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  1. 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OF HAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) February 2014
  2. 2. HAYES FREE CHURCH 111, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes, Kent BR2 7HU Sunday Services. 10.30 a.m. & 6.00 p.m. We are a member of the United Reformed Church. We believe in Justice and Peace. Principal Contacts Minister: Church Secretary: Fabric Steward Rev. Sue Powell Mrs Mavis Righini Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2212 Tel: 020 8462 1168 Tel: 020 8462 2444 Treasurer: Lettings Secretary: Mr. Simon Narracott Mrs Undine Connolly Tel: 020 8462 2004 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. Sunday Services; CTH items; a saying 2 Church Notices 3-5 Christian Aid letter 6 A Quote 7 Basic Caring Communities 8 Catalyst Needs You! 9 Notice Board 10 - 11 Website of the month and Sue’s Interview (Pt 1) 12 - 13, 16 Antique & Collectors Fair 14 Beckenham Chorale 15 Nestlé 16 December Competition; The way things once were 17 Things you never hear in Church 19 Crisis letter 20 This month’s website: The website of the month is the Huffington Post. This is a current affairs style of website. Our Minister, Sue Powell, was interviewed by one of the reporters before Christmas last year. The website is at www.huffingtonpost.co.uk Now, turn to Page 16 for more details. Ed Copy for the March 2014 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 9th 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.com Thank You. Editor
  3. 3. Letter from the Minister Dear Friends, A little late I know, but Happy New Year! I recently found this quote: "Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." That quote was written by Og Mandino, a Christian who wrote several selfhelp books, and he was the author of ten scrolls for a life changing way of living; the titles include: Today I will begin a new life; I will greet this day with love in my heart; I will persist until I succeed; I will live this day as if it is my last; I will pray for guidance… All good titles for the Christian life! It is difficult to live each day on ‘full throttle’, throwing ourselves into life as though today is all there is; but every morning when we awake, someone somewhere is leaving this world – and that thought should help us appreciate and make the most of the day we have been gifted. February is the month with Valentine’s day, a time of showing appreciation for loved ones with gifts of chocolate, flowers and cards; it always seemed to me to be a shame that such things were only celebrated once a year, and I am sure that many shower such gifts more often… But the gifts we can share with all every day are far more telling; the gift of God’s love, of our time and attention, are far more valuable. To live with kindness and understanding, to live with love in our hearts, to pray daily for guidance, to give thanks for each new day as the gift of life that it is – this is to make the most of our days. May we all succeed this year in living our days. 1
  4. 4. Sunday Services Please note: Evening services will now start at 6.00 pm February 2014 2nd Candlemas Day 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith with puppet 6.00 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 9th 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister 6.00 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 16th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Jim Holman 6.00 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 23rd 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.00 pm - Evening Service - David and Alison Hawthorn Some notes on the visiting preachers. v Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher. She has led services at HFC on a number of occasions. This time, she will be accompanied by a puppet. v Jim Holman is a Methodist preacher. He has lead services at HFC in the past. v David and Alison Hawthorn are new members of HFC. David has contributed articles for Catalyst. They are taking the lead in two groups at HFC. Churches Together in Hayes At the January meeting, it was decided that the Lent Course this year would once again follow the York Course of booklets as it did over several years. The meetings will be held in the small hall at Hayes Free Church starting on Tuesday 11 March at 7.30 p.m. The course will run for 5 weeks. It was also decided that we will again have an Agape meal which is to be held at Hayes Free Church on Friday 9th May 2014 at 7.00 p.m. The speaker and more details will be announced later. Please keep the date free for this enjoyable evening which we share with friends from other Churches in Hayes. Real love is not based on romance, candle light dinner and walks along the beach. In fact, love is based on respect, compromise, care and truth. Unknown 2
  5. 5. News of the Church Family Announcements are welcome :BMD - Changes of address, etc. Deaths We regret to announce the following deaths: v John Chapman on the 30th of November. v Pat Rumble on the 11th of December. We send our condolences to members of their families. v Marjorie Curry on the 11th of January. We send our condolences to John and family. There will be an obituary in the March’s Catalyst. Announcements It was a pleasure to welcome Alison and David Hawthorn into membership on 5 January. Contact details v Rev John and Margaret Robinson have had to change their email addresses after their computer was hacked. They apologise for the rogue emails “from John in Manilla”! They can be reached at: John revjohnurc@outlook.com Margaret - margaret1212@outlook.com Rev John & Margaret Robinson have moved home. Their new address is 34 Hazel Avenue, Braunton EX33 2EZ (just about a mile away!) The move went well but we shall be unpacking for quite some time yet! v v Maggie Greenwood’s email address is maggie.greenwood@ntlworld.com Your prayers would be appreciated for: Ruth Rees, Jessie Martin, Helen Hebbs, and Rhoda Leeds. Church Meetings The next Elders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, 4th February at 8.00 pm in the small hall. The next Church meeting will be on Sunday 23rd March at 12.00 noon after the morning service. Women's Contact Group The Contact Group will be meeting on 3rd February at Jenny Carr’s home - 152, Langley Way. We will then meet on 3rd March at Connie Russell’s home - 234 Pickhurst Lane. Meetings start at 8.00 pm. Sylvia Mack 3
  6. 6. Tuesday Prayer Meetings for February Held at 10.00am at the following homes:4th Martin Nunn’s. 11th Betty Coster’s. 18th Brenda Cordingley’s. 25th The Church. Then in March: 4th Martin Nunn’s. Please address any queries to Martin Nunn. Saturday Fellowship The next meeting will be on the 1st of February at 2.30pm at Barbara Jones’ home. Martin Nunn will be leading a Bible Study. You are welcome to join us. Men's Group Our next meeting will be in the small hall on Thursday 20th February at 8.00 pm for a Music Evening organised by Malcolm Cheyne. Ministry of Flowers Thank you to those who will be providing flowers this month. 2nd - Alex McNelly i.m.o. Audrey 16th - 9th 23rd - Judith and David Stoner 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 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. On February 7th and 14th, we are planning to hold a 'Sell and Buy table' where people can bring in any children's clothes toys or equipment that they wish to sell clearly labelled with their name and asking price. These can be displayed for sale on the table. The money taken goes straight to the seller. Our half term is on February 21st when there is no meeting. We look forward to seeing you. Judith Stoner - Secretary. 4
  7. 7. Bible Study Group The Bible Study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 2.30pm in the small hall. Worship Group The Wednesday Reflections Group meets at 6.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Linda Michie Notice Sheets - February & 1st Sunday in March February 2nd 9th & 16th 23rd March 2nd Brenda Cordingley Pam Collison Joan Smith 8462 3867 8658 0748 8462 3920 Joan Smith If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contact the appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. Women's Fellowship M 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: 4th Mavis and Ken Baker – a musical interlude 11th Brenda Cordingley’s Surprise 18th Smile – How boxes are delivered 25th Shortland Singers The first meeting in March will be: 4th Woodland Farm Trust MINI-AMBULANCE Members who use the mini-ambulance are asked to phone Marion Swanborough on 8462 3981 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. Sue & Marion 5
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  9. 9. Women’s Contact Coffee Morning We will be holding the next coffee morning in the Small Hall on the 8th of February from 10.00am to 12.00 Noon. In March, the coffee morning will also be on the 8th. 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 February the stall will be held on the 9th and the 23rd. Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. F airtrade Fortnight will take place from the 24th of February to the 9th of March. The “Big Brew is a main event during this time. This year, some of the world’s smallest and poorest smallholder farmers will be supported. We will be joining in with the Big Brew on the last weekend of Fairtrade Fortnight: üSaturday 8th March - The Women’s Coffee Morning will be involved. üSunday, 9th March - A contribution will be made from the takings of the Fairtrade stall which will be open after the Morning Service. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896) 7
  10. 10. Basic Caring Communities (BaCC) Christian volunteers wanted to support ex- prisoners This email was received on the 15th of January ................. We are in urgent need of more Christian volunteers to support ex-offenders trying to resettle into London communities. We would be very grateful if you could promote our project. BaCC has been running for several years from Wandsworth and Brixton prisons, and is now also operating from HMP Pentonville (Islington). During the first crucial months after release, what with housing problems, benefit delays and the unlikelihood of being able to find employment, the odds are stacked against the ex-prisoner managing to stay out of trouble. Our trained volunteers offer a daily supportive phone call and a willingness to meet if required to help deal with practical issues. The whole group gets together once a week, giving the ex-prisoner a positive social network and focus, the chance to offload frustrations and thrash out areas of concern – as well as simply to enjoy a cup of coffee in the congenial company of positive role-models. Our volunteers benefit too. They can enhance their own learning and skills, but more importantly, perhaps, appreciate the opportunity to put their faith into direct action - a faith that acknowledges we all make mistakes, but all (thanks to the grace of God and not our merit) have the right to a fresh start – as many times as it takes. We run monthly Taster sessions and trainings and provide supervision and support to our volunteers. Our next Taster session is scheduled for: Saturday 22nd February 2014, from 10.00am to 12.30pm. At Pact office: Park Place, 12 Lawn Lane, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1UD. As space is limited, volunteers will need to contact me (maria.dimouli@prisonadvice.org.uk) to book a place. Attending the session doesn’t commit volunteers to anything, it just gives the information. By the end of the session, attendees will have: • understood the rationale and purpose of the BaCC project, • understood the volunteering role and the level of commitment, • explored your own motivation for volunteering, • understood the values and culture of BaCC and a BaCC group • and gained an insight into the types of ex-prisoners you might support. Please note that volunteers would need to get to our Central Office in Vauxhall for their training and interview but, after their recruitment, they will be able to volunteer in a London area of their choice. God bless, Maria Dimouli - Volunteer Programmes Administrator 07419 373 059 or Tel: 020 7735 9535 8 Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is registered in England and Wales as a charity (no. 219278) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 356443). Registered office Park Place, 12 Lawn Lane, London, SW8 1UD.
  11. 11. 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 pictures, poetry or stories. 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 at Sunday School? Do you have any special 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. 9
  12. 12. NOTICE Women's World Day of Prayer -------------This year the Service will be led by St. Mary's Parish Church. The Service will be held at St. Mary's at 2 p.m. on Friday 7th March 2014. The Service has been prepared by Christian women of Egypt and is entitled "Streams in the Desert”. 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. Sylvia Mack Important Notice ------------It is proposed to look for contributions towards advertising in Catalyst by outside organisations and personal businesses. This is to help cover printing overheads. Further details will follow in another edition of Catalyst. 10
  13. 13. BOARD Donations to the Christmas charities ------------------------Thank you everyone, for your generosity towards the Christmas charities. The Retiring collection for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal was £210. The Collection in lieu of Christmas Post for The Retired Ministers’ Housing Association was £112.90. The Christmas Day collection for Crisis was £200. There is a letter from Crisis on page 20. Hayes Horticultural Society Quiz Night --------------------------Come and join us on Saturday 8th March 2014 at 7.45pm at the Village Hall. Tickets are at £10 each, including a fish and chip supper, and are available from Brenda Cordingley. Tables are for 8, but we will try to accommodate anyone who would like to come. 11
  14. 14. Website of the Month The Huffington Post If you wish to read the entire interview online, open the website and search for Sue Powell. Alternatively, follow this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/hannah-gal/have-yourself-a-veryhuma_b_4487248.html Sue was contacted by a mum of one of the Pickhurst Infants children who came to HFC for the carol service, and she asked if she would write something to go on the Internet in Huffington Post. The journalist's preamble and the first part of the questions and answers follow. Christmas is celebrated by all and is a great time for reflection. At a time when God of all faiths is 'under attack' and Christianity in particular is described by religious leaders as being 'in danger' , I wanted to present a more humanist message to the world, much like the one you delivered so movingly at the Pickhurst school service. Like other parents, I was touched by the fact that you did not 'hound' the children but presented an idea that touches everyone regardless of faith or background, that of love and forgiveness. Please be as elaborate or brief with your response and bear in mind that as a journalist, I often play devils advocate purposely and might express views that are not necessarily mine. Continued on the next page ..... 12
  15. 15. ... Continued from the previous page 1 If you were to deliver a Christmas message to all readers, of different backgrounds and cultures what would it be? The Christmas message if one of love, hope, joy and forgiveness. Love for each other, regardless of birth or status; hope that holds us strong for the future - if we do not have hope, we wither and die; joy simply because we have so very much to be joyful about and we should acknowledge that; forgiveness - without it we have none of the others... we need to be able to forgive to know love, hope, and joy. 2 Christmas is celebrated by all, including atheists. Even Richard Dawkins spoke of his love for this holiday and why he celebrates it. Do you welcome people celebrating a non religious Christmas celebrating kindness/family and friends and not the birth of Jesus? I suspect we already do! Of course we welcome people, those of faith and those without, those seeking something more in their lives and those wanting companionship. Churches are here for all people. 3 I attended a service for school children where parents were moved by your wonderful delivery to the children but also by your message of love and forgiveness. The profoundness and relevance of this is unquestionable: all people would benefit from more love in their lives, any person capable of forgiveness will be more at peace - my question here is do you think that by not attending church and being exposed to these messages, people are missing out on a way to better their lives? I feel there is a lack of care in our society today. Too many people are so focused on their own lives that they cease to see what is happening in the lives of others. Many, even in our churches, are ignorant of the great need for the Food Banks that churches have set up all over the land. People seem determined to lay the blame at the door of the poor, without finding out the causes for poverty. It has become the easy option to blame the 'lazy' or the 'benefit culture' without finding out the facts. We all want to be loved and forgiven, we all need to be loved and forgiven, yet we don't want to love and forgive others around us - and we must. In churches we work at reminding ourselves that love and forgiveness is something that takes energy and work, and that we should be practising every day in an attempt to get it right - I wonder where else in society (besides churches) that message is found today? How do people challenge their preconceptions, how do others find ways in which to live out the Continued on page 16 .... 13
  16. 16. ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS nd Saturday 22 March 2014 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. AT HAYES FREE CHURCH PICKHURST LANE HAYES KENT LUNCHES & REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Interested table holders – tables available D P Connolly. Tel: 020 8776 0108. ENTRANCE £1.00 Sponsored by:- Ennis-Webb & Co. Solicitors, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts Elite House, 155 Main Road, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3JP tel. 01959 577000 14
  17. 17. BECKENHAM CHORALE Patron: Sarah Walker CBE Saturday 15th February 2014 St George’s Church, Beckenham 7.45 pm Conductor: Adam Treadaway Organ : Sarah Kim Parry : I Was Glad Walton : Crown Imperial Morten Lauridsen :O Magnum Mysterium Battishill : O Lord Look Down From Heav’n Sullivan : The Long Day Closes Kodaly : Missa Brevis Numbered tickets £13 & £10 in advance, £14 & £11 on the night Un-numbered seats £8 Programme included boxoffice@beckenhamchorale.org.uk 020 8658 0329 or 020 8658 0875 Booking opens 21st January www.beckenhamchorale.org.uk Charity No. 262048 15
  18. 18. ... Continued from page 13. love and forgiveness many in our society so desperately need? One place to find it is in churches, there are ways to work out our need to love others including volunteering - but where is the message of love and forgiveness preached / taught? I'm not sure we are finding these messages outside of the churches, and that worries me; how will our children and teenagers learn about the possibility of love and hope and joy in their lives if they are not taught about forgiveness? I understand that church is not for everyone, so we must seek to find alternative ways of getting that message across... ... To be continued next month Nestlé Nestlé is draining developing countries’ groundwater to make its Pure Life bottled water, and then forcing its people to buy their own water back. Now Nestlé is moving into Pakistan and sucking up the local water supply, rendering entire areas uninhabitable in order to sell mineral-enriched water to the upper class as a status symbol, while the poor watch wells run dry and their children fall ill. Tell Nestlé: Stop stealing the water, making villages uninhabitable. Children are getting sick from the foul-smelling sludge they’re forced to choke down. Meanwhile, Nestlé spends millions marketing “Pure Life” to wealthy Americans, Europeans, and Pakistanis. Dirty water kills more children around the world than AIDS, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined -- and Nestlé has a big hand in it. At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé led the way in fighting against defining access to water a universal right. Tell Nestlé: Water is a human right. Stop stealing it from communities. When the company's Canadian subsidiary pushed to keep draining millions of litres of fresh water from the water table in a time of drought, we joined our friends at the Council of Canadians, Wellington Water Watchers, and Ecojustice challenging Nestlé in court -- and we won! If we expose Nestlé’s disgusting game plan, it will scale back its waterdraining facilities. If we ignore things, the problem will not go away. Join us in standing up to corporations like Nestlé that suck up essential natural resources. Nestlé’s current chairman and former CEO was caught on tape arguing that water is "not a right”, and while the clip is shocking, the reality is even worse. ********** More Information: The Global Search For Liquid Gold, Urban Times, 11 June 2013 Bottled Life: The Story, Bottled Life, 1 January 2012 Water Facts, Food and Water Watch 16
  19. 19. The December Competition No one tried to answer the competition. This was most surprising. So, your editor has extended the deadline by Item A one month. There are 2 prizes on offer. One prize is for those who can work out what the 2 items are, but don’t have access to the Internet. The questions are: 1)What is Item A and whose name is associated with it? 2)What is Item B? The other prize is for those who can answer the following Item B questions by checking through the website. 3)How many images are associated with Item A 4)Who contributed the image for the second item? Item B Written or emailed answers must be received by the editor by the 9th of February press date. Winners will be announced in March’s Catalyst. Good luck. Ed The way things once were This year’s theme covers sayings or poetry from the First World War Happy Valentine's Day My Angel last night I received a letter from you. I learned how strong was the pain on the day we had to separate. Do you remember those beautiful kisses? Do you remember the last one we gave each other between the tears. You did not dare to say a word. The tears were suffocating you. While passing by you were at the window. The [train] guard also told me that I didn't see you. I almost thought you didn't keep the promise made. I didn't dare to watch more than once. My poor heart was suffocated not by tears, but by a strong passion that I couldn't resist. You knew what my beliefs were. Also having to leave you again, what a pain... By the end of the year we hope this will end... Greetings and kisses Giuseppe. Enjoy this souvenir from me. In these rough mountains you can find these flowers. This moving love letter was sent by Sergeant Major Giuseppe Castellani, to his wife Antonia at home in Fossato di Vico, while he was away serving in the Italian army during the First World War. All her life Antonia cherished this edelweiss card, which was contributed online to Europeana 1914-1918 by their grandson Manuel Castellani. Words by Alun Edwards and Monica Rossi, University of Oxford ------------------------------------- This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa); © Julia Allison 17
  20. 20. February 2014 1st Sat 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 4 Candlemas Day 10.30 am - Morning Service - Margaret Smith with puppet 6.00 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 2nd Sun 3rd Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 3 4th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 4 Page 5 Page 3 5th Wed 6th Thu 7th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 8th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning (Fairtrade Fortnight participation -Page 7) Page 7 9th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade Stall (Fairtrade Fortnight participation -Page 7) Catalyst copy date IFC 6.00 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 10th Mon 11th Tue Page 7 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 4 Page 5 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 12th Wed 13th Thu 14th Fri 15th Sat 16th Sun St. Valentine's Day 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club 7.45 pm - Beckenham Chorale 10.30 am - Morning Service - Jim Holman 6.00 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 18 Page 4 Page 15
  21. 21. February 2014 17th 18th Mon Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 4 Page 5 19th Wed 20th Thu 8.00 pm - Men’s Group Page 4 21st Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 22nd Sat 23rd Sun 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade Stall Page 7 6.00 pm - Evening Service - David and Alison Hawthorn 24th Mon 25th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 4 Page 5 26th Wed 6.30 pm - Worship Group Page 5 27th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 28th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 March 2014 1st Sat 2nd Sun St. David's Day DATES FOR YOUR DIARY There were no further dates for your diary at the time of going to press. THINGS YOU MAY NEVER HEAR IN CHURCH Hey! It's MY turn to sit on the front pew! 19
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  23. 23. CHURCH ORGANISATIONS Day Organisation Contact Phone Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103 Jayne Carvell 07913 299773 Brownies Cubs Women's Contact Group Sarah Humphrey Brenda Petts Sylvia Mack 8249 9982 8325 3956 8462 1938 10.00am Prayer Meeting Martin Nunn 8462 5918 2.00pm 7.00pm Women's Fellowship Scouts Sue Powell Paul Hasling 8462 2212 3236 0083 3.30pm - 4th Messy Church Sue Powell 8462 2212 5.15pm 6.00pm 6.30pm - 4th 8.00pm Rainbows Beavers Reflections Group Explorers Jenny Longman Brenda Petts Bill Michie Tom Strachan 07730 574962 8325 3956 8658 4167 07745 813 295 2.30pm - 2nd, Bible Study & 4th 5.30pm Brownies Sue Powell 8462 2212 Stevie Blair. 8325 3469 7.15 - 8.45pm Senior Guides Georgina Chappell 07983 471308 8.00pm - 3rd Men's Group Bruce Tannock Sunday 10.25am Weekdays 9.15 -12.15pm Pre School Group 12.15 -12.45pm P/School lunch club Monday 5.45pm 6.30pm 8.00pm - 1st Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8325 6264 Friday 9.00 - 12.00pm 2.00pm Coffee morning during term times Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 3023 6.30pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 6042 Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918 Saturday 2.30pm - 1st 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. 24. Final Thought I've never made a fortune and its probably too late now But I don't worry about that much I'm happy anyhow And as I go along life's journey I'm reaping better than I sow I'm drinking from my saucer 'Cause my cup has overflowed Haven't got a lot of riches and sometimes the going's tough But I've got loving ones around me and that makes me rich enough I thank God for His blessings and the mercies He's bestowed I'm drinking from my saucer 'Cause my cup has overflowed O, Remember times when things went wrong My faith wore somewhat thin But all at once the dark clouds broke and sun peeped through again So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed I'm drinking from my saucer 'Cause my cup has overflowed If God gives me strength and courage When the way grows steep and rough I'll not ask for other blessings I'm already blessed enough And may I never be too busy to help others bear their loads Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer " 'Cause my cup has overflowed!"