© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2018

NEWSLETTER

A New Year Plan Poem -Mary

Fairchild

I tried to think of a clever new phrase – A slogan to inspire the next 365 days, A motto to live by this coming New Year, But the catchy words fell flat to my ear. And then I heard His still small voice Saying, "Consider this simple, daily choice: With each new dawn and close of day Make new your resolve to trust and obey." "Don't look back caught in regret Or dwell on the sorrow of dreams unmet; Don't stare forward anchored by fear, No, live in this moment, for I am here." "I am all you need. Everything. I Am. You are held secure by my strong hand. Give me this one thing – your all in all; Into my grace, let yourself fall." So, at last, I'm ready; I see the way. It's to daily follow, trust, and obey. I enter the New Year armed with a plan, To give him my everything. All that I am.

FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY

On behalf of everyone at The Fire Fighters Charity I’m writing today to thank you for the generous donation   Your donation will make a huge difference to the individuals we support on a daily basis. It will help fund our support services and, in so doing, ensure that serving and retired fire and rescue service personnel across the UK can access the physical and psychological help they require, when they require it. The need for these services has of course been brought to the fore over the past couple of months as the terror attacks in Westminster, Manchester, at London Bridge and Finsbury Park, as well as the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, have highlighted the selfless work of the emergency services and shone a light on the impact this work can have on their physical and mental health. Over this time we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kind words of the public and, as we have done throughout our 74 year history, we will honour this show of support by doing all we can to help all those affected in their time of need, whether that’s today, tomorrow or at any time in the future..   I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Fire Fighters Charity. To learn more about how we support the fire fighter community, as well as how your donation will make a life changing difference please visit: www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/ceothanky ou   Dr Jill Tolfrey MSc MCSP,  Chief Executive

PROPERTY MATTERS

Over the last couple of months,  we have tackled a few issues.  If you had been in the kitchen or old kitchen, you may have noticed that the  taps were constantly dripping. During the Christmas break the taps have been replaced and everything appears to be working well. At present there is a problem with the gentlemen’s urinal. This is currently being investigated and we are awaiting a new part which will hopefully resolve the issue.. Prior to Christmas, we experience a problem with the heating in the Church. The boiler was serviced and the issue was resolved. However we do need to have adjustments to the valves on the radiators and also a new part for the standby boiler. Overall it inspected to cost approximately £1000. We have recently changed our electricity supplier from EDF to British Gas, this should produce  significant saving  over the next few years. Just a few words of thanks to Grant who help maintain the litter situation at around the outside of the church, and has also attended to various odd jobs. As you may have noticed, we finally have the new notice board  outside the Church. W must ensure that this regularly maintained, and keep all the information relevant.   Thanks also go to Adebayo for helping out with the electrics and Barry for sorting out the poster for the new board

2nd MILE PROJECT CHARITY

2017

The Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village in Ghana (care and education for orphaned children) The Village aspires to house a 100 children at any given time, develop a model school for the educational needs of the children of Rafiki as well as those in its adjourning communities. In line with these aspirations, we are eager to embark on the second phase of the Village’s infrastructural base. At the Moment the Village has Five Cottages, an Assembly hall, Dining hall, School blocks for Basic and JHS and two residences for the Director and Social Relations Officer of the Village.

POEM- You are always there

for me.  by Joanna Fuchs

When the world comes crashing in And chaos rules my mind, I turn my heart to you, Lord, And pure, sweet peace I find. You lift me out of trouble You comfort me in pain; You nourish, heal and cleanse me, Like cool, refreshing rain. In times of joy and bliss, When things are going right, You lift me even higher, And fill me with delight. You listen to my prayers; You hear my every plea; I’m safe because I know You’re always there for me.

Prayer Group & Counselling

The Prayer Group, meets regularly on a Saturday morning at 10am, in the Church and everyone is welcome to attend. We pray for all situations in the world, our country and local community. Prayers are also said for our Church and those in the Circuit. We do hope that you will be able to join us. See you there. You can also see the Minister in the Church for counselling between 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monday - Friday or You can email the minister directly at q.quarm@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk Any other enquiries should be directed to info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk

Prayer of the Month

Holy and eternal God, in your only Son, Jesus Christ, you have fully revealed yourself to be the God whose grace, mercy and peace are the source and summit of all life. By the power of your Holy Spirit at work in us, turn our hearts to love and obedience of your perfect will for us and all creation. Looking always to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, may we rediscover each day our purpose to serve you as your people in the world. And, on the last day, bring us to the fullness of your eternal kingdom and the joy of the heavenly banquet. Amen. David Chapman, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District Chair

Formation of Choir

We have received a request to see if we can form a Church Choir. To start the choir, we would need a minimum of five people to be willing to join. A few members have already shown an interest, so if you are thinking about taking part would you please see Christiana Odom or email us at  info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk   The choir would enhance our Church worship and also encourage many members to take part in the service. Please do think about this. Thanks
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The second phase would comprise additional five cottages, two Dormitories for the growing boys and girls. Administration block and a Secondary school.  We are of the view that what we hope to be falls right well within Social-Cooperate- Responsibilities of many Corporate bodies, Partners, Friends and Well-wishers.  Therefore you are being urged to come on board to help, as we seek to put smiles on the faces of these children and orphans in our care as well as the children within the communities the Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village is situated. Since September, we have raised over £135 for the 2nd Mile Project. This has been raised by the collection at the Carols by Candlelight service, the Christmas Card Box and the donation box which is in the vestibule. If you do have any small change then why not put it in the collection box. All the Churches will be  having fund raising events throughout the year to raise money for the Charity. It is intended that we will run a World Cup Football competition, which will be open to all members, other churches in the Circuit, families and friends. Please watch out for further details Please remember that the collection box is always in the vestibule for any small donation towards the Second Mile Trust. The Charities that the 2nd Mile Trust will be supporting for 2016/2017 will shortly be published. Thank you for your generous support of the project.
OUTREACH Over the last couple of years, our  fellowship has been greatly enhanced by the regular serving or tea and coffee after the morning service. We are truly grateful for everything Christiana and Tina  for all their dedication and hard work, they have put in to make the fellowship so enjoyable. Over the last few months we have had a donations tin, where any money donated will go towards the cost of the Church outreach programme. You will be pleased to know that we have currently raised over £150.00   We have started to think about how we  are going to proceed in our aim s to spread God’s message out into the local community and also reinvigorate our Church. To allow us to do this,  we do need to have a small group of people to formulate a plan and also as many volunteers to help us. This is going to be a major commitment for the Church and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible could be involved. If you are willing to help out in any small way, would you kindly let either Rev George Quarm  or the stewards know. Thank you  

NEWSLETTER

A New Year Plan

Poem -Mary Fairchild

I tried to think of a clever new phrase – A slogan to inspire the next 365 days, A motto to live by this coming New Year, But the catchy words fell flat to my ear. And then I heard His still small voice Saying, "Consider this simple, daily choice: With each new dawn and close of day Make new your resolve to trust and obey." "Don't look back caught in regret Or dwell on the sorrow of dreams unmet; Don't stare forward anchored by fear, No, live in this moment, for I am here." "I am all you need. Everything. I Am. You are held secure by my strong hand. Give me this one thing – your all in all; Into my grace, let yourself fall." So, at last, I'm ready; I see the way. It's to daily follow, trust, and obey. I enter the New Year armed with a plan, To give him my everything. All that I am.

FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY

On behalf of everyone at The Fire Fighters Charity I’m writing today to thank you for the generous donation   Your donation will make a huge difference to the individuals we support on a daily basis. It will help fund our support services and, in so doing, ensure that serving and retired fire and rescue service personnel across the UK can access the physical and psychological help they require, when they require it. The need for these services has of course been brought to the fore over the past couple of months as the terror attacks in Westminster, Manchester, at London Bridge and Finsbury Park, as well as the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, have highlighted the selfless work of the emergency services and shone a light on the impact this work can have on their physical and mental health. Over this time we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kind words of the public and, as we have done throughout our 74 year history, we will honour this show of support by doing all we can to help all those affected in their time of need, whether that’s today, tomorrow or at any time in the future..   I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Fire Fighters Charity. To learn more about how we support the fire fighter community, as well as how your donation will make a life changing difference please visit: www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/ceothankyou   Dr Jill Tolfrey MSc MCSP,  Chief Executive

PROPERTY MATTERS

Over the last couple of months,  we have tackled a few issues.  If you had been in the kitchen or old kitchen, you may have noticed that the  taps were constantly dripping. During the Christmas break the taps have been replaced and everything appears to be working well. At present there is a problem with the gentlemen’s urinal. This is currently being investigated and we are awaiting a new part which will hopefully resolve the issue.. Prior to Christmas, we experience a problem with the heating in the Church. The boiler was serviced and the issue was resolved. However we do need to have adjustments to the valves on the radiators and also a new part for the standby boiler. Overall it inspected to cost approximately £1000. We have recently changed our electricity supplier from EDF to British Gas, this should produce  significant saving  over the next few years. Just a few words of thanks to Grant who help maintain the litter situation at around the outside of the church, and has also attended to various odd jobs. As you may have noticed, we finally have the new notice board  outside the Church. W must ensure that this regularly maintained, and keep all the information relevant.   Thanks also go to Adebayo for helping out with the electrics and Barry for sorting out the poster for the new board

2nd MILE PROJECT CHARITY 2017

The Methodist Rafiki Satellite Village in Ghana (care and education for orphaned children) The Village aspires to house a 100 children at any given time, develop a model school for the educational needs of the children of Rafiki as well as those in its adjourning communities. In line with these aspirations, we are eager to embark on the second phase of the Village’s infrastructural base. At the Moment the Village has Five Cottages, an Assembly hall, Dining hall, School blocks for Basic and JHS and two residences for the Director and Social Relations Officer of the Village.
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

POEM- You are always there for me. 

by Joanna Fuchs

When the world comes crashing in And chaos rules my mind, I turn my heart to you, Lord, And pure, sweet peace I find. You lift me out of trouble You comfort me in pain; You nourish, heal and cleanse me, Like cool, refreshing rain. In times of joy and bliss, When things are going right, You lift me even higher, And fill me with delight. You listen to my prayers; You hear my every plea; I’m safe because I know You’re always there for me.

Prayer Group & Counselling

The Prayer Group, meets regularly on a Saturday morning at 10am, in the Church and everyone is welcome to attend. We pray for all situations in the world, our country and local community. Prayers are also said for our Church and those in the Circuit. We do hope that you will be able to join us. See you there. You can also see the Minister in the Church for counselling between 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monday - Friday or You can email the minister directly at q.quarm@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk Any other enquiries should be directed to info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk

Prayer of the Month

Holy and eternal God, in your only Son, Jesus Christ, you have fully revealed yourself to be the God whose grace, mercy and peace are the source and summit of all life. By the power of your Holy Spirit at work in us, turn our hearts to love and obedience of your perfect will for us and all creation. Looking always to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, may we rediscover each day our purpose to serve you as your people in the world. And, on the last day, bring us to the fullness of your eternal kingdom and the joy of the heavenly banquet. Amen. David Chapman, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District Chair

Formation of Choir

We have received a request to see if we can form a Church Choir. To start the choir, we would need a minimum of five people to be willing to join. A few members have already shown an interest, so if you are thinking about taking part would you please see Christiana Odom or email us at  info@bexleyheathmethodist.org.uk   The choir would enhance our Church worship and also encourage many members to take part in the service. Please do think about this. Thanks
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