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Remember to put your clocks 1 hour back tonight. You’ll be very early for the meeting tomorrow if you don’t!!
Our meetings this coming Sunday (26 October) will be led by corps officers Majors Alec and Andrea Still at 10am and 6pm
The premier of the musical ‘Samson and Delilah’ by David Sutton, Chatham Corps, was performed by the Youth on Saturday evening and raised £177.
On Saturday the Corps Youth presented the musical ‘Samson and Delilah’ written and composed by David Sutton, a member of our Corps. This was a most enjoyable event and will be reported separately.
This Saturday you are invited to the Youth’s presentation of the musical ‘Samson and Delilah’ commencing at 7 pm, admission by donation of £3 at the door.
You are very welcome to come and join us. Here’s where we are
The speaker at the Ladies Fellowship meeting this month was a member of our Corps, Chris Boughton, who spoke about his role as a MacMillan Social Worker.
Chris BoughtonAlthough our numbers were greatly depleted for many reasons, those who attended were very interested to learn about what it means to be a social worker. Continue reading
The Songster Brigade had been looking forward to visiting Winton Corps, Bournemouth and were ready on Saturday to travel by coach to the Corps, of similar size to Chatham. (Scroll down to the end for some informal pictures.) There was a sense of excitement and anticipation that God would be with us and do great things.
As mentioned in our previous posts, it is not possible to publish the Monday Spot in the usual format this week but just in case you would like to see Major Andrea Still’s meetings plans for yesterday, they are listed below with links to songs as usual. I do hope this is helpful.
There will, during the week, be a report on the Songsters’ visit to Winton Corps, Bournemouth. Continue reading
The Worldwide Prayer Meeting (WWPM) have asked all corps to pray for the Army’s involvement in the fight against Ebola. Two territories have opened specialist treatment centres and personnel are being deployed from other countries. The Army is usually involved in Emergency responses, but obviously this one is very different. We are asked to pray for wisdom in decisions and for the protection of personnel who volunteer to go, and indigenous comrades on the ground. More details are on the IHQ website. Continue reading
This weekend the Songsters are conducting the meetings at Winton, Bournemouth but meetings will be held at Chatham as usual at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm led by Major Andrea Still.
For those of you who usually follow our ‘Monday Spot’, it will not be possible for this to be in the usual format on 13 October due to the webmaster being on holiday and the deputy being with the Songsters at Winton.
This is where we are:
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Sue Willard, Mainly Music leader, reports:
Four of us (Gill, Irene, Rae and myself) travelled up to Leamington Spa last weekend for this year’s Mainly Music conference. It was great to meet up again with our area coach, Barbara, and some fellow delegates over dinner on the Friday evening, giving us a chance to chat informally before the conference itself. Continue reading
Chatham Youff (Youthful, Outgoing, Understanding, Faith-filled Followers) are presenting the musical ‘Samson and Delilah’ at 7pm on Saturday 18 October at our Hall in Church Street. Entry by donation of £3 each which you can pay at the door.
Here’s where we are:
This month, October, is Dwarfism Awareness month, and to celebrate this Captain Matt Spencer, Leader, New Addington Salvation Army Community Church; Tutor, William Booth College, has written a song for the Restricted Growth Association choir. ‘Can’t bring us down’. This has just been released and can be purchased for £0.25 or more through the RGA website
This track is performed by three generations of families affected by restricted growth conditions. Many of the soloists have dwarfism themselves or are siblings of children with dwarfism. The writer and composer of the song is an average height father who has a child with dwarfism. The song was inspired by his son’s life experience and those of some of the other children and adults who contributed to this recording.
Matt and Emma’s son, Khaim, sings the second line in verse 1.
We are asked to draw your attention to the needs of people with dwarfism and their families. You may feel you would like to make a donation which can be done through the RGA web page or by contacting us.