Phil and Chris Stone moved back to Streatham after six years with the church. They first joined us when a group of young people came down from Streatham, and feel God is calling them to go back. The came with one child and leave with three, an have been a great blessing to Nutfield in their time here.
Over 200 people in Nutfield and Caterham enjoyed a new musical/drama/dance called ‘The Promise of the Father’. Phil Stone created the outline for the production, and Angela, Mike and Isobel completed the production which was performed by friends from Nutfield and Caterham-on-the-hill. The musical tells about the Holy Spirit coming down at Whitsun
The first was enjoyed by the children who came. Parents who brought children were welcome to stay and see what happens, or return after the hour.
Phil and Chris Stone are to vacate the manse in the coming months and are praying to find other accommodation in the village. Mike and Isobel who have recently moved to the village will move to the manse with their two children. They will not have any official capacity other than being part of the church.
The majority of the church went to the Isle of Wight for a week’s holiday together. Those who could not go were welcomed at Christ Church.
Today a group of us put on a musical about the Easter Story that Phil Stone had written called ”. It was performed to a audience of about 30 in the large downstairs room of the manse. There was music, song, poetry, dance and drama.
First of the new simple family services this morning, lasting for just half an hour. The informal time was planned for both parents and children. This is a time of change and we are letting go some activities such as Jucos for which there are no longer leaders, and taking on more family oriented activities.
We shared an evening meal together. This included passing round the bread and wine in an act of communion. We concluded with a time when we committed ourselves to Jesus Christ, to serving Him in the village, and to each other.