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August/September 2019 Newsletter

Dear friends,

Summer greetings will still be in order by the time you read this, so perhaps I can remind those of you who will be travelling through airports at home and abroad to please try and find the prayer rooms if you have time. I have already spoken to the Rev. M. about the provision at Heathrow for those who want a quiet space, or time for meditation or prayer. Terminal 2 is spacious and pretty good. Terminal 5 is atrocious in the central part, where another faith has more or less taken over the very limited space available. More space is apparently provided out at the gates, where there is not enough time to find the facility. As Christians we need to be more visible in public spaces like that.

Where would Backpackers be without Chesham URC? That is an example of where we are very visible as Christians. I think our church does a very good job of bringing all sorts of people in, with a range of events such as another successful series of Lent organ concerts, visiting musical concerts, Meet and Eat, film evenings and ecumenical meetings with different themes.

After our recent Church Meeting, we are all aware of the progress being made on our journey towards a shared pastorate, and, God willing, we may now be on the way to sharing a minister. In our congregation we really are blessed with people who are ready to lend a hand or lead on so many different occasions and in so many different ways. Our flexibility was show again, when Soo and Keith left us to move closer to their family. The many jobs they did, seem to have been filled, and the choir has remodelled itself to continue supporting our singing in worship.

Thank God for our congregation, and may we all be strengthened and revived in body, mind and spirit as summer turns into autumn, going forward in faith.

May the Lord be with us all,
Heather A-J