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2011 jun

  1. 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) June 2011
  2. 2. 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: Mr Alistair Wilson Tel: 020 8402 0026Fabric Steward Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2444Treasurer: Mr. Bill Michie Tel: 020 8658 4167Lettings Secretary: Mrs Undine Connolly Tel: 020 8776 0108Caretaker: Mr. Colin Ramsell Tel: 020 8402 0502CatalystEditor: Mr Richard Brown Contents : - Items not covered by the diary of events.Sunday Services; New day 2 About Amnesty International 13Church notices 3-4 God’s Little Moth 14Alpha in Africa 5 Places of Worship 15First Impressions - Music from USA 6 Father and Son ;Catalyst needs You - Adverts 7 The way things once were 16Gospel for our Times 8 Holiday From Home 17Justice & Peace Group 9 Your Mobile Telephone 20Notice board 10 - 11 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website - Amnesty InternationalAI is a humanitarian movement which is secular, but of international renown for its vital work in the promotion of human rights for all humankind.More information is on Page 13. Also, check Page 12 where there is notice of a concert in support of AIThe organisation’s website is http://www.amnesty.org Ed Copy for the July - August 2011 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 12th June. 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
  3. 3. Letter from the MinisterDear FriendsSummer comes and our Prayer and Gift Day this Saturday (4th June) gives us the opportunity to come into the church and pray for the work of the church in this village of Hayes.Our journey over the last two or three years, looking first at the Bible,then Prayer, and now at Evangelism, has enabled us to see more clearlythe journey of faith that we travel together. Each of us has our ownidea of what it is that we believe in; what it is that holds us togetheras a Church, and what holds us is our understanding of Jesus Christ asthe Son of God, and as our Lord and Saviour, willing to die for us onthat cross.We all know that life is never the ‘bed of roses’ that we crave.We all know that life can be kind and cruel.We all know that we need someone in our lives besides ourselves.The promise that holds good for us all is the one made to us by Jesus on that cross. Whatever we face, whatever life throws at us, Jesus is always by our sides holding, supporting and loving us, no matter what. And as a church this is what we offer each other too. Together we travel our path through this life, supporting and walking with each other when times are hard and when times are good.As a Church we offer this to our community too; opening our doors to share in the celebration of the Royal Wedding, and opening our doors and our hearts to share in those moments of grief and hardship that come to us all from time to time.As we seek to be God’s people in this world, making a difference to those we serve, let us be willing to look for ways to help in our community.As we gather together for our day of Prayer, let us remember our community and pray that we can truly be God’s people for them.Sue 1
  4. 4. Sunday Services June 20115th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 10.30 a.m. - Parade / Church Anniversary - The Minister12th 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service, Rededication of Elders - The Minister19th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Men’s Group 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister26th 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Linda Jennings July 20113rd 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Mike Duke Some notes on the visiting preachers.v Allan Evison is a lay preacher at Hayes Parish Church. He has conducted worship on a number of occasions.v Linda Jennings is one of our Elders who will be rededicated on the 12th of June. She has lead our services on occasions.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 Mike Duke is one of the Sunday Club leaders. 2
  5. 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.Births:· Judith and David Stoner are delighted to announce the arrival of their grandson Blake Andrew Kai born on May 14th. A second son for Naomi and Paul, a brother for Leo and cousin for Joe ,Kirsten, Kai, Daniel and David.· We are pleased to announce that Lorna and Andy Hall had a baby daughter Phoebe May 6lbs 13ozs on April 25th. Lorna is the daughter of John and Janet Moren.Deaths:We regret to announce that The Rev Rodney Collins passed away early in May. He last took our morning service at the beginning of January.Church MeetingsThe next Elders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st June at 8.00 pm in the small hall.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will next meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 6th June at 113, Bourne Way - Judith Stoner’s home.Sylvia MackTuesday Prayer MeetingsHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-June 7th Martin Nunn’s. 14th Betty Coster’s. 21st Brenda Cordingley’s. 28th The Church.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipThere won’t be a meeting on 4th June. However, on the 2nd of July, a group from HFC will be going to Reigate Park URC for a quiet day in preparation for the year of Evangelism. The day will be led by the Revd David Helyer.Details on the notice board, or from Martin Nunn.Mens GroupThe next meeting will be a London walk, organised by Alistair Wilson. It starts at 6.00 pm on Thursday 16th June. Details on page 14. 3
  6. 6. Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in June. 5th - Kay & Tony Atkinson 19th - Joan Smith 12th - Wedding 26th - Win BrowneA 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 RighiniJustice and Peace GroupOur next meeting will be announced at a later date. You will bewelcome to join us.Hayes 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.Summer term is in progress, with our last meeting on July 15th. There will be a half term break on June 3rd. The photographer Sue Fitzgerald will visit the club on June 24th.Do come and join us!Judith Stoner - Secretary.Notice Sheets - June 2011 5th & 12th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 19th & 26th Pam Collison 8658 0748 July 3rd Joan Smith 8462 3920If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. 4
  7. 7. Womens Fellowship M eetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m.The programme for June is:- 7th Police Dog Handling - Visit by an Officer 14th A Holiday in Spain - Linda Jennings 21st Trials of a Speaker - Barbara Stevens 28th Service conducted by Allan EvisonThe programme is varied. Who knows, you may like the Womens Fellowship and decide to come to future meetings. I hope so. Jessie Martin Alpha in Africa“I have been a murderer. I didnt want anything to do with God. But through Alpha in our prison, I have encountered God personally. The Bible given to me has become my best friend.” This is the glowing endorsement of a prisoner in Sierra Leone for Alpha Internationals work among some of the most marginalised communities in Africa and beyond. And it is just one of many breathtaking testimonies of lives transformed beyond recognition thanks to a partnership between Alpha and Bible Society. Another prisoner in Sierra Leone known as Sufian, a self-confessed former thief and drug sniffer, said: “Hearing the Word of God each week has helped me to know how I ought to behave in life.” Bible Societys Key Relationships Manager Sue Wilmot says there are great opportunities to expand the ministry into more of Sierra Leones prisons and military bases — and theres great demand for Bibles. In fact, thanks to this initiative, now in its fourth year, Alpha courses are being delivered in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, South Africa and Uganda, as well as India, with Scriptures provided by Bible Society in each case. Already, 136 of South Africas 250 prisons have requested that the course be run on their premises. But its impact is not limited to jails: in fact it is reaching many diverse groups — from youth groups to rural communities. From the Bible Society Prayer Bulletin Article for 5 - 11 JUNE 5
  8. 8. First Impressions present your favourite music and songs from the golden era of the Rat Pack and the Hollywood musicals Songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.Hayes Free Church111 Pickhurst Lane,Bromley BR2 7HUFriday 1st July at 7.30 pmTickets £8.00(tables of 4, 6 or 8 or more)Bring your own drinks and nibblesIn aid of the Mounthurst RoadScout Hut DevelopmentPhone 020 8402 0026 to reserve a table. 6
  9. 9. Catalyst needs youThis page will be kept for YOUR contributions - NOTHING ELSE will go on this page.It would be great to receive items from Leaders - please encourage your charges other groups - Mothers and Toddlers, the to be creative. Catalyst has wonderful cubs, brownies, Sunday Club. Also, material from the adult members and family members are most welcome to friends, but this magazine should be for all submit material. of us to enjoy. Also, isn’t it nice to see yourUniformed groups - can your members message or creation in print? earn a badge for contributions to this Surely, an important aspect of our lives is to page? encourage the youngsters to develop - toPictures, poems, letters or thoughts are all be creative. So, this page is here to helpwelcome. with this. Sandcastles & Sky Poems by James A. Wyatt. Booklet £5.00 incl p&p. (The correct price) If interested send cheque payable to J. Wyatt, 79 Bredhurst Close, Brought to you by London. SE20 7BH. Mo Mollison’s daughter Chiropodist Linda Jennings B.Sc (Hons), SRN, RM, FSSCh, Dip- PodMed, MBChA, HPC Registered Member of the British Chiropody & Podiatry Associa- tion Appointments in your own home available Ring 020 8300 9706 or (mobile) 07778 238587 Gardening Services - by Emma Perry’s husband Does your garden need a spring clean? Pruning, grass cutting, weeding, tree felling, planting out, and maintenance work can be carried out by Dave at £10 per hr. 7
  10. 10. Gospel for our TimesAnd Jesus came to a town where the people were sore dismayed at the news of unemployment. Jesus stood on a hillside and began to teach the people in parables saying, "There was once a multi- national company which for reasons of history had its Head Office in London employing general managers, ordinary managers, accountant, sales staff and those skilled in the management of personnel, all controlling the activities of the company worldwide. They were well off, enjoying good salaries, excellent pension arrangements, paid holidays, medical insurance, company cars, access to the companys products at staff discount and a sports club at Beckenham. Every year salaries were adjusted for inflation, every year salaries were reviewed to award long service and good effort. Every year there was promotion to fill the vacancies left by those who had retired. Yes, considering the state of the world and, in particular, that of those countries with whom the company traded, the staff had a comfortable existence, a job for life, a career in administration."One morning they all received a manilla envelope in which there was a letter from the chairman to say that as the company was reorganising they were all redundant. In future, Head Office would be located in Delhi, India. Communication would be via a computer and a satellite link and all the staff there would work as well as their English predecessors at a fraction of the cost. The Indian staff would require none of the benefits of the English staff and they would have no need for a sports club at Beckenham or any where else. Moreover, having been without work they would be very happy to have work".At this a man in the crowd called out, "Master, is it Gods will that I should lose my job?" Jesus looked at him and was moved by compassion for he knew him to be a righteous man. He said to him,My friend, did you not pray day by day for the poor of other lands and for a fairer distribution of the earths resources? Is not labour such a resource? Do you think that my Father pays no heed to your prayers or to those of people of other lands?"At this the man sorrowed for he was generous in spirit. The crowd was amazed at such teaching and went home wondering at the nature of Jesus for no one had spoken with such authority. 8
  11. 11. The Justice and Peace Group.Like the poor, good causes, and the charities and organisations which represent them, are always with us. After reporting on the local charity JusB in May, we would like to concentrate this month on Amnesty International. We are asked by Jesus to work for prisoners, and the prisoners supported by Amnesty, often isolated, and feeling crushed by the whole weight of the ruling powers in their land, are among the most needy and desperate of all. The Bromley & Orpington branch of Amnesty has always been supportive of our Justice and Peace group, sending us their regular newsletter from the early days. This now comes by email, and anyone in the church who would like to receive it electronically should let me know.In June there will be an easy way to do a little for Amnesty International Bromley & Orpington – you could come to a summer concert! Hayes Philharmonic Choir was due to raise money for this cause at Christmas, but with the carol concert cancelled by bad weather, has instead offered them half the proceeds of its summer concert on 18 June. This will be a potpourri of anthems, songs, glees and madrigals, and will be followed by the choir’s traditional Christmas celebrations adapted for summer – so do come along, to have a good time, to learn something of our musical heritage, to have a bite to eat, and to help an excellent cause to overcome the disappointments of the December weather.We in the J&P Group are Laurie Hobbs, Barbara Jones, Jim Pearson, Christine Rees, Judith and David Stoner.Women’s Contact Coffee Morning 10.00 am - 12.00We continue to raise funds for disaster relief causes.Our next coffee morning will be on 11th of June. We hope to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Our cakes are to die for!! (Yum, yum) Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallThere will be a stall after the morning services on the 5th & 19th of June, and the 3rd of July.The regular items for sale are food and drink - all of very good quality. Remember that by purchasing Fairtrade goods you are helping to support communities in the world, and to give those communities a chance to enjoy a better life for their families - standards which we may take for granted here in the UK.Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard, Barbara and Helen. 9
  12. 12. NOTICE Ministers Surgery Lunch Dates There are two dates for your diaries. Sue’s monthly surgery at the Church will be v The first is June 5th, which is lunch held on the SECOND at 12.30 pm for people living alone. Wednesday of each v The second date is October 2nd month when we will be having a harvest from 3.00 - 5.45 pm. lunch and everybody is welcome. There will be a list at the back of the HFC church for people to sign for the lunch Prayer and Gift Day on June 5th. Saturday 4th June 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Barbara Jones Come and share in a time of renewing, giving and 22ND BROMLEY SCOUT GROUP praying for Our ChurchMany of you will know that Sainsbury’s are and the way ahead. Thosenow giving out ‘Active Kids’ vouchers for of us who have attended every ₤10.00 spent. our previous two gift days have found them moving These vouchers can be exchanged for and fulfilling experiences. sports equipment, books and even Please sign up for a 20 mincamping equipment depending on how spotmany we collect. Last year we collectedover 8,000 and I would again like to thank Aids to prayer and all those members of the Church who reflection will be provided helped us. and a table will be available to receive your So, if you are not already giving your gift. vouchers to someone else, please save A GIFT DAY ENVELOPE them for the Scout Group. is attached to this copy ofPlease put your vouchers in the box next to Catalist. our yellow recycling box on the table in Sue will be in Church all the entrance to the Church. day to greet us, let us Thanking you in advance. encourage her in all she is doing for Our Church. DO Brenda Petts come along. BILL MICHIECub Scout Leader & Beaver Scout Leader 10
  13. 13. BOARD Afternoon Cream Tea At the at Bible Celebration Supper 18, Hurstdene Avenue on Saturday, 21st May, Saturday 18 June £275 was raised for Bible 3.00 - 5.00 pm translation work. Tickets £3.50 from Joan 50 people had gathered 020 8462 3920 together to hear a speaker In aid of Holiday at Home from the Bible Society, and a speaker from the Congratulations Wycliffe Bible Translators. John Curry’s daughter-in-Law, Nic, completed the London Thank you to everyone. Marathon in 5 hours 35 minutes Martin Nunn. and without any ill effects.She raised £3,441.98 (Incl gift-aid) for The Alzheimer’s Society. A very BIG Thank you to all 146 who sponsored her. The The new 400th anniversary edition of the King James Bible Bible is out now Society · Exclusive foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales · New easy-to-read layout · Illustrations · Glossary of archaic terms and classic phrases list · State-of-the-art concordance and much more! £14.99+p&p bibleresources.org.uk/KJV or call 0800 652 5369 11
  14. 14. Tickets £7 School-age children £2 Box Office 07989 192928, or on the door12
  15. 15. ABOUT AMNESTY INTERNATIONALAmnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. We work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Our mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. Our members and supporters exert influence on governments, political bodies, companies and intergovernmental groups. Activists take up human rights issues by mobilizing public pressure through mass demonstrations, vigils and direct lobbying as well as online and offline campaigning.Working with and for individuals the world over, we campaign so that every person may enjoy all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.We undertake research and take action aimed at preventing and ending grave abuses of these rights, demanding that all governments and other powerful entities respect the rule of law. It means we campaign globally and locally where ever we can make a difference.For example, we take action to: v Stop violence against women v Defend the rights and dignity of those trapped in poverty v Abolish the death penalty v Oppose torture and combat terror with justice v Free prisoners of conscience v Protect the rights of refugees and migrants v Regulate the global arms tradeCampaigning can change people’s lives – of victims and survivors of human rights abuses, of human rights activists and defenders and even of the abusers.We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, democratic and self-governing.We are financially self-sufficient, thanks to the generous support of donations provided by individual members and supporters.We do not support or oppose any government or political system and neither do we necessarily support or oppose the views of the victims/survivors or human rights defenders whose rights we seek to protect. 13
  16. 16. Men’s Group Meeting June 16th A walk through the streets of the East End of London in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper! Arrive at Aldgate East tube station and take the exit marked Whitechapel Art Gallery. We will depart from outside the White Hart Pub at 6.00pm Anyone arriving late can meet up with the group at the Ten Bells Pub opposite Spitalfields market in Commercial Street. The walk ends near Aldgate tube station. So far I have not been able to find a suitable place to eat so we may not finish the evening with a meal. AlistairGODS LITTLE MOTHGods little mothSitting on my wallHello !Why have you come to callGods little mothSitting on my wallGods little mothNow youre on the ceilingHello !What are you feelingGods little mothOn the ceilingGods little mothFlying round the lightWatch out !Youll get a frightGods little mothFlying round the lightBy James Wyatt. 14
  17. 17. Places of Worship In the late 1960s, I remember visiting Rosslyn, just South of Edinburgh, to see a publicised attraction - The Apprentice Pillar in Rosslyn Chapel. The story went that while the master mason was away on business, his apprentice carved a glorious pillar. The work was far better than that of the master. I will let the better qualified storytellers take on the tale, later.We were struck by the interior of the entire chapel, the rich carving throughout was a testament to the skills of stonemasons. I still think of the pillar, and wonder what other treasures exist South of Edinburgh in the border areas. Perhaps our Scottish members can expand. Certainly, the chapel is worth a visit. The following is from the PIETRE-STONES REVIEW OF FREEMASONRY Of the many mysteries and legends which envelop Rosslyn Chapel few can be so well known as that surrounding the Apprentice Pillar. The legend, ... with its overt references to the initiation rituals of ancient guilds of stonemasons ... runs as follows:"The master mason having received from his patron the model of a pillar of exquisite workmanship and design, hesitated to carry it out until he had been to Rome or some such foreign part. and seen the original. He went abroad, and in his absence, an apprentice, having dreamed the finished pillar, at once set to work and carried out the design as it now stands, a perfect marvel of workmanship. The master mason on his return was so stung with envy that he asked who had dared to do it in his absence. On being told it was his own apprentice, he was so inflamed with rage and passion, that he struck him with his mallet, killed him on the spot, and paid the penalty for his rash and cruel act." This legend has come down to us, in almost unaltered form, since the foundation of the chapel. ...... Additional support for this puzzling story comes from the persistent tradition that before its completion, Rosslyn Chapel had to be re-consecrated. Copyright © 1996 - 2011 © - PIETRE-STONES REVIEW OF FREEMASONRY 15
  18. 18. Father and SonA teenage boy had just passed his driving test and asked his father when they could discuss his use of the car.His father said he’d make a deal with his son: “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car.”The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.After about six weeks his father said, “Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut.” The boy said, “You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.” Father’s reply - You’re going to love this ...“Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?” The way things once were From The Nottinghamshire Almanac for June 1841. GARDEN. - Top peas and beans to assist the filling of the pods. Plant ont (Should be out) pumpkins and cucumbers on pits filled with stable dung mixed with green nettles. Sow portions of cauliflower, cabbage, turnip, also carrots, and onions to be drawn young. Likewise pearl and Prussian blue peas for late crops. At the end sow the principal crop of turnips. Passages transcribed as shown EdThis month’s extract brings to the fore some thoughts which I would like to share - a challenge perhaps, based on some questions1. Why were green nettles used as a fertilizer?2. Are any of the vegetable varieties in existence. If so, then where can seeds , or further information be obtained?3. Does anyone have recipes which use these historic crops? I will publish any answers in the next edition of Catalyst. There may be a prize in the offing - for the winner drawn from the hat. 16
  19. 19. ADVANCE NOTICE Yes, that time of year is approaching - quickly too. It’s the HOLIDAY Season You are invited to enjoy HAYES FREE CHURCH HOLIDAY FROM HOME Monday 1st - Friday 5th August 2011 And evening of Saturday 6th August This will be a week of enjoyable activities for the over 60s A two course lunch will be served each day. The week will end with A Summer Extravaganza on the Saturday Evening Tickets are: - £20.00 for the week or £5.00 per day. The cost of the outing is still to be confirmed. To avoid disappointment, book now. Phone Sue on 020 8462 2212. For the full programme Pick up a leaflet from the back of the church. Martin Luther says: Pray as if everything depends on God, then work as if everything depends on you. ------------------------------------------------------If your day is hemmed with prayer, .......... it is less likely to unravel. 17
  20. 20. June 20111st Wed2nd Thu3rd Fri4th Sat 9.00 a.m. - Prayer & Gift Day Page 10 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison5th Sun Then Fairtrade stall Page 9 12.30 p.m. - Lunch for those living alone Page 10 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister6th Mon7th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 58th Wed 3.00 p.m. - Minister’s Surgery Page 109th Thu NOTE - Catalyst’s Press Date is this Sunday I.F.C.10th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 411th Sat 10.00 a.m. - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 6 10.30 a.m. - Parade / Church Anniversary - The Minister12th Sun 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service, Rededication of Elders - The Minister13th Mon Queens Offical Birthday14th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 515th Wed The day of the Church Anniversary16th Thu 6.00 p.m. - Men’s Group Pages 3 & 1417th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 4 Whats a rainbow?An 8 year old asked what a rainbow was. When given the scientificanswer he said: “No, a rainbow is God standing on his head andsmiling after eating skittles." 18
  21. 21. June 201118th Sat 3.00 pm - Cream Tea Page 11 7.00 p.m. - Hayes Philharmonic Choir Page 12 Fathers Day19th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Men’s Group Then Fairtrade stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister20th Mon 10.00 a.m. - Prayer Meeting Page 321st Tue 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 p.m. - Elders’ Meeting Page 322nd Wed23rd Thu24th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 425th Sat26th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Linda Jennings27th Mon28th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 529th Wed30th Thu July 20111st Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 4 7.30 p.m. - First Impressions Page 62nd Sat All day - See notice under Saturday Fellowship Page 3 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent3rd Sun Then Fairtrade stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Mike Duke Don’t tell your friends about your Indigestion: ‘How are you!’ Is a Greeting, not a Question. Arthur Guiterman 19
  22. 22. A final piece - for Peace of Mind - continued from last month ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Your Mobile TelephoneTHIRD - Have you locked your keys in the car?Does your car have remote keyless entry?This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.Distance is no object. You could be thousands of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other remote for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the boot).Contributor’s Note:I didn’t believe this when I heard about it! I rang my daughter in Sydney from Perth when we went on holiday.She had the spare car key. We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!FOURTH - How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?To check your Mobile phones serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence.A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset.Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone ever gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.You probably wont get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it cant use/sell it either.If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals. It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please pass this along to everyone.This is the kind of information people dont mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.That completes the series of articles. We hope they were of some use. 20
  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 299773Monday2.30 & 7.30 pm West Wickham Carol Crouch 8462 3642 Arts Association5.45 pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 99826.30 pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 39568.00 pm - 1st Womens Contact Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 Mon monthly GroupTuesday2.00 pm Womens Fellowship Jessie Martin 8462 56217.00 - 8.00 pm Weight Watchers Area Office 0845345 15007.15 pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083Wednesday5.00 pm Rainbows Tania Venables 8462 97596.00 pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 39566.30 pm Worship Group Bill Michie 8658 41676.45 pm Slimming World Val 0750 60150647.30 pm Explorers Katy Reeves 07779 039 295Thursday2.30 pm - See Justice & Peace David Stoner 8462 3023 Catalyst Group5.30 pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 34697.00 - 8.30 pm Senior Guides Kerry Sullivan 8777 31398.00 pm - 3rd Mens Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 Thu monthlyFriday9.00 - 12.00 pm Coffee morning during term times2.00 pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 30236.30 pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 60427.30 pm Choir Martin Nunn 8462 5918Saturday2.30 pm Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918
  24. 24. Final Thought MemoriesIt’s the hug,It’s the crazy joke,It’s the warm hand,It’s the fish and chips.It’s the sudden laughter,It’s the silent tearsIt’s the high noon,It’s the mobile phone.It’s the broken bikes,It’s the washing up,It’s the school run,It’s the touch of love.It’s the dog’s lick,It’s the loud music,It’s the magic smilesIt’s the stupid dancing.It’s the hidden pain,It’s the long search,It’s the truth-telling,It’s the healing.It’s the intimacy,It’s the parting,It’s the tears,It’s the farewell.It’s life,It’s death,It’s the SpiritOf blessing. This year, the image which accompanies Final Thought will be a visual variation ofIt’s the God this scene. The idea is to challenge howOf surprises we see things, and to help us appreci-Met again ate how different people may actuallyOn the journey. see the world around them. Editor