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FOR OUR PRAYERS … . • • • • • • • •

For the family of Lt. Col. Peter Moran, Divisional Commander, who was Promoted to Glory, in the early morning of last Thursday. For the Poverty & Homelessness Action Week (25 Jan – 2 Feb) For the ongoing ministry for the Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter (MCWS), and for the Project Managers Jayne and Angela. For the peoples of SOUTH SUDAN who are suffering during ongoing civil wars. For our members who are struggling with ill-health in body, mind or spirit. For the Christians of INDONESIA 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 – Sheltering the Needy’

‘Dear Lord Jesus, You experienced homelessness and rejection, with ‘nowhere to lay your head’. Please draw near to those today who feel exposed, cold and hungry and lead them to compassionate people who will help them. Amen’ Cut Here > ………………………………………………………………………. VISITOR’S REPLY SLIP (Please place in Offering Plate or hand in before leaving) I/we visited today and would like to be contacted by an Officer: Name(s) ………………………………………………………………………….. Address …………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………… Tel. No: ……………………….. E-mail address: ……………………………….

THE BULLETI N Sun. 26 JANUARY 2014 Welcome! Please join us for coffee after the Morning Meeting in the Community Lounge. TODAY: Young People’s Annual Prizegiving 10.15am Meeting led by The Children’s Team 3pm Prizegiving Meeting led by The Children’s Team 4.30pm Gospel Choir Practice NEXT SUNDAY: Self Denial Appeal Launch 10.15am Morning Meeting led by Majors Williams 6pm Meeting led by Corps Officers

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

9.30am Women of Worth 1.30pm Home League

WEDNESDAY

10am CAMEO Coffee & Crafts

THURSDAY

1.30pm Over 60 Club

FRIDAY

10am SAM’s Tots 7pm Youth Club

SATURDAY

10am CONTACT Centre 6pm Churches Winter Shelter (Overnight)

COMING SOON … •

8 Feb, Divisional Fun Day for Years 2 – 7; Royal Tunbridge Wells Corps, 9.45am-4pm.

THANK YOU … • • • •

Welcome – YP Members (2nd Queenie & Michael) Coffee – David & Anita (2nd Annelies & Carol) Altar Flowers – Peggy & Terry W. (2nd Jean Kite, Maud Risby) To all those who work within the Children’s Ministry Team.

AT THE HALL THIS WEEK … Tues: Musical Bumps, Autistic Trust. Weds: NHS Breast Feeding, Weightwatchers. Thurs: Recovery Group, Kingswood House Support Group. FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Jesus … said …‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.’ LUKE 18: 16 (NIV)

SPECIAL EVENTS.

Saturday 8 March PROMENADE EVENING 7.30pm Maidstone Band Military Wives Choir Shorncliffe Tickets £5 from Office Weds. 12 Feb Ultimate Church Visit Information Evening 8pm at the Hall Weds. 5 March Safe & Sound Training 1 7.30pm Venue tbc

Special Announcements PROMOTION TO GLORY It is with deep sadness that we learn of the Promotion to Glory of our Divisional Commander, Lt. Col. Peter Moran last Thursday. We uplift Sandra and the family before the Lord in prayer.

CHURCHES WINTER SHELTER This building will be the Saturday night venue, until 22 February. LOFT CONVERSION On-site work is due to begin Mon. 24 February for 11 weeks. Our programme will be disrupted for the first few Divisional Children’s Camp weeks. Easter 2014 Divisional Children’s Camp Easter 2014 7 – 12 April Book NOW through the London South-East website. ‘WOMEN OF WORTH’ This course is now full. Please pray for the ladies who will attend for the 6 weeks and for those who lead them. S.A.G.I.C. See poster for news of great insurance deals, or pick up a leaflet from the foyer. ‘Fit For Mission’ Between 10 Jan and 24 Feb anyone wishing to contribute to ‘The Great Conversation’ regarding our future Army is invited to be in touch with THQ through one of the addresses on the poster in the foyer.


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 26 January 2014