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  1. 1. Catalyst June 2014 THE MAGAZINE OF HAYES FREE CHURCH (U.R.C.)
  2. 2. Copy for the July - August 2014 edition needs to be handed in by Sunday, 15th 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.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: - The website of the month is Deaf Access. This is the charity which will benefit from this year’s Christmas Tree Festival. Here is the web address: deaf-access.co.uk Now, turn to Page 12 for more details. Ed Sunday Services; a thought.. 2 Church Notices 3 - 5 Things you never hear in Church 3 A Sign 5 Saint’s Days 6 Two Rambles; Quiz answers 7 Father’s Day poem 8 Catalyst Needs You! 9 Notice Board 10 - 11 Website of the month 12 Men’s Group - May meeting; Take Notice 13 Churches Together in Hayes; School 14 Places of Worship 15 - 16 The way things once were 17 Interview with the dog 20 Church Organisations I B C
  3. 3. 1 Letter from the Minister Dear Friends, Summer sun is glowing, and we have been blessed with sunshine! What a difference it makes to us when we are greeted with a blue sky and warmth! The winter clothes are packed away, the heavy quilt is laundered and stored, the summer clothes come out from the back of the wardrobe, and we smile! Although we love to complain about our weather (and often with good reason!) we are very fortunate that we generally have enough water and a reasonable climate. Yet I wonder how often we give thanks for it? We really are very lucky to live here – not only is the weather reasonable, we have a good health care system, an education system to be proud of, housing of reasonable quality, and our freedom to worship is still enshrined in law. Even our politicians shine compared to those of other countries! How often we take such things for granted and forget to give thanks to our Lord that we have been so blessed. For we have much to be thankful for in our church: those who preach and bring us God’s Word, the music that helps us to sing, the words projected for us to see, the sound system that helps us to hear, the comfortable seating, members and friends who are willing to give up time to run various groups for the church and community, an Eldership that serves the church with such dedication… and I hope I have missed nothing from that list – except of course our God – who receives all that we offer to Him in love and praise and who in return blesses us with love and forgiveness and strength and so much more. Let us all remember the many blessings we enjoy every day, and let us remember to give thanks to our God.
  4. 4. 2 Sunday Services v Bill Michie is well known to us all. He is a Lay Preacher at HFC. v Revd Geoff Larcombe is a local representative from the Bible Society. He spoke at the Bible celebration supper in the spring of 2011. 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. Some notes on the visiting preachers. June 2014 1st 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 8th 11.15 am - Joint CTH Service in Hayes Library Gardens 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 15th Fathers' Day 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev. Geoff Larcombe 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 22nd 10.30 am - Church Anniversary Service with Holy Communion - The Minister 6.30 pm - Evening Service - 29th 10.30 am - Morning Service - 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister A Thought for Today Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill July 2014 6th 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister
  5. 5. 3 News of the Church Family Announcements are welcome :- BMD - Changes of address, etc. Your prayers would be appreciated for: - Jim Pearson, Mike Duke, Ruth Rees, Jessie Martin, and Helen Hebbes. Church Meetings The next Elders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, 3rd June at 8.00 pm in the small hall. The next Church meeting, will be on Sunday 22nd June at 12.00 noon – after the morning service. The Church Elders are: - Malcolm Cheyne, Daphne Cummings, John Curry, Mike Duke, Doreen Hobbs, Alan Hotten, Sylvia Mack, Bill Michie, John Moren, Mavis Righini, Joan Smith and Bruce Tannock. Women's Contact Group On the 2nd of June we will be meeting at 8.00 pm at Daphne Cummings’s home – 4, Croft Avenue. The following meeting will be at 8.00 pm on the 7th of July at Judith Stoner's home – 113, Bourne Way. Sylvia Mack Tuesday Prayer Meetings for June Held at 10.00am at the following homes:- 3rd Martin Nunn’s. 10th Betty Coster’s. 17th Brenda Cordingley’s. 24th The Church. Then in July: - 1st Martin Nunn’s. Please address any queries to Martin Nunn. Saturday Fellowship We will not be meeting in June, as the 7th is the Hayes Fair day. The July meeting will be on the 5th at 2.30pm at Barbara Jones’ home. Martin Nunn will be leading a Bible Study. You are welcome to join us. Things you never hear in Church “I love it when we sing hymns I've never heard before!”
  6. 6. 4 Men's Group The next Men’s Group meeting will be on Thursday 19 June when there will be a walk in London organised by Alistair Wilson, starting at 6.30 pm. Contact Alistair for meeting point and other details of the walk. (These walks are most interesting and well researched. Ed) Ministry of Flowers Thank you to those who will be providing flowers this month. 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. We closed for half term on May 30th, and our last meeting for the Summer term is on July 11th. We look forward to seeing you. Judith Stoner - Secretary. 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 1st - Pat Marshall 8th - Bec Weller 15th - Joan Smith 22nd - Elizabeth and Alistair Wilson 29th - Margaret - i.m.o. Nell & Syd Williams
  7. 7. 5 Book Club We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 8.00pm in the small hall. Sue Powell Notice Sheets – June & 1st Sunday in July June 1st & 8th Pam Collison 8658 0748 15th & 22nd Joan Smith 8462 3920 29th Daphne Cummings 8777 2487 July 6th Daphne Cummings 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 June meetings will be: - 3rd Gentle Exercises 10th Andrew Dunsmore – Photographer for Westminster Abbey 17th Outing to Crockenhill 24th Mike Martineau – History of the Olympics The first meeting in July will be: - 1st Christine Pope – Poetry to tickle your fancy 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 Saints’ Days in the Church Calendars Here are the principal days for the apostles, major saints and other key events, for June. The information has been drawn from Wikipedia. The prayers are freely available online in Catholic and Episcopal websites. The last 2 prayers are from the website www.2heartsnetwork.org For June there are 3 main dates:- 11th St Barnabas the Apostle. Patron saint of Cyprus. 24th The birth of John the Baptist 29th St Peter the Apostle. Patron saint of fishermen. St Paul the Apostle. Patron saint of Evangelists. The Church of England Collect on Saint Barnabas’s day O LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A prayer to St. Peter (one of many) Thou art the Shepherd of the sheep, the Prince of the Apostles, unto thee were given the keys of the kingdom of heaven. "Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church." Raise us up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the apostolic assistance of blessed Peter, Thine Apostle; so that the weaker we are, the more mightily we may be helped by the power of his intercession; and that being perpetually defended by the same holy apostle, we may neither yield to any iniquity, nor be overcome by any adversity. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen A prayer of St. Paul (Ephesians 3: 14 - 19) I kneel before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that He may grant you in accord with the riches of His glory to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Amen
  9. 9. 7 Two Rambles ----------------------- The first of this year’s inter-church Rambles were blessed with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. On Easter Monday, 21 walkers set off from Crockham Hill for a circular walk to Marlpit Hill, where we enjoyed a good meal at the Swan Inn. On the way back the route took us through a large bluebell wood - a beautiful sight, with scent to match! Bluebell woods were a feature of the May-day Bank Holiday ramble, which attracted 25 people. We set off from Cudham Church at 11 a.m. To reach the Three Horseshoes at Knockholt by 12.30. We last visited this pub eight years ago, when we arrived drenched by a thunderstorm, but received an unforgettable warm welcome. This year the same staff gave us a similar welcome, but this time of course we were perfectly dry! At the end of another very enjoyable walk the whole party were revived (If that’s the right word!) by tea and cake served at Cudham Church. .... And a Sponsored Walk My thanks to all those who kindly sponsored me on the ‘Unlock’ annual London Walk on May 3rd. This event raises money for struggling inner city churches in London and other cities. The route this year was an 8-mile circular one in Camden and Kentish Town, visiting 8 churches of different denominations. Again the weather was fine and sunny, and the route interesting and very well planned. I finished in good time, and when I’ve collected all the sponsored money promised should have raised nearly £280 for a very worthy cause. Many thanks to you all! Martin Nunn Water Words - The Results The answers to last month’s Bible Quiz are: -. 1) Where the disciples fished. - Sea of Galilee 2) It parted to allow Moses and the Israelites through. - The Red Sea 3) Jacob met his future wife here. - at a well 4) Paul was on his way to Rome when this happened. - He was shipwrecked 5) How Jonah travelled when the sailors threw him overboard. - In a large fish or a whale. 6) The river in which Jesus was baptised. - River Jordan 2 entries were received, neither of which were 100% correct. So, the editor has declared a draw. Barbara Jones and John Curry will each receive a Fairtrade prize.
  10. 10. 8 Women’s Contact Coffee Morning We will be holding the next coffee morning in the Small Hall on the 14th of June from 10.00am to 12.00 Noon. 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 Morning, 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. However, on the 2nd Sunday in June there won’t be a morning service in the Church. Therefore, the stall will only be on the 22nd. Please continue to support your fair trade stall. Thank you. Richard and Barbara. Father’s Day --------------- Dad, we just want you to know That you mean so much to us, Through all the years of growing up, You taught us so very much Teaching us to have faith in God And accept responsibility, To have a love for life And hope for eternity And there's still more that you imparted In everything you taught, But one that meant the most to us Was how to love the Lord. © By M. S. Lowndes
  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 pictures, poetry or stories. I’d like to express my thanks to all who have been in touch by card, letter, telephone and those whom I have met recently, now I can get out on my mobile scooter, wishing me well following my emergency visit to hospital. It is really appreciated. Mike
  12. 12. 10 NOTICE Deaf Access ------------------------------------------- I would like to thank the church members for voting for the Deaf Access to receive this year's Christmas tree festival funds. I can assure the church that the funds will be spent wisely for the benefit of the deaf and hearing impaired of the borough. I also show below another event I am arranging if anyone is interested, let me know. An illustrated talk by LARS THARP of ‘Antiques Roadshow’ fame! Fundraising for Deaf Access (the Bromley Resource Centre for The Hearing Impaired) FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014 1.30 pm for 2.00 pm AT HAYES FREE CHURCH TICKETS £15.00 PER PERSON For tickets Please contact Mr D Connolly, 23, Pickhurst Rise,West Wickham, Kent BR4 0AB (S.A.E.) Tel: 020 8776 0108 Turn to Page 12 for more information about Deaf Access.
  13. 13. 11 BOARD Children's Fun Afternoon ---------- at the Manse Saturday 28th June: 3 - 5pm Bouncy Castle, fun and games Afternoon Cream Tea at 18 Hurstdene Avenue Saturday, 28 June 3.00 - 5.00 pm £6.00 Bring and Buy and Raffle In aid of Church Funds Tickets available from Joan Smith 020 8462 3920
  14. 14. 12 Website of the Month Deaf Access Extracts from the website are below. Main topics in the website: - ·Home ·Contact Us ·Services ·Groups BSL Practice Classes Tinnitus and Hard of Hearing ·Training ·Support Us ·About Us ·Partnerships ·Information History of Deaf Access ----------------------- In 1979 a group of hearing parents with deaf children got together to try and establish a link with the Deaf community in order to support their offspring. Bromley Chain was launched in 1980. From the start Bromley Chain felt that there was a need for a 'pop in parlour' to which deaf and hard of hearing people could come for information and advice. Unfortunately it took many years before that dream became reality - even though the need for such a centre never diminished. When, in 1993, services for hearing impaired people in the London Borough of Bromley were reduced - Bromley Chain campaigned for improvements, which included a Resource Centre. Finally the work to develop the Resource Centre became too much for a subgroup of the Bromley Chain and an independent organisation was set up. The Bromley Resource Centre for the Hearing Impaired was established as a charity with 4 members of Bromley Chain and 3 new Trustees. Bromley Chain remains an Independent fundraising and campaigning organisation who speak on behalf of Deaf and hard of hearing people, and the two charities work very closely together.
  15. 15. 13 Take Notice! Sign in a London department store: "Bargain basement upstairs." In an office: "Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken." Outside a photographer's studio: "Out to lunch: if not back by five, out for dinner also." Men's Group - May meeting. ----------------------- As has been the custom for as long as I can remember, the May meeting is always pitch & putt at Sparrow's Den. This was originally organised by Ronnie Moncur but, since he moved up North, I have been organising this for the last 3 or 4 years. As the pitch & putt closes at 6 p.m., we have to book in advance as the owner has to stay behind until about 8.30 p.m. As ever, I went along and paid the minimum charge of £50 for 10 people to play at £5 per head. This has always worked well in the past but this year, only 4 of us turned up so it came out at £12.50 each! Never mind, Bruce, Malcolm, Tony and I had a jolly good game which, from the outset, was a magnificent showcase for Tony's fine golfing skills. Having got the lowest score on each hole, he went on to win by an impressive margin. I started off last and kept up my consistently rubbish standard to finish 4th. (Sounds better than 'last') Bruce and Malcolm swapped 2nd and 3rd places as we went along and the final score was: 1st: Tony; 34 2nd: Malcolm; 40 3rd: Bruce; 47 4th: Chris; 50 In spite of a great evening in the best of company (accompanied by many jokes and merry quips) we decided that this would be our last pitch & putt evening. We all agreed that it is time for something new. On a personal note, I have now equalled Alistair's record for having organised 3 Men's group meetings this 2013/2014 year. I stood in for Bill Michie to run a Music Quiz and then did Tony's Quiz night as each of them were otherwise engaged. I must say, I do enjoy it and am very happy to be surrounded by a fantastic group of great friends every 3rd Thursday. Chris Fitzgerald
  16. 16. 14 School... A Year 4 Teacher was reading to her class and came across some text in brackets. "What do you think they are for?" she asked the class. Back came one child's reply. "Is it because of Health and Safety, Miss?" Churches Together in Hayes -------------------- I t’s been a real joy during the last few months to have fellowship in so many ways with folk from the other churches which form, with us, Churches Together in Hayes. We’ve had the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service at St. Mary’s, followed by light refreshments and a time of renewing, and making new, friendships. The following week the Lent Course started at our church. 5 sessions led by the church leaders in turn and studying a published course. We gathered in mixed groups and shared some lively discussions before sharing our thoughts with the whole meeting. Barriers were broken down and there was a freedom to share. Then onto Good Friday with the Walk of Witness which this year started at Hayes Free Church and finished at the Rosary where a short service was held. Then drinks and hot cross buns were served and there was a chance to meet again the new friends we’d met on the previous occasions. 9th May saw tables set in the small hall of our church where an Agape Supper had been prepared by the CTH committee. Again, as usual when food is involved, a happy time of fellowship before Andrew Dunsmore gave an illustrated talk at which we learnt of, and saw, a different view of Westminster Abbey. Then there were the rambles which Martin arranges for most Bank Holiday Mondays. They are always well supported by families, friends, and their animals from the four churches. As we go to print there is still one more ramble due in May so perhaps we might learn more about those later. How fortunate we are as groups of Christians, worshipping in different ways in our area, to be able to celebrate that which unites us. Brenda
  17. 17. 15 Places of Worship The series of occasional articles about places of worship which are unusual or have a special feature continues with the Parish Church of Chaldon. The church is in a rural setting under the North Surrey downs and with a southerly outlook over fields seen through mature trees. The following wording is taken from the Chaldon Parish Council website at the following page :- www.surreycommunity.info/chaldonpc/history-of-chaldon-church/ ------------------------------------------------ Chaldon Church is of Saxon Foundation and is recorded in the Charter of Frithwald, dated 727 AD. It came under the overlordship of the King of Mercia who founded Chertsey Abbey in 666 AD. The present church was started in the late 10th or early 11th century, before the Normans came. It consisted originally of a rectangular nave, 27 feet long and just over 17 feet wide with high walls probably having an apse at the east end, characteristic of Saxon church building. The picture on the west wall is famous as the earliest known English wall painting - it dates from about 1200 and is without equal in any other part of Europe. It is thought to have been painted by a travelling artist-monk with an extensive knowledge of Greek ecclesiastical art. The picture depicts the 'Ladder of Salvation of the Human Soul' together with 'Purgatory and Hell' Wall paintings of this kind were intended as a visual aid to religious teaching and they provide a wide philosophical background to such studies. The fresco, in dark red ochre and yellow ochre, measures 17ft3in x 11ft2in. At some stage, probably in the seventeenth century, during the 'Commonwealth', the painting was white- washed over. In 1869 when the Rector, Reverend Henry Shepherd, had decorators in to prepare the walls for re-limewashing, he noticed signs of colour and stopped the work. The workers had already reported having found some more figures on the north wall arch, which were unfortunately hacked off irretrievably, including a devil and two human figures. The Surrey Archaeological Society undertook the cleaning and preserving of the mural and Mr. J. G. Waller, an expert in these matters, undertook the restoration. ................... The whole picture is in the form of a cross formed by the Ladder and a horizontal division between Hell and Purgatory known as nebuly, with some intricate patterns on it. Continued on page 16. ...
  18. 18. 16 The fresco at St Peter & St Paul, The Parish Church of Chaldon The church today The church remains an active place of worship, with two services every Sunday and a thriving and increasing congregation, in which prayer and music have for long played a great part. ... Continued from page 15.
  19. 19. 17 CLAIRE DE LUNE by ROLAND LEIGHTON Soft with the breath of flowers And laughter of dead showers, The passionate pale-lit hours Encompass wood and lea; And down the whispering river And moon-bright dimples quiver On waves that start and shiver For fear to join the sea. But when Night's veil grows older, Her subtle silence colder, The poplar's blackness bolder Against the dawning sky, New Day's renascent embers Make June's dear dreams December's; And no one else remembers Except the moon and I. ------------------------------------- This item is from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive. (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa); © University of Oxford The way things once were This year’s theme covers sayings or poetry from the First World War SUMMER CONCERT -------- Hayes Philharmonic Choir will be giving a summer concert on Saturday 21 June at 7.45pm in Hayes Parish Church (tickets £7). Do come! Music on a summer evening is one of the delights of this time of year, and we will offer you a selection of light pieces, madrigals, part-songs and anthems, to complement (we hope) the weather. As ever, these will include some rarities which you may not have another chance to hear for some time. Among these will be music written by Prince Albert, and a nineteenth century take on that perennial summer problem – what to do when a fly lands on the edge of your drink! We look forward to seeing you there.
  20. 20. 18 June 2014 1st Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Bill Michie 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister 2nd Mon 8.00 pm - Women’s Contact Group Page 3 3rd Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 8.00 pm - Elders’ Meeting Page 3 4th Wed 5th Thu 6th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 7th Sat 8th Sun 11.15 am - Joint CTH Service in Hayes Library Gardens 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 9th Mon 10th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 11th Wed 12th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 13th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 1.30 pm - Deaf Access talk Page 10 14th Sat Queen's Official Birthday 10.00 am - Women’s Contact Coffee Morning Page 8 15th Sun Fathers' Day 10.30 am - Morning Service - Rev. Geoff Larcombe 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 16th Mon 17th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 18th Wed 19th Thu 6.30 pm - Men’s Group Page 4 20th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4
  21. 21. 19 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 7 June Hayes Fair, at which there will be a CTH stall. 27 July Church Meeting at 12.00 noon. July 2014 1st Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 2nd Wed 3rd Thu 8.00 pm - Book Club Page 5 4th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 5th Sat 2.30 pm - Saturday Fellowship Page 3 6th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - Major Cliff Kent 6.30 pm - Holy Communion - The Minister June 2014 21st Sat 7.45 pm - Summer Concert Page 17 22nd Sun 10.30 am - Church Anniversary Service with Holy Communion - The Minister Followed by the Fairtrade Stall Page 8 12.00 pm - Church Meeting Page 3 6.30 pm - Evening Service - 23rd Mon 24th Tue 10.00 am - Tuesday Prayer Meeting Page 3 2.00 pm - Women’s Fellowship Page 5 25th Wed 6.30 pm - Worship Group Page 4 26th Thu 2.30 pm - Bible Study Group Page 4 27th Fri 2.00 pm - Hayes Mothers’ & Toddlers’ Club Page 4 28th Sat 3.00 pm - Afternoon Cream Tea Page 11 3.00 pm - Children’s Fun Afternoon Page 11 29th Sun 10.30 am - Morning Service - 6.30 pm - Evening Service - The Minister 30th Mon
  22. 22. 20 1) My life is likely to last up to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me. 2) Give me some time to under- stand what you want from me. 3) Place your trust in me. It's crucial to my well-being. 4) Don't be angry with me for long, and don't isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you. 5) Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words - I understand your voice. 6) Be aware that however you treat me, I will not be able to forget it. 7) Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them. 8) Before you scold me for be- ing uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if some- thing might be wrong with me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, or I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker. 9) Take care of me when I get old. You'll be old one day. 10) Go with me, on difficult jour- neys. Never say: "I can't watch - it's too painful." Eve- rything is easier when you are with me. And through it all: Remember that I love you. Interview With The Dog ----------------------- The silence is broken We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans. From the website aplacetolovedogs.com
  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 5.15pm 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 - 1st HFC Book Club Sue Powell 8462 2212 8.00pm - 3rd Men's Group Bruce Tannock 8325 6264 8.00pm - 2nd, & 4th Ignatian Spirituality Group David Hawthorn 8249 7188 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 The hand that points the way is part of the hand that supplies the need. (Rhoda’s quotation first used in June 1991) Some thoughts for prayer v Pray for those who are scared. v Pray for those who despair. v Pray for those who work for peace. v Praise God and offer the Peace.