Sunday Meetings 8th September 2019

This Sunday we resume Morning and Evening meetings at 10 am & 5 pm

The morning Meeting will be led by Major Judith and in  the 5 pm  meeting we will hear from our  YP Sections

Please see below some of our welcome sheet giving details of the meetings and  events in the weeks ahead

8th September 2019

Welcome to Chatham Salvation Army, a Christian fellowship where we are attempting to bring ‘Christ to people and people to Christ’.


My grateful thanks to the CSM Tim for leading the meeting last week.  This morning (8th Sept) I am speaking at the Rotary District Conference at the same time as your meeting.  It’s not a service but I will be giving much pause for thought. Again I am grateful to Major Judith for her leadership of this morning.  We look forward to 5pm with our YP sections when we will discover what everyone has been up to over the summer.

A reminder that on Saturday 14th September we have been allotted a collection stand outside Morrisons in Princes Park from 9:30am – 4:30pm.  If you are able to volunteer for an hour or two could you see me. Also, the proceeds will go, as our contribution, to the ‘Big Collection’.   I have one name so far – more would be very helpful.

You will also see that we are to have a ‘Holiness Meeting’ on Wednesday 25th September in our Hall. This is for all Salvationists around the area, so please come and enjoy an evening of Holiness teaching.


God bless Chatham Citadel Corps today as you worship in Spirit and in truth.

God Bless you all

Ian F Payne – Major





Please pray this prayer:

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. 

Please continue to pray for the young people who will be starting school this week and others who will be going to 6th forms, colleges and universities.  Pray that God will bless them and strengthen them in their early days and for the future.

Please let Jean know of any urgent prayer requests for the supportive prayers of the Prayer Chain.  Email her on or text on 07787718273.   


Prayers can also be put in the Prayer Box at the back of the Hall.  They will be added to the prayer book and prayed for on Friday.



10am – 1pm      One2One 

10:30 – 1pm    Medway Foodbank

3pm-5pm        NRS Club
6pm            Beavers & Cubs
7:30pm        Scouts & Explorers

8pm            Ladies Fellowship
    Silverwood Handmade Jewellery 




6:30            YP Band & Learners
7:00pm        L.I.F.E. Dinner 

8pm            Senior Band




1:30        Oasis Fellowship   

8pm        Bible Study


6:15pm        Singing Company

8pm         Songsters


12 Noon        Prayer Fellowship

10:30 – 1pm        Foodbank

7pm            Youff 


NEXT SUNDAY 15th September  

10am     Shout Salvation from a Whale

5pm    VAD Presentation  


Saturday 5th October Chatham Songsters will be giving an evening of music at Bromley Temple Corps, Ethlebert Road BR1 1HU, 7pm. This replaces the cancelled visit to Southend.  All welcome. 


We are grateful to Peter & Pam Cole for the flowers which adorn our hall. (Thanks to Joan for arranging them). Please add your name to the list of dates on the notice-board if you wish to donate flowers. 



Are you available to give an hour or two for the Big Collection.  We will have a stand at Morrisons Store in Princes Park on Saturday 14th September from 9:30am – 4:30pm – If you are available to cover a time can you please contact Major Ian with a time.



Monday 9th Sept 8pm at the Hall is Ladies Fellowship with a guest  speaker from Silverwood Jewellery showing creations that have been made – Maybe a time to purchase some Christmas Gifts.



Friday 4th October in the Bradbury room, Sue Willard will be hosting the annual Macmillian Coffee Morning from 10am –  Please come and support this great cause – Be a part of Probably, the Largest Coffee morning in the world.


Saturday 5th October

This will be our Monthly Bacon Butty & Natter Morning – all proceeds going to this year’s  BIG Collection for the social and community work of The Salvation Army in the UK.


To Gary and Karen (Wilkinson) on the birth of Reggie Mark Charles John Wilkinson on 19th August –  all are doing fine.  God bless Reggie, we look forward to welcoming him into the family.


Monday Hebrews 10:35-36

Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Boy there are some tough times in life! They’re inescapable. That’s when our confidence in the Lord’s salvation and our relationship with him get tested! It is one thing to sing “it is well with my soul” at the end of a peel-the-paint worship service, but it is quite another to be able to sing it when they auction your house off at the courthouse steps or you’ve lost a child to death. That’s when the commitment to be who we want to be overrides the weakness of what we feel. Faith can’t take a holiday when we travel through the suburbs of hell or we’ll never find our way out. So don’t throw it away. Be like Job or Jeremiah who both argued and complained to God. Just don’t quit.

Tuesday 1 John 2:1

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defence — Jesus Christ the Righteous One.

God hates sin. Don’t you? I know I do. But isn’t it amazing how we’ll fall back into the same old traps again and again. This is where John, the tender Shepherd that he was, hits the nail on the head. The goal is to not commit even one sin. But, knowing our struggle against the flesh, John also gives assurance to those of us trying to live faithful and pure lives that when we do sin, the sacrifice for our sins, God’s Son, is also our defence attorney.


Wednesday Hebrews 10:30-31

We know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

God hates injustice, unfairness, brutality and abuse. In a world where the greedy, the murderous, the thieves, the rapists, the muggers.. get away with their shameless and despicable behaviour, God is the ultimate assurance that justice will be done and the wicked will not triumph. While those who love and expect Jesus’ return do so with anticipation and joy, those who are evil and vile will find out what a dreadful thing it is to fall into God’s hands.


Thursday Matthew 6:33

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Seek — pursue relentlessly — God’s Lordship over your life and the righteousness it demands in your daily life. What you pursue is all temporary; only God and his Kingdom remain.  In the process, you will find that the God who gives you his Kingdom and righteousness also will bless you with the things that you need in this life.

Friday 1 Corinthians 2:14

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The Holy Spirit is God’s abiding gift, God’s seal and promise. The Spirit is our assurance that what he began with Jesus’ sacrificial death and our participation in it through faith and  baptism, he will bring to completion.  But the world cannot understand this great promise, just like it cannot understand much of Scripture, because without the Spirit, their eyes see only what they can touch with their fingers and not what is true in God’s heart.

 Saturday John 3:20-21

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.

Truth is seen in what it does and whom it seeks.

Sunday Philippians 1:9-10

This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.

I don’t know about you, but my most difficult decisions are not about choosing between good and bad. I usually know what is good and what is bad, especially when bad involves evil. My toughest choices are when I have to choose between good, better, and best. My love for God usually overcomes my weakness and I choose good over bad. But unless I’ve placed myself before God’s word and surrendered my heart to him in prayer, I have a very tough time choosing between good and best. Yet I’m convinced that much of what God would love to do through us today does not happen because we’ve settled for good when he longs to lead us to best!



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