Skip to main content

My Very First Blog

Hi I'm Catrina Benham, I lead Unique Women@ Kerith. I'm married to Simon who leads Kerith Community Church in Bracknell. We have three children, Zak, Jacob and Alice.

This is my first ever blog!!! I'd love to use it to help women connect with both our church community and other women.There 'll be some information about what's going on and how you can get involved. Given that there is a home, work, a husband, children and pets in my life, there'll probably also be some funny stories and also some thoughts on finding God in our everyday lives.
The main news today is of our next Unique event:

Christmas (did I really say that?!) Action Morning

It's on Saturday 29th November in K2 (opposite the Kerith Centre) This is going to be a relaxed and informal morning, so please drop in anytime between 9 and 11.30 am.
It’s an “Action Morning”. The idea is that you come and make a difference to other's lives by giving a few moments of your time to some practical tasks that are going to bless our wider community.
Ticket money will cover the refreshments and also finance the projects that will bless others. We’re hoping to give you the gift of time in this busy season- to stop and take some time to think of others.

It’s also a great chance for you to recharge your batteries, so come and meet friends, enjoy drinks and cakes together, chat and catch up with our plans for Unique in 2009!
Tickets @£3 on sale from 16th November onwards at the Kerith Centre Reception. Come and find us at the Unique table at Church on Sundays 16th and 23rd November for more information. It'll be a different morning, but one that I know you'll really enjoy.

Thanks so much for reading this...more soon! love Catrina x

Comments

Anonymous said…
wow...superb...we can now know ALL about the benhams.!!! and i am sure you will get way more hits than simon.!
seriously...i love blogs...
irene m
Catriona said…
Hi Catrina,
this is a new start on a day of history for the whole world!
What a day to start your blog.
Barack Obama says "a change is gonna come". Well Christian women have been saying that for centuries! We can, we DO, make a difference.
Well done!
love,
Catriona
Sarah said…
Hi Catrina
Like Catriona said a historic day!
I thought I'd leave a comment for 2 reasons; 1) to show that I've read your blog and think it's a great idea - why not! and 2) this will mean 3 comments already from your first blog... Simon must be worried!!

Love
Sarah x
Lisa said…
Make that 4!! Go girl - this is great!!
Love Lisa x
Sarah L said…
Well done on your 1st blog!! This is such a good idea - looking forward to the next one already :o) xx
Anonymous said…
Hi Catrina... what a great idea... will look forward to reading your next blog.

Love Iris
sandra said…
bring it on Catrina...great blog xx
sue said…
Catrina, this is a fab idea and I love that it is very very pink!!!!!!
See you later maybe?
Sue
beccy o said…
Well, well....small beginnings in a garden in L.A. and now look where you are-I AM SO EXCITED!!!Thank you Catrina for leading us Kerith women - can't wait to be encouraged and challenged by your words and feel connected to all my fellow brill Kerith girls.As the saying goes "Bring it on!" Beccy O
Michelle G said…
This is just great and I love the layout - looking forward to more. Brilliant idea Catrina!
Love Michelle
Anonymous said…
This is great, look forward to reading it.

Sue
Anonymous said…
Just adding another one so you get more than Simon he he!!

Sue
Sean Green said…
Its a bit pink for me but a great read never-the-less!!!

Great to see you on the blog-sphere.

I will ensure you get more hits than Simon.
mossyend said…
Catrina-
Welcome to the blogging world. Like the pink! Look forward to reading what you have to share. rebecca moss

Popular posts from this blog

African sky

I'm writing this in the eerie light of Monday afternoon - anyone else noticed the yellow-tinged sky? I'm reliably informed (thanks Jake!) that the high winds are picking up dust particles from Liberia and North Africa, turning our sky a yellowish colour and definitely giving off an unusual atmosphere! Kind of intriguing too, as we are about to leave for a 10 day trip to Zambia this evening! We're flying overnight, and when we get there temperatures are high 90s - I have no idea how I'm going to cope with that at all...so I'm not even thinking about it right now! 
We'll stay a few days in Lusaka, visiting Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam and their girls;  and Tehila, the charity they run, Then it's a 5 hour journey North to reconnect with the pastors and families in Serenje, and visit the Dormitory to meet the girls. 
Please do pray for us - safety and good health, pray for our families, pray that everywhere we go we take people up in their lift! (If like me you…

It'll All Be Over Soon...don't miss it!

Well the time is flying isnt it? (or is that just me?)
Ready or not, 2017 is coming to an end and Christmas is fast approaching.


Every. Single. Year. I declare "This is the Christmas I'm going to be calm / spend less / really feel ready and at peace / have time for people / feel close to Jesus and hear His voice / have time and space to enjoy the run-up...and so on (sound familiar anyone?)

Anyone else secretly echoing this top's sentiments in their thoughts?!?!

I'm not an earlybird, or the most organised - and get this, right now I can't find my little Christmas notebook - you know, the one with the last last 4 years of presents given and received listed - anywhere!!!! If you heard Simon preach on Sunday you'll know this is driving me mad!

I'd really love to hear your tips for enjoying and flourishing during this season. We don't' want to just "survive it" do we!
Here are a few of mine.

Make my money go further
First thing to say is to set a limi…

Hello again :)

Long time no see!!!!
What to talk about after so long an absence?!?!

I've had so many wonderful experiences and opportunities recently, and so I can't wait to tell you the stories of my travel to support women's conferences in Albania and Macedonia. 

God was so good to us, and it was such a privilege to travel there with our wonderful Kerith women, to pray for the Balkan women and to stand alongside them as their sisters, encouraging them in their faith. 
We had adventures; new experiences; thunder storms and sunshine; lost luggage and unexpected gifts. We saw salvations and re-commitments; we prayed for women of all ages and backgrounds; some of us were more successful at mastering the language than others, but we had a go! We sang worship songs in a mixture of "have-a-go-Albanian" and the few English lines we could remember (and just kept repeating them!) 
We gave away what we had in terms of our faith and trust in God. We know that we received so much from being th…