Last Updated By Julian – 31 Nov 2020
Extracts from November 2020 Newsletter
Church Anniversary 89 Years – 1931 to July 2020
Sharing the GOOD NEWS of JESUS CHRIST
Another month has passed by with seemingly no end in sight to the Covid 19 problems with, it seems, no end in sight or, indeed a resolution to provide a vaccine. Let us continue to pray for our researchers – world wide – as they seek to find the help that everyone needs to resolve the problems currently facing everyone.
We have been glad to see you all in Church, wearing your masks and keeping that ‘magic’ two metres apart. One day we will be able to greet one another in the way which marks our ‘Independent’ background.
Looking forward we have much to encourage us as we come to worship week-by-week. From sharing Communion as we respond to our Lord’s words – “do this in remembrance of me.” We begin our month in this way and are encouraged to be His Disciples today when the message of ‘Good News to ALL people’ is needed to be heard loud and clear.
May God help us all to remain safe and well and continue to encourage each other throughout these difficult days.
Carol David Ian
One Thousand Men are Walking
One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
They walk toward the light milord
They walk towards the sun
They smoke and laugh and smile together
No foes to outrun
These men live on forever
In the hearts of those they saved
A nation truly grateful
For the path of peace they paved
But they do not march for war
Step closer to salvation
A tranquil steady corps
The meadows lit with golden beams
A beacon for the brave
The emerald grass untrampled
A reward for what they gave
They dream of those they left behind
And know they dream of them
Forever in those poppy fields
There walks one thousand men
Written by Joshua Dyer 2019 (aged 14)
Remembrance Day Memories
I can recall being in the Girls Brigade, with the Boys Brigade Band standing in the road, freezing cold, the wind blowing a howler but the sun always shone (or nearly always). A service with lots of people in dark mournful clothes, all the women it seemed had large black hats on and the men caps or a trilby and long black coats.
Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph and when the service ended we were told to assemble in the road ready to march down Sarisbury Hill. No coats on, just in our uniforms.
The Boys Brigade Band leading us as we marched behind our banners.
It was a beautiful sight to see.
We marched all the way down to Bursledon Railway Station before we were allowed to disband. Our parents took a leisurely stroll down the hill with our coats and took us home to have a good hot roast dinner!! Iris
SEVEN WONDERS of the WORLD
- To see
- To hear
- To touch
- To taste
- To feel
- To laugh
- and To love
Grandad was babysitting when he heard his little grand-daughter muttering the alphabet over in hushed tones.
“What are you doing?” he asked her.
“I’m praying” she replied. “I can’t think of the right words so I just say all the letters. God will put them together for me ‘cos he knows what I’m thinking.”