Sponsored swim by my friend Ben

Please consider sponsoring my friend Ben. He is doing a sponsored swim this Thursday to raise money for the work of HOPE worldwide in Nepal.

Here’s the link.

Hi everybody,

An update on my 3km swim to raise money for my volunteering trip to Nepal.

I have been training for the last few months and am planning to swim the 3km sometime next week.

The trip promises to be very helpful for the people in the city of Kathmandu and the village of Chhaimale, both in Nepal. As you are probably aware, education and healthcare services are nowhere near as good as in the UK so any service can go along way. I will be performing dental examinations and giving oral hygiene education to children and adults alike, along possibly with other aspects of service (eg english teaching in schools).
Any donations would be much appreciated (follow the link if you would like to donate).

Thank you, Ben

I’ll be speaking at the annual Thames Valley churches of Christ outdoor service and barbecue.

It’s always a very special and fun-filled event.

I hope you can make it. Message me if you would like more details.

God bless, Malcolm

Date: 1st July 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Event: Wellington Country Park church service and barbecue
Venue: Wellington Country Park
Location: Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road
Risley RG7 1SP
Public: Public

I’ll be speaking on the topic, “Jealous or curious?” for the Watford church of Christ this Sunday.

The text is Acts 5.

I hope you can make it. Message me if you would like more details.

God bless, Malcolm

Date: 17th June 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event: "Jealous or Curious?"
Topic: "Jealous or Curious?"
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Watford WD18 0DD
Public: Public

Start your Christmas Eve in the right frame of mind by joining us for the hearty singing of well-known Christmas carols. We’ll enjoy readings by the children, as well as a performed duet and the revealing of a newly written Christmas song.

Plenty of parking. Refreshments afterwards.

 

Date: 24th December 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Event: Watford Church of Christ Carol Service
Topic: Carol Service
Sponsor: Watford church of Christ
07973 491 021
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Watford WD18 0DD
UK
Public: Public

Have you ever wondered what to say to someone as they grieve? I know I have.

On Sunday 26th November we’ll gather with friends to discuss this question. We’ll be helped by professionals who deal with these situations more often than most. We will also be looking into the scriptures for the wisdom of the ages.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–7 NIV11)

Grieving is tough. The wrong word can make it harder still.The right word can be a life-saver. We will spend this session learning where effective comfort can be found.

We’ll discuss some practicals and principles of what to say and what not to say – what to do and what not to do.

It will also serve as an introduction to a bereavement course starting in 2018.

Please join us for this special event. There is plenty of car parking space. Classes for children aged 2-9 years old.

If you’d like to know more leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Malcolm

Date: 26th November 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00 a.m.
Event: "How to Help a Grieving Friend"
Topic: Grief
Sponsor: Watford church of Christ
07973 491021
Venue: Laurance Haines School
Location: Vicarage Road
Watford WD18 0DD
UK
Public: Public