Archive for December, 2008
Words of Life
• Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
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 April 2009) runs through varied terrain. It begins in Genesis, continues with the letter from [...]
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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 share. It is from the pen of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who led the reconciliation process [...]
Children have a way of making us laugh, Try some of these letters. We shall publish more later.
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.
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 was to turn on the lights each night. On one cold winter’s night a little [...]
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 following week a group of singers gathered to sing carols. This year they were joined [...]
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
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 service or a departmental store or even Rochester Cathedral.
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
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’, ‘Good enough for Him’ and the highlight of the evening ‘It’s simply Jesus’.
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 some daily readings and comments which we can use to prepare us for the evening’s discussion.
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 host a carol concert for around 300 cubs. So off we went to Chatham Boys’ [...]
About 35 people gathered in the lounge of Abbeyfield House for an evening of Carols led by Major Beverley McCombe
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 his absence and wish him and his family every blessing on their holiday in New [...]