Monthly Archives: December 2008

Words of Life

The spring edition of Words of Life is available at Chatham SA from Nigel Day or can be obtained from Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Ltd. or your local Christian bookshop.  ISBN 978-0-340-97937-2  The new edition of Words of Life (January to … Continue reading

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What children say – episode 2

We hope you enjoy these. More later.

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Monday Spot (29 December 2008)

I was looking through my bookcase the other day and came across an African Prayer Book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.    There are lots of little verses and prayers written by African people but one in particular I thought appropriate to … Continue reading

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What children say – episode 1

Children have a way of making us laugh, Try some of these letters. We shall publish more later.

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Christmas Day 2008

May this Christmas Day be a time of joy and blessing remembering that ‘Light and Life to All He Brings‘.  The gift is for all of us. God bless you.

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Poking holes in the darkness

The Officer’s Blog for Christmas Eve 2008 is brought to us by Major Drew McCombe. This is what he says: Let me take you back to a time when there were gas lamps that lit our streets. A lamplighter’s job … Continue reading

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Carols in Bluewater

It seems to be an annual event that the Songsters have a presence in John Lewis’s store in Bluewater.   One week it is the turn of the bandsmen songsters who play carols amidst the sparkling decorations of the store.  The … Continue reading

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Santa Comes Twice!

Santa Claus has visted The Salvation Army twice this year. Each of our Parent & Toddler Groups has its own Christmas Party on separate days so two visits were essential. A welcome visitor

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Monday Spot (22 December 2008)

Different groups of people in the Medway Towns have benefited from music ministry by the Corps Band during this week. It seems that not an evening has gone by without an appointment for bandsmen to provide music at a carol … Continue reading

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Carol Concert at Dockyard Church

The annual Rainham Ladies Choir (Musical Director Brian Skinner) Carol Concert was held, in this their 50th year, in the Chatham Dockyard Church with the Chatham Band (Bandmaster Carl Woodman). Bandmaster Carl Woodman

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Inner Wheel concert

The Medway Inner Wheel concert given by Chatham Songsters, as expected at this time of year, had a Christmassy theme but focussed on the Name of Jesus.   Songs by the brigade included: ‘Praise His name’, ‘Child in the manger’, ‘Celebrate’, … Continue reading

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A Journey through Advent

Each Wednesday evening at 8pm at our SA Hall, there is a Bible Study led by Major Beverley McCombe. Major Beverley McCombe During the period of Advent we are using a study guide by Rob Frost.   There are available to us … Continue reading

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Medway Cubs Carol Service

Each year YPSM Tracy Wood leads the Medway District cub carol service, which has in the past been held at our hall.  Tracy reports… YPSM Tracy Wood This year, with Strood District joining the rest of Medway, we needed to … Continue reading

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Carols in the Lounge

About 35 people gathered in the lounge of Abbeyfield House for an evening of Carols led by Major Beverley McCombe

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Monday Spot (15 December 2008)

Those of you who visit this site on a regular basis will notice a difference during the coming weeks as our usual webmaster is taking a long vacation.  We will do our best to provide the same quality reporting in … Continue reading

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