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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

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