"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you,"'
|Matthew 28:19&20 n.i.v.|
|Hello, and welcome|
|Hello, welcome to this first issue. Things to do,
places to go, people to see. The above portion of scripture from Matthew
inspired me in coming up with the title for this monthly newsletter. Things to
Jesus himself instructed us, as his disciples today to make other
disciples, this alone will always give us something to do ! Places to go ..
Jesus said, go ! Our outreach is on going and opportunities will continually
come for us to be able to go somewhere and spread the good news. People to see
.. expand our circle, seek new friends, strengthen the body of Christ.
|Things to do ...|
|Carolling; Can you help this year? Either by joining in the singing or playing, or collecting ... the dates are as follows; Sunday 3rd of December ... (after the toy service) from around 11.30 Until about lpm at the Savacentre. Sunday the 10th, this time at Centrecourt from 11.30-lpm, and finally on the 17th, once again at Savacentre, 11.30 to 1pm. Please see either Joy, or Henk if you wish to be part of this outreach and fundraising event.|
|Flowers and refreshments; Another way to be involved in weekly activities in the corps is to contribute by way of flowers, or assistance with serving the teas and coffees. Thank you so much to those who already do so. A new flower and refreshment rota, will be posted, so dont hesitate to sign up!|
|Prayers Underpin everything in prayer. Often,
due to health, or availability, we may feel, or ask, what can I do? The answer
is Pray. Would you like to be on a prayer team? ... to pray for folk,, leaders,
events etc., pray prior to each service ... or outings etc.... Then come and
discuss this with either Henk or Gilly.
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1Thessalonians 5: 16-17)
|A week in the life of Wimbledon Corps|
10am, morning service followed by refreshments.
10.30am Junior Soldiers class.
11.30am God Squad for children aged 0 to 13 years.
6pm, evening service.
10am-12 Parent and Toddler Group
2.15pm Home League, ladies fellowship meeting
2.15pm Over 60s group fellowship
6.30pm-7.30pm young peoples singing group.
8pm Songster practice.
7pm The Korean Church (Emmaus Mission Church) hold their service.
10am-12 Parent and Toddler Group.
Home League night fellowship, is at 8pm on the last Monday each month.Visiting speakers bring knowledge and insight on different subjects, ranging from environmental issues to hobbies and crafts.
Bible Fellowship Group, gathers one evening each month, to study and discuss a portion of Scripture in an informal time of sharing in each others homes.
For further information on any of the above, check the noticeboard.
|Places to go ..|
|A day at Whitchurch|
|Guy Fawkes day dawned grey and yet rain free as 14 God Squad
members loaded cars and started their journey to Whitchurch through storm torn
countryside. The young folk had practiced dramas, poems, and songs to use in
the two services and open air. The morning meeting honoured God as they helped
all gathered celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World. Yet as we worshipped
the sky darkened and the winds increased. Following Major Sylvias
wonderful lunch a brisk walk to the Silk Mill to feed the swans and ducks was
ended by heavy rain as the storms returned. Following a war council
with Major Sylvia and Captain Henk the decision was made to cancel the
remaining services. God Squad returned to Wimbledon for their faith tea and the
last fifteen minutes of the planned Shipwrecks and Islands service
was blended into the message brought by Captain Gilly. Many thanks to the young
folk and adults for all the hard work, support and practical help on the day.
It is a great encouragement to witness your service for God. Finally a BIG well
done to Gillian Rogers, her part at Whitchurch meant she had achieved her
Bronze Junior Soldier Award.
|People to see ...|
|We cant always see the people wed like to see, physically, but there is a way to see them, whenever you like, spiritually, prayerfully. The following are just some, to keep in mind, Charlotte and Toni as they continue their Junior Soldiership classes. Lorraine as she does her Senior Soldier class. Bill as he continues to heal after his operation. Also healing for Olive Morris, Ron Foot. Major Sylvia for strength and spiritual discernment.|
|Excerpt from the past|
|History, as some of us remember most painfully from our school days, can be B-O-R-I-N~G. But it need not and should not, be - especially when we have so much to learn from it. We of The Salvation Army in Wimbledon, have what the psalmist (Ps 16: 6 NIV) describes as 'a delightful inheritance', thanks to those who braved much opposition back in the 1880s. At the kind invitation of Henk I hope to bring you some insight into past days in and around 109 Kingston Road. Unfortunately (for us), not only were our earliest soldiers far too busy fighting the devil to be able to document their deeds, but many of them would have been illiterate. Our earliest Corps History Book dates only from 1911 but thanks to the Army's Heritage Centre and to some extent the local press, we have a little understanding of events way back into the l9th century. Although the exact date of our first 'opening fire' in Wimbledon is lost in the mists of time, The War Cry of 24th April 1886 informs us: "Sergeant-Major Wilmer reports apostolic speaking (!) is getting them rough treatment. But they had a feast of fat things on Sunday. Triumphant marches war songs and glad meetings were the order of the day. Mr Headley kindly lends us his mission rooms every Tuesday. The 'War Cry' brigades led by Mrs Sergeant Riddell, is doing splendid work". 114 years later on our own Betty still carries on this splendid work! Next months our early 'barracks'|
|Christmas is coming|
|Sunday 3rd of December is the Toy service, please come and support this morning service of chaos, mayhem and lot's of fun as the toddlers of our toddler group bring us the nativity. The toys this year will go the disabled children of St. Anne's school, Morden. St Marks family centre, are this year providing the Christmas Lunch. St. Marks church, St. Marks Rd, Mitcham. Doors open 11.30am for 12.30 lunch. For details telephone 020 8640 9595. Please note there is NO lunch at the Corps.|
What day does Thomasmas fall on ?
If you were Gooding what would you be doing ?
Who wrote the following and what poem is it from. The damsel donned her kirtle sheen The hall was decked with holly green Forth to the woods did merry men go To gather in the mistletoe.
|December Dates to Remember|
|Mums & Toddlers last
morning 11th. Party with Wonderland Puppets.
Home League last meeting 18th. Light lunch & Carol Singing.
Over 60s last meeting this year 19th.
25th Christmas Day - Lunch at St. Marks Family Centre.
|Corps diary December 2000;|
|Sunday 3rd||Toy Service 10am, evening service 6pm, Corps Prayer Meeting 5.30pm, Carolling at Savacentre 11.30-lpm.|
|Monday 4th||Divisional Business day at Tunbridge Wells|
|Tuesday 5th||Carolling at Alexander House 8pm|
|Sunday 10th||Services at 10am and 6pm, carolling at Centrecourt 11.30-lpm|
|Tuesday 12th||Carolling at Naomi Watts House 8pm|
|Sunday 17th||Morning service 10am
Carol Service 6pm,
Carolling at Savacentre 11.30-lpm
|Sunday 24th||Christmas eve service 10am only|
|Monday 25th||Christmas day service 10am|
|Sunday 31st||Morning service 10am only|
|Advanced notice: Corps Council 22nd January 2001 8.00pm|