by Carol Cotton
I had a birthday in April (they just keep coming!!). For one of my gifts I was given a “Daily Bread” Promise Box. Rob has had one of these since he was a young man, but I have never had one and always wanted one so, to the person who gave it to me, thank you. It will sit on my desk and each morning I will take out a scripture promise to encourage me for the day.
This is my verse for this morning…..: ‘I would sooner walk in the dark, and hold hard to a promise of my God, than trust in the light of the brightest day that ever dawned.’ (Charles Spurgeon).
During May, Tuesday Afternoon Fellowship have two great speakers, firstly on May 14th we have Mary Pheron who is coming to speak about the work of Mercy Ships. Since 1978 Mercy Ships have worked with Compassion in more than 55 countries. In low and middle income countries nine out of ten people have no access to basic surgical care. Mercy Ships sail directly to these people to offer the medical care they need – for free. Do come along and hear about this amazing work and ministry.
Then on Tuesday May 28th, Jean Finney is coming to speak about the Origin of Nursery Rhymes, which promises to be a fun and informative afternoon. Please do come and join us.
Our Cameo meets on May 26th. The worship will be led by David and Eve James, with Barri Dodgson playing the organ and afterwards we will share in our afternoon tea. Do come and bring along family, friends and neighbours, every age welcome.
We are looking forward to sharing together in ‘The Big Brekkie’, for Christian Aid on Sunday May 12th at 8.30am before our 10am joint service. We need an idea of numbers so please speak to Jo or myself and get your names down, we will be the ones with a clip-board!
Please put Saturday 15th June in your diaries ; Rob and I are having an “open home and garden” from 12noon – 5pm, and there will be music and food and drinks. Come for all of it or some of it, everyone is invited.
At last the long awaited Zip Wire Challenge takes place, for Rob, on Saturday 18th May. Thank you to all of you who have sponsored Rob. Most people have paid in advance but there are still a few people who need the evidence first ! So, after the event, if you could see Carol that would be great. Total amount raised will be shown in the next Newsletter.
Pastorally Rob and I continue to support people in any way we (along with many others from KMC) can, whether that be through home groups, other groups or friendships. If anyone would like to see Rob or myself please do get in touch. Rob is happy to do home communions for people who have been unable to attend Church for a while, so please just ask.
Church and Community Pastoral worker