The week beginning Monday 23 July sees the start of the school holiday period causing a few changes in the usual pattern of mid-week meetings. These changes are detailed in the Diary Dates on the centre pages.
Some of our young people are again this year using part of their Summer vacation to serve the Lord. They will bring news of their plans at a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch on Sunday 8 July.
The Sunday school children, their families and helpers are looking forward to an outing on Saturday 14 July, meeting at the church at 9.30am. They will be going to Christmas Tree Farm in Downe after which they will go to a nearby park to enjoy a picnic lunch and a few games. Please pray for fine weather, safe travel and good fellowship.
On Tuesday 17 July the seniors’ coffee morning will be replaced by an opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes with Geoff & Julia at their home.
Mari’s travel plans have now been confirmed: she will be flying to South Africa on Thursday 26 July to spend a couple of weeks with her mum before flying on to Perth in Australia, where her sister lives. Sunday 22 July will therefore be her last Sunday with us. Mari would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for the warm fellowship she has enjoyed at CEFC as the church has been like her family for the past ten years. We will definitely miss seeing her cheerful face each week, and wish her God’s blessing on the next chapter of her life.
Home news/prayer items for the August 2018 newsletter are welcome—to Julia D please by Thursday 2 August.
God has perfect timing;
never early, never late
It takes a little patience
and a whole lot of faith ...
but it’s worth the wait.