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  1. 1. Catalyst THE MAGAZINE OFHAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.) May 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 2 Free Tibet 14Church notices 3-5 Humour 15Agape Meal; Food for Thought 5 10 things to do with your nose;First Impressions - Music from USA 6 The way things once were 16Catalyst needs You - Adverts 7 Holiday From Home 17Evangelism in the URC 8 Your Mobile Telephone;Justice & Peace Group; JusB 9, 13 PIN reversal 20Notice board 10 - 11 Church Organisations IBCThis month’s website - Free TibetA humanitarian movement which stands for the right of Tibetans to determine their own future. They campaign for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected.More information is on Page 14. The organisation’s website is Ed Copy for the June 2011 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 15th 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. Editor
  3. 3. Letter from the MinisterDear AllEaster is over, the highlight of our year passed.Yet we are challenged to live as Easter People throughout the year.What does this mean?Easter people know that the Lord their God reigns.Easter people know that Jesus Christ is risen from death and is with us throughout each day.Easter people know the presence of the Holy Spirit within their lives, enthusing and energising them for the gospel.Easter people live as true Christians, trying their best to be all that they can be for God each day.Easter people tell others about their church, invite them along to services or activities, simply shine God’s love through their actions, words and deeds each day.We all need to be Easter people.And of course, that is easier said than done!But all that is asked of us is that we try.Try to be the best we can be for God.Try to be the best we can be for each other.Try to remember that our faith is such joy that not sharing it would be unfair to all.So, summer comes, there is much happening in the church.Who will you invite?This summer, be the Easter people God calls us all to be.For Jesus’ sake.Amen.Sue 1
  4. 4. Sunday Services May 2011 1st 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 8th 10.30 a.m. - Blessing of Married Couples - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister15th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Mrs Margaret Smith 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson22nd 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - David Stoner29th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Mrs Marion Bayley 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Mrs Emma Perry B.D. June 2011 5th 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister Some notes on the visiting preachers.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 Mrs. Margaret Smith is a Methodist Lay Preacher.v Tracy Wilson is a student on the TLS course. She is currently worshipping at Christ Church URC/Methodist church in East Dulwich.v David Stoner is well known to us. He is a member of various groups at HFC.v Mrs. Marion Bayley is a Lay Preacher and an Elder from our sister church in Beckenham. She regularly leads our services.v Mrs Emma Perry B.D., a student from Westminster College, Cambridge, is serving her internment with HFC until May 2011.v Allan Evison is a lay preacher at Hayes Parish Church. 2
  5. 5. News of the Church FamilyAnnouncements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc.Graeme and Joan Shankland have moved toWalcot, 13/15 Woodlands Road, Bickley, BR1 2AD.Their email is: shanklands@ntlworld.comChurch MeetingsThe next Elders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, 17th May at 8.00 pm in the small hall.The next Church meeting will be the Church AGM on Thursday, 5th May at 7.30 p.m.Womens Contact GroupThe Contact Group will next meet at 8.00 pm on Monday 9th May at 4, Croft Avenue, West Wickham - Daphne Cummings’s home.Sylvia MackHouse GroupsThis is a reminder that the above House Group has closed down, after running for 40 years, due to lack of numbers.EditorTuesday Prayer MeetingsHeld at 10.00 am at the following homes:-May 3rd Martin Nunn’s. 10th Betty Coster’s. 17th Brenda Cordingley’s. 24th The Church. 31st Martin Nunn’s.June 7th Martin Nunn’s.Please address any queries to Martin Nunn.Saturday FellowshipOur next meeting will be at Ruth White’s home - 7, Sedgewood Close - on the 7th of May at 2.30 pm. The theme will be the continuation ofALLF (Aid to Learning and Living the Faith).Details from Martin Nunn. 3
  6. 6. Ministry of FlowersThanks are due to those who will be providing flowers in May. 1st - Rhoda Leeds 22nd - Undine and David Connolly - 8th - Sylvia and Laurie Mack i.m.o. Undine’s father15th - Martin Nunn 29th - Cath BrownA 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.Mens GroupThe next meeting will be at 8.00 pm on Thursday 19th May at Westerham for a Treasure Hunt organised by Les Mollison.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 starts on May 6th, with our last meeting on July 15th. There will be a half term break on June 3rd.Do come and join us!Judith Stoner - Secretary.Notice Sheets - May 2011 1st Pam Collison 8658 0748 8th & 15th Joan Smith 8462 392022nd & 29th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 5th June Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contactthe appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. 4
  7. 7. Womens FellowshipM eetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m.The programme for the next 6 weeks is:-May 3rd Quizzes 10th Service conducted by Martin Nunn 17th History and Life of Hayes Village Hall - Laurie Mack 24th Tea at Crockham Hill 31st Hayes with the Romans - Miss Kerr , Bromley Museum June 7th Police Dog Handling - Visit by an OfficerThe programme is varied. Who knows, you may like the Womens Fellowship and decide to come to future meetings. I hope so. Jessie MartinC hurches together in Hayes will, once again, be holding an Agape Meal at our Church (In the Church) at 7.00 p.m. on Friday 6th May.Following the last two years format, a delicious meal will be served. The after-dinner speaker will be Jonathan McGill, pastor of Bromley Town Church and leader of Bromley Street Pastors. Colin Righini is very thrilled that we managed to get hold of him and feels it is a great honour to have him.This promises to be a very enjoyable evening and we hope many will come and support us. Do come and meet others socially from the other Churches in Hayes.For more information, do speak to me. Sylvia Mack Food for ThoughtD espite reading Catalyst pretty thoroughly every month it’s only recently that I have noticed inside the front cover the statements that ‘We are a member of the United Reformed Church’ and that‘We believe in Justice and Peace’. Many secular organisations can and do make the last of those statements – is that all we believe in or do we not first of all believe in God and that it’s because of His love for us and our love for Him that we serve him in this way? Perhaps we can give some thought to how we declare this. Brenda Cordingley 5
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  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. Brought to you by Mo Mollison’s daughter Sandcastles & Sky 24 page booklet. Poems by James A. Wyatt. £2.30. If interested send cheque payable to J. Wyatt, 79 Bredhurst Close, London. SE20 7BH. 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. Evangelism in the URC Taken from the first online URC Quarterly Update - Spring 2011An initiative was announced at all URC spring synods. In March, the 13 synods saw a presentation on the campaign of radical welcome that the United Reformed Church has been working on for the past two years. . . . Every URC congregation in Britain has been invited to be part of it, and has been asked to think and pray long and carefully about their response to the invitation.The URC’s campaign is primarily an evangelistic campaign . . . and, for those URC churches that decide to accept the challenge of becoming radically welcoming, it will be transformational. The Revd Lucy Berry, campaign advocate, explains: “It’s a chance for all URC congregations to change the way church is seen to behave to all those who walk through their doors – and to develop and transform the life of their individual church in the process.”Participating churches will be required to closely examine how they – corporately and as individuals – welcome people into their fellowship and how they can learn to be as radically welcoming as Jesus. Mrs Rominger says: “The power of the campaign is that people will encounter Jesus, through Jesus shaped churches.”Ms Berry adds: “One of the extraordinary things about Jesus was His love and open welcome for those whom the Pharisees and Sadducees saw as unclean. And yet today people of all kinds know or suspect that they won’t get a welcome in many churches. Our campaign will tell people about the churches that can attend where they’ll find a welcome. We believe this initiative will help the spiritual lives of many, many people who need not feel excluded or outside of the love of God. We’re really excited about this campaign and hope that you will be too.”The next nine months are a time of preparation, inspiration, prayer and transformation for the URC, as churches begin to sign up and start moving towards the aim of being radically welcoming. The public launch will be in early 2012.More detailed information about the process may be available in your church and/or synod newsletter . . . If you still have questions after reading the longer article then please contact Lucy Berry at or on 07715 104361.HFC’s Evangelism Group tabled 3 ideas at April’s Church meeting. 1. Messy Church to be set up and advertised. 2. Just Asking - Faith discussions in the community to be held at the local Costa Coffee House 1 evening per week for 5-6 sessions. 3. Over 60’s lunch & Songs of Praise - to be held monthly. 8
  11. 11. The Justice and Peace Group.The J&P Group looks at relevant issues close to home, as well as those from overseas.Please consider the plight of the Bromley youth charity JusB.Basically they are a local charity for young people, providing a lot of help to youngsters who would otherwise be on the streets, and, I believe, supported by several Bromley churches. They are running short of funding and have been offered £25k if they can match that amount by their own fundraising by the end of June. Otherwise I think they are likely to close.Thanks for your help, and Happy EasterWe in the J&P Group are Laurie Hobbs, Barbara Jones, Jim Pearson, Christine Rees, Judith and David Stoner. 25k appeal You may have seen JusB in the papers. Here’s the latest.1) Matched funding extended Having looked at options for cutting services and doing even more work in partnership we believe this is a key time for JusB’s future. We are re-structuring and have lost a staff member, but with £13k raised towards our £25k target, our donor has agreed to extend his matched funding offer until June 30th. New monies given or pledged before then will be doubled by him assuming we raise £25,000. Continued on page 13.......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 14th of May. Hope to see you there, and why not bring a friend. Our cakes are to die for!! Barbara JonesThe Fairtrade Sunday StallThere will be a stall after the morning services on the 8th & 22nd of May, and the 5th of June.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 Lunch Dates There are two dates for your diaries. v The first is June 5th, which is lunch for people living alone. v The second date is October 2nd when we will be having a harvest lunch and everybody is welcome. There will be a list at the back of the church for people to sign for the lunch on June 5th. Barbara Jones 22ND BROMLEY SCOUT GROUP Ministers SurgeryMany of you will know that Sainsbury’s are Sue’s monthly surgerynow giving out ‘Active Kids’ vouchers for at the Church will be every ₤10.00 spent. held on the SECOND These vouchers can be exchanged for Wednesday of each sports equipment, books and evencamping equipment depending on how monthmany we collect. Last year we collected from 3.00 - 5.45 pm.over 8,000 and I would again like to thank all those members of the Church who HFC helped us. Prayer and Gift Day So, if you are not already giving your Saturday 4th June vouchers to someone else, please save them for the Scout Group. 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.Please put your vouchers in the box next to Fill a 20 minute slot with our yellow recycling box on the table in your presence and the entrance to the Church. come and pray for the Thanking you in advance. work of the church. Brenda Petts Helpful hints provided!Cub Scout Leader & Beaver Scout Leader 10
  13. 13. BOARD A Special Service On Sunday 8th May we will be having a Wedding Blessing within the morning service. Any of you THIS FUN EVENING WILL BE TO RAISE lovers out FUNDS FOR THE AUGUST HOLIDAY there wishing FROM HOME PROJECT FOR LOCAL to renew your SENIOR CITIZENS wedding vows, YOUR FAVOURITE CALLERS! this is the PAT MARSHALL & JANET JACOB morning to come – all are TICKETS £7 AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE. welcome! RING JOAN ON 020 8462 3920 DOORS OPEN 7.00 P.M.BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINKS Christian Aid Week 15 - 21 May 2011 Every year during Christian Aid Week 300,000 people from across the 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 for the house-to-house collection during this week. Hayes Free Church is responsible for the delivery of gift envelopes to, and collection from, 1300 houses in 28 roads. We need FOUR new people to help with the house-to-house collection. Collectors are also required for the flag day on Saturday, 21st May in Bromley town centre. Could you please spare an hour to help this worthy cause? If so, please contact us: Kathryn Strachan 8658 9609 John Curry 8249 3663 11
  14. 14. ADDITIONAL NOTICES Bank Holiday Rambles.Don’t forget that we will benefit from 2 days of rambles in May.The rambles will be in the Weald of Kent where beautiful views are guaranteed.Each ramble will be about 5 miles long and we will enjoy a pub lunch as part of the day.All are welcome to join us at 10.15 am in the Rosary car park on Monday 2nd May, and Monday 30th May.More details from Martin Nunn. Bible Celebration Supper. This will take place in the Large Hall from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. on Saturday, 21st May. All are welcome to attend. There will be speakers from the Whitcliffe Bible Translators, and the Bible Society. Tickets, priced at £3.00 per adult, or £5 per family are available from Martin Nunn, Betty Coster or Brenda Cordingley. 12
  15. 15. ........... Continued from page 9 We have money set aside should we need to close down (a legal requirement), so any money you give really will go to help continue our work.2) JusB still needs your help We’ve seen some great responses to our appeal, but we need more people, churches, trusts and businesses to act now. Please think of one way you can help. June will come around soon. Please do something today to help.3) If no one helps, what will young people do? JusB was set up for a reason. Young people were slipping through the net of services. Hard to reach teenagers need specialist help. As local government makes cuts and youth unemployment increases our work will be even more essential. If JusB is not here one has to ask where the teenagers will go and the implications for Bromley.4) If you have helped already thank you! If you have given already please take this letter as an update. However, if you are yet to help, please consider giving now. Even small regular gifts will help. Our main need is for regular funds, but if money is tight please think about whether you can help us in another way. Perhaps you could hold a cake, book or plant sale? Perhaps you could do a sponsored event or help us leaflet the area? A business you know may be able to offer a prize for our May raffle. Everyone can help, and if we all help, JusB will be saved.5) For the future Our target is to get £25k from supporters with the donor matching another £25k. The total £50,000 would make JusB viable and give us breathing space to raise more from trusts and other sources. We know it is not sustainable to have emergency appeals yearly, but we think that if we are successful with this big push we will be able to secure our services for young people into the future. Find out more at or call 020 8464 2722. To give now please fill out the donation form, or to discuss giving over the course of the year please be in touch. Thank you in advance. Thank you to everyone who has helped! 13
  16. 16. 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT TEL: 020 7324 4605 FAX: 020 7324 4606 Main e-mail: mail@freetibet.orgMission statementFree Tibet stands for the right of Tibetans to determine their own future.We campaign for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected. Founded in 1987, Free Tibet generates active support through public education about the situation in Tibet. We are independent of all governments and are funded by our members and supporters.Our campaignsThe Jasmine Revolution has put human rights at the forefront of international news and politics. There is a huge momentum at this time for giving power back to people who have long been denied it under repressive regimes. Please join us in using this momentum to urge British Prime Minister David Cameron to put human rights back at the heart of UK foreign policy.Stop Torture in Tibet. British actors lend their voices to Tibetan torture survivors like Namgyal. On the website, you can read Namgyals testimony and watch Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson and David Threlfall.Tibet the third pole. Tibet holds the worlds third largest store of water, but the fragile environment is threatened by Chinese development which also displaces Tibetan nomads.Political Prisoners. In Tibet, people can be imprisoned simply for sending email. In addition, over 1,000 remain missing since 2008.Take action from the US. US support is very important, as regards help from the US and US policy toward Tibet. Fly our flag. The Chinese government has banned the Tibetan national flag from being flown in the country. You are asked to fly the flag to demonstrate support of the human rights movement in Tibet. 14
  17. 17. I’m sorry maam, the resurrection of Jesus was a miracle, not a service of this cemetery By Pam Winn Nothing is certain except what and taxes?!? By Pam Winn Both cartoons posted on the website ReverendFun.comSeen in a church newsletter:This publication tries to include something for everyone, thereforeif you find a mistake be assured we intentionally published it.It is put there for all the folks that are always looking for a mistake 15
  18. 18. TOP TEN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR NOSE WHEN YOU’RE BORED… 10) Look down it at somebody (Pride) 09) Poke it into someone else’s business (Strife / Dissension) 08) Snoop around with it (Nosey / Gossip) 07) Get it out of joint (Anger) 06) Cut it off to spite your face (Bitterness) 05) Pay through it (Materialism) 04) Find something right under it (Love / Salvation) 03) See past it (Eternity / Hope) 02) Keep it clean (Humility / Obedience) AND THE NUMBER ONE THING TO DO WITH YOUR NOSE… 01) Get it stuck in a book (The Bible!) The way things once were From Raithby & Lawrence’s Illustrated Almanac for 1884 - Leics. May Indications of Spring. (Extracted from a single page table.)Early - Dog-roses flower - May 23Late - Mountain Ash leaf, Horse Chestnut leaf - May 2. Sycamore leaf, Birch & Weeping Willow leaf - May 4. Alder and Hornbeam leaf - May 7. Poplar leaf - May 8. Beech, Plane & Walnut leaf - May 10. Oak Leaf - May 20. Ash leaf - May 26.Average - Hawthorn flowers - May 8. All other plants & trees in leaf by Apr 29.Late - Frogs & Toads croak - May 4. Cuckoo sings - May 7. Nightingale sings - May 19.Average - Churn-owl sings - May 28. Passages transcribed as shown Ed 16
  19. 19. ADVANCE NOTICEYes, 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. Drive-in Church Sticker seen in the back window of our Minister’s car - “Autosave. . . Tel:...” 17
  20. 20. May 20111st Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister2nd Mon May Day Bank Holiday 10.15 a.m. - Ramble Page 123rd Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 54th Wed5th Thu 7.30 p.m. - Church AGM. Page 36th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 4 7.00 p.m. - Agape Meal Page 57th Sat 2.30 p.m. - Saturday Fellowship Page 3 10.30 a.m. - Blessing of Married Couples - The Minister P118th Sun 11.45 a.m. - Fairtrade Stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - The Minister9th Mon 8.00 p.m. - Women’s Contact Group Page 310th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 511th Wed 3.00 p.m. - Minister’s Surgery Page 1012th Thu13th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 414th Sat 10.00 a.m. - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 9 7.30 p.m. - Barn Dance Page 1115th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Mrs Margaret Smith 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Miss Tracy Wilson16th Mon 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 317th Tue 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 p.m. - Elders’ Meeting Page 318th Wed 18
  21. 21. May 201119th Thu 8.00 p.m. - Men’s Group Page 420th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 421st Sat 6.00 p.m. - Bible Celebration Supper Page 12 10.30 a.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister22nd Sun 11.45 a.m. - Fairtrade Stall Page 9 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - David Stoner23rd Mon Victoria Day (Scot.)24th Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 525th Wed26th Thu27th Fri 2.00 p.m. - Mothers & Toddlers Page 428th Sat29th Sun 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Mrs Marion Bayley 6.30 p.m. - Evening Service - Mrs Emma Perry B.D.30th Mon Spring Bank Holiday 10.15 a.m. - Ramble Page 1231st Tue 10.00 a.m. - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 p.m. - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 June 20111st Wed2nd Thu3rd Fri4th Sat 9.00 a.m. - Prayer and Gift Day Page 10 10.30 a.m. - Morning Service - Allan Evison5th Sun 11.45 a.m. - Fairtrade Stall Page 9 12.30 p.m. - Lunch for those living alone Page 10 6.30 p.m. - Holy Communion - The Minister 19
  22. 22. A final piece - for Peace of Mind - continued from last month ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Your Mobile TelephoneYour mobile phone can be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.SECOND Hidden Battery PowerTo activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk). Do this when the phone is almost dead.Your mobile will restart in a special way with this new reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery life.This reserve will get re charged when you charge your mobile next time.This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals.Most people however skip this information without realising. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. PIN reversal - An important updateYour editor was contacted by relatives of Tom and Elsie Luzmore who still read Catalyst.The story regarding reverse Pin protection is an urban myth, no such system exists in the UK.The resources needed to put such a mechanism in operation are too prohibitive for it to work effectively, and there are associated issues with it, for instance if your Pin is 6446.If you do find yourself in such a situation and you enter your Pin backwards, it will only serve to delay your withdrawal and may incite frustration from would-be assailants. You should put your personal safety first and co-operate as best you can.A quick check was made on a couple of reliable web-sites which expose hoaxes and fraud. The findings, in brief, were that in 1994, Joseph Zingher from Chicago began developing ATM software that would silently call police if a PIN was entered in reverse. Since then, Zingher has spent years trying to sell the idea to banks in the United States without success.Zingher and others continue to push for the implementation of reverse pin or similar consumer safety systems at ATMs. The concept is sound, and such technology may well increase ATM security, discourage forced withdrawal crime and possibly even save lives, if it was widely used. Editor 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 97595.30 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 The Peace of God Like a mighty river flowing Like a flower in beauty growing Far beyond all human knowing Is the perfect peace of God Like the summer breezes playing Like the tall trees swaying Like the lips of silent praying Is the perfect peace of God Like the morning sun ascended Like the scents of evening blended Like a friendship never ended Is the perfect peace of God Mission PraiseThis year, the image which accompanies Final Thought will be a visual variation of this scene. The idea is to challenge how we see things, and to help us appreciate how different people may actually see the world around them. Editor