For the first three weeks of this month the midweek programme will follow the usual pattern. The following week sees the schools’ half term break when there will be a prayer meeting on Tuesday morning from 9.30-10.30am, and an extended Communion Service on Thursday evening from 8.00-9.15pm.
There is an opportunity for the ladies to meet together for a time of fellowship in the church lounge on Saturday 6 October at 10.30am and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake and pastries.
A reminder to all ladies that this year’s London Women’s Convention takes place on Saturday 13 October at The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London. There are two sessions to choose from on the day, either ‘Daylight’ from 9:00am to 2:30pm or ‘Twilight’ from 2.45pm to 8pm. A standard ticket costs £25 plus a £1 booking charge. The guest speaker this year is Clare Heath-Whyte - Clare is married to David, a minister in south London, and has two grown-up children. As a former history teacher, when she’s not busy doing women’s and children’s ministry she loves researching, writing and speaking about Christian women from the past. If you would like any further information, please speak to Rebekah B.
Malcolm will be holding a country dance on Saturday 13 October at Elmstead Baptist Church from 7.30-10pm to which you are warmly invited. No previous dancing experience is necessary, however, due to the strenuous demands country dancing can have on the body, Malcolm has given the following five guideline ‘musts’... "1...be physically fit (semi marathon standard is a good guide), 2...be mentally alert (firing on all four cylinders), 3...know your left hand from your right hand, 4...not be in possession of two left feet, 5...ensure your insurance covers both broken arms and legs!" Don’t worry if you feel you cannot meet all those high standards, as you are more than welcome to come along just to watch, have a good laugh and enjoy great fellowship at the same time!
Finally, a timely reminder to us all that the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night 27 October. Don’t worry too much if you forget as it simply means you’ll arrive at the morning service an hour early ... which is not a bad thing!
Home news/prayer items for the November 2018 newsletter are welcome—to Julia D please by Thursday 1 November.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.