From The Rectory
One of the larger super markets coined the phrase ‘every little helps’. Their reference was in respect to offering slightly lower prices than their competitors, and yet I think that phrase would make a great mission statement for a church. If every church member just gave a little of their time and a little of their wealth think what a difference we could make?
A church like St Margaret’s offers so many ways to get involved, and is reliant on people freely sharing their time and talents, and I am truly amazed how many people already freely give time and energy to the life and running of the church. For those of you who are already very active, please accept my thanks and gratitude, without you the church would not be what it is.
Although it would be unwise to name specific individuals because I am bound to miss someone, let me share some of the groups that are active in the church. Every Monday the Yellow wellies gather to look after the church grounds, and keep it in excellent condition. There are several social committees responsible for events such as the Beetle Drive, Film Nights, Concerts, Meals out and the Men’s group activities. There are those who give time to the ministry of the church including the smooth running of our services, as well as the decorating of the church with flowers and not forgetting all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in administrative roles! As you can see there is a lot of dedication involved in keeping the church active and at the heart of the community so may I encourage us all to think about the free time and skills we have and whether or not you could invest them in the life of the church. What you think might be just a little thing, might in fact make a very big difference, and as the slogan says ‘every little helps’
Let me also take this opportunity to promote some excellent events coming up. On Saturday 20th April at Barming Primary School the friends of St Margaret’s have organised for the Kent Police Male Voice Choir to come and then on the 22nd June there is the church fete. This summer we are also planning a series of open days at the church!
I just want to close with an amusing observation by the comedian Milton Jones:
It does not matter how little we think out offering is, God can take it and do amazing things through it.
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