CatalystMay 2013THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)
Copy for the June 2013 edition needs to be handed in bySunday, 12th May.Please submit items in good time.You can leave cop...
1Letter from the MinisterDear Friends,In February I asked us to think about beingGod’s people ‘Just for Today’; in March I...
2Sunday Servicesv Bill Michie is one of the Elders at Hayes Free Church.v Revd Geoff Larcombe is a local representative fr...
3News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :-BMD - Changes of address, etc.Baptisms up to the end of Junev 12th M...
4Mens GroupThe next Mens Group meeting, organised by Chris Fitzgerald, will be aPitch & Putt Night at Sparrows Den on Thur...
5Notice Sheets - May, & 1st Sunday in JuneMay5th Joan Smith 8462 392012th Joan Smith19th Daphne Cummings 8777 248726th Dap...
6Award CeremonyOn Tuesday 19th March 2013 the ‘Mayor of Bromley’s Awards 2013’presentation took place at the Old Palace, B...
7Catalyst Needs You!This page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page.Hopefully, you will ...
8English SchoolDonald MacDonald from Scotland went to study at an Englishuniversity and was living in the hall of residenc...
9Agape SupperChurches Together in Hayes are again holding an Agape Supperat our Church on Friday 10th May at 7.00 p.m.This...
10NOTICEChristian Aid Week 12 - 18 May 2013Every year during Christian Aid Week 300,000 people from acrossthe country are ...
11BOARDSUMMER GARDEN PARTYSATURDAY 22 JUNE,3.00-5.00 pmVenue 18, Hurstdene AvenueDo take part to enjoya cream tea, raffle ...
12There was a most importantjob that needed to be done.And no reason not to do it,there was absolutely none.But in vital m...
13Some AnagramsSee if you can work these out.I’ve included some (un)helpful clues! Answers will be provided next month.BOO...
14Women’s Contact Coffee MorningWe will be holding a coffee morning in the Small Hallfrom 10.00 am to 12.00on the 11th of ...
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16Website of the Month Tell My StoryThis site is a powerful national platform of solidarity for people whoare suffering st...
17Lessons from GeeseIn Celtic Christianity, the symbol for The Holy Spirit is thewild goose. By flying in a V-formation, a...
18May 20131st Wed2nd Thu 7.30 pm - Annual General Meeting Page 33rd Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 44th Sat...
19DATES FOR YOUR DIARY8 June HAYES FAIR - 12.00 - 4.00 pm15 June HFC PRAYER AND GIFT DAY - 10.00 - 5.00 pm22 June HFC GARD...
20BROMLEY BOROUGH FOODBANKYou may not have thought it but 30,000 people in Bromley Boroughare living on the edge of povert...
CHURCH ORGANISATIONSDay Organisation Contact PhoneSunday10.25 am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103Weekdays9.15 - 12.00 pm Pr...
Final ThoughtNo-one fibbedWe have no sense how Jesus looked.He was an ordinary guy.Two arms, two legs, one mouth, one nose...
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  1. 1. CatalystMay 2013THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)
  2. 2. Copy for the June 2013 edition needs to be handed in bySunday, 12th May.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. EditorPrincipal 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 BrownContents : - Items not covered by the diary of events.HAYES FREE CHURCH111, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HUSunday 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: -Tell My Story gives a voice to those who are disadvantaged in life.From the website “Come and visit to see the other side of the story”.The charity’s website is www.tellmystory.org.ukNow, turn to Page 16 for more details....... EdSunday Services, I’ve learned 2Church Notices 3 - 5Bide a Wee 5Award Ceremony 6Catalyst Needs You 7Books, English School 8The Story of the Lost Son 9Notice Board 10 - 11Somebody AnybodyEverybody Nobody 12Book Review, Anagrams 13The Way things once were 14Website of the Month 16Lessons from Geese 17Bromley Borough Foodbank 20Church Organisations I B C
  3. 3. 1Letter from the MinisterDear Friends,In February I asked us to think about beingGod’s people ‘Just for Today’; in March I askedthat we try one random act of kindness a day;in April I asked that we tell just one person of God’s love.For May I would ask that we pray.Let us spend time praying for the work of this church, here in thisplace.Let us pray for all those who use our buildings day by day and weekby week without coming in on Sunday; let us pray for all those whowalk by our buildings day by day and week by week and never comein; let us pray for those in our community who know that we arehere, but who feel that we are irrelevant to their lives.The power of prayer should never be underestimated.In the book of Revelation, the Elders are described as holdinggolden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints.(Rev 5: 8) Picture if you will those golden bowls full of our prayers,being offered to God.We can serve our community with our prayers. We can offer ourprayers to God and trust that He will answer them. If someonebrings you a problem, say that you will pray about it. And then doso. If an answer to that prayer occurs to you, pass it along,mentioning that you have been praying about it. Every minute andevery hour of every day there is an unceasing circle of prayer of allkinds connecting us to one another and making God’s love present inthe world. Prayers of praise and joy, of grief and need, from everyland and every language; from the very young to the very old and allages in between. Prayer is not new, but it is powerful. Let us pray.Amen.Sue
  4. 4. 2Sunday Servicesv Bill Michie is one of the Elders at Hayes Free Church.v Revd Geoff Larcombe is a local representative from the BibleSociety. He has taken a number of services at Hayes FreeChurch.v David Stoner is well known to us. He is a member of variousgroups at Hayes Free Church.v Mike Tinson is a Methodist preacher.Some notes on the visiting preachers.June 20132nd10.30 am - Morning Service - Mike Tinson6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterMay 20135th10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister12th10.30 am - Parade Service & 2 Baptisms - The Minister6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister19th10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Geoff Larcombe6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister26th10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister6.30 pm - Evening Service - David StonerIve learned...That the best classroom in the world is at the feet ofan elderly person.Andy Rooney
  5. 5. 3News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :-BMD - Changes of address, etc.Baptisms up to the end of Junev 12th May: Frankie Ella Louise Anderson,Brooke Smith-Anderson (the children of IanAnderson and Yvonne Smith), and Bobby(David and Undine Connollys grandson.)v 23rd June: Finley JohnMarriagesMaggie and Mike Greenwood are thrilled to announce the weddingof their son Ian to Nikki in Sorrento, Italy on Saturday 4th May. Wepray for a wonderful day and that they will have a happy andfulfilling life together.Your prayers would be appreciated for: -Rhoda Leeds, Marjorie Curry, Ruth Rees, and Pat Rumble.Church MeetingsThe Annual General meeting will be on Thursday 2nd May at 7.30 pm.The next Elders’ meeting will be held at 8.00 pm in the small hall onTuesday 7th May.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 13th of May atDaphne Cummings’s home - 4, Croft Avenue, West Wickham. The Junemeeting will take place on Monday the 3rd at Judith Stoner’s home - 113Bourne Way.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer Meetings for MayHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-7th Martin Nunn’s. 14th Betty Coster’s.21st Brenda Cordingley’s. 28th The ChurchJune4th Martin Nunn’s.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipWe will meet at 7, Sedgewood Close at 2.30 pm on the 4th of May.We then meet on the 1st of June. You are welcome to join us.Martin Nunn leads the discussions.
  6. 6. 4Mens GroupThe next Mens Group meeting, organised by Chris Fitzgerald, will be aPitch & Putt Night at Sparrows Den on Thursday 16th May at 6.45 for a7.00 pm start. Please confirm attendance by phone 07764942957 orby email to: chris.fitzgerald@btinternet.comMinistry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in May 2013A 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, accompaniedby their parents, grandparents or carers, to our club on Fridayafternoons between 2 and 4 pm during term time. The fee is £1 perfamily – tea, squash and biscuits are provided.This is a time when adults can meet up, while the children in their careare busy playing with toys and activities in the company of otherchildren.Our Summer term started on Friday April 19th.There is no meeting on May 31st during the half term holiday.We look forward to seeing you all.Judith Stoner - Secretary.Bible Study GroupThe Bible Study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of eachmonth at 2.30 pm in the small hall.To confirm, listen for announcements & check Sunday Link.Worship GroupFrom the 1st of May, the Church will be open for Quiet Meditation &Prayer once a month - 6.30 - 7.30 pm. Day of month to beannounced.5th - TBA 12th - Gill Bran19th - David and Undine Connolly,i.m.o. our fathers26th - Cath Brown, i.m.o. Jim
  7. 7. 5Notice Sheets - May, & 1st Sunday in JuneMay5th Joan Smith 8462 392012th Joan Smith19th Daphne Cummings 8777 248726th Daphne CummingsJune2nd Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday.Womens FellowshipMeetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated,on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m.The May meetings will be: -7th The curious story of the Crystal Palace ‘lost railway’illustrated talk by Barrie Mckay.14th An update on Haiti Hospital by Glynis Hill.21st The Shortlands Singers.28th Brian Read entertains – musician and keyboard player.Then, in June the first meeting will be: -4th Talk by Barbara Turner – Games maker at the Olympics.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 on8462 1938 by 9.00 am on any Tuesday when they are unable to come tothe meetings.As always, we welcome all ladies to our meetings . Please come along fora pleasant afternoon. We do have a very varied programme with plentyto interest everyone.Marion and SylviaBide a WeeThough the times be dark and dreary,Though the way be long,Keep your spirits bright and cheery, -- “Bide a wee, and dinna weary!”Is a heartsome song.... From Bees in Amber by John Oxenham
  8. 8. 6Award CeremonyOn Tuesday 19th March 2013 the ‘Mayor of Bromley’s Awards 2013’presentation took place at the Old Palace, Bromley Civic Centre.These awards are given to recognise ‘the splendid Voluntary Servicegiven to the Community’ andare not lightly won.This year there were sixrecipients who have all given tothe people of the Borough inmany different ways anamazing contribution to thewellbeing and enjoyment of theresidents.One of these was Alistair Wilson,not only for his tremendouseffort over the last twelve years with the Christmas Tree Festival, butfor what he has done for young people over many years.---------------------------------------------------This is the list of the recipients of the awards in alphabetical order.Information which has been found about some of the individualshas been added.Mr Philip Cheverton - Bromley and Downham YouthClubMiss Pam Durell - Penge and Cator Councillor who hasgiven over 50 years service to boththe Guides and BrowniesMrs Pat GrantDr Robert Hadley - Bromley Federation of ResidentsAssociationsMrs Kamlesh KapitaMr Alistair Wilson
  9. 9. 7Catalyst 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 HOMEIf you are living independently at home, but getting olderand would like help with household tasks, meals,shopping or transport; or would like help using yourcomputer, pursuing indoor interests or getting out bywheelchair or by car; or would like to give a break tosomeone who usually looks after you; or would like helpwith something not mentioned here - please get in touchwith me. My goal is to maintain your independent lifestylewith a kind and committed service.Christopher White 020 8149 6933 orpjm741-rose@yahoo.co.ukYour contributions to Catalyst will be mostwelcome. Can you fill space on YOUR page?How about a picture, or a poem? What did youdo at Sunday School? Do you have any specialstories? The page is yours to use, so please feedyour imagination!Please contactRichard Brown - The Editor.I would love to hear from you.
  10. 10. 8English SchoolDonald MacDonald from Scotland went to study at an Englishuniversity and was living in the hall of residence with all the otherstudents there. After he had been there a month, his mother came tovisit him (no doubt carrying reinforcements of tatties, salt herring,oatmeal and whisky)."And how do you find the English students, Donald?" she asked."Mother," he replied, "theyre such terrible, noisy people. The one onthat side keeps banging his head on the wall and wont stop. The oneon the other side screams and screams all night.""Oh Donald! How do you manage to put up with these awful noisyEnglish neighbours?""Mother, I do nothing. I just ignore them. I just stay here quietly, playingmy bagpipes."From Church News ServiceBooksThey lie on the table side by sideThe Holy Bible and the TV guideOne is well worn and cherished with pride.Not the Bible, but the TV guide.One is used daily to help folks decideNo, not the Bible, but the TV guide.As the pages are turned, what shall they see?Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.So they open the book in which they confide,No, not the Bible, but the TV guide.The Word of God is seldom read.Maybe a verse before they fall into bed.Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be,Not from reading the Bible, from watching TVSo then back to the table side by side,Lie the Holy Bible and the TV guideNo time for prayer, no time for the WordThe plan of Salvation is seldom heard.But forgiveness of sin, so full and free,Is found in the Bible, not on TV
  11. 11. 9Agape SupperChurches Together in Hayes are again holding an Agape Supperat our Church on Friday 10th May at 7.00 p.m.This is always a very enjoyable evening in the company of friends fromother Churches in Hayes and includes a 2 course meal and speaker.Our speaker this year is Tracy Sickle, who has Christian ministry inwomens prisons, and is also a Street Pastor. Tracy is bringing a videopresentation to enhance her talk.The price will again be £5.We hope that many from the Church will support this event.Please see Sylvia Mack for more information and to add your name tothe list.THE STORY OF THE LOST SON— A MELODY IN F —Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his fondfather to fork over the farthings. He flew far to foreign fields and frittedhis fortune feasting fabulously with faithless friends.Fleeced by his fellows in folly and facing famine, he found himself afeed flinger in a filthy farmyard. Fairly famishing, he fed and filled hisframe with foraged food from fodder fragments."Phooey", he said. "My fathers flunkies fair far finer". The frazzled fugitiveforlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts. Frustrated by failure and filledwith foreboding, he fled forthwith to his family. Falling at his fathersfeet, he forlornly fumbled, "Father, Ive flunked!" And fruitlesslyforfeited family fellowship favour.The far-sighted father, forestalling further flinching, frantically flaggedthe flunkies. Fetch a fatling from the flock and fix a feast. The fugitivesfaultfinding brother frowned on this fickled forgiveness of formerfolderol. But the faithful father figured felio fidelity is fine, but thefugitive is found.Let flags be unfurled, let fanfares flair. His fathers forgiveness formedthe foundation for the former fugitives future fortitude.
  12. 12. 10NOTICEChristian Aid Week 12 - 18 May 2013Every year during Christian Aid Week 300,000 people from acrossthe country are united in the UK’s biggest house-to-house collection,reaching millions of people with messages about beating poverty.We are one of 20 churches in the Bromley area pooling resources forthe house-to-house collection during this week. Hayes Free Churchis responsible for the delivery of gift envelopes to, and collectionfrom, 1300 houses in 28 roads.We need FOUR new people to help with the house-to-housecollection. Collectors are also required for the flag day on Saturday,18th of May in Bromley town centre. Could you please spare anhour to help this worthy cause?If so, please contact us:Kathryn Strachan 8658 9609John Curry 8249 3663We believe in life before deathChange of dayAs from this monthMessy Churchwill take place at 4.00 pmon the 4th Wednesdayof each month.Details fromSue Powell 8462 2212Recycle old SpectaclesThe opticians “Boots”, formerly“Dolland and Aitchinson”in Station Approach, Hayestake unused spectaclesand give them to the charity“Vision Aid Overseas”.They are always grateful toreceive items.Betty Coster
  13. 13. 11BOARDSUMMER GARDEN PARTYSATURDAY 22 JUNE,3.00-5.00 pmVenue 18, Hurstdene AvenueDo take part to enjoya cream tea, raffle andgood company!Tickets £5 per person.Proceeds for church funds.An Appeal for FundsWe have decided to have regular socialevents in order to raise funds for the churchand so far we have had three offers: -1. A summer garden party including acream tea. (More details on this page.)2. A quiz3. A talk on a very interesting topic.If you would like to organise an event,please contact John Curry.
  14. 14. 12There was a most importantjob that needed to be done.And no reason not to do it,there was absolutely none.But in vital matters such asthis, the thing you have to askIs who exactly will it be whollcarry out the task?Anybody could have told youthat everybody knewThat this was somethingsomebody would surely haveto do.Nobody was unwilling: anybody had the ability.But nobody believed that itwas their responsibility.It seemed to be a job that anybody could have done.If anybody thought that hewas supposed to be the one.But since everybody recog-nised that anybody could,Everybody took for grantedthat somebody would.But nobody told anybody thatwe are aware of,That he would be in charge ofseeing it was taken care of.And nobody took it on himselfto follow through,And do what everybodythought that somebody woulddo.When what everybody neededso did not get done at all,Everybody was complainingthat somebody dropped theball.Anybody then could see it wasan awful crying shame,And everybody looked aroundfor somebody to blame.Somebody should have donethe jobAnd Everybody should have.But in the end Nobody didWhat Anybody could have.By Charles OsgoodSOMEBODY; ANYBODY; EVERYBODY; NOBODY
  15. 15. 13Some AnagramsSee if you can work these out.I’ve included some (un)helpful clues! Answers will be provided next month.BOOK REVIEWThe Book of Books, by Melvyn BraggMost people will have heard of Melvyn Bragg, either from reading hisnovels and other works or from his appearances on television,particularly as presenter of The South Bank Show. Recently he madea provocative programme about Mary Magdalene, which some ofyou may have seen. The 400th anniversary of the King James Versionof the Bible prompted him to write The Book of Books about theimpact of the KJV on life, culture and thought since 1611.Bragg is not a convinced Christian, but he remains deeply grateful forhis upbringing in the Anglican Church in Wigton, Cumbria. Thelanguage of the King James Version “flowed into” him, as he puts itand he has recently been moved to show his gratitude by providingsome new windows for the church.The book deals with the background and process of the translationand then with its impact on early science and the development ofthe English language not only in Britain but in other lands whereEnglish is spoken. Bragg also shows the influence of the KJV ondebates about slavery, education, social action and much more.We may think that many of the events and trends he traces mighthave come about anyway or that it did not have to be thatparticular translation that caused them, but much of Bragg’sargument is convincing.Let me know if you would like to borrow my copy of the book.David StonerDORMITORY ZzzzzPRESBYTERIAN Simply theASTRONOMER AghhMOON STARER FinaleTHE EYES IndeedGEORGE BUSH AnnoyingTHE MORSE CODE TrueSLOT MACHINES PennilessANIMOSITY PeacefulELECTION RESULTS It’s a fix!MOTHER-IN-LAW Careful nowSNOOZE ALARMS Wakey WakeyA DECIMAL POINT Well describedTHE EARTHQUAKES An odd one
  16. 16. 14Women’s Contact Coffee MorningWe will be holding a coffee morning in the Small Hallfrom 10.00 am to 12.00on the 11th of May, 2013.We are continuing to raise monies to contribute to disaster relief funds indifferent 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 areseparate from those raised through the refreshments trolley afterSunday morning services.Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallWe will be holding a fair trade stall after the morning service on the 2ndand 4th Sunday of each month.So, in May the stall will be held on the 12th and 26th.The message is: “Please buy Fairtrade. Every purchase helps in a goodway”.If there are any lines you would like the stall to carry, please say.We will do our best :-)Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you.Richard and Barbara.Jack and JillJack and Jill as a pair go back to the 16th century with Shakespearereferring to them in his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There areseveral theories but the village of Kilmersdon in Somerset lays claim tobe the source and there is a stone tablet recording it.In 1697 an unmarried couple were said to have done their courting onthe hill. Jill fell pregnant but before the baby was born Jack was killedby a rock that fell off the hill. Jill is then said to have died in childbirth!The way things once wereWhat did those nursery rhymes mean?We will be looking at this up to the October edition, 2013
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  18. 18. 16Website of the Month Tell My StoryThis site is a powerful national platform of solidarity for people whoare suffering stigma from politicians and press.v If you support the campaign, then share it.v If you claim benefits, now is time to stand together and opposethe culture of blame. Visit the site and click Tell my story.v Use the "Take Action" page to write to your MP opposing theBedroom Tax.v Everyone has a right to a home, and enough income to providefor their needs. Join Tell My Story campaign and make your voiceheard!Here is an excerpt from one persons story posted on the website:"I received a letter a few days back notifying me that as of April Iwould be responsible for paying a portion of my Council tax bill.Letters like these make me panic and I broke down in tears andgrabbed a pen and paper to review my outgoing andincomings once again to see if any corners could be cut.“I finally accepted that my food bill for my daughter and I wouldhave to be reduced to £40 a fortnight in order to make thesepayments. I dont know how I will cope. We struggle as it is.“Ive started selling off some unnecessary items of furniture andclothes on eBay to try and make a bit of cash to put aside for this.But sometimes as a woman, theres nothing left to sell if you getmy drift ... the thought has crossed my mind".Alison Gelder, Director of Housing Justice says "The churches role is tostand in solidarity with those in need. Jesus repeatedly stood withthose who were stigmatised by the authorities of his day.“This campaign aims to give a voice to those who need welfare.“It is a scandal that the poor are still being blamed for the mistakes ofthe rich".Wording taken from the named Website.
  19. 19. 17Lessons from GeeseIn Celtic Christianity, the symbol for The Holy Spirit is thewild goose. By flying in a V-formation, as each bird flapsits wings the whole flock adds seventy-one per cent moreflying range than if each bird flew alone.People who share a common direction and sense ofcommunity can get where they want to go more quickly andeasily because they are all travelling on the thrust generatedby all.Whenever a goose falls out of formation it quickly gets back so that itcan continue to take advantage of the lifting power of the birdimmediately in front.If we have as much sense as a goose we will stay in formationwith those who are headed where we want to go.When the lead goose gets tired, it moves back into the formation andanother goose flies at the point position.It pays to take turns at doing the hard tasks - sharing leadershipand maintaining interdependence.The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up frontto keep up their speed.We need to be sure that our honking from behind isencouragement and not something else.When a goose gets sick or wounded or shot down, two geese drop outof formation and follow the one to help and protect it. They stay untilit is able to fly again or dies.If we have as much sense as geese we stand by each otherin all circumstances.Author unknown
  20. 20. 18May 20131st Wed2nd Thu 7.30 pm - Annual General Meeting Page 33rd Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 44th Sat 2.30 am - Saturday Fellowship Page 35th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister6th Mon May Day Bank Holiday7th Tue10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 32.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 58.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 38th Wed9th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 410th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 411th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 1412th SunCatalyst Press Date10.30 am - Parade Service & two Baptisms - The MinisterPage 3Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 146.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister13th Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 314th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 32.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 515th Wed16th Thu 6.45 pm - Men’s Group Page 417th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 418th Sat 11.00 am - Collectables & Craft Fair Page 1519th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev Geoff Larcombe6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister
  21. 21. 19DATES FOR YOUR DIARY8 June HAYES FAIR - 12.00 - 4.00 pm15 June HFC PRAYER AND GIFT DAY - 10.00 - 5.00 pm22 June HFC GARDEN PARTY30 June CTH OPEN AIR SERVICE - Hayes Library Gardens6 July HAYES & BECKENHAM 2 CHURCHES CHILDREN’S FUNAFTERNOON - Manse Garden - 2.00 - 4.00 pm20 July HAYES & BECKENHAM 2 CHURCHES BBQ - 3.00 - 6.00 pmJune 20131st Sat2nd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Mike Tinson6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The MinisterMay 201320th Mon Victoria Day (Scot.)21st Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 32.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 522nd Wed 4.00 pm - Messy Church Page 1023rd Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 424th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Group Page 425th Sat26th Sun10.30 am - Morning Service - The MinisterFollowed by Fairtrade Stall Page 146.30 pm - Evening Service - David Stoner27th Mon Spring Bank Holiday28th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 32.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 529th Wed30th Thu31st Fri
  22. 22. 20BROMLEY BOROUGH FOODBANKYou may not have thought it but 30,000 people in Bromley Boroughare living on the edge of poverty. Bromley Borough foodbank is partof a national network of foodbanks giving out nutritionally balancedemergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn.By donating food on a regular basis the church enables the compas-sion of God to be shown in our community.The most necessary items are as follows:Milk (UHT or powdered)Sugar 500 gram packetsFruit juice (Long-life carton)Potatoes (Tinned)Sponge pudding (tinned)CerealsRice pudding (tinned)Custard (tinned)Tea bags/Instant coffeeTinned meat/fishTinned fruitJamBiscuits or snack barsWe do not require any soup, beans, tomatoes or vegetables at themoment.As well as food we like to offer clients toiletries.Foodbank gives three days of emergency food to individuals and fami-lies in crisis. Local care professionals in the area are referring peo-ple to us using a food voucher. At the foodbank centre clientsexchange their voucher for food supplies. Here they also receive acup of tea or coffee, a listening ear and signposting to other profes-sionals who can help them out of their crisis.THANK YOU
  23. 23. 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 ContactGroupSylvia Mack 8462 1938Tuesday10.00 am Prayer Meeting Martin Nunn 8462 59182.00 pm Womens Fellowship Sylvia Mack 8462 19387.00 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday4.00 pm - 4th Messy Church Sue Powell 8462 22125.00 pm Rainbows Jenny Longman 07730 5749626.00 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 - 2nd,& 4thBible Study Sue Powell 8462 22125.30 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 5918NOTE: - Some of the organisations meet once or twice per month.This is indicated by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. The numbers relate to whichweek day of the month, NOT the calendar date.
  24. 24. Final ThoughtNo-one fibbedWe have no sense how Jesus looked.He was an ordinary guy.Two arms, two legs, one mouth, one nose:the living spit of God on high.He didnt talk at birth, or walk.We are no different from he.Nor was the baby in the stalla sight more beautiful than we.All through the gospels, undescribed,he never flew nor ever changedinto a fish, a lion, a mule.He never did a thing so strange.If they had made him film-star-cute,haloed with calm and butch with gloryId know him for a lovely lie.Id know him for a fairy story.I love the fact that no-one fibbedhim magic, handsome, tall, or strong.I like to know that he wasjust the man who never got it wrong.Lucy Berry

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