Events

Future events in the life of the church

Top of the Pew Final

Wow!

Congratulations to Emmanuel who have made it to the Final.

Marion Moore, John Urie, John Mackintosh and David Best played successfully against stiff competition from Bromley Methodist Church and won 63 to 51. Kieran Moore is back at Oxford and we thank him for being in the team in previous matches and helping Emmanuel get this far.

The team scored well in rounds on science and nature, history, food and drink, sport and games, and the Bible showing a knowledge of butterflies and crabs, varicella, motor racing and boxing, the wartime butter ration and Bible romances. Who knows how to play the card game chemin de fer? That was a question that foxed everyone.

The questions were very fair, written by Caroline Jenner from Cornerstone Church and delivered by Anthony Bayley, making for an absorbing contest with much merriment especially from the Emmanuel team.

Bromley Methodist Church gave us a warm welcome and our faithful supporters came to cheer. £85.60 was raised for the charity Bromley Homeless Shelter.

 The final is on Friday 22nd November 8pm at Emmanuel with Catherine Southon as Question Master and with the Mayor of Bromley Councillor Nicholas Bennett JP attending.

As our own team is playing do come along and support them. We wish them well.

Pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan 2021

As you will be aware Marion and I have led quite a few pilgrimages during our time at Emmanuel and Elmers End.

We have visited Israel several times as well as Turkey taking in “The Seven Churches of Asia” featured in the Book of Revelation. Most recently we led a pilgrimage to Greece following in “The Steps of St Paul.” The Holy Land is a place almost everyone who has visited it feels drawn back to and Marion and I are no exception. Although I will be retired we are planning to lead another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2021, only this time with a difference.

Jordan is the often neglected part of the Holy Land but many times Jesus crossed over to the east side of the River Jordan (the present day country of Jordan was known as “Moab” in Biblical times, Ruth was born there). In fact, most scholars believe the site where John actually baptised Jesus was on the east side of the river. We shall visit Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Jordan will be the magnificently preserved Nabatean city of Petra. This we shall definitely include on the itinerary.

Our plan is to add a few days in Jordan onto a visit to the traditional sites in Israel taking in both Jerusalem and Galilee. We are flagging up the possibility at this time to gauge what interest there may be for such a trip from members and friends at Emmanuel and Elmers End. If you feel this is something you would be interested in please let Marion or I know before my “exodus” at the end of May.

“Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab – there the Lord showed him the whole land.” (Deuteronomy 34:1)

Bill

 


Music Quiz

Elmers End Free Church

together with Canterbury Oast Trust (COT), supporting adults with learning Disabilities,

invite you to a

50’s, 60’s, 70’s Pop Music Quiz

Professional Callers

Emmanuel Church Hall
The Grove, West Wickham
Saturday, 12th October 2019
7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets £15 Per Person to include a Fish & Chip Supper
Please bring your own drink and glasses

Harvest Lunch

at 12:30 pm EMMANUEL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH THE GROVE, WEST WICKHAM, KENT, BR4 9JS Ticket price—Children £2.50 / Adult £5 From Sue Beynon or Janet Pickering … Continue reading Harvest Lunch

MIGHTY MITES

The next collection of Mighty Mites will be on Sunday, 8th September. We collect 1p, 2p, 5p coins, collections every 4 months, in January, June and September. In January, we send a cheque for the total collected over the year to UNICEF. Gill Childs … Continue reading MIGHTY MITES

Fun and Games

2 – 4 pm At Sparrows Den. Bring a friend. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult Older children to register with a leader. It will be cancelled if wet. … Continue reading Fun and Games

Sparrows Den

Breakfast & celebration Stories, games, crafts, activities On Sunday 7th July we will be at Sparrows Den 10 am till 12 noon with breakfast. Come and enjoy Re-creation. If wet we will meet in the Richmond Hall. For more details, please contact: Pat Best … Continue reading Sparrows Den

Gift Day

We at Emmanuel are grateful for the community we have, and for the various and numerous donations we receive and are able to make to others. On 30th June, we shall be making a collection during our services for Gift Day.  Many of us should have received a letter and an envelop for the donations, … Continue reading Gift Day

Summer Fair and Barbeque

Everyone is warmly invited to come along to Emmanuel’s Summer Fair, which will be held outside on the Green after the Family and Parade service on 23rd June. If it rains it will carry on in the church hall. There will be live music, a bouncy castle, a treasure hunt, raffles, games, tombola and other … Continue reading Summer Fair and Barbeque