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Samson and Delilah – the musical

The premier of the musical ‘Samson and Delilah’ by David Sutton, Chatham Corps, was performed by the Youth on Saturday evening and raised £177.

David Sutton  David Sutton

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Monday Spot (20 October 2014)

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.

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Sunday meetings (19 October 2014)

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.

The Sunday meetings are led by the YP Corps with the morning meeting being the YP Annual prizegiving and the Youth leading the afternoon meeting at 4 pm.

You are very welcome to come and join us.  Here’s where we are

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Ladies Fellowship October meeting

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 Boughton (Medium)  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

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Chatham Songsters visit to Winton Corps, Bournemouth

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.

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Monday Spot (13 October 2014)

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.

Andrea Still cropped  Major Andrea Still

There will, during the week, be a report on the Songsters’ visit to Winton Corps, Bournemouth. Continue reading

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Prayers needed for SA response to Ebola

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

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Sunday meetings

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.

Andrea Still (Medium)   Major Andrea Still

This is where we are:

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Mainly Music Conference 2014

Sue Willard (Medium)  Sue Willard

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

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Samson and Delilah

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:

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Dwarfism Awareness Month

Can't bring us down  Restricted Growth Assocation  song.

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

Matt & Emma Spencer  Matt and Emma Spencer.

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.

RGA choir    RGA choir.

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.


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Monday Spot 6 October 2014

There was just one meeting at the Corps yesterday as in the evening we joined with the United Churches of Central Chatham for a Harvest Songs of Praise held at All Saints’ Church.  Continue reading

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Post Psalm 8 challenge

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Our webmaster is on holiday and has chosen to contribute his choice of photographs to the Psalm 8 challenge.   Even though this finished in September we are pleased to indulge him and hope he enjoys the rest of his holiday and receives much blessing.

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Sunday meetings 5 October 2014

There is just one meeting in the Chatham SA on Sunday.  This will be at 10.00 am and will be led by Majors Alec & Andrea Still.

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In the evening we will be joining with All Saints’ Church, Magpie Hall Road, to participate in the United Churches in Chatham Harvest Songs of Praise commencing at 6 pm.



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Adult and Family Ministries

The annual AFM celebrations took place at the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells under the banner ‘Reach for the Stars’.  Lt. Col. Angela Irving, Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries, led the two sessions with special guests Majors Andy and Gwen Cox.   The Divisional Fellowship Band provided music ministry. Continue reading

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