Craft at Ladies Fellowship

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Monday Spot 7 October 2018

We continued the celebration of the 145th Corps Anniversary of Chatham 16th Corps, Commanding Officer Major Ian F Payne, under the leadership of Territorial Commander Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill, supported by our Divisional Commanders Majors Mark and Linda Herbert.

  Major Ian with TCs Anthony and Gillian Cotterill

 

Commissioner Gillian led the opening song, after a welcome by Major Ian Payne.  Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God, in every part with praise followed by a prayer chorus ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’ and a prayer by Songster Jean Jones.   The Singing Company’s contribution to worship was ‘Come join our Army’.

It was a thrill for Major Ian to welcome Roxan Sven Moyston as an adherent with an endorsement by the TC as witness and a prayer.

   

Major Mark Herbert read the Scripture from 2 Timothy 1:1-12.  He gave thanks for our CO in bringing blessing to our Corps.

SA Song 843 was sung which echoed the words of Scripture. ‘I know not why God’s wondrous grace’.   Martin Davis then sang ‘He’s always been faithful’.

Bandsman Andrew Smith was invited onto the platform to receive his commission as Corps Treasurer from the TC.  He then testified to God’s leading in his life and the challenges he experienced in balancing his lifestyle of work and worship finishing with song words ‘Keep on believing, Jesus is near’.

   

The Songsters’ ministry was ‘The Prayer’, the words of which Commissioner Anthony quoted when he began his message. ‘Give us faith so we’ll be safe’.

He said that it was truly great for Gillian and himself to be here at Chatham where, over the years they had spent as soldiers of the Corps, they had felt it to be an embracing and welcoming place where the love of God is shown.  They have found themselves telling people wherever they go about Chatham.  He recalled testimonies from a converted policeman and a prostitute and the extensive use of the Mercy Seat. Looking back is good, to see where we have come from, he said.  In the History of the Salvation Army, Vol 1, he saw that the Christian Mission was started by Catherine Booth, the Army Mother, when James Dowdle, aged 33, raised the flag on 18 November 1873.  James Dowdle was a well known pioneer in the Salvation Army having been a converted railway guard.

TC Anthony’s parents were members of the Peacemakers Session 1948-49 which also included Peter Muller, a converted German POW, who had been a soldier of Chatham Corps whilst in a local POW camp.  We are in awe of the people of those days who were brave and strong in their witness.  TC Anthony said that in the scripture reading Paul thanks God for Timothy.   How I thank God for the sincere faith generationally of those who have gone before.  We thank God for them.  Paul says something which will define us.  ‘In the light of what we can see, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is within you’.  The world needs a Salvation Army that is on fire, not just warm and cosy.  Be brave and bold in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Be the fire that beacons the way for people to come to Christ.  It’s almost inevitable that in some seasons we are just hanging in there and become physically drained.  Jesus says, Matt 11:28 ‘Come to me’.  Be harnessed with God.   There is another dynamic at play which, when released, has the power to change the world.  There is a spirit of self discipline.  He has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit as promised in Acts 1.  Why is Paul telling Timothy, and us this morning?  It is because of our sincere faith.  The chapters of history to be written need to be about Spirit-led and Spirit-filled people who intentionally lead ‘fanned-into-flame lives’ contagiously sharing the love and hope.  It’s what our communities need.

The singing of ‘Move Holy Spirit’ gave opportunity for response when people knelt at the Mercy Seat.  ‘Faithful God’ confirmed his faithfulness to us.   ‘I’ll go in the strength of the Lord’ was a good sending out song.

The afternoon meeting was in the form of ‘On the sofa’ when TC Anthony and Gill were questioned about their lives and they generously shared with us many details of how they met, their Christian development, special experiences during their lives and the impact it had on them.  It isn’t possible to repeat here all that was said but special thanks was given to all those who are involved in Youth work.  Gill said that her favourite verse is Ephesians 3:20-21.  She said that she had seen things that she thought couldn’t happen, actually happen as promised in this verse.   Anthony said that when they were new in the role as Principals of the William Booth College he had been inspired by the tower and felt that it should be a beacon of light and glory.  He had an understanding that the WBC would be where the splendour would be made known.  ‘We get hooked up on the way we do things but far more important is that the Spirit of God should be upon us.  The Salvation Army is at its best when we are dispersed – in our work places, our homes, on the bus and in the street.  This is the underlying revelation of God to his people.’

Songs chosen by them were ‘Who’ll be the next’, ‘My life must be Christ’s broken bread’, ‘At the moment of my weakness (His Provision) and ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me now’.

Songster Lisa Davis sang ‘Share my Yoke’ with band accompaniment.

Songsters sang ‘Let me fly with you’ and the Band played the march ‘Jubilee’.   As a benediction and blessing for the TCs, the Songsters sang ‘The Lord bless thee and keep thee’.  Major Ian said to the Territorial Leaders that we promised to pray for them especially when times come that could be difficult and maybe they have to say something that people don’t want to hear.  We will be supporting them with our prayers.

The sending out song to complete the weekend was  SA Song 980 ‘Soldiers of our God arise’.

What a great week-end we’ve had.  The prayers at the beginning of the day that God’s presence would be with us, that our hearts would be opened to receive the message and that we would shine for the Lord as we were anointed with the Holy Spirit were answered.  Thank you Lord.

 

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Chatham’s Got Talent

This Talent Night was a part of our 145th Corps Anniversary Celebrations in the presence of our Territorial Commander Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill with the Divisional Commanders, Majors Mark and Linda Herbert.  The evening was a fun, fellowship evening commencing with tea and cake – and a mystery entertainer in the shape of Nigel Day who performed some card tricks at the table.   Here are a few photos:

Following this we moved into our worship hall and commenced the evening with the singing of ‘To God be the Glory’ after the welcome and introduction by Major Ian F Payne.

Rod Tranah introduced his item by reading scripture relating to how God has chosen us and will carry on the good work in us.  He then sang two songs to his own guitar accompaniment.

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Envoy Tony McClure then entertained us with an hilarious monologue of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ comprising letters of thanks from the recipient of the presents to his ‘true love’.  The ‘thanks’ turned to pleading not to send any more presents – all of which was very funny indeed.

We sang ‘Make the world with music ring’ – one of the old songs, before Laura Davis sang two songs she had written, to her own guitar accompaniment.  The second song, she explained, had been written in memory of her grandad.

Sue Willard read her own poem which she had written for her mother entitled ‘God is in my garden’.

Charlie Gouyet and Major Ian then played the cornet duet ‘Happy Warriors’.

Commissioner Anthony then spoke and said how busy he and Gill had been over the past few weeks and that they were grateful to come back to Chatham which was ‘home’ to them.  He said that it was the Corps where they had spent most time, from 2004 – 2012, in the whole of their ministry.  He was looking forward to the Sunday meetings when we can honour those who have gone before us and the impact that had been made on the community  and look to the future and the exciting times that lie ahead.

The final song was ‘I stand amazed in the presence’ before Commissioner Gill pronounced the blessing and benediction.

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Sunday Meetings 7 October

The 145th Corps Anniversary is being celebrated this week-end.  Sunday meetings will be at 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Leaders for the week-end are Territorial Commander Commissioner Anthony Cotterill with Commissioner Gillian Cotterill.

 

please find  a copy of some of our Newsletter

Chatham Citadel Corps
Corps Officer
Major Ian F Payne

ian.payne@salvationarmy.org.uk
07813949773

Corps Website:  www.chathamsa.org.uk

 

7th October 2018

 

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

Happy 145th Birthday Chatham, today we welcome our Newly Appointed Territorial Leaders, Commissioners Anthony & Gillian Cotterill. No strangers to us at Chatham as they were soldiers of the Corps for six years when they were the Divisional leaders. We look forward to a day of challenge and celebration. It is a privilege to have our territorial leaders and we do not take that for granted. We also welcome, supporting the TC our own Divisional Leaders, Mark and Linda Herbert.

May today be a day of celebrating the past and thanking God for Faithfulness by so many people over 145 years, but largely can we all be asking God to bless and be part of our future lives and Corps.  We want God to not only be central in all we do but God to fulfill his purpose through us here in Chatham.

Tonight, we have Anthony and Gill on the Sofa in an informal setting to hear something of their journey – you could always come and be prepared to ask a question to them.

God Bless Chatham Citadel Corps on this its celebration day

Ian F Payne
Major

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

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.

 

 

FLOWERSWe are grateful to Penny and Roger Clay for the flowers which adorn our hall. (Thanks to Joan who arranges them) Please add your name to the list of dates on the notice-board if you wish to donate flowers

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) letter will be circulated among you over the next few weeks. It is important (& Legal) that you complete the form, sign and return to the Major ASAP, the letter is self-explanatory. Everyone in the Corps must complete one.

 

Corps Information
Crafty Fellowship We are commencing a Craft Fellowship, to create some banners for Advent. If you are interested why not come along to the introduction planning meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 10:30am in the Bradbury Hall. All welcome.
Sunday 25th November will be the Young People’s Annual. The morning meeting will be led by the young people, we will also incorporate a church parade with the Scout sections – it looks to be a great family morning. Well done to all your youth workers across the building, you are amazing.
Pastoral Home Care Team Please see the flyer with this newsletter with details about this new initiative. There will be a meeting for those interested on Monday 22nd October at 8pm.

Friday Night YOUFF Club If you are able to go on a rota to help out with the Friday Night Youff Club, could you please see Louise Robinson.

 

Be Prepared – Get it into your Diary – prepare who you are going to invite.

These invites will be available very soon, on the reverse will have the Corps programme times and a space for you to write the names of those you are inviting and a simple message. A great opportunity to engage with the community and friends. Also, please do pray for the two events that they will be effective in people lives.  ‘Christmas ……. It’s all about Jesus’

 

 

This Week at the Hall

MONDAY
10am                  Mainly Music
10am – 2pm      Community Café
10am – 2pm     One2One Employment Plus
10:30 – 1:00      Medway Foodbank
6pm                    Beavers & Cubs
7:30pm              Scouts & Explorers

8pm                    LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Craft Evening

TUESDAY
6:30                    YP Band & Learners
8pm                    Senior Band
7:00pm              Life Project (Volunteers arrive from 6pm)

 

WEDNESDAY
1:30pm              Cameo – Kent Air Ambulance

6:30pm              Roma Church – Armáda Spásy
8pm                    Bible Study – ‘Your Choice’ Favourite Bible story/verse etc:

 

THURSDAY
6:15pm              Young People’s Singing Company
8pm                    Songsters

 

FRIDAY
10am                  Mummy & Me
10:30 – 1:00     Medway Foodbank

12 – 12.30         Prayer Fellowship
7:30pm              Youff (Youth Club)

 

 

SUNDAY (14th October)

10am              ‘What are we to do with what we have’

6pm                Praise & Testimony

 

 

 

Please come if you can – you’ll be very welcome.  Here’s where we are:

  

 

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Cameo Flower arranging

Report from Major Estelle Clack

The ladies enjoyed arranging flowers today at Cameo Club!

 

God bless

 

Estelle 

 

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This Saturday 6 October

Come for tea and cake at 6 o’clock. 

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Monday Spot Part 2

On Sunday Evening , many of the Corps attended the Installation of  our new Territorial Leaders

 

 

Commissioners Anthony & Gillian Cotterill were installed by General Brian Peddle at Regent Hall in London.

The evening was supported by Regent Hall Band , Croydon Citadel Songsters and the Second Mile Worship Band .

 

Commissioners Anthony & Gillian were our Divisional Commanders a few years ago , and they soldiered at Chatham Corps during that time. It was therefore a particularly special event for us to attend .

The following is a selection of photographs of the evening, some are mine , others were provided by Major Estelle Clack & Graham Hatton , Thank you both


 

 

 

 

Greeting the General & Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

 

 

 

 

Installation Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was followed by a presentation of Flowers from our own Fiona Pennington.

Our final photograph of the evening was of Our CO   with the new UK Territory Commissioners

 

Next Week on the 6th & 7th of October the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill will be at Chatham Corps .  On the Saturday they are our special guests at Chatham’s got Talent

       and on the Sunday they  will be leading worship at 10 am  as part of  our Corps 145th Anniversary . The meeting at 4pm will take the form of an “ON THE SOFA”  event , which will give us the opportunity to get to know our new leaders

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Monday Spot 1 October 2018

Yesterday was Harvest Sunday and the morning meeting was led by Major Ian F Payne who had baked a marvellous harvest loaf for the occasion.

 

The meeting began with Major Ian referring to Col. 2:7  which says ‘we should be rooted and built up in Him’.  He showed pictures of harvesting in olden times with horsedrawn carts and then up to date harvesting with combine harvesters of great width.  He spoke of the vine and how it is spoken of in the Bible more than any other plant.  The congregation joined with the singing of SA Song 58 ‘Sowing in the morning’ and then SA Song 60 ‘Thank you Lord for your gift beyond words’ to commence a time of prayer.   The Singing Company brought their message ‘Harvest Hymn – Give Thanks’. One child in the gallery joined in the whole song very joyfully.

   

SA Song 70 ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ gave opportunity for the altar service, offering and donation of tinned food for the Foodbank to take place.   Bible reading John 15:1-17  was shown on screen being read by many different voices.   The Songsters’ contribution to the meeting was the song ‘All Good Gifts’.

Major Ian then gave the message from the Word ‘Thanksgiving & Gratitude’.  He said he enjoyed nothing better than sitting in a beautiful garden but confessed that he wasn’t a skilled gardener himself.  John 15 is a well known bible story.  There is an acknowledgement that the gardener is ‘My Father’.  If God is in control of the garden of our life – it’s good.  He will control our lives if we let him.  This is best, but sometimes it is hard.   We need to stay connected to the vine.  Verses 1 & 5 say ‘I am the vine’  It is so important that Jesus repeats it. We will become fruitful if we stay connected.  ‘Remain in Me’ Jesus says.  If you stay in touch, Major Ian said, ‘your feet won’t get warm but your heart will burn with life’.  When we bear fruit – loving each other – the Father is glad.  ‘Abide in Me’, Jesus says.  To abide means to ‘obey, observe and follow’ so if you do this you will bear fruit.

Where do we harvest souls for the Lord?  In past days it was in the open air where people were invited to come back to the hall and were led to Christ.  Where do we tell people about Jesus and the vine?  The message is one of love.  Tree roots spread as far out as the tree.  We are told to let our roots go deep in Jesus.  How deep are you rooted today?  How deep is your love?  –  The deeper you go the more fruit you will bear.  Christ will make his home in our hearts and our hearts need to pump in sync with God’s heart.  Eph 3:17  

The gardener is doing His job.  The vine is doing its job.  Are we doing our job?  Allow God to go deep into your heart and you will bear fruit.

The Song 65 ‘The wonder of it all’ was a time of reflection and an invitation to respond.   Prayer followed and then the final song, SA Song 9 Come ye thankful people come before the Benediction.

  

We are pleased to announce the sum raised by the MacMillan Coffee Morning was £436.45.  An excellent result.  Many thanks to all those who participated.

Next weekend is our 145 Corps Anniversary commencing at 6 pm on Saturday evening with tea and cake and ‘Chatham’s Got Talent’.  Our new Territorial Commanders, Commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill will be here for the weekend.  The Sunday meetings will be at 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Thank you for visiting our website.  A short report and photos will be published tomorrow of the visit to Regent Hall for the Installation of our Territorial Commanders.

 

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Songster Music

 


Big sort out at Chatham today anyone wanting Songster music from the 60’s to the 90’s let Major Ian know – we are making them available for the next 4 weeks (for a donation to songster funds). All in excellent condition – www.chathamsa.org.uk

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Sunday Meeting 30th September 2018

This Mornings meeting at 10 am  will be our Harvest Sunday. We will be accepting gifts of ‘TINS’ for the Foodbank, please give generously. We will also be having our annual Harvest Altar Service.

 

 

We have no Evening meeting this week as many of the Corps will be in London for the Welcome & installation of the UKT Territorial Commander, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill.


5pm at the Regent Hall   Oxford Street.

 

 

 

Please join us for worship at Chatham @ 10 am

 if needed ,our  location  is below

Chatham

 

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Macmillan coffee morning

The parent and toddler group team held another successful coffee morning on Friday in aid of Macmillan Cancer support. This has been an annual event for the last few years and is well attended. A big thankyou to all those who came along for coffee and cake, and to give a donation. At the time of writing, the total raised stands at £436.45.

 

 

 

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Monday Spot 24 September 2018

The morning meeting was the responsibility of the  Band  and was by Chris Boughton, Asst Band Sergeant,

 

with the theme ‘A safe place’ which, he said, could be both physical and spiritual.  The opening song was ‘Lord, I lift your name on high’ and was followed by the band’s playing of  ‘Teach me’ which was an excellent beginning to a time of prayer led by Bev Hudson who prayed that ‘God would intervene is all of our lives’.  The   Singing Company  sang ‘There is none like you’ with soloist Bethany Boughton.  Chris enlisted the help of three young people, Katelyn, Beckie and Isaac to illustrate measurement of different types but also pointed out that we cannot measure God’s love: Psalm 23 ‘my cup runneth over’, Psalm 103 ‘God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting’. Eph. 3:18-19 ‘the vastness of God’s love’.

Any Smith read John 3:14-21 before the SA Song 185 ‘My Lord, what love is this’ was sung by the congregation.  The Songsters    ministry was ‘God loves you and made you for the pleasure of knowing you’ before Rosemary Steadman-Allen read Psalm 91.  The band then played ‘In God’s Presence’ incorporating ‘Bow the knee’ and ‘All there is of me’.

 

In his message, Chris expanded on his theme about God’s love and our safe place.  He reminded us of the fact that there is no variation in God’s love, no limits, it ensures and never fails, He is our refuge.  He comforts us with his word and works through Christian friends.  We cannot replicate the creation and majesty of God but by His example in the story of the prodigal son we learn of the love of a father.  It is also necessary for us to show up if we are going to be restored.   We are imperfect but God is not.  God restores us.  He will hear us and be with us in times of trouble.   For all of us the message is that it’s time to stop running away and time to go home to the safe place in Jesus.

A time for reflection was encouraged whilst singing SA Song 32 ‘How deep the Father’s love’  and the meeting finished with SA Song 378 ‘Faithful God’.

 

Rex Boughton gave a closing prayer and benediction.

It had been planned to have lunch together at the Hall and then go out to have ‘Church in the High Street’ but the very wet inclement weather prevented this so a Praise meeting was held indoors.  Gina Castle and her helpers provided lunch and there was a good time of sharing:  and eating.

The afternoon praise meeting commenced with a prayer by Greg Davis and then Major Ian F. Payne took over leadership of the afternoon.   The band commenced with a march which included Onward Christian Soldiers and then the congregation sang ‘How great Thou art’.   Major Ian spoke about how we need to cultivate relationships with our neighbours and with the community around us.  The Songsters sang ‘Swing down’ which was well received.  The congregational song ‘Guide me, O thou great Jehovah’ had verses interspersed with testimonies from Tracy and Sue.   Charlie Gouyet led the  Young People’s Band  in their item ‘They need Christ’.  The song ‘Make me a channel of your peace’ was a thoughtful time reflecting on the world around us.  The Singing Company sang ‘This day we have Jesus’ and the Songsters ‘I’m in His Hands’ which were good reminders of the presence of Christ in our lives and being safe in His hands.   The meeting closed with the singing of ‘Shine, Jesus, shine’

 

 

before Major Judith Payne brought the final prayer and benediction.

 

 

 

Thank you Jean Jones for the report and Lauren Officer for the Photographs

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Sunday Meetings 23rd September 2018

Our meetings this Sunday will be led by our Band  , this will include a morning meeting at 10:00  & Church in the High Street at 12:45..all details are listed below in a copy of our Newsletter

 

Chatham Citadel Corps

 

23rd September  2018

 

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

 

Today we are delighted that our Senior Band are leading our worship. Each week we are blessed by the ministry of their music, so this morning let us sit back, relax and receive from God in a new way. Thank you to the Bandmaster, Nigel, his band locals and the band for all the preparation put into our worship today.

It will be somewhat different, with ‘coffee & chat’ at the usual time, then at approx 11:45 there will be a light lunch for everyone. Following that, at 12:45, we will have ‘Church in the High Street’, a great opportunity to engage, face to face with our community and share in our unique way.

Let us all pray that through the efforts of the band we will be challenged and brought closer to God – in and outside of the building – Here’s to a day of blessing.

 

Don’t forget about ‘Your Talent’. What can you do that is different and surprising? Thanks to those who’ve already offered. Any others I need to know? Looking forward to a great evening on the 6th. ( see details below)

God bless you all.

 

Ian F Payne
Major

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

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.

Corps Information
NB:  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY AS ALL YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE OUT  WITH ‘CHURCH IN THE HIGH STREET’

Friday 28th September  Parent & Toddlers will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Bradbury Hall  from 10am –  for details please see Sue Willard (& to donate cakes)

 

Sunday 30th September This will be our Harvest Sunday. We will be accepting gifts of ‘TINS’ for the Foodbank, please give generously. We will also be having our annual Harvest Altar Service.

Saturday /Sunday 6th& 7th October is our 145th Corps Anniversary conducted by the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill

Saturday 6th October – ‘Chatham’s Got Talent’ Do you have a hidden talent? We are planning an evening of Celebration and Fun. This is for all ages and all talents. Please indicate to the CO if you would like to take part in this evening. I am sure we will find some new skills/talents emerging and have a great evening of celebration.


Sunday 14th October is our Young People’s Annual and the morning meeting will be led by our Young People and Leaders.

 

 

SUNDAY 30th September              LAST CALL
Welcome & installation of the UKT Territorial Commander,

Commissioner Anthony Cotterill and Commissioner Gillian Cotterill
5pm at the Regent Hall   Oxford Street.

There will be no evening meeting at Chatham that Sunday Evening

A coach will be provided, leaving Chatham Citadel

for Regent Hall at approx 2pm to and returning,

arriving back to Chatham approx 8:30pm.

If you wish to reserve a seat please

put your name on the list on the notice board

There will be no cost we will only be asking for a voluntary

Donation towards the £600 hire of the coach (cira £5)

 

This Week at the Hall

MONDAY
10am                  Mainly Music
10am – 2pm      Community Café
10am – 2pm     One2One Employment Plus
10:30 – 1:00      Medway Foodbank
6pm                    Beavers & Cubs
7:30pm              Scouts & Explorers

 

TUESDAY
6:30                    YP Band & Learners
8pm                    Senior Band
7:00pm              Life Project (Volunteers arrive at 6pm)

WEDNESDAY
1:30pm              Cameo – NO CAMEO DIVISIONAL EVENT on 25th

6:30pm              Roma Church – Armáda Spásy
8pm                    Bible Study – David and a challenge

THURSDAY
6:15pm              Young People’s Singing Company
8pm                    Songsters

FRIDAY
10am                  Mummy & Me
10:30 – 1:00     Medway Foodbank

12 – 12.30         Prayer Fellowship
7:30pm              Youff (Youth Club)

 

SUNDAY (30th September)

10am              Thanksgiving & Gratitude

NO EVENING MEETING. AT THE REGENT HALL FOR TC INDUCTION & WELCOME. COACH LEAVING HALL AT 2pm

 

Please join us for worship at 10 am & 12:45 pm

 if needed ,our  location  is below

Chatham

 

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Cameo Report 19th September 2018

Major Febe Pipe shared her experiences as an officer in the Italian Territory. What an amazing story of courage and recovery from a serious illness!

 

She brought a boot to represent the map of Italy and a home made Italian flag she gave to a friend.

 

We thank God for her faithful service as an officer through an earthquake, and her husband’s safety after being held at gun point while on duty!

 

 

Majors Febe & Russell Pipe

 

God bless

 

Estelle 

 

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Monday Spot 17th September 2018

Our morning meeting was led by Major Ian Payne

it’s theme was    ‘Walking & Talking….even praying

We had the following Bible reading

Romans 12:1 Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

The major asked us if we did that in our daily lives?

Our first congregational song was  the lively one

Song                   392             Teach me to dance

Tune          850             “        “        “                           (BAND)              

followed by the more reflective song

SASB        165             From heaven you came

Tune         869             Servant King                        (PIANO)

Prayer time followed where prayers were heard from the congregation

 

The  Singing Company 

gave us the song ” the Great downpour” by Len Ballantine

 

 

 

Major Ian spoke then about the social side of the Corps, “what do we really know about each other” and he mentioned he was looking into events where we could all socialise more, which led into a reminder of the Chatham got Talent event on the 6th October

our next congregational song was

Song                   635             When the music fades

Tune          858             The heart of worship  

 

The final verse of which is

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry, lord, for the thing I’ve made it
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus

       

This  song by Matt Redmond, which Major Ian explained, was written when Matt Redmond realised his music had become all about perfection & performance , rather than Worship . It is something we can all reflect on, to make sure we don’t make similar mistakes in our live

We next had a reading from Nehemiah 2 , where as the cupbearer to the King , Nehemiah had been obedient to God and asked to leave the Kings service ( a job that was usually a lifetime role) to  enable him to Return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city

 

The Songsters

gave us the song ” We lift you up” by Isobel & Ian Robinson

With Soloist Louise Robinson

 

 

Bible reading              Romans 12:1-2 ( The message version)

 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

 

 

Message from the Word    ‘Walking & Talking….even praying’

Major Ian spoke of the Power of Prayer walks, where we can take our prayer out in to the community and be onsite praying. Major Ian  Referred  back to the passages from Nehemiah, where Nehemiah had walked around the City before entering. We can do this as well , praying at work , on the Train or Bus, you could talk to the people you commute with, start conversations at work.. God wants to use us, and you never know where these conversation could lead

Time for reflection              

Song         623             Take my life and let it be

Tune           241             All for thee

 

 The last verse of which was used as our Benediction

 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At thy feet its treasure-store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee. 

My Thanks to Mike Gibbs for the pictures today

 

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Our Afternoon meeting  was at 4pm

                               ‘Cafe Church’

it’s title was   –     Amazing be Creative

The meeting included various short videos/slides / music & a Worksheet

Thank you to Jean Jones  for a copy of her one, as I could not be there myself

Itinerary…..

Video –            Woman at the well

Five things that amaze you

Slides/music    I’ve just seen Jesus

When Did Faith Amaze you?

Pictures           What amazes you about these pictures

Scripture

Video               His Love still amazes me

Slides/music    in this quiet moment

Thank you to Jean for the following photographs of the afternoon

 

 

 

 

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