The United Reformed Church Chesham
February/March 2018 Newsletter
I bring good news. Crisis served 4438 lunches at Christmas. 9700 volunteers worked to help the day go well. Our church raised £438 for Shelter. Goodwill abounds at Christmas and continues through the year. Happy Clappy Churches are seeing an increase in followers.
Good news is out there, but it has to be found. Our media are obsessed with bad news and all the worst happenings in our society. As you know I constantly phone the BBC to complain of their shortcomings, but I fear my calls fall on stony ground. If you feel moved to complain or congratulate the BBC you can phone 03700 100 222.
Given the average age of our membership ------ we are the lucky ones. We were generally well educated. We found jobs fairly easily and bought houses at a reasonable price. Now we can enjoy a pension. It is good to remember these blessings as we creak into old age.
When I left school, we were charged with the following and I would like to share it with you.
With this charge I bid you go forth into the world in peace, be of good courage, hold fast that which is good, render no-one evil for evil, support the weak, comfort the faint-hearted, help the afflicted, honour all, love and serve the Lord."
Tom Hickling (Church Elder)
Tom's school - The Memorial Hall,