Disabled Christians Fellowship
THE October meeting of the Disabled Christians Fellowship Trent Valley Group started by congratulating Eric and Kath Phillips on recently being presented with the Bishop’s Badge, in Derby Cathedral, in recognition of their many years of voluntary work at Scropton Church.
The group welcomed Warren Appleby, fund-raiser for the British Heart Foundation, who gave a very interesting talk about the work they do.
People were amazed to find how many thousands of pounds have been collected by them to date to help with research into heart disease.
Amazing developments have been made over the years, and we have members of our group who now have a pace-maker or stents fitted, which have improved their lives dramatically.
The group revealed that it loved having Gordon West to sing the wonderful songs he has written, with humour but with a very serious side too.
His different brightly coloured socks always cause great amusement.
They also welcomed John Warn, from the Elim Church, in Princess Street, who gave a very thought-provoking talk based on Jeremiah Chapter 18 verses 1-12, with humour included too, about Jesus being the Potter and we are the clay.
He showed different pots but how they are all useful and so we can be, if we allow Him to mould our lives to be useful to Him.
They finished our meeting with the hymn ‘Have Thine own way, Lord, Have Thine own way; Thou art the Potter, l am the clay’.
Tea and refreshments were enjoyed afterwards as usual.