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Feedback from the Prayer Walk on 7 October:
“This morning was a dream; Lesley, Wendy, Paul and myself went out on the streets, and started by finding the tent on our doorstep I’d been told about on Tuesday night’s drop in; (it’s behind the wall outside the Corps front door)… We found further evidence of people sleeping on the streets as we walked past the car park we all walk past when we come to the corps… we spoke with several people who were already drinking the “firewater” at 10am… we prayed at several different locations as we felt moved to, and we stopped for refreshments at the Royal Voluntary Service office/centre, making important contacts with the team there that we’re keen to explore further…
God was definitely with us, Jesus walked alongside us, and The Holy Spirit was alive and well and on the streets of Chatham!!! We also definitely felt many of our corps family were walking with us through their prayers and support, which we greatly appreciate…
We were very visible, (see the foto!!!), and I personally felt it was a really humbling, proactive, natural “faith in action” walk and ministry, and time just flew!!! We got back at 11.15am, full of ideas to further this ministry, and believing that this is just the start of His Kingdom coming to Chatham, hopefully our church collaborating with others on a larger scale, more and more people coming to faith, and passionate spirituality in our corps rocketing!!!
Our next walk is on Saturday 21st October 2017 – see you there?”
It’s not often we publish compliments when they are aimed at ourselves but sometimes it is good for those volunteers who give their time willingly to feel supported so please excuse us as we publish two letters received by the leaders of our Parent and Toddler Groups and thank them for their unstinting service.
The morning meeting yesterday was themed ‘Colours of Day’ and led by Major Nigel Schultz. The afternoon meeting was a musical event starring guests Nicholas Lester and Major Richard Gaudion.
The Ministry Team will be leading as follows on Sunday 15 October 2017. Meetings are at 10 am and 4 pm Music Night with special guests Nicholas Lester and Major Richard Gaudion.
We are disappointed to announce that one of our soloists, Kerry, is unable to be with us on Sunday afternoon as she has been called back to family in Australia. We wish her safe journeys and pray for her and her family. Continue reading
You are invited to come to the next in the series of Sunday Night is Music Night which will take place at 4.oopm on Sunday 15 October at Chatham Salvation Army, Church Street, Chatham, ME4 4BT.
Prayer chains are powerful, proactive ways for people to pray together in times of need, spreading word quickly that someone is in immediate need of prayer. When we pray together we are spiritually connected and linked, making our direct line to God even stronger; He hears us and He changes things!!! ‘The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results‘ James 5:16 (NLT)
Major Judy Schultz was the speaker at this month’s meeting of Ladies Fellowship. At the start she recapped on events which had taken place like the ‘Women and God’ week-end at Swanwick and the Celebration Tea Party at Tunbridge Wells and hoped that more people from Chatham could attend.
The second of our new prayer initiatives began last Wednesday and continues for a further 6 weeks. The following is information provided by Nigel Day, who is managing the course.
Here at The Salvation Army we have a varied programme of study courses and a new one started last Wednesday, 4th October. It is the second of the Salvation Army produced ‘Prayer School’ DVDs which deal with different aspects of prayer. We ran the first course a few months ago and this covered the topic of personal prayer and proved to be very interesting and informative to all those who attended.
This second course is entitled “One Thing for the Church – Growing Prayer Together” and focuses on praying as a Church community. The course lasts for seven weeks and consists of an interactive DVD, including interviews, some teaching and personal testimony about prayer along with suggested discussion questions and each session will last about an hour or an hour and a quarter.
It would be great to see even more people attending and taking an interest in possibly the most important part of the life of any Church – Prayer! If you want further information please CONTACT US, see me (Nigel Day) or click here to access the appropriate page on Salvation Army’s territorial website.
Here is a corporate prayer for our church community which we are all encouraged to pray.
‘Father God, I pray for my church today, that you will fill each of us with your joy and peace and that, in our worship, our fellowship and mission we will overflow with hope, by the power of your Holy Spirit, in the name of your son Jesus Christ, Amen’ (based on Romans 15:13)
The Sunday morning meeting was conducted by Major Nigel Schultz who focused on the theme ‘What next?’.
We were reminded how, when Jesus went into Heaven the disciples were left in the upper room to wait for what was to happen next. Continue reading
God has given us His commission to take His Word into our community; we are being called to go into the ‘Valley of Dry Bones’, so that God can breathe new life into Chatham!!! We are called to spread light in the darkness, be faith in action, and it is written “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News”…