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  1. 1. Catalyst October 2013 THE MAGAZINE OF HAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)
  2. 2. Copy for the November 2013 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 13th October. 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 Principal Contacts Minister: Rev. Sue Powell Tel: 020 8462 2212 Church Secretary: Mrs Mavis Righini Tel: 020 8462 1168 Fabric Steward Mr. Chris Wood Tel: 020 8462 2444 Treasurer: Mr. Simon Narracott Tel: 020 8462 2004 Lettings Secretary: Mrs Undine Connolly 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. 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. This month’s website: - This time, we are looking at Christian Prison Resources. This website has been chosen in connection with the evening service on 27th October. The website is www.christianprisonresources.org.uk Now, turn to Page 16 for more details....... Ed Sunday Services; Quotes 2 Church Notices 3 - 5 Hayes Community Minibus Trust 6 & 17 Potato Chips 7 Christmas Fair & Christmas Card Sale 8 Catalyst Needs You 9 Notice Board 10 - 11 Christmas Tree Festival 13 Stop Press; When 2 or 3.....; The Way things once were 14 Autumn Fair - W. Wickham 15 Website of the Month 16 Communities 20 Church Organisations I B C
  3. 3. 1 Letter from the Minister Dear Friends, Harvest is here, and what a lot we have to be thankful for. We are blessed with such an abundance of food – and such variety. I happily eat things that were never seen when I grew up: Kiwi fruit, pawpaws, avocados… and I’m sure you’ll remember many more. I suspect there may be other foods we have not seen or tried, and the possibility that there might be other flavours to enhance our food is amazing! Our diet has changed over the years, although not always for the better. Sometimes, as people come into church for Baptisms or Weddings or Funerals, little seeds are sown; seeds of faith that can be watered and fed by life and the questions it poses; little seeds that God will grow over time. Although our understanding of church may remain the same, the flavours and types of services have changed over the years, and people come into church not at all sure what to expect or how to be. It is our job to help them experience a ‘new food’, the ‘new food’ of faith. What a difference it can make to them if we serve it at the right temperature and with warmth and care and love on our faces. We have such an opportunity to share and encourage others at those moments. We already have an abundance of faith to give thanks for, let us all try to share that bountiful harvest of faith with all those who come through the doors of our church. For as Matthew 25 reminds us: ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me...’ Let us welcome the stranger!
  4. 4. 2 Sunday Services Some notes on the visiting preachers. v Keith Nye is a reader from the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Bromley. v John Cox is an Anglican lay reader from Bromley. v Rev. David Fortune is the Director of Ministry from Christian Prison Resources. October 2013 6th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Keith Nye 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 13th 10.30 am - Harvest Parade - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 20th 10.30 am - Morning Service - John Cox 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 27th 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Rev. David Fortune An Inspirational Quote Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be. But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities. Ritu Ghatourey "I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us, everything that exists, proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision." Thomas Alva Edison
  5. 5. 3 News of the Church Family Announcements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc. Announcements v I would like to thank you all for your kind words, cards and letters following the death of my mother. Your care and concern have been wonderful, and very much appreciated. Sue v I would like to thank all those who sent cards or phoned following my hip operation. I also much appreciated the lovely bunch of flowers I received from the Church after the Sunday evening service. Thank you too to those who gave me lifts to various appointments and did shopping for me. It was all most helpful. I am making good progress and hope to be back with you in Church soon. Ruth White Contact details updated v Martin Nunn’s email should read martin.baec@hotmail.co.uk. v Eric Hitch email address is erichitch@tiscali.co.uk v Miss Wendy Smith, 1 Crest Road, Bromley BR2 7JA. Tel: 8462 1779. v Dorothy Sandy’s telephone number is 8462 6705 Your prayers would be appreciated for: - Marjorie Curry, Ruth Rees, and Jessie Martin. Church Meetings The next Elders’ meetings will be on Tuesday 1st October and Tuesday 5th November at 8.00 pm in the small hall. The next Church meeting will be on Sunday 27th October at 12.00 noon after the morning service. *** LMMR will be discussed. *** Women's Contact Group The Contact Group will meet at 8.00pm on Monday the 7th of October at Barbara Jones‘s home,133 Pickhurst Lane. Then on the 4th of November at Jean Ritchie’s home, 25 Burford Road, Bickley. Sylvia Mack Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
  6. 6. 4 Tuesday Prayer Meetings for October Held at 10.00am at the following homes:- 1st Betty Coster’s. 8th Martin Nunn’s. 15th Brenda Cordingley’s. 22nd The Church. 29th Martin Nunn’s Then in November: - 5th Martin Nunn’s. Please address any queries to Martin Nunn. Saturday Fellowship The next meeting will be on the 5th of October at 2.30pm at Barbara Jones’ home. Martin Nunn will be leading a Bible Study. You are welcome to join us. Men's Group We will NOT be meeting in October. Ministry of Flowers Thank you to those who will be providing flowers in October 2013 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 October 18th the photographer- Sue Fitzgerald- is booked to come to the club. Our half term is on November 1st. We look forward to seeing you. Judith Stoner - Secretary. 6th - Win Browne 13th - Barbara Jones 20th - David and Undine Connolly - i.m.o. Undine’s mother 27th - Elizabeth and Alistair Wilson
  7. 7. 5 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 - October & 1st Sunday in November 6th Brenda Cordingley 8462 3867 13th Brenda Cordingley 20th Pam Collison 8658 0748 27th Pam Collison November 3rd Joan Smith 8462 3920 If you require items to be included in the notice sheets, please contact the appropriate person by the previous Tuesday. Women's Fellowship Meetings are in the small hall at 2.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated, on Tuesdays and finish about 3.30 p.m. The October meetings will be: - 1st Musical Interludes 8th Our encounters with Royalty! 15th Anniversary Service and Tea 22nd Richard III – The King Lost and Found 29th Coney Hall Women’s Fellowship Tea Then on: - 5th November Hedgehogs! 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
  8. 8. 6 Women’s Contact Coffee Morning We will be holding a coffee morning in the Small Hall from 10.00am to 12.00 on the 12th of October, 2013. 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 October the stall will be held on the 13th and 27th. You will find new lines on the stall, including some “stocking fillers” as a foretaste of what will be on the Christmas Card Fair stall. Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. Hayes Community Minibus Trust I have decided to include in Catalyst the July minutes of the above trust. (See Page 17) The reasons are: - 1. I recognise the good work undertaken by the late Les Mollison, our past treasurer. 2. I introduce our new treasurer, Richard Dovey, who approached me and offered his services as Treasurer. Richard is a full time working accountant and is also treasurer for Beckenham Rotary Club. 3. To advise you that Andrew Mack, the son of Laurie and Sylvia, has offered his services to audit the accounts. Andrew is a qualified full time working accountant. We are very grateful for both of the above who have offered their services without any contact from myself. 4. To thank Alan Farrer from Hayes Parish Church for his hard work as Acting Treasurer following Les Mollison’s illness and subsequent death. John Moren Chairman.
  9. 9. 7 Potato Chips A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever... When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!" Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, "dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected." Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally! Have lunch with God.......bring chips.
  10. 10. 8 For more information about these events, please contact the organisers: - Pamela Collison for the Charity Christmas Card Sale Chris Wood for the Christmas Fair
  11. 11. 9 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 summertime stories. Views of Jean Haddon’s garden.
  12. 12. 10 NOTICE Mission Tea On Saturday, 19th October 2013 From 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm The speaker will be Matthew Moren-Ellis His subject will be The Work of the Mission today. Tickets are available from Martin Nunn or Brenda Cordingley at £3.00 per head. HARVEST LUNCH 13 OCTOBER 2013 You are invited to a friendly, hot, 3 course lunch which will take place in the small hall after our celebration of Harvest at the morning service in the Church. There will be a charge of £5 in aid of Church Funds Please bring your own drinks.. If you have any dietary requests, please contact Margaret Tannock who will be happy to help.
  13. 13. 11 BOARD Jewellery & Boxes It is that time of year again when I ask you to look out any priceless pieces of jewellery, or even just the box it is lying in, for my stall at the Christmas Fair. All types of jewellery are acceptable - no diamond is too small! Dig out those boxes as well. Thank you Barbara AMELODY OF FLOWERS Brockley Road, Brockley SE4 2SA St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church St.Andrew’s United Reformed Church presents a Floral Demonstration By Graham Harmer, S.F.Dip, Florist & Chelsea Gold Medalist Assisted by June Ford and the Choir of St.Andrew’s Saturday, 12 thOctober 2013 at 6.30pm Light refreshments sponsored by the Co-op Funeral Directors Tickets: £10 for adults : £8 for children over 16 available from: Shirley Rochester on 020 8690 2198 or 0794 646 7555 and on the door Some floral designs created that evening will be in a raffle. All Proceeds to ChristianAid
  14. 14. 12 ROTARY CLUB OF LANGLEY PARK & DEAF ACCESS Saturday 26th October 2013 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. AT HAYES FREE CHURCH PICKHURST LANE HAYES KENT LUNCHES & REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Interested table holders – tables available 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
  15. 15. 13 HAYES FREE CHURCH CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL IN AID OF KENT ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND FROM FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER to SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER The Festival will be open each day from 2.00 pm from December 2 to December 7. The Church will be open at service times each Sunday (10.30 am and 6.30 pm) Admission charges: - THE SNOWMAN - Children £2.00 Adults £4.00 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - Adults £4.00 CHRISTMAS QUIZ - £2.00 per Person (Bring your own drinks & nibbles) Tables of 8. Form a team or we will make up a team if you are on your own. Programme of Entertainment for the Festival November Friday 29th Opening Concert 7.30 pm Saturday 30th Film The Snowman Followed by Tea for Children 2.30 pm Saturday 30th Film It’s a Wonderful Life James Stewart and Donna Reed 7.30 pm December Sunday 1st Pickhurst Junior School 6.30 pm Monday 2nd Bishop Justus School 7.30 pm Tuesday 3rd The Allegri Singers 7.30 pm Wednesday 4th Wandle Ringers 7.30 pm Thursday 5th Orpington Rock Choir 7.30 pm Friday 6th Christmas Quiz 7.30 pm Saturday 7th Beckenham Concert Band 7.45 pm Sunday 8th Churches Together in Hayes with musical accompaniment by the musicians from Hayes School 6.30 pm All money raised will go to the Kent Association for the Blind HAYES FREE CHURCH 111, Pickhurst Lane Bromley BR2 7HU www.hayesfreechurch.com Tickets for the films and quiz from John Curry Tel: 020 8249 3663 Cheques should be made payable to: - HAYES FREE CHURCH TREE APPEAL
  16. 16. 14 Humpty Dumpty The words first appeared in the late 18th century and the tune in 1870. There are several theories as to what Humpty Dumpty was. One suggests that it was actually the nickname of a cannon used on the walls of Colchester by the Royalists during the Civil War. It was used to repel the Parliamentarian forces attacking the town, but was eventually blown up and came crashing down – never to be put back together again. The way things once were What did those nursery rhymes mean? We have been looking at this for the past year. A new theme starts next month. Do you have any ideas for a theme for the next 12 months of “the way things once were”? Then, please speak out before the November edition press date. Are there any suggestions? Editor When 2 or 3 are gathered.... ..... Stop Press Chris and Gilly Wood were interviewed on Premier Radio regarding how they had coped and how their lives had changed since Gilly had a brain tumour removed 2 years ago. The broadcast was on Sunday 15 September They had been to Torch Trust in Sussex for a weekend which both of them found helpful. They didn’t know which part of the programme they would appear on and were surprised when the WHOLE programme of 15 minutes was devoted to them!
  17. 17. 15 CANCER RESEARCH UK The West Wickham Committee Annual AUTUMN FAIR with Crafts Stalls and Combined Charities Christmas Card Sale SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2013 EMMANUEL CHURCH HALLS, THE GROVE, WEST WICKHAM 10.00 AM. - 2.30 PM. Entrance : 50p Children Free RAFFLE TO BE DRAWN AT 2PM
  18. 18. 16 Website of the Month Christian Prison Resources (Wording taken from the website.) Latest News CPR believes that every Christian organisation should seek to do ALL as the Bible directs. We attempt to build our work, lives and practice on the Bible. In so doing we expect Christ's blessing. It causes fulfilment and contentment (though is no excuse for resting on our laurels, if any!) By His grace alone, as a group and as individuals, we seek 'to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.' Our-Board members, Brian Edwards, John Temple, Timothy Laurence, Sean Willis and David Fortune are completely committed to those spiritual ideals as they seek to lead a charity to resource prisons. But the word "charity" must sometimes strikes fear into any church leader’s heart! Churches seem the constant ‘target’ of the attention of charities involved in mission. But, following the Bible, could we be going about this the wrong way? Should not a mission reciprocate it's blessings? The early apostles of course did this many times over – by giving us the New Testament. We are here to help build the church of Christ, not to drain churches. We want to encourage you, not to discourage you. Though CPR is a charity we are not looking for handouts! One of our supporting goals is to help to build the church wherever it is and also where it isn't – to make Christ known. ........ We are here to build you NOT drain you; encourage you NOT discourage you. Though CPR is a charity we are not looking for handouts! Our goal is to build the church where ever it is and where it isn't – to make Christ known. We want you to freely use*, for Christ's glory, any material we produce in the downloads section. The mission of Christian Prison Resources is to assist prisoners and detainees in Prisons, Youth Offenders Institutions and Immigration Removal Centres to trust in Christ, deepen their Christian faith, and walk with Him in such a way that it causes all relationships to be profoundly changed for the better. This reflects the Bible’s teaching on relationships. A significant part of the ministry of CPR is also to assist prison chaplains in their work. To support this, CPR is involved in raising the profile of prison ministry among Christian leaders, congregations and individual Christians.
  19. 19. 17 HAYES COMMUNITY MINIBUS TRUST TRUSTEE MEETING ON THURSDAY 18 JULY 2013 AT 10.00 A.M. Present: John Moren (JM), Allan Evison (AE) Alan Farrer (AF) and Richard Dovey (RD) in attendance The meeting commenced with an introduction by JM giving the reason for the meeting, viz. the sad death of our Treasurer and Trustee, Les Mollison. Tributes to him were made by JM, AE and AF. A short silence was held followed by a prayer from AF. The main purpose of the meeting was to elect a new Treasurer and Trustee and in this respect we asked RD to attend the meeting. RD, having confirmed his agreement to act as Treasurer, was duly elected with AF proposing and JM seconding and AE also in favour. RD also confirmed his willingness to become a Trustee. It was also agreed that RD and AE be made authorised signatories for the accounts held with Barclays Bank and National Savings and Investments. We then discussed all that required attention to update our records with those companies with whom we deal. These include Barclays Bank, National Savings and Investments, The Charity Commission and the company through whom we pay the fuel bills. AF will obtain and complete forms for the first two whilst RD said he would inform the last two. We will also have to advise the minibus insurers. Discussions then ensued regarding the charge made to users of the minibus and whether this should be increased. It was agreed that no change would be made at present. However RD suggested he conducted an exercise to ascertain whether or not there should be an increase at some time in the future JM advised that there were some new drivers of the minibus and also some standing down so it was agreed that a new list be completed and sent to the minibus insurers. A copy of the AGM Minutes of 5 March 2012 was given to RD whilst copies of the draft Accounts for the two years ended 3 March 2013 were given to JM, AE and RD. These had been prepared by AF in his capacity as Acting Treasurer following Les Mollison's illness and subsequent death. JM wondered whether we could claim Gift Aid relief in respect of donations made and RD said he would look into this matter when he took over the books. In this latter respect AF said he would meet with RD again shortly to explain all that had to be done. This will be following completion of the forms referred to previously. The meeting closed at 11.20 a.m. with thanks to all present.
  20. 20. 18 October 2013 1st Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 3 2nd Wed 3rd Thu 4th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 5th Sat 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 4 6th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Keith Nye 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 7th Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 3 8th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 9th Wed 10th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 11th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 12th Sat 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 6 13th Sun 10.30 am - Harvest Parade - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 6 12.30 pm - Harvest Lunch Page 10 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 14th Mon 15th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 19th Sat 4.00 pm - Mission Tea Page 10 20th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - John Cox 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 21st Mon
  21. 21. 19 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 9th Nov 10.30 am - 2.30 pm - Christmas Fair & Charity Card Fair 24th Nov 12.00 Noon - Church Meeting 29th Nov - 8th Dec Christmas Tree Festival November 2013 1st Fri 2nd Sat 3rd Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service 6.30 pm - Holy Communion October 2013 22nd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 23rd Wed 6.30 pm - Worship Group Page 5 24th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 5 25th Fri 2.00 pm - Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 26th Sat 10.00 am - Antique & Collectors Fair Page 12 27th Sun Back to Church Sunday BST Ends 10.30 am - Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by Fairtrade stall Page 6 12.00 Noon - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - Rev. David Fortune 28th Mon 29th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 4 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 30th Wed 31st Thu
  22. 22. 20 Communities The sense of belonging to a community, whether it’s our church, neighbourhood or a hobby or interest group, rarely comes instantly. It normally develops over time and fluctuates depending on our sense of connection with other people, experiences we have in that community (either positive or negative) and the degree to which we feel we can be ourselves. In my experience, one of the things that most builds a sense of community is shared experience. Doing things together and having a shared goal naturally draws people together. I recall once being part of a team that organised an event for One World Week, a programme of educational events on world development issues. We were members of different churches in the same town who had never met before but came together to plan and hold an event for the local community. I felt a strong sense of community with this group even though we didn’t know each other well. We had a common purpose and all contributed in our own way to the success of the day. In short, we were all involved. This was an interesting lesson for me. Involvement seems to be key. To feel part of a community, we need to feel involved. Our voice needs to be heard, we need to make a contribution. In churches we often feel passive because we are not truly involved, we are not able to use our gifts, and our opinion is not sought. This exercise helps you to look at your own experience of community. It is based on a chapter from Spirituality Workbook by David Runcorn and a chapter from Simplicity, Love & Justice by James Odgers. To do the exercise you’ll need a sheet of paper and three different coloured felt tips or pens. Write down your answers to the questions. 1. Make a list of the different communities and groups you belong to. Beside each one write the demands and responsibilities upon you. In a different coloured pen, write the qualities (good and bad) of each community or group. Then in a third colour write down the feelings you most commonly experience in each community/group. 2. Reflect for a few minutes on the list you have written. Do you want to relate differently within any of these communities or groups? Be more involved or less? Where do you see God at work in these communities? 3. What do you want from community life that you’re not finding at the moment? Could you do anything to change things? 4. What for you would make your church a more fulfilling community to be a part of? 5. What would your ideal community be like? What would it look and feel like to live in? David Hawthorn
  23. 23. CHURCH ORGANISATIONS Day Organisation Contact Phone Sunday 10.25am Sunday Club Mike Duke 8462 5103 Weekdays 9.15 -12.15pm 12.15 -12.45pm Pre School Group P/School lunch club Jayne Carvell 07913 299773 Monday 5.45pm Brownies Sarah Humphrey 8249 9982 6.30pm Cubs Brenda Petts 8325 3956 8.00pm - 1st Women's Contact Group Sylvia Mack 8462 1938 Tuesday 10.00am Prayer Meeting Martin Nunn 8462 5918 2.00pm Women's Fellowship Sue Powell 8462 2212 7.00pm Scouts Paul Hasling 3236 0083 Wednesday 3.30pm - 4th Messy Church Sue Powell 8462 2212 5.00pm Rainbows Jenny Longman 07730 574962 6.00pm Beavers Brenda Petts 8325 3956 6.30pm - 4th Reflections Group Bill Michie 8658 4167 8.00pm Explorers Tom Strachan 07745 813 295 Thursday 2.30pm - 2nd, & 4th Bible Study Sue Powell 8462 2212 5.30pm Brownies Stevie Blair. 8325 3469 7.15 - 8.45pm Senior Guides Georgina Chappell 07983 471308 8.00pm - 3rd Men's Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 Friday 9.00 - 12.00pm Coffee morning during term times 2.00pm Mothers & Toddlers Judith Stoner 8462 3023 6.30pm Guides Teresa Cheyne 8777 6042 Saturday 2.30pm - 1st Saturday Fellowship Martin Nunn 8462 5918 NOTE: - Some of the organisations meet once or twice per month. This is indicated by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. The numbers relate to which week day of the month, NOT the calendar date.
  24. 24. Final Thought Walk lightly Each leaf, each petal, each grain, each person, sings your praises, Creator God. Each creature on the earth, all the mountains and great seas show your glory, Spirit of love. And yet the hand of greed has patented and plundered your splendour, has taken and not shared your gift, has lived as owner of the earth, not guest. And so the ice is cracked the rivers dry, the valleys flooded and the snowcaps melt. God our Father, show us how to step gently, how to live simply, how to walk lightly with respect and love for all that you have made. Amen Linda Jones/CAFOD