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Baptist Church

1st of March 2010

Spring always follows winter. True? Yes, well of course it does. Once the dark nights have given way slowly and surely to the bright mornings, the brain and senses seem to take on a new lease of life. Plants begin to get greener. Animals begin to get livelier. The upturn in life all around seems to gather pace.
I, for one, will be grateful to see the sun. I, for one, will be looking forward to the warmth instead of the cold biting winds, ice and snow. Life is forever changing. There are always seasons and variety in the British climate. It isn’t all sun and it isn’t all cold and wet (although it might seem like it sometimes). Over the last few months we would be forgiven in saying “global warming?” as the north pole had appeared to have taken up residence over the UK. The weather men got last year completely wrong. The promised balmy BBQ summer and mild winter never came to fruition. But when it comes down to it, life without change and life without surprises would be a bit tedious.
We may say we don’t like change but imagine it for a moment! We may say we don’t like surprises but imagine that for a moment!
Just like the Great British weather and the changing seasons our lives would be pretty dull without diversity and challenge. The difference comes when we only have mistaken forecasts to rely on. When we have no point of reference, when things don’t go as we expect, we look for something to offer a firm foothold and find that the supplies of grit are not as readily available as we were promised.
Love Jason, The Man in the Manse

Church News
The January lunch had to be cancelled for the first time because of the weather conditions. I’m sure we are all pleased to see green grass again!
Unfortunately, two of our members died recently, Victor Morand and Maureen Morton, and we shall miss them.
The first of our monthly “Emmaus” family services was held in February, more about this in next issue.
You are welcome to join the local churches for the Women’s World Day of Prayer service on March 5th at Holy Cross, Sarratt, at 10am. The service this year is entitled “Let everything that has breath praise God”, and is written by the Christian women of Cameroon, so do come and find out more about this interesting country.
We are looking forward to our Family Quiz Evening on March 27th at 6.30pm, so please come along for a fun evening. (See advert below).
New lunchers are always welcome. Please contact Brenda on 01923 269574 if you would like to come on March 13th.

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