The Defibrillator has now been installed outside on the car park wall of the Church Hall, adjacent to the Link. It is hoped that it will be fully activated during this month, and is available should there be a medical emergency. Its public position means that it is available for community use.

It’s that time of year again! Nominations of people to be elected to serve on the Elders’ Meeting for up to three years from January 2019 need to be with Richard by Sunday 28th October. Any Church Member can serve in this capacity but they do need to be nominated by someone (and asked for their permission beforehand to ascertain if they wish to stand!). Please think and pray about this matter. In theory up to five Elders could be elected to serve with the continuing four, so there are plenty of vacancies (and opportunities!).

On Friday 21st September 2018 Rev Mark Robinson will be inducted to the South West Hants Group. The Induction Service will be at Chandler’s Ford United Reformed Church, starting at 7.30pm. It will be preceded by light refreshments from 5pm. Please let an elder know if you will require transport.

Mark’s wife, Tessa, will be ordained and inducted as minister to the East Southampton pastorate at Bitterne Park URC at 2.30pm on the following day, Saturday 22nd September.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up with Everybody blaming Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!

From The Messenger, January 1990

Dear All,

God calls and God continues to call. God calls us from one thing to the next, from one place to the next and I wonder where God is calling us as I join the team and we seek to answer this call together? I am Mark Robinson and I grew up very much aware of the challenges and joys of what it means to be followers of Christ, because both my parents were keen to see that their six children had an understanding of this truth.