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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page Last night, I heaved a soft sigh of content as I tucked myself into my welcoming bed. It was warm, and cozy and I was really looking forward to a sweet restful sleep. As I drifted off though, I thought about the people out there who would have no decent place to lay their head. People who would have a restless night, homeless, cold, hungry or just troubled and anxious about something. So, I stirred my brain back to full consciousness, and I said a word of prayer for such people. There are a lot of issues in this world that you and I can't do much about; but one thing that we can do, which will cost nothing, is to pray. You may not see or know about the results, but your prayer will make a difference to somebody. I have heard different testimonies of how complete strangers have turned up and provided things that people were desperate for. So, this week and after, spare a thought for someone. For every meal you eat, pray for someone who is starving. For every job you go to, pray for someone who is jobless. For every moment you spend with your loved ones, pray for someone who is lonely. For every sleep you enjoy, pray for someone who is homeless or anxious. No one will hear you pray, but Heaven will. And when Heaven sends a blessing down, guess what? You will not be left out! A preacher tells of the time when a woman, her arms filled with Christmas presents, came out of a department store and bumped right into him. It was a good, solid bump, and all her parcels dropped on the sidewalk. As he bent down to help her pick them up, she said, more to herself than anyone else, "Oh, I hate Christmas. It turns everything upside down." And so, it does. Christmas turns the world topsy-turvy because it is cantered in a baby, and babies change everything! Just watch a doting grandmother or grandfather and you'll see how life is changed! The Christ child is no exception. This child will change the world! This child is God's son, the one foretold by the prophets. As the gospel writer put it: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." Do join us in our various programmes during the Christmas and New Year period, especially the Christmas Eve (11.15pm -12.00am) and  New Year’s Eve service at the Barnehurst Methodist Church from 9.30pm to 12.15am. Have a wonderful season.  Thank you. Best Wishes this Christmas. George Quarm
METHODIST CHURCH BEXLEYHEATH
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PREACHERS DETAILS 1st October - Alf Philpott 8th October - Rev George Quarm - Holy Communion 15th October - Nnorom Azuonye 22nd October - Ama Quarm 29th October - Local Arrangements 5th November - Rev George Quarm 12th November - Stuart Fair - Remembrance Sunday and Parade Service 19th November - Hudson Jackson 26th November - Rev George Quarm 3rd December - Robert Taylor 10th December - 10.00am -Rev George Quarm - Young Peoples Carol service and Parade 10th December - 5.00pm Joint Carols by candlelight service with the Salvation Army and band 17th December - Noel Qunity - Williams 24th December - Rev George Quarm - Holy Communion 24th December - 11.15pm Watchnight Service at Barnehurst 25th December - 9.30 am Christmas Day Service (Joint with United Reform Church) at Bexleyheath 31st December - Rev Michael Baker 31st December - 9.30pm - New Years Eve Service at Barnehurst
© Bexleyheath Methodist Church, allrights reserved 2016

FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page Last night, I heaved a soft sigh of content as I tucked myself into my welcoming bed. It was warm, and cozy and I was really looking forward to a sweet restful sleep. As I drifted off though, I thought about the people out there who would have no decent place to lay their head. People who would have a restless night, homeless, cold, hungry or just troubled and anxious about something. So, I stirred my brain back to full consciousness, and I said a word of prayer for such people. There are a lot of issues in this world that you and I can't do much about; but one thing that we can do, which will cost nothing, is to pray. You may not see or know about the results, but your prayer will make a difference to somebody. I have heard different testimonies of how complete strangers have turned up and provided things that people were desperate for. So, this week and after, spare a thought for someone. For every meal you eat, pray for someone who is starving. For every job you go to, pray for someone who is jobless. For every moment you spend with your loved ones, pray for someone who is lonely. For every sleep you enjoy, pray for someone who is homeless or anxious. No one will hear you pray, but Heaven will. And when Heaven sends a blessing down, guess what? You will not be left out! A preacher tells of the time when a woman, her arms filled with Christmas presents, came out of a department store and bumped right into him. It was a good, solid bump, and all her parcels dropped on the sidewalk. As he bent down to help her pick them up, she said, more to herself than anyone else, "Oh, I hate Christmas. It turns everything upside down." And so, it does. Christmas turns the world topsy-turvy because it is cantered in a baby, and babies change everything! Just watch a doting grandmother or grandfather and you'll see how life is changed! The Christ child is no exception. This child will change the world! This child is God's son, the one foretold by the prophets. As the gospel writer put it: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." Do join us in our various programmes during the Christmas and New Year period, especially the Christmas Eve (11.15pm -12.00am) and  New Year’s Eve service at the Barnehurst Methodist Church from 9.30pm to 12.15am. Have a wonderful season.  Thank you. Best Wishes this Christmas. George Quarm
METHODIST CHURCH BEXLEYHEATH
Sunday Service 10:00 -11:00 am Join Us