Blessing Service and Advent 2
Advent Candle 2
CELEBRATING THE MARRIAGE OF DEREK & CHRIS – wishing them Gods richest Blessings.
Advent Candles 1 – First of the “WALKING the WAY” candles as well.
We had a great time at our Christmas Fayre and THANK YOU to everyone who helped to raise £1,170 for our Outreach Fund.
You do have rather a lot of handbags don't
What a lovely display of baskets
Hello, are you having fun?
Waiting for lunch-time
I wonder where my next appointment is! Will Rudolf remember where they left me?
WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
SOZULENKA CONCERT – YOUNG PEOPLE FROM UKRAINE WITH “HOPE NOW”.
WHAT AN AMAZING EVENING OF SONG, DANCE AND A CHRISTIAN MESSAGE
Solo with passion
Solo with appeal
The girls wonder what has been brought in the bag
Its a suprise
Here it is "a goat"
Chased and caught
What a pleasure to listen to
A Scottish song?
A final Blessing from the team to the audience
Imensly enjoyed by a packed church. If you missed it come next time!
OUR HARVEST PARADE SERVICE – GIFTS FOR THE FOOD BANK were 138.4 kg AND MONEY DONATIONS were FOR COMPASSION UK.
Tinned & Packet items
For the FOOD BANK
Soup and Apple pie
WE PRAYED FOR THE MISSION GROUP AS THEY SET OFF FOR SIERRA LEONE AND ASKED FOR GODS BLESSING AND PROTECTION follow via Ministers Musings for updates
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE RE-ORDERED BUILDING AND RESOURCE FOR OUTREACH
Bill 90th birthday flowers
What happened during the last 10 years
Worship led by "The Band"
Celebration Cake cutting
Welcome to James, Youth Worker, and Charlotte with Ezekiel.
Bring & Share fellowship lunch
After the Party
Reminder of the financial cost of this resource for God
STILL BUILDING VISIONS
Birthday Cards to passers by.
Greetings, testemonies, prayers & Reading
Click here to listen to our special 10year anniversary celebration service that we held on Sunday 17th September
44 PEOPLE ENJOYED A GREAT AFTERNOON OF CAKE & CONVERSATION.
THANK YOU JEN AND STEVE
The "New Leaders Course" opens up opportunities for God to use people in His service
"And this is?" - a drogue sea anchor
"What is it?" - ( a Plumb-line)
Can you "fathom" this?
Social time for some of the ladies and their drivers
FUND RAISE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TRIP TO SIERRA LEONNE
How many does a girl need?
Can I get through?
Now what shall I have?
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT EVENING AND B-B-Q
Glad to be here
Savoury first but look at the puds
Come and join us
"Wecome" and reception
The chefs have been hard at work for some time
Drinks for everyone
Plenty for the children to do
Waiting for instructions
Gathering "Are the beefburgers ready yet?
OPEN AIR JOINT SERVICE AT THE CLOSE OF THE WATERSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL
Open air worship
Thank you to the Music Group
Still some seats left
Everyone is here
Worshipping together in song
What a great sound
Things best done out doors - flying
Taking the dog for a walk
Prayers for God to OPEN DOORS
Prepare for Communion
Oldest to the youngest have Worshipped God together
WE WELCOMED “Le WEEKEND” VISITORS
Reviewing the group discussion
Samples of Feast & festival foods
Epiphany (Kings) Pie with nativity figures
"Feasts food" discussion
Relaxing before the evening meal
Food and fellowshio
Anyone for Jenga?
Its not out of focus BUT it is mili-seconds before toppling
Theses (ideas) pinned to the cathedral doors
Normandy Exchange churches are studying the Theses over 12 months
Andrew leads us in prayer
Claire speaks about being Re-formed
Intercession prayers led by our visitors in French
and in English
The children tried Jenga as well!!!!!
Yes it fel as they went away
END OF THE FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESENTATION
GIRLS KNOW ABOUT FOOTBALL TOO ! ! !
KEEPING THE TROPHY IN THE FAMILY
THE CREAM TEA AND CONVERSATION WAS ENJOYED BY US ALL ON A HOT SUNNY AFTERNOON
MENS GOLF AT DIBDEN, ENJOYED BY ALL.
WE CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, just like these ingredients, once they are bound together they remain together.
Shall we make a cake? YES PLEASE!
Mixing the ingredients
3 minutes later, cooked and cut
FUND RAISE LUNCH TO PROVIDE MONEY FOR 7 CHILDREN TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP IN UKRAINE – £950 raised for Hope Now – well done and Thank you.
Phoebe explains what Hope Now & Compas Park provide
A very enjoyable 3 course lunch, thank you chefs
A Team effort in the kitchen
WOMENS GUILD ANNIVERSARY TEA following a Service with speaker Kay Keen. Click here to listen to Kay’s message
GERARD CHARLES asks the question “WITNESSES or MISSIONARIES” – the message “Jesus loves YOU” is delivered. Click here to listen to Gerard’s message
AN ENTERTAINING EVENING WITH “WATERSIDE SQUARES”
WELCOME ANGELA & STEVE as they are Ordained and Inducted to Eldership in the URC.
EASTER WALK OF WITNESS, CHURCHES TOGETHER OPEN AIR SERVICE, FELLOWSHIP, EASTER GARDEN, URC EASTER SUNDAY.
Some of the Praizin Hands Team
Enjoying lunch together
"Even the stones will cry out"
Lunch at Lepe
Payers for Gods Blessing
New Member reception
Tea-lights in shells
Gifts for all the ladies
Were you at thechurch AGM?
Church AGM fellowship
New-comers welcome meal
Wessex Synod at Canford heath
BB PARADE WITH GB – “MAKING CONNECTIONS” WITH GOD. Some of the Junior BB boys are learning to play the trumpet – well done lads!
WINE & CHEESE TASTING FUND RAISING EVENING ENJOY BY ALL – in association with Waitrose.
Click here to watch some video from our 2016 Boys Brigade Summer Camp on the Isle of Wight
STUDENTS ENTERTAINED 60 GUESTS AT THE NEW YEARS LUNCH AND THANKS WERE ALSO EXTENDED TO THE CHEFS, THANK YOU ALL FOR A VERY ENJOYABLE FUND RAISE EVENT.
A VERY SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS FAYRE WITH MANY VISITORS AND FUN AND FOOD AND CONVERSATIONS ENJOYED BY ALL WHO CAME. £1,151 RAISED FOR OUR OUTREACH FUND, thank-you.
A SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY EVACUATION TEST 90 seconds to clear building and a further 60 seconds to confirm all accounted for, WELL DONE EVERYONE !
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICES
PHOEBE SHARES SOME OF HER EXPERIENCES FROM THE VISIT TO UKRAINE
WE CELEBRATED WITH IAN & HELEN AT THE SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING, DEDICATION & BLESSING OF WILLIAM JAMES
ZOZULENKA – EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE & EXCITEMENT OF UKRAINE WITH THE GROUP FROM THE SCHOOL of ARTS – HOPE NOW
ZOZULENKA – EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE & EXCITEMENT OF UKRAINE WITH THE GROUP FROM THE SCHOOL of ARTS
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO FILL 93 SHOE BOXES FOR THE ROTARY CHRISTMAS APPEAL
ALL AGE HARVEST SERVICE
Gifts are received
Can you identify whats in tin with a blindfold on?
"We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land"
In alphabetical order the prayers are led
Supporting the Foodbank with tinned and packet goods and CBM with financial gifts
HARVEST SUPPER AND ENTERTAINMENT – A SUPER EVENING, thank you especially to the entertainers
"You raise me up ..." duet
Can YOU spell .....gogogo? or even pronounce it!
Here it is
A solo this time
Scary story of a Mouse & cat
YES apple pie and CUSTARD
Choose a book
Which one is it?
I think I know
But did she?
Mistress of illusion
This is GOOD
Singing music stand
A re-discovered author
The Picnic at Lepe Beach proved to be a great success
LAST WEEKEND WAS THE NATIONAL PRAYER WEEKEND praying for our community
WELCOME TO NEW CHURCH MEMBER SUSAN HALL
WE ENJOYED THE SAFARI SUPPER, GOOD FOOD, FUN AND CONVERSATION
WELCOME TO NEW CHURCH MEMBERS GERRY, EIRA & ANNE
AT SANDPIPERS WE ENJOYED GOOD CONVERSATION AND BOULES for beginners!
“ITS NOT FAIR!” Sunday 7th August All-age worship.
WE ENJOYED A GREAT SOCIAL TIME AT THE B-B-Q FOR 60 VISITORS
Bright Summer evening for 60 plus visitors
Host and chef Richard
When will the food be ready Mum?
Cosy secluded conversation
Get your plate and salad first
Burgers and sausages nearly ready
CONGREGATIONAL AND GENERAL INSURANCE COM MUNITY PROJECTS AWARD
CREAM TEA AT CRAIGMORE
Families Matter win National Award
To read about our award for our community project Families Matter click here
PICNIC IN THE SUN AT PROSPECT PLACE
Snney picnic at Prospect Place
Enjoying conversation and view
WE WERE BLESSED BY OUR VISIT FROM THE KOREAN YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PRAYED WITH US AND FOR US AND THE WATERSIDE
This is our hymn book
Leaders from local churches gather to welcome our Korean visitors
The young people arriving
And some more
Gathering in the Worship Area
We are all here
Our excellent interpreter
Meeting with Roland who had visited Korea as a young student
Exchanging e-mail contacts
We will keep in touch
Joy meets Joy
Fellowship around the soft drinks bar
WE ENJOYED AN EVENING OF BOWLING AND CONVERSATION
Children enjoy setting up the skittles
They kept going all evening, well done
Where was that then?
Its not all about bowling, more about eating and conversation
Pause for thought
WE CELEBRATED THE QUEENS 90 BIRTHDAY WITH A GB PARADE SERVICE AND A STREET PARTY WITH ST JOHN’S CHURCH
MAY BANK HOLIDAY WALK TO MINSTEAD CHURCH
KERRY IS BAPTISED AND ALONG WITH GEORGE RECEIVED INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Kerry shares her journey of coming to Faith
Riased to New Life
Greeted by Mum, Lynn
Kerry & George received into Church Membership
Click here to watch video of Kerry Miller’s Baptism on Sunday 22nd May 2016
CHRISTIAN AID SOUP LUNCH about 50 people enjoyed soup and conversation
CHRIS GAVE AN UPDATE ON ROMANS 1-11, PRACTICE “MAY” MAKE IT POSSIBLE!, wELCOME TO DEREK INTO MEMBERSHIP
Pray for Steve & Richard as they visit Sierra Leonne – for Pastors John Sessay and John Turray and for open conversations with Sent Ministries. That the visit will be productive.
We all have a vital place in the whole
Young & older working together
I have the last piece
satisfaction - we all have our place
WELCOME TO TONY, ANGELA AND GLYNIS
WELCOME TO JEANNETTE, JOY AND HEATHER
New Members received
EASTER MONDAY WALK AT WILVERLY PLAIN
The few! How wet will we get?
Just a shower at the end :-)
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP LED BY THE PRAIZIN HANDS PUPPET TEAM
The stone is rolled away
The women find the empty tomb
"Where is He?"
"He is RISEN!"
12 eggs tell the Easter Story
Full to capacity
The Hot Cross Bun symbols
"HE loves YOU - yeah,yeah,yeah
SIN washed away
Fellowship in the hall
EASTER ECUMENICAL WALK OF WITNESS AND SERVICE
GATHERING FOR WITNESSWALK
THANKSGIVING, DEDICATION AND BLESSING.
BB PARADE, WELL DONE BOYS! READING THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS.
INTRODUCING “MAMA-MIA” ENJOYED BY EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG
MOTHERS DAY GIFTS DISTRIBUTED
WELCOME MARLEAN INTO mEMBERSHIP OF THE CHURCH
BAPTISMAL SERVICE of MARLEAN.
GB BRIGADERS ORGANISED A FUNDRAISING QUIZ NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE “TEENAGE CANCER TRUST UNIT”, AROUND 100 “QUIZZERS” HAD A GREAT TIME FINDING HOW LITTLE THEIR KNOWLEDGE WAS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIGADERS FOR AN ENTERTAINING AND WORTHWHILE EVENING OF FUN.
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NEW YEARS LUNCH ENJOYED BY ALL.
Thank you Carol for making the table decorations
Laid up ready for the meal
Table majic by Roger
Thought provoking conversation
Where is it now?
How many small red balls do you have?
Something fishey here!
Now you see it now you don;t
Its gone again
Thats bigger than it was!
Comedienne Alison entertains
Did I already tell you this one?
thank you to the Eva chef and her little helpers
Some flowers as a thank you
a video of our 2015 Boys Brigade Summer Camp
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY WALK AT BOLDREWOOD enjoyed by 27 of us and 3 dogs
CHRISMAS FAMILY SERVICE
The Light of the World i s born today
Give ma a hand please
I can do this on my own
The girls have started but we can catch up
All the paper has to be removed
The girls have found a gift
Its a tiny Nativity Scene
Yours is a bag of jelly babies
Lets help tidy up this mess
A green dolly - mmm - not sure
If you move its arms it lights up
A new blanket wrap and a book
Cuddly toy with Eddie
A Lego Maclaren
Perhaps I can hang on to these for a while
Permission to use my new phone to "Ask" questions
Final prayers went off with a bang
ADVENT 4 NATIVITY LED BY OUR LIGHT YEARS GROUPS
WELCOME TO JULIA CROSS – FAMILIES MATTER PROJECT WORKER
THE CHRISTMAS FAYRE WASN’T ALL ABOUT FATHER CHRISTMAS, A GOOD TIME WAS ENJOYED BY EVERYONE WHO CAME AND THE MAGNIFICENT SUM OF £1,500 WAS RAISED TOWARDS OUR OUTREACH FUND, THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROUSITY
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Click here to watch the recent Thanksgiving Service for the life of our dear friend and former member Penny Hill
Remembrance Day 11/11/15 in the Foyer
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY PARADE
A SELECTION OF GOOD PRACTICE SAFEGUARDING CERTIFICATES PRESENTED AT MORNING WORSHIP
SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Dereck leads worship
Mission Team lunch and conversation
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Sunday afternoon picnic and walk in the Forest enjoyed by 28 people and 2 well behaved dogs. The TALL TREES WALK on the Rinefield Road
Look for the next one on the Forethcoming Events tab shortly :-)
Picnic before we walk
A well deserved reward after enjoying good company and conversation
Tea in the garden number 4 the sun came out for those brave enough. A smaller number but enjoyed none the less.
BAPTISM DAY FOR KIM, CELEBRATED AT MORNING WORSHIP, FOLLOWED BY IMMERSION AT LEPE BEACH. THE CAFE WAS OVERWHELMED AS FELLOWSHIP WAS SHARED BY ALL.
A GREAT TIME OF BLESSING FOR US ALL.
THE WOMEN’S GUILD ENJOYED THEIR SUMMER PARTY WITH INVITED GUESTS, IT WAS ALSO A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MARY.
TEA IN THE GARDEN TURNED OUT TO BE INDOORS except for a few hardy individuals !
Click here to see a few photos from our 2015 Brigade Camp on the Isle of Wight. Video and further photos will be available in the autumn
WE ENJOYED CONVERSATION AND EXCELLENT REFRESHMENTS AT THE SECOND OF THE TEA IN THE GARDEN EVENTS
THE FIRST OF THE TEA IN THE GARDEN ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS.
Enjoying tea and conversation
About 37 people came to enjoy the company
Catching up on "old times"
Would you like a tomato?
Thank you host and hostess
BILL AND BARBARA ARE RECEIVED INTO MEMBERSHIP ON TRANSFER FROM HORNSEA URC EAST YORKSHIRE “WELCOME”
Bill & Barbara renew their promises
Upheld in prayer
Welcome to Cornerstone
SHOWERS OF BLESSING AT THE OPEN AIR SERVICE
Shall we or shan't we?
Setting up in faith
Will there be something to eat?
Its only a shower
Share a brolly
Create some bunting
watch the eyes !
Did they really move ???
The sketch says "Goodbye" !!
The Boon family (less one)
You can "do the reading" in shorts !
EDDIE CELEBRATES 25 YRS OF MINISTRY WITH THE URC 7TH JULY 1990
Bible presented at Eddie's Ordination
Richard thanks eddie for his Ministry
Joan reads at first service
George is guest preacher
Celebration cake is cut to share with both congregations
Ali shares some photos of their previous Ministries
Jen brings greetings from friends and colleagues
Richard thanks Ali for her part in the Ministry
Flowers for Ali
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Dave reads at second service
Gearge & Eddie long time friends
ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ENJOYED THE CREAM TEA, WE WERE BLESSED WITH A WARM SUN AND LIGHT BREEZE AS WELL AS GOOD CONVERSATION. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ARRANGED IT AND WORKED HARD SERVING TEAS AND SCONES AND CAKES.
BUSY WEEKEND, NEWCOMERS EVENING, WELCOME – HOSTING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM XLP – JOHN ELLIS LEADS WORSHIP (SEE HIS BLOG AS WELL) – THE DOUGHNUT CHALLENGE – REGENCY LADIES – FELLOWSHIP IN THE FOYER
The Regency Ladies
Welcome to Newcomers
Welcome to Newcomers
"Welcome to our early service
Thank you for your challenging message and encouragement John
Fellowship in the Foyer between two services
And this one
Like the hat
Maybe the ladies dressed this way some years ago
XLP came first !
The doughnut challenge
Click here to read the thoughts of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Church, John Ellis following his visit to Cornerstone on Sunday 28th June 2015
Visit of Pastor Choi and team of Korean Christians (and film crew!) as part of the Korean Prayer Mission 2015 on 26th June 2015
MOTORBIKE AMBULANCE TRIALS IN THE NEW FOREST WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 2015
Dan getting a feel for the sidecar on the "wrong" side - correct for Sierra Leonne
WELCOME TO GILL AS SHE JOINS US AS A CHURCH MEMBER
Gill thanks everyone for the welcome
Members pray with Gill
Receiving the certificate of Membership
Refreshments and fellowship in the Foyer
MENS BREAKFAST VIEW THE MOTORBIKE PROJECT, thank-you to Dan & Dave.
SEE ALSO THE MISSION PARTNERS TAB ON THE HOME PAGE
Motorbike project for Sierra Leonne
200 cc motor bike
in the Worship area for the congregation to see
Dan explains some of the features
Richard, Dan and Dave.
Dan and Dave have created this invaluable asset
What does this do?
How does this bit work?
It has a Top Box with a First Aid kit and a Fire Extinguisher
Plenty of ground clearance
Seat straps to keep the patient safely in
Dan gives his testimony and speaks about the project
The Men's Breakfast enjoyed by all
Click here to watch a film of the Baptism on 31st May
GEORGE WITNESSES TO HIS FAITH THROUGH THE WATERS OF BAPTISM.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU GEORGE AS YOU WALK WITH HIM.
THANK-YOU BEV FOR 10 YEARS SERVICE AS AN ELDER
Thank you Bev
MISSION SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS THE OUTREACH FIELDS REACHED THROUGH THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF CORNERSTONE
THANK-YOU HEATHER ANN FOR YOUR MINISTRY WITH US
SOUND OF MUSIC
Sound of Music
Eva cooked Austrian nibbles
KAY KEEN is ORDAINED and INDUCTED as an ELDER in THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Kay Keen affirms the Ordination and Induction promises
Eddie Ordains Kay as a new Elder in the United Reformed Church
Kay is welcomed by acclamation
Richard presents Kay with her Certificate of Eldership
EASTER WEEKEND 2015
Waiting to set off
Gathering with the Waterside Churches
Not dampened by the inclement weather
Setting off for the Hot Cross Buns
The Easter Story Bible Reading
"HAPPY EASTER DAY"
Social time for some of the ladies and their drivers