Back In May we held our 161st. Church Anniversary Services. We were greatly blessed through the ministry of Rev Jeremy Brooks. Since then Pastor Brooks has been inducted into the pastorate at Catshill Evangelical Church. We pray the Lord would richly bless his ministry there.
During this Queen`s Jubilee year, we have been greatly encouraged, to be able to distribute 100's of Bibles, Gospels and colouring books into 22 schools in the New Forest area. May the Lord continue to bless this endeavour and open many more doors of opportunity.
For several years we have been door to door visiting in Fordingbridge. Now we are visiting in the Ringwood area beginning with the Wessex Estate in order to spread the glorious gospel of our Saviour.
Our open-air services have continued in Ringwood, on our last occasion, we were pleased to give away 10 Bibles. One boy although laughed at by his friends, stopped to listen to our pastor preaching the gospel, later he also came back to thank our pastor and was given a Bible.
Regularly, Bible tables are set up in Fordingbridge and Ringwood. Bibles and free Christian literature are available to all who pass by.
In August we held our annual fellowship outing. We went to Anderswood in the New Forest, and were joined with friends from Totton. A blessed time of fellowship was had by all.
Our evangelistic autumn supper took place in September, and we were greatly encouraged by the numbers who attended. It was good to see people from other churches and a few from our own village.
On October 5th. we joined with friends from other Churches to pray for the Church and nation. As a Church, we feel our absolute need to pray for our Nation. It is encouraging that many on the same evening, thoughout these Isles, are doing the same.
The wedding took place on October 13th. at Holywell Evangelical Church, North Wales of Mr. Mark Adamson and Miss Naomi Lowery. The Service was led by Rev. John Thackway, and our Pastor preached from the Song of Solomon 2:16, "My beloved is mine, and I am his". It truly was a blessed occasion, we pray God`s richest blessing upon Mark and Naomi as they share their future together here at Crosslanes.