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   Monkhill Chapel newsletter 13th March 2021    13 March, 2021
Hello everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Firstly, I must apologise for the very short notice about the first item, that I mistakenly thought was tomorrow, not today!
District Ordinands Testimony Service this afternoon at 3.00pm featuring Revd Zena Smith from South West Cumbria United Area and Rev Andrew Stirling from Appleby - please follow the link on the NCMC Facebook page.
While researching where Zena and Andrew are from, because it didn't say on our Facebook page, I discovered the following posted on the Sands Methodist Church Appleby site:-
Unfortunately our Church building has to be closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
However the church of God is not a building, it is the people and we are still here to help but in new ways.
I thought this was a good way of telling others what "Church" is about in these times (or any time!)
The following poem is on a poster situated right opposite our house in Beaumont. It is one of the many poems on posters around our Parish courtesy of Kirkandrews-on-Eden WI to be enjoyed by parishioners on their daily walks during lockdown. You may not have seen it unless you have walked this way recently. It originated from Olive Story, mother of Alice Graham, member of Kirkandrews WI, and via Alice to Kathleen Bowron, President. I thought I would share it with you as I am reminded of the words everytime I go from my door to my mum's, numerous times each day, and the words are so true! -
It's not the man who knows the most
who has the most to say
It's not the man who has the most
that gives the most away
Now in the above context, man really means mankind but to keep things equal, and as it's Mother's Day tomorrow, the following poem is for the ladies!

Mother’s love is like an island,
In life’s ocean vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

’Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the west,
By tender Counsel on the south
And on the east by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro’ the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
Until next time,
God bless
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