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)
Please come along to sing a selection of traditional Christmas carols followed by refreshments.
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 … Continue reading Top of the Pew Final
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 … Continue reading Music Quiz
On Friday 27th September in the James Todd room, from 10.30 to 12 noon. We will be joining with many other groups around the country in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Delicious cakes and friendly service. So come along and support us if you can. … Continue reading World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support
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
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
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
July’s meeting will be held on Thursday 25th July at 8:00pm … Continue reading Elders’ Meeting – July
About 12 pm—after Sunday coffee … Continue reading Church Meeting
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
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