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From the June Magazine

Birthday Party

Back on the 13th April, our Church fellowship helped Reza celebrate his birthday with Heather and Nigel kindly hosting the party. It was a cold and windy day but with beautiful sunshine.The cold didn't deter Abbas from being in charge of the bar-b-q and Reza was a dab hand at making the kebabs. Gillian made a birthday cake which everyone enjoyed, especially Reza and Abbas from all accounts and Imogen 'helped Reza blow out his candles after we'd all sung him the obligatory Happy Birthday.Reza wanted a photo of everyone there and as you can see wewere happy to oblige. Not sure what time it went on until, as we had to leave early, but I think it was quite late when both Reza and Abbas left! A special thanks goes to Heather for her organisational and hosting skills - I'm sure Reza will remember his 39th birthday for a long time to come

Edgside's Computer Club

It's quite a number of years now since we started the club, I can't remember how long, but I remember I was in short pants! We have between five and twelve attending this depends on holidays and hospital appointments, we have had people coming from Chester and Longridge to get help with their technical problems be it laptop, tablet or phone. I would not like to say what the average age of the group is but we have two members in their mid-nineties as well as people in their 80s, 70s and 60s.We have renewed Blue Badges and swapped gas and electric suppliers and Skyped people overseas. We have learned how to take photos and video on a phone and tablet and how to edit them, how to send emails and how to watch TV and listen to the radio. They have discovered the world of YouTube, Google maps and Street View, set up Mobile Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Dash Cams and lots of other things

June suggested, those who could, put £1 a week in to cover the cost of any printing that we did, well that money mounted up and we have bought the Church two radio microphones, a Laser scanner/Printer, a Chromecast Streamer and a new laptop for Glenn, as well as toner for the Church Printer. if you need help with any of these things come along and pay us a visit we may be able to help. Nigel


June/July Quiz

1. Which country docs Greenland belong to?

2. What proportion of the Earth is water?

3. Which famous Briton did Clementine Hozier marry in1908?

4. Who had a hit song with Three Times A Lady

5. What is the distance of the final run in a decathlon

6. How many years are there in a Millennium?

7. What is the name of the one-eyed giant in Greek mythology?

8. Was the worlds first postage stamp introduced in 1740 or1840?

9. Which King Edward was named 'Longshanks'?

10. What is the name for a group of frogs


Neville Hargreaves


The Joy of Giving

A woman, who was travelling alone in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveller who was hungry, the woman opened her bag toshare her food. The hungry traveller saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveller left, rejoicing in his great fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the woman. "I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you cangive me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone." The woman smiled and said "The joy of giving!"

Roger Roundell

Edgeside by the sea

On Good Friday, after the joint morning service at Newchurch Methodist and the erection of theCross on Newchurch Green, several of our fellowship went to Morecambe for the dayJill said that they had intended to walk along the front

but the kids saw the beach and wanted to go there (can fullyunderstand that!) Katherine insisted that Neville walk with her in the "dirty water" The fish and chips were great and everyone had a good day.


It looks like Abbas and Reza enjoyed their first visit to Morecambe as they joined in with Chris and Dylan doing the "Eric Morecambe" pose.

From the April Magazine

The seasons swiftly come and go

And with them comes the thought

Of all the various changes

The time in flight has brought

But one thing never changes

It remains the same forever

GOD truly loves "HIS CHILDREN"

And he will leave them never

The April Quiz

1. What does the satellite navigation system GPS stand for?

2. What do you call the bushy tail of a Fox?

3. Which animal is known in Australia as a Jumbuck?

4. In which year did Elvis Presley die?

5. Which body of water do the French know as 'La Mange?

6. Which bone is the sternum better known as?

7. What is the longest river in Ireland?

8. Which U.S state has the largest area?

9. What is the English name for the Welsh island 'Ynys Mon?

10. What geographical feature is also the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet?


Neville Hargreaves


Renew Saturday some of our Ladies had when

They had anticipated the possibility of about 50/60 ladies

St. Mary's, Rawtenstall for their Renew event on the 9th March attending, they actually had 170 and had to turn 15 awayil Ladies had come from various places-Sheffield, Bolton,Warrington and Bury to name a few. The Church was beautifully decorated and we were all welcomed with various sorts of croissants and drinks We had a lovely welcome from the St. Mary's ladies with goody bags on all the tables and the event soon got under way selection of worship songs. We then had one or two games and am pleased to report that one of our tables won and received mini chocolate rabbits. In fact our Edgeside ladies did quite well with various prizes - a hairdryer, cupcakes and a little jewellery casket were also won and Shirley won the prize for being the oldest there! The main speaker was Pastor Jayne Banful, from London who was very inspirational, very witty and is also a Professional Counsellor and Life Coach and leads the Counselling Service at the Family Development Centre in London and is also an Author. She spoke about our heart and the way we have God in it and how we should take care of your heart and unburden all our troubles to Him. She gave a wonderful example when she produced a large suitcase which she always takes with her on her travels, but inside were various other bags for numerous things laundry,slippers, jewellery, phone chargers etc. etc. and she said that was like all the extra baggage that we carry roundwith us in our hearts. It was soon time for our lunch and we were served mini cups of soup, a plate of lovely sandwiches and savouries and finally about four small cakes each! The afternoon session then got underway and Pastor Jayne Banful again inspired us all with her address and how we should all try to become Mary's and not Martha's and listen to our heart to what God has to say to us. Throughout the day, baskets were passed round with biblical verses in them which we had to choose and also hard times of meditation and towards the end an anyone who wanted could go forward and be blessed with oil-quite a large queue formed. The afternoon finished with songs of worship and thanksgiving and as we all came out were each given a single rose with a bible verse attached. All our Ladies thoroughly enjoyed it and have already decided if St. Mary's do another Renew next year, it's a definite date for our diaries.

Sylvia

From the March Magazine

intrepid explorer, Chris Ingham, had quite a dramatic Trip out one evening in early February when he decided to go and watch the Aurora Borealis up in the wilds of Yorkshire, unfortunately because of the weather conditions, snow and ice, he got stuck between Slaidburn and Bentham. That didn't deter Chris, so he decided to put snow chains on his campervan. unfortunately the van slid forward and ran over his army He then somehow managed to get the snow chains on and reversed out of a banking which, luckily for him, had stopped the campervan moving any further. Pondering whether to drive home or not, he decided to stay out inthe van all night, the morning after he went to the Hub in Rawtenstall and was advised to go for an Xray at Accrington where they plastered him up good and proper He went to the Fracture Clinic on the Tuesday and the Consultant said it was soft tissue injury and he was able to take the pot off.

On his Facebook page he say's "I prayed healing on Friday night and when it happened and God answered, as he always does"

Am glad to report that, even in the wilds of Yorkshire God was definitely watchingover Chris that night. Glad to see you back where you belong, up at the front,guitar in hand and leading us in our Music worship

The Sin of Lying

A minister told his congregation, Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying.

Reza

Abbas

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AND BAPTISMAL


What a wonderful evening we had on Sunday 24th February

Our Capernwray students were with us and they told us

about places they had been to in their lives to help others

Alayna had been to help people in Haiti which, as most people will know, over the years, EBC has had close

connections with. Anna had gone out to Tanzania and helped there and Debbie had worked with people in the USA

We had several hymns and our music group managed to sing one of the songs in Farsi, and then it was the turn of Abbas and Riza to tell us their stories. They spoke in their own language, but it had been translated and Heather read out Rizas, in some places, harrowing story

Abbas then told us his story, which again, was no less harrowing and this time, Sandra read out his translation. It was the time for them to tell us why they wanted to be baptised and both did that in English!

Glenn did his sermon on Gods Great Commission and how he felt that even though he had not had to moveout of Rossendale he was able to Baptise people from different

nations We all then went into where the Baptistry was - apparently the water was rather warm to say the least and before the service started it had to have water taken out and cold put in to bring it to a more acceptable temperature. Richard Booth did the honours in the water, with Glenn speaking the words of Baptism. Prayers were said for both men and after each had been Baptised we sang My Jesus my Saviour" We then went back into Church and they were given thier certificates of baptism and prayers were said for each of them individually

After the international service, international desserts were served and greatly enjoyed, which the Capernwray girls had made - Apple pie and Mississippi Mud Pie from America, Butter Cake from Germany and Toblerone Mousse from Switzerland. It was a really lovely evening of fellowship and Edgeside was well supported from other Churches in the area, as well as from further afield.

March Quiz


1. What veg is used to make Pickles?

2. Where is the Eiffel Tower located?

3. Who co-founded the TECH company APPLE?

4. The Rialto Bridge is a tourist attraction in which city 2

5. What is the national flower of India?

6. Who was the second president of America?

7. How many James Bond titles start with the letter T?

8. Which musical instrument is also the name of a

champagne glass?

9. The PINNA is the outer part of what?

10. What was the original name of the band "The Shadows"


Neville Hargreaves

ADVENT CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Our Advent Christmas Meal this year was held on Sunday the 9th December. We once again had a "full house with a choice of Melon or Vegetable Soup, Turkey and all the trimmings Christmas pudding, cakes and cheese and biscuits. We tried a different seating arrangement this year by having two long tables, which we felt worked out better.

Viv was once again charge, but was ably assisted, either in the kitchen or serving, by Sylvia, Heather, Jill, Christine, Collette, Bev, Sue and Annette. I think everyone enjoyed both the meal and having a good natter with friends.

Whilst we don't charge for the meal, we did receive donations, which I am pleased to report that this year, did actually cover the cost.

Christmas Fundraising Events


The Ladies Mini Market £159.70

The Clog Market - £248.00

Film Show and Christmas Market £315.00

(which included some of the money for Chris's woodwork)

Other Sales of Chris's Woodwork £110.50

No arms, no legs but love

In 2012, bomb disposal expert Taylor Morris was severely injured after the explosion of an improvised bomb in Afghanistan. The explosion took all his limbs and changed the life of the 23-year-old US military soldier forever. While

recovering from the injuries in hospital, Taylor was confronted with the painful realisation that his limbs had gone. He also had to face the fact that he would be dependent on assistance for the rest of his life. It was an incredibly difficult situation not only for him but also his family and especially his long-term girlfriend Danielle. But instead of ever giving him up, Danielle immediately left her home in lowa and became Taylor's pillar in life.

She helped him recover and took care of him during this incredibly challenging time. Danielle played an important role in Taylor's quick recovery. She never went away from his side and assisted him greatly when he learned to walk again with his new prosthetic limbs. After Taylor had recovered, he proposed to his beloved girlfriend and they got married.

beautiful ending to an incredibly inspiring love story that shows at nothing can ever stand in-between two people who realy love each other.

Taylor & Danielle

February Quiz


1 How many stars are on the American flag?

2 What is the name of the German airline?

3 According to the Bible who was the first murderer?

4 What is the largest number of five digits?

5 What is the name of the Indian Holy river?

6 Which dog used to be sacred in China?

7 After which animals are the Canary Islands named?

8. What is the profession of cartoon character 'Popeye'?

9 How many legs has a spider?

10.What type of acid is in a car battery?

Neville

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine's Day-and the story of its patron saint-is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men make better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on the 14 February, he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine"

In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings.

Whatever the truth is, make sure you make the Valentine in your life feel like "someone special" on Thursday 14th February.

Fried Eggs with Spicy Onions and Spinach

Butter for frying and spreading, Oil for frying

4 portobello mushrooms, sliced,3 onions, sliced

Worcestershire sauce, to taste, Tabasco sauce, to taste

100g young leaf spinach, Juice 1/2 -1 lemon

4 large eggs, 4 Ciabatta rolls, toasted

Put a knob of butter and a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the butter is foaming, add the mushrooms and cook for 6 -8 minutes until golden brown, stirring regularly. Remove and set aside.

Turn the heat to low, pour a little more oil into the pan, add the onions and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase the heat to medium-high, then cook for 10 minutes more until golden brown. Return the mushrooms to the pan with any resting juices, add Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce to taste, the season with salt and pepper. Add the spinach to the pan with the juice of lemon and stir until wilted. Taste and add more lemon juice or seasoning. Using the back of a spoon, make four indentations in the vegetables in the pan and crack an egg into each. Cook for about 3 minutes until the whites are set, then serve with buttered, toasted rolls

I'm One in a Million

Pat Seed

campainer and fund raiser

I'm one in Million are you

I'am one in Million

Not sure whether that statement is something to be proud of or not, depends which way you look at it, either in a good or bad way. - No comments please!

Back in the 1970's I was just that and had a badge to prove it. along with another 999,999 people who had paid £1 for the privilege. It was all in a good cause as the money raised went to boost the Pat Seed Appeal.

Pat was a freelance journalist from Garstang and launched the appeal in 1977, after being admitted to the Christie Hospital in Manchester in 1976 with cancer and being told she only had six months to live. A newform of technology had recentlybeen developed - the CAT

(Computerised Axial Tomography) scanner which would help todiagnose cancer at an early stage. Christie's didn't have this new equipment and alas budget restraints meant they wouldn't have one for some time. Fund raising was not allowed under the 1948 health act and so Pat started a campaign which resulted in an amendment to the act which would now allow hospitals to appeal for funds.

The aim of the fund was to raise £500,000 for the scanner but the appeal went national and that amount was soon raised, so a new target of £1.75 million was set which would not only buy the scanner but also a building to house it and running costs for the next 10 years. Three years after the fund was launched the scanner in a purpose built building-"The Pat Seed Department" was being used

She became a national celebrity and published a book - One day at a time, awarded an MBE and was given the big red book on"This is your Life"

On the 23rd May 1984 a tragic event happened in which her husband Geoffrey, along with eleven other people were killed, it was the Abbeystead Explosion. A group of people from St Michael's-on-Wyre were being shown round the newly built underground pumping station at Abbeystead, built by the North West Water Authority, of which Geoffrey was a manager. When the pumps were switched on a build up of methane gas exploded, killing 6 immediately with a further 6 dying from injuries over the next few days.

Pat set up a new appeal to help the families of the disaster but passed away on the 2nd August 1984 aged 56 just 10 weeks after the death of her husband Geoffrey.

The Pat Seed Appeal eventually raised £10 million (£3 million at the time of her death) and merged with the Christie Charity in 2010.

So are you One In a Million? The English dictionary gives a

definition of "to be a very special person". As Christians we

should all strive to be just that.


Roger Roundell

December and January Magazine

Christians awake! Salute the happy morn

John Byrom was an English poet, the inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand and later a significant landowner. He is most remembered as the writer of the lyrics of the hymn Christians awake!

Salute the happy morn John Byrom was born on the 29th February 1692 and was descended from an old wealthy genteel Lancashire family. Byrom was born at what is now The Old Wellington Inn (part of the Old Shambles) in Manchester (The property was then used as an office for market tolls, with accommodation on the upper floors.)

The Wellington Inn, now a major tourist attraction, has a plaque in the bar area which commemorates his birth His privileged background enabled him to obtain an excellent education, including The King's School, Chester, and Merchant Taylors School, London. He studied at Trinity College Cambridge, becoming a fellow there in 1714. He subsequently travelled abroad and studied medicine at Montpellier in France

Byrom and his wife Elizabeth had several children, but his favourite was his daughter Dorothy, known as Dolly. In December 1745, after a romp with Dolly, he promised to write her something for Christmas; it was to be written especially for her and no one else. The delighted Dolly reminded her father of his promise each day as Christmas grew nearer. On Christmas morning, when she ran down to breakfast, she found several presents awaiting her. Among them was an envelope addressed to her in her father's handwriting. It was the first thing she opened and, to her great delight, it proved to be a Christmas carol entitled "Christians awake! Salute the happy morn". The original manuscript, headed with "Christmas Day for Dolly", was first published in 1746.

Byrom died in 1763 and is buried in his family's private which is now known as Jesus Chapel in Manchester Cathedral.

Neville's December/January Quiz

1What's the name of the period leading up to Christmas?

2 What was the name of John the Baptist's mother?

3 How many presents were given in total in the song 12 days of Christmas?

4What is the first book of the New Testament?

5How many of each animal did Moses allow on the ark?

6Who was it that asked for Jesus's body after the Crucifixion?

7 Who were the first people to visit baby Jesus?

8 Who brings presents to children in Holland on the 5th /6th

9After leaving Bethlehem to which country did Joseph, Mary and Jesus travel?

10 Which Christmas hymns second verse begins with "Born a King on Bethlehem's plain"?



The New Pastor


A new pastor moved into a town, and he went out one Saturday to visit his parishioners. All went well until he came to one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times Finally he took out his card, wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back, and stuck it in the door. The next day, as he was counting the offering, he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was written "Genesis 3:10." Make sure you look up the Bible quotes!! It gave me a bit of a chuckle!!

Perky Turkey soup

a winter warmer

PERKY TURKEY SOUP

|1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, halved and sliced into thin strips

1 red pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips

2 tsp ground coriander

1/4 - 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

3 tbsp basmati rice or long grain rice

1.5 litres hot turkey or chicken stock

250g 9oz turkey meat, cut into thin strips - (leg meat will have the most flavour)

410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed A handful of fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped (optional)

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry for 5 minutes or so, stirring every now and then until it starts to soften. Add the red pepper, ground coriander, chilli and rice and stir round the pan for about a minute.

Pour in the hot stock, stir in the turkey and chickpeas and season well. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables and rice are tender. Stir in the coriander or parsley and it's ready.

Note: Never made it, but hope it tastes as good as it sounds!!

The Tate Family

- Do you know how many members of the Tate family belong to your family or church?

There is old man Dictate who wants to run everything, while Uncle Ro-Tate tries to change everything.

There's sister Agi-Tate who stirs up plenty of trouble, with help from her husband, Irri-Tate

Whenever new projects are suggested, Hesi-Tate and his wife Vege-Tate, want to wait until next year.

Then there is Aunt Imi-Tate, who wants our church to be like all the others

DevasTtate provides the voice of doom, while Poten-Tate wants to be a big shot.

But not all members of the family are bad.

Brother Facili-Tate is quite helpful in church matters.

And a delightful, happy member of the family is Miss Felici-Tate.

Cousins Cogni-Tate and Medi-Tate always think things over lend helpful, steady hands.

And of course there is the black sheep of the family, Ampu-Tate, who has completely cut himself off from the church

How about it do you know anyone in the "Tate" family?

BUILDING FUND NEWS

The Ladies group recently held a Coffee Evening to help raise for the Building Fund. There were handmade crafts, a bring and buy stall and, of course, coffee and cake. The evening proved to be quite successful and, at the end, we had made £132. A big thanks to all who supported us

. On Saturday 24th November we had a stall at the Rawtenstall Clog Market. The event itself was a great success with a lovely sunny, but chilly, day helping along the proceedings. Rawtenstall was absolutely packed and it was a great atmosphere throughout the day. Anyone who didn't come down missed a treat - Rossendale Drum Majorettes, Britannia Coconutters and the Rossendale Community Choir, were just a few of those who took part. Food of every description was being sold and, in order to keep warm, Viv, Chris and Heather had to sample the hot mulled wine!!

The Christmas tree and lights were then officially switched on and the market finally closed at 6.30pm. We sold various sorts of crafts that had been made by some of our more artistic members of the congregation and at the end of the day found we had made £248 for the Building Fund. A great big thank you to everyone involved.

Thank You!

Roger & Rona would like to say a Big Thank You for all your pray ers, regarding Roger's recent hip replacement operation.

A special thanks goes out to Heather who not only organised the transport rota but went above and beyond the call of duty in supporting us both. We are very grateful to Heather, Nigel, Calum, Jill, Chris tine, Glenn and Walter & Sylvia for providing transport services.

Some of you will know that I am an active member of CPR ( Civic Pride Rossendale) and enjoy my "Lone Ranger" litter picks and also the Thursday morning joint gardening group. It was somewhat of a shock when I returned from theatre back up to ward 15 and found a litter picker on my bed! The staff on the ward were very good but surely they didn't expect me to do a litter pick round the wards so soon after my op! Roger

From the February Magazine