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FOR OUR PRAYERS … . • • • • • • •

For the people of the Philippines and US Mid-West States and the emergency services as they seek to relieve their suffering. For the ongoing preparations for the Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter (MCWS), and for the Project Managers Jayne and Angela. For the Carolling season, that all may remain healthy and enjoy the experience once again. For our members who are struggling with ill-health in body, mind or spirit. For the Christians of COLOMBIA facing opposition and persecution. The claiming of the ‘SQUARE MILE’ around our hall in prayer over the next weeks and months. DON’T FORGET – to use the Prayer Network – see Audrey Beeching or Jo Gaskin. ‘PRAYER FOR THIS WEEK – United Kingdom’

‘Merciful Father, we long to see our nation turning back to You. Grant us strength and vision to pray with faith for people who are on our hearts, that they would come to know You as Father through Christ, by Your Spirit. Amen’ Cut Here > ………………………………………………………………………. VISITOR’S REPLY SLIP (Please place in Offering Plate or hand in before leaving)

THE BULLETI N Sun. 24 NOVEMBER 2013 Welcome! Please join us for coffee after the Morning Meeting in the Community Lounge. TODAY: 10.15am Meeting led by Major G Williams PHILIPPINES APPEAL TODAY (more information inside)

4pm Community Gospel Choir 6pm ‘Open Songs of Praise’ Meeting led by Capt. L. Clifton

I/we visited today and would like to be contacted by an Officer: Name(s) ………………………………………………………………………….. Address …………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………… Tel. No: ……………………….. E-mail address: ……………………………….

NEXT SUNDAY: 10.15am led by Majors Williams 6.30pm Churches Together Advent Service, Union St. Methodist

MAIDSTONE CORPS 74-80 Union Street ME14 1ED Corps Officers Majors Grayson & Janice Williams Captain Lynne Clifton (Family Ministries Officer) Administrator Mrs. Lorraine Munn Tel. Numbers Hall: 01622-681808 Quarters: 01622-752232 Family Ministries: 01622-677834 E-Mail grayson.williams@ salvationarmy.org.uk janice.williams@ salvationarmy.org.uk lynne.clifton@ salvationarmy.org.uk lorraine.munn@ salvationarmy.org.uk maidstone@ salvationarmy.org.uk (will reach all above) Websites www.salvationarmy.org.uk/maidstone www.maidstonesaband.org.uk

OUR VISION


‘To reach everyone living within One Square Mile of Maidstone Corps with the Good News over the next five years with the aim of making disciples of Jesus Christ’

THE PROGRAMME THIS WEEK MONDAY

10am SAM’s Tots

TUESDAY

1.30pm Home League

WEDNESDAY

10am CAMEO Coffee & Crafts

THURSDAY

1.30pm Over 60 Club

FRIDAY

10am SAM’s Tots 7.30pm ‘Jesus Folk’ Fish & Chip Film Night

SATURDAY

10am CONTACT Centre

COMING SOON … • • •

Weds 27 Nov. 12.30pm ‘Advent Lunches & Talk’ at St. Faith’s Church; Soup & Sandwiches; Talk – Capt. L Clifton Sat. 7 Dec. Charity Fayre, The Street, Bearsted, 12.30-17.30, in aid of our Christmas Community Work, organised by ‘Vintage & Homemade’. Weds 11 Dec, 7.45pm ‘Safe & Sound’ Training for Everyone – please book in with Capt. Lynne or Lorraine

THANK YOU … • • • •

Welcome – Singing Company (1st Ron & Jaqui) Coffee – Annelies & Carole (1st Volunteers) Altar Flowers – Rachel & Matthew (1st Gareth & Sue) To those who visit the prison to give support to prisoners and their families.

‘The greatest natural resource … OUR YOUTH.’

SPECIAL EVENTS.

Tues 3 Dec, 7.45pm ‘Carols by Candlelight’ with the Songsters Sat. 7 Dec 9am-5pm STANDING DAY (see lists in foyer) Sun. 8 Dec, 6pm ‘Advent Praise’ Fri 13 Dec, 7.30pm COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE With The Detling Singers Sun 15 Dec, 10.15am TOY SERVICE Mon 16 – Weds 18 Dec Christmas Present Appeal ‘Parcel Factory’ Sun 22 Dec, 6pm Corps Carol Service Mon 23 Dec ‘Nativity Fun Zone’ 10am – 12.30pm

AT THE HALL THIS WEEK … Tues: Musical Bumps, Voluntary Action Maidstone. Weds: Mini-Signers, Lydia Prayer Group, NHS Breast Feeding Group, Weight Watchers. Thurs: Recovery Group, Music Exams. Fri: Music Exams

Weds 25 Dec, 10.15am CHRISTMAS DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION Sun. 29 Dec, 10.15am only

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

AUDIT 10/11 December All records from Section Leaders to Office by Sun 8 Dec. without fail.

Special Announcements

CHURCHES WINTER SHELTER Training Sessions for Volunteers (1 hour) Sat 7, Weds 11 & Sat 14 Dec at Maidstone Salvation Army To volunteer visit www.maidstoneshelter.org.uk LOFT CONVERSION The works are out to tender. On-site work will begin Mon. 24 February for 11 weeks. Our programme will be disrupted for the first few weeks. PHILIPPINES APPEAL By phone – 0800 473 0088 By The Salvation Army (Philippine Disaster Appeal) FREEPOST KE3466, London SE1 6BP Next Corps Council Meeting: Weds 8th JAN, 7.45pm Next Pastoral Care Council Meeting: 26 FEB, 7.45pm PASTORAL CARE COUNCIL MEMBERS Corps Officers, Paul Deacon, Ken Rose, Shirley O’Leary, Audrey Beeching, Maria Kwoka, Margaret Rose, Eunice Hardman, Major


Wesley Dinsmore, Michael Cousins, Matthew Walters, Jaqui Hall, Pamela Thomas, Terry Wakefield. Please let them know if you are aware of pastoral needs in our fellowship.


Bulletin 24 November 2013