Jesus took to the sea and to the hills when he needed time to rest, to reflect on his life’s journey. We all need to do that and if we are able to spend a little time in different surroundings it really does help our perspective on where we are at. It doesn’t have to be a fortnight sailing around the Mediterranean – a day or two on retreat at Formby can be just as rewarding.
Second Lt Harold Wild served in 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force. He lived on Tile Street, Fernhill. On the 16th June 1918 he was shot down by Karl Bolle who commanded the Jasta 2 squadron. Karl was a ‘Blue Max’ and had studied at Oxford.
From John Pearcey at the Co-op: I am going to set up a monthly coffee morning for local community groups. Come along, have a brew and a chat while learning what is going on in the area. It’s also a chance to pick the brains of others who more experienced in community work.
Corporal Arthur Smith served in ‘D’ Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died of his wounds 100 years ago this week, on 9th June 1918. He was just 21 years old.
We meet together to share communion, sing hymns, hear the word of God and say our prayers. Like pieces of coal in a fire, being joined with each other helps us live out our Christian faith as part of a loving community.
Zaza is eight years old and lives in Haiti. When a hurricane hit Haiti two years ago, Zaza was at home in bed. Knowing that their house wasn’t strong, Zaza and her family ran through the wind and the rain to a nearby shelter. The wind was so strong that it blew over many trees on Zaza’s part of the island – she only just escaped being crushed by a falling coconut tree.