INTERNET: the site is now being visited by a number of interested people. It contains each issue of the Bible Study Monthly and there are plans to add other items such as booklets and research data. Look out for the changes
GIFT AID: If you send a gift to Bible Fellowship Union and are a UK tax payer, the Inland Revenue will refund your tax to BFU. If you have already sent the appropriate form then you need do no more. If you have not sent a form or letter previously please write a brief note, signed and dated, saying that you want all monies sent to Bible Fellowship Union to be regarded as a gift with tax refundable.
INTRODUCE A FRIEND: Your interest and support are much appreciated. Why not introduce the Bible Study Monthly to a friend? We shall be pleased to send the BSM to any name and address submitted to us. All literature is free.
MAGAZINE AND BOOKLET CONTENT: We try to make all publications as useful and helpful as possible to all readers. They live in many lands with different Christian and cultural backgrounds. We are pleased to receive observations about BFU literature. Such comments may not make us change anything immediately but we will listen attentively. With the Lord's help and guidance we will try to maintain high spiritual values and good levels of communication.
In order to reach all ages, modern translations are often used. Articles are kept to moderate length with varied presentation. When reprinted material is updated we try to retain original viewpoints.
What is published is believed to have a wide interest but everything printed may not necessarily be the opinion of the editor and his colleagues
STORIES OF THE KINGDOM. "Truth embodied in a tale, may enter in at lowly doors" are words accredited to Tennyson, the 19th century poet. Some themes can be more effectively presented in narrative story than academic treatise. Thus we reprint the first of a series called 'In the Land of Beginning Again'. The series of five stories are available in booklet form.
The Talking Book service continues to be a blessing to 14 of our readers. These audio cassettes are sent out without cost and each cassette contains one issue of the BSM. Again we are very grateful to the one who runs this service and spends long hours reading the material into the microphone.
GAINSBOROUGH HOUSE is a Christian Retirement Centre on the border of Somerset and Dorset. This Victorian villa has a dining room, two lounges and a meeting room. There is also a remarkable collection of books in the library. Friends who are visiting may use the guest room or a vacant flat and all the facilities of the centre Permanent residents have their own self-contained flats, single or double, arranged around a central garden area to the rear of the main house. A mid-day hot meal is cooked and served by our very dedicated and caring resident housekeeper, Mrs.Corrinne Vaughan Fees include council tax, water rate, light, fuel, contents insurance and TV licence. Residents enjoy formal and informal fellowship and worship. Gainsborough has a pleasant walled garden. It is in lovely countryside that contains many places of interest. The seaside is reached in an hour or so. Sherborne and Yeovil are very accessible.
The centre is run by a registered charity, Bible Fellowship Eventide Trust, which has slowly developed the facilities over twenty-two years.
Bookings for temporary residence may be made through the housekeeper at Gainsborough House 48 Gainsborough Milborne Port Sherborne Dorset DT9 5BB
GONE FROM US.
Harry Beswick (Manchester)
"Till the day break, and the shadows flee away"