Saim’s mission is teaching his congregation to read - particularly the women and children. They sit around an old cassette player connected up to a battery and start their lesson. It is encouraging to learn that the Church in this country is growing at an extraordinary rate, and literacy is vital for these new Christians to grow in their new-found faith. I now have collecting boxes from the Bible Society for anyone who would like to contribute to the work of the Society. May I add that it costs only £8 to teach one person to read in Cambodia. It is a priceless gift to be literate. Betty Coster - Bible Society .representative Give me my purple hat.... from Caroline CottonA beautiful woman looks in the Age 40: She looks at herself and sees mirror........... "clean" and goes out anyway.Age 3: She looks at herself and sees Age 50: She looks at herself and sees a Queen. "I am" and goes wherever she wantsAge 8: She looks at herself and sees to go. Cinderella. Age 60: She looks at herself andAge 15: She looks at herself and sees reminds herself of all the people an Ugly Sister (Mum I cant go to who cant even see themselves in school looking like this!) the mirror anymore. Goes out andAge 20: She looks at herself and sees conquers the world."too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, Age 70: She looks at herself & sees too straight/too curly"- but decides wisdom, laughter and ability, goes shes going out anyway. out and enjoys life.Age 30: She looks at herself and sees Age 80: She doesnt bother to look."too tat/too thin, too short/too tall, She just puts on a purple hat and too straight/too curly" - but decides goes out to have fun with the world. she doesnt have time to fix it, so shes going out anyway. 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 The Easter Services Details are as follows: Maundy Thursday - 8.00 pm at Hayes Free Church - attended by Beckenham URC, Elmers End URC and Emmanuel West Wickham URC, as well as Hayes Free people. Good Friday - 9.15 am meet at the Village Hall in Hayes to walk to St Marys, then on to the Rosary, and up to Hayes Free for 10.00 am service. As many people as possible to join in the walk please. Easter Sunday - 8.00 am Communion Service followed by breakfast. 10.30 am Family Celebration. 6.30 pm Easter Service Concerts in Bromley The series of lunchtime concerts for 2013 held in Bromley Central library and organised by Alan Boynton start again on Thursday, 7th March from 12 Noon - 2.00 pm. Tickets cost £5.00, and are obtained from the Reference Library desk. The next concerts will be on 4th July, 3rd October and 19th December.It’s always very enjoyable to hear the excellent live artists who perform for us. Betty Coster 10
    • BOARD Information about CatalystT he editor has been approached on a number of occasions by people asking why certain information has not been included in the current edition of Catalyst.The information is up to date at the time Catalyst is printed. If you are giving information to a 3rd party to pass on to the editor, then please ensure the third party receives the information a couple of days in advance of the copy date.It is important to check inside the front cover for the date by which copy is required.The date is usually 3 Sundays before Catalyst is distributed. Please help by submitting material in time. Handwritten material has to be typed up and this takes more time than dealing with material provided electronically.I n the diary, only events which are held at HFC, or events put on by HFC organisations and groups will be shown. Events by other organisations, etc will appear in Catalyst from time-to- time and will be included in the table of contents as usual.T he list of organisations inside the Back Cover has been updated. Because of space restrictions, certain information is now displayed differently. Where an organisation meets on a certain day of the month, this is indicated as follows: -For example: 2nd Tuesday monthly Shown as 2nd 1st Thursday monthly Shown as 1stPlease remember that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th indicate which day of the month, not the actual date in the calendar. Thank you for you understanding Editor 11
    • BROMLEY BOROUGH FOODBANKYou may not have thought it but 30,000 people in Bromley Borough are living on the edge of poverty. Bromley Borough foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn. By donating food on a regular basis the church enables the compassion of God to be shown in our community.Currently the most necessary items are as follows: Milk (UHT or powdered) Sugar 500 gram packets Fruit juice (Long-life carton) Potatoes (Tinned) Sponge pudding (tinned) Cereals Rice pudding (tinned) Custard (tinned) Tea bags/Instant coffee Tinned meat/fish Tinned fruit Jam Biscuits or snack barsWe do not require any soup, beans, tomatoes or vegetables at the moment.As well as food we like to offer clients toiletries. At the moment our stock of shampoo, shower gel and deodorants is quite low.Foodbank gives three days of emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. Local care professionals in the area are referring people to us using a food voucher. At the foodbank centre clients exchange their voucher for food supplies. Here they also receive a cup of tea or coffee, a listening ear and signposting to other professionals who can help them out of their crisis.THANK YOU 12
    • How It All BeganIn ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com.She said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?" Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, Dear?"And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriahs Pony Stable (UPS)."Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP).But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abrahams drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young men did take to Dot Coms trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates drumheads and drumsticks.Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known"eBay" he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are," and Dot replied,"Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO", said Abraham.And because it was Dots idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com. Abrahams cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dots drums to locate things around the countryside.It soon became known as Gods Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).That is how it all began. And thats the truth. 13
    • Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00 We will be holding a coffee morning on the 9th of March, 2013.We are continuing to raise monies to contribute to disaster relief funds in different parts of the world. This month, the monies raised will be in support of the Fairtrade Big Brew.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 March 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. A percentage of takings from the stall on the 10th of March will go to the Big Brew.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara.Footnote: -Traidcraft, part of the Fairtrade movement is involved in thecampaign to tackle food poverty worldwide. Please check insidethe front cover and page 16 of Catalyst for campaign information.Also, please speak to an elder or the Minister for further information. The way things once were What did those nursery rhymes mean? We will be looking at this up to the October edition, 2013 Doctor FosterIn the verse the word puddle is rhymed with middle and some researchers believe that it was originally piddle, which once meant a stream. This gives weight to the theory that it relates to a story about Edward I, King of England in the 13th century, who, whilst visiting Gloucester during a storm, rode his horse through a stream which was deeper than he thought and had to be pulled out. 14
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    • Website of the Month Enough Food for Everyone - IFMajor new campaign to tackle hunger launchedThe largest anti-poverty coalition since Make Poverty History in 2005, made up of Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups, has launched a major new campaign: Enough Food for Everyone IF.In its first report out on 23 January the group, which currently numbers 100 organisations and has the backing of philanthropist Bill Gates and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, warns that in a world where there is enough food for everyone, the scandal of children growing up hungry also imposes a grave economic burden on the developing world.The Revd Dr Michael Jagessar, moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, said: “I’m delighted that the United Reformed Church is part of this vital campaign – it’s only together that we can make a loud enough noise to ensure we are heard by those with the power to change the damaging policies, habits and mind sets that we are locked into. The simple truth is the world produces enough food to ensure no one goes to bed hungry and we must act together to challenge a system that accepts this scandal to be inevitable. Join us and act now.”We urge everyone to sign up now and get involved to make sure that2013 is the beginning of the end of hunger.Groundbreaking campaign calls for donorsThe United Reformed Church is proud to be part of a groundbreaking campaign that calls on church members to help increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK. Founded as a two-year partnership between creative agency KORE and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the initiative aims to profile the need for more blood and organ donors and encourage donation as an alternative way of personal giving.The campaign has three main calls to action, all of which can be accessed through the website:ü Register online: Sign up to give blood or join the NHS Organ Donor Registerü Make a date to donate: Book a date to give blood at a centre near youü Be an advocate: Lend your voice, raise awareness, and find ways to involve others. Continued on the next page .... 16
    • .... Continued from the previous pageSpeaking of the URC’s decision to support this campaign, Francis Brienen, the URC’s secretary for mission, said: “The flesh and blood campaign gives a fresh perspective to Christian giving. I particularly like the simplicity of the idea – that it enables people to do something so simple and yet as profound and important as giving blood or deciding to become an organ donor. I hope it encourages people in the United Reformed Church to consider giving blood as part of their Christian giving and in response to God’s boundless generosity to us.”Sponsored by Give.net and in association with several denominations, organisations and festivals, the flesh and blood campaign marks the first time the NHS has worked alongside the church on a national initiative of this kind. Editor BROMLEY AND ORPINGTON SAMARITANS 9b Station Road, Orpington Kent BR6 ORZTel: 07837958557 9th February 2013Dear John,Please thank your congregation for their generous contribution to Samaritans from your Christmas Day collections. Also, please accept my apologies for taking so long to write this letter to you.As you probably know Samaritans Branches are entirely staffed by volunteers and funding of this type enables us to continue our support services to those who need us. In addition it contributes to our ability to undertake more outreach activities, where we go out into the community.Yours sincerelyJohnDirector, Bromley and Orpington Samaritans 17
    • March 2013 St. Davids Day1st Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 4 2.00 pm - Hayes Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer at Hayes Village Hall Pg 8 of Feb Catalyst2nd Sat 10.00 am - Antique & Collectors Fair Page 93rd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister4th Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 3 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 35th Tue 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 36th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 47th Thu8th Fri 2..00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 49th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 14 2..30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 3 Mothering Sunday10th Sun 10.30 am - Parade Service - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister11th Mon12th Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 513th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 414th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 415th Fri 2..00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 416th Sat St. Patricks Day17th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev John Marchant 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister18th Mon19th Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 520th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 421st Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 322nd Fri 2..00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 18
    • March 201323rd Sat 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister24th Sun Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 14 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Pastor Roy Powell25th Mon26th Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 527th Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 4 Maundy Thursday (page 10 for Easter services notice)28th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 8.00 pm - Joint URC service at HFC - Beckenham, Elmers End, Emmanuel West Wickham & Hayes Free Good Friday (page 10 for Easter services notice)29th Fri 9.15 am - Assemble at Hayes Village Hall for procession 10.00 am - Morning Service - at HFC30th Sat Easter Sunday (page 10 for Easter services notice) BST Begins31st Sun 8.00 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 am - Family Celebration Service - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister April 20131st Mon Easter Monday2nd Tue 10.00 am - Prayer Meeting Page 33rd Wed 6.00 pm - Worship Group Page 44th Thu5th Fri6th Sat 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 37th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - TBA 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterDATES FOR YOUR DIARYThere were no further dates at the time of going to press. 19
    • LENTThis Lenten time, as we prepare for our journey to the cross:Fast from grumbling and feast on thanksgivingFast from criticism and feast on praise.Fast from self pity and feast on thinking about others.Fast from anger and feast on peace.Fast from despair and feast on hope.Fast from greed and feast on contentment.Fast from complaining and feast on gratitudeFast from pessimism and feast on optimism.Fast from harsh judgments and feast on kindly thoughts.Fast from worry and feast on trusting Divine Providence.Fast from discouragement and feast on being full of hope.Fast from bitterness and feast on forgiveness.Fast from hatred and feast on returning good for evil.Fast from negativism and feast on being positive.Fast from anger and feast on more patience.Fast from pettiness and feast on becoming mature.Fast from gloom and feast on enjoying the beauty that is all around you.Fast from jealousy and feast on praying for trust.Fast from gossiping and feast on controlling your tongue.Fast from sin and feast on turning to virtue.Fast from giving up and feast on embracing life for all its worth. Prayer said at the Morning Service on 17th February, and published with Cliff Kent’s permission 20
    • CHURCH ORGANISATIONSDay Organisation Contact PhoneSunday10.25 am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103Weekdays9.15 - 12.00 pm Pre School Group Jayne Carvell 07913 299773Monday5.45 pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 99826.30 pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 39568.00 pm - 1st Womens Contact Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 GroupTuesday10.00 am Prayer Meeting Martin Nunn 8462 59182.00 pm Womens Fellowship Sylvia Mack 8462 19387.00 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday4.00 pm - 2nd Messy Church Sue Powell 8462 22125.00 pm Rainbows Tania Venables 8462 97596.00 pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 39566.00 - 7.00 pm Worship Group Bill Michie 8658 41678.00 pm Explorers Tom Strachan 07745 813 295Thursday2.30 pm - 2 nd, Bible Study Sue Powell 8462 2212 & 4th5.30 pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 34697.15 - 8.45 pm Senior Guides Georgina Chappell 07983 4713088.00 pm - 3rd Mens Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264Friday9.00 - 12.00 pm Coffee morning during term times2.00 pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 30236.30 pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 6042Saturday2.30 pm - 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.
    • Final Thought Where your treasure is . . . . Treasure was the theme of Iona Youth Festival 2012.Here are the quotes on treasure from the sevengroups of young peoplev Treasure can be found in memories and friendships as well as in what we have achieved.v Treasuring material has no value and can be lost too easily: find your treasure in creation.v Happiness, love and thought are the treasures of a lifetime.v Discover who you treasure, as good friends and family are the true treasures of life.v Many of lifes treasures are bypassed - we must stop and enjoy them!v We choose to treasure the joy we find in life, relationships and nature.v You wont find your treasure at the end of the journey, rather you will find it within yourself and the journey itself.