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Cake Stall Initiative

After over three years (November 2014) we will be holding our last Cake Stall in the Town on 17 March 2018. The vision was birthed by two of our members, Mr & Mrs Palmer. It has been well received by the council and the community and we praise God for helping us bless our community through this ministry. The Chinese congregation of the Methodist Church have also had their own version of the cake stall periodically over the years, which has also been well received.

It was always the intention of the Palmers that the ministry will be embraced by the Churches Together in Epsom. Last year, we started exploring how we might continue the ministry with as many churches as are interested. Reverend Mark Wakelin lead a discussion in his home to this end, where Kings, Baptist and Methodist Churches were represented. We hope to continue to explore this possibility this year, and see the ministry continued as a multi-church or Churches Together initiative.

It would be good to continue the conversation, so please let me know if your church will be interested in joining the three churches that have already shown their interest.

You may be aware that Pret a Manager have just opened next to Metro Bank in town. We talked to their management because we did not want any conflict of interest. They have given their blessings for us to continue with the Cake Stall every third Saturday of the month. Praise God.

The dates for the last two Cake Stall by The King’s Church is 17 February & 17 March 2018. Our prayers is that we can then continue the ministry with other churches from May.

God bless you all. Peace be with you

Segun Oladokun

Minister/Full-time Elder, The King’s Church, Epsom, Longmead Road


Good idea to adopt? - Coffee on the Wall

I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighbouring town of Venice (Italy), the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, ‘Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall.’

We heard this order with rather interest and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee but he paid for two.

As soon as he left, the waiter pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying ‘A Cup of Coffee’.

While we were still there, two other men entered and ordered three cups of coffee, two on the table and one on the wall. They had the two cups of coffee but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying, ‘A Cup of Coffee’. It was something unique and perplexing for us. We finished our coffee, paid the bill and left.

After a few days, we had a chance to go to this coffee shop again. While we were enjoying our coffee, a man poorly dressed entered. As he seated himself, he looked at the wall and said, 'One cup of coffee from the wall'. The waiter served coffee to this man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his coffee and left without paying were amazed to watch all this, as the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the dust bin. Now it was no surprise for us the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town made our eyes well up in tears.

Ponder upon the need of what this man wanted... He enters the coffee shop without having to lower his self-esteem he has no need to ask for a free cup of coffee without asking or knowing about the one who is giving this cup of coffee to him. He only looked at the wall, placed an order for himself, enjoyed his coffee and left

Probably the most beautiful wall you may ever see anywhere!!


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