Sunday the 21st

Welcome to this morning’s service  – The service leader today is Phil Machin and the speaker is Andy Jelfs.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota    Julian is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Gavin and Rob Lamb.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.

Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he is speaking at BREC this evening.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  21st May – Richard Reynolds.

 

Spring Harvest April 2018  If you are interested in going to Spring Harvest next year please have a word with Ralph or Gilly.

 

Following the May Missionary Offering  an amount of  £600 is being sent to UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship).

 

Pentecost Service, Sunday June 4th, 12-1pm at Prom Park Amphitheatre  – This annual event happens at the beginning of June this year.  If you are happy to come along with a picnic and linger a-while afterwards that would be great. Alongside the involvement of people from the other churches in Maldon, it would be helpful to have some volunteers from Fullbridge to assist with the following:

2 people to help with children’s activities (there from 11am)

4  friendly “welcomers” and “flier-chatterers” to be on the edge of the amphitheatre  (there from 11am)

2-3 people to assist from 9-10:30 to help set up gazebos and tables.

If you can help, please sign up on the board today.  Many thanks.

 

Weekend Away  at Vauxhall Farm – Don’t forget that there will be no Sunday Service at Fullbridge on 25th June.  If you are only going to Vauxhall Farm on the Sunday please book your free coach seat and lunch, as soon as possible,  by putting your name on the sheet which is on the wall in the back hall.

Thursday Evening  The home groups will be combining this week and will be meeting at the church at 7.30pm.

CAMEO  If you are free on Monday 22nd May please join us at 2.00pm  for this month’s CAMEO.  If you would like further details please speak to Rachel or Andy.

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of what you have borrowed when you borrowed it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28 For more information about the Daylove project, visit:  http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.

 

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service  – The service leader today is Phil Reeve and the speaker is Paul Gymer.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota    Julian is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Ann and Peter.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for  prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  14th May – Richard Reynolds.

Magazine Rack  There is a new issue of Interact from SGM Lifewords in the magazine rack.

Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet if you plan to be there please add your name, as soon as possible, to the poster in the back hall. For any extra information please speak to Valerie, Ralph or Julian. There will be no service at Fullbridge on the 25th June  instead our service will be held in a marquee on the camp site.  Transport is being organized for those just going on the Sunday.

Home Groups  will be meeting  as follows

The Friday group will be meeting at Lucy and Paul’s home.

Richard and Sarah’s group are meeting at Richard and Sarah’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Hannah Henderson’s home.

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sheila’s home.

Home-group questions

What does Luke 13.1-5 teach us about suffering?

Read Psalm 73. How does the psalmist react to apparent injustice?

What is his hope?

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

Nick Carter  (son of Stephen Carter – Vicar of All Saints Maldon)  Please continue to pray for a full recovery for Nick.
Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28

For more information about the Daylove project, visit:

http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.  

Sunday morning children’s activities

On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.

We have three groups:

Mustard: an Early Years group, who meet upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

 

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s all age service  The speaker and service leader today is Matthew Springett.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota    Carolyn is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Julian.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for  prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Matthew and Claire Springett will be available.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 7th May Paul Gymer

Upstairs key  The key for the upstairs rooms has been missing for a few weeks.   Can you please check your pockets and bags to see if you have taken it home by mistake.

Magazine Rack There are new issues of the Open Doors and BarnabasAid magazines in the rack.

Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet if you plan to be there please add your name, as soon as possible, to the poster in the back hall. For any extra information please speak to Valerie, Ralph or Julian. There will be no service at Fullbridge on the 25th June  instead our service will be held in a marquee on the camp site.  Transport is being organized for those just going on the Sunday.

Home Groups  will be meeting for prayer and communion as follows

The Friday group will be meeting at John and Janet’s home.

Richard and Sarah’s group are meeting at Simon and Judy’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Ann and Terry’s.

Judith and Roger’s group – to be confirmed.

(K)RAFT Refreshment and Fellowship Together (with optional knitting)  See last week’s notices for details.  For further information speak to Wendy or Moya.

Cream Tea Saturday 13th May at 3pm – 5pm  – there will be a talk on St Helena’s Hospice and running the 2017 London Marathon complete with photos by CHARLOTTE STEELE (Wendy’s granddaughter)   All donations to St Helena’s Hospice for info. Ring Wendy 07840739733.

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

Nick Carter  (son of Stephen Carter – Vicar of All Saints Maldon)  Nick was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago and suffered a very serious head injury.  He is improving but it is still uncertain as to whether there will be any lasting brain damage.  Please continue to pray that Nick will make a full recovery and also pray for his mum and dad and girlfriend Hannah.

 Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28

For more information about the Daylove project, visit:

http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.  

Sunday morning children’s activities

On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.

We have three groups:

Mustard: an Early Years group, who meet upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

 

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s  service  The speaker and service leader today is Andy Mugford.   Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota    Ann Frost is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Carolyn Hammond.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for  prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.  If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Andy and Rachel will be available.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 30th April – Richard Little

Please continue to pray for those who have ongoing health problems and those who are finding life tough at the moment. 

Church Spring cleaning day  NEXT SATURDAY 6TH MAY. Please let Richard Reynolds know if you are planning to help.


Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet and add your name to the poster in the back hall if you can come. For any extra information please speak to Valerie, Ralph or Julian. There will be no service at Fullbridge on the 25th June  instead our service will be in a marquee at Vauxhall farm, followed by a cooked lunch, activities and time to relax and chat to each other. A coach has been booked and a sign up sheet will be on the notice board nearer the time.  To clarify the cost the under 5s are £5, children and students £18.
If the cost is an issue, please have a word with Andy or Val as we don’t want it to be a problem and would love everyone to join us.

Home Groups 

The Friday group will be meeting at Paul and Lucy’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Andy and Rachel’s home.

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Michael and Helen’s home.

Richard and Sarah’s group will be meeting a Simon and Judy’s home.

Cream Tea Saturday 13th May at 3pm – 5pm  – there will be a talk on St Helena’s Hospice and running the 2017 London Marathon complete with photos by CHARLOTTE STEELE (Wendy’s granddaughter)   All donations to St Helena’s Hospice for info. Ring Wendy 07840739733.

(K)RAFT Refreshment and Fellowship Together (with optional knitting)  Why not join us either for a whole session or just for a cuppa and  chat? Meeting at Fullbridge we will be making hats for OCC and Twiddle Muffs for the local Homes between 2 p.m and 3.30 p.m on the third Monday of each month. Materials will be available if you feel like knitting or sewing for a few minutes to help but this is entirely optional (in other words  gentlemen, you are most welcome too). 15th May, 19th June, 17th July onwards

If anyone has any spare wool (double knitting or thicker) knitting needles (size 9 or thicker), items such as buttons, scraps of material, ribbons etc  that can be sewn on to a twiddle muff please let Wendy or Moya  know.  Many thanks

Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28

For more information about the Daylove project, visit:

http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

Prayer for Nick Carter  Nick is the 23 year-old son of Rev Stephen Carter at All Saints Maldon who was involved in a serious car accident.  Nick is still seriously ill in a London hospital and the family are visiting every day which is very tiring.  If you would like to pray for Nick , his family, Stephen, Sue, Richard and girl friend Hannah, the D’Arcy Room in All Saints Church will be open on Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10am – 10pm for anyone to go and  sit and pray. There will be an opportunity to write “Get Well” messages to Nick.  This invitation has been passed out to all the churches in the town.

Costa Event for Ladies on Sunday 7th May 6.00-8.00    You are invited to   come along and hear Judy talk about her life with a young family in Brazil.   Please see the poster and fliers.  There will also be a question and answer panel and guests will be invited to bring a question which they would like to ask a Christian. Please consider who you can invite along.  If you want to know more please ask Rachel, Valerie, Ann or Carol.
Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.  

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.
 

Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

 

 

News for Sunday

Welcome to this morning’s  service  The speaker today is Ben Heasman and the service leader is Jack Chambers.   Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota   Rob Lamb is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Ann Frost.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for  prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Ann and Terry Frost will be available.

Andrew and Rachel Mugford would appreciate your prayers as they are at Westcliff today.

Thanksgiving service  – on Thursday 27th April at 3.00pm there will be a Thanksgiving Service at Fullbridge for the life of Margaret Bacon who was a member at Fullbridge for many years. 

CAMEO  If you are free on Monday 24th April please join us at 2 o’clock for  tea and cake and an informal time of fellowship.


Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet and add your name to the poster in the back hall if you can come. For any extra information please speak to Valerie, Ralph or Julian.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 23rd April – Richard Little

Home Groups 

The Friday group will be meeting at Peter and Valerie’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Hannah Henderson’s home.

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Shirley Murphy’s home.

Richard and Sarah’s group – please contact your home group leaders for details.

The Recovery Course   Maldon Elim are running a 16 session Christian programme, starting on Monday 24 April at the church in Wantz Road.  It is a course for those struggling with addiction and compulsive behaviour that is spoiling an individual’s life.  Please see poster and flier for details.

Church Spring cleaning day Make a note in your diary that there will be a Church Spring cleaning day on Saturday 6th May.

Prayer for Nick Carter  Nick in the 23 year-old son of Rev Stephen Carter at All Saints who was involved in a serious car accident last weekend.  The family, Stephen, Sue, Richard and Hannah would value your prayers for Nick as he is in hospital in London with a serious head injury.  The D’Arcy Room in All Saints Church will be open on Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10am – 10pm for anyone to go and  sit and pray. There will be an opportunity to write “Get Well” messages to Nick.  This invitation has been passed out to all the churches in the town.

Costa Event for Ladies on Sunday 7th May 6.30    You are invited to   come along and hear Judy talk about her life with a young family in Brazil.   Please see the poster and fliers.  There will also be a question and answer panel and guests will be invited to bring a question which they would like to ask a Christian. Please consider who you can invite along.  If you want to know more please ask Rachel, Valerie, Ann or Carol.

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.  

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

 

Maldon Food Bank   Ann Frost visited the food Bank at the Elim Church last week to find out a little more about this resource and who they have helped in our area. While she was there she was shown around the food storage area and shown the packs that are given out each week.  She was told that between 28/30 packs can be distributed every week. These packs include Weetabix, pasta, tinned food, tea, dried milk, beans etc. This is a basic food pack for one person for a week. Different packs are given out to families.

She was advised that most of the people receiving these will receive a pack for 8 weeks and they are then assessed to see if they should be given food on a regular basis.  The supermarkets pass on goods that are nearly out of date and while she was there she saw a lot of eggs, fruit and onions which had been donated by Morrisons and fresh bread rolls from M&S.

Any food given by the supermarkets with a close use by date is passed on to the Roberts’ family so it appears that nothing is wasted.

To help this valuable and much needed resource, please donate jam, marmalade, fruit squash, tins of beans; rice pudding and custard. Long life milk, Weetabix, cereals and sweets.

At the moment they are especially in need of fruit cordial, long life milk and meals in tins

Please place any items in the box in the entrance hall and Ann will update us further on items required.

Sunday morning children’s activities

On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.

We have three groups:

Mustard: an Early Years group, who meet upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

News for Sunday the 16th

Welcome to our Easter morning’s service The speaker and service leader today is Matt Springett. Please join us for tea, coffee and hot cross buns in the back hall after the service.
Tea and Coffee rota Gavin Fuller is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Rob Lamb.

 Please join us at 10.10 in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service. Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

 If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Richard and Sheila Little will be available.

 Please continue to pray for those who have ongoing health problems and those who are finding life tough at the moment.

 “Risen” film event Thank you for your support in prayer and to those who came along on Thursday evening. It was great to see 50 or so people there and to hear of the positive conversations that followed. There were an encouraging number of guests including 4 from Job Club. Particular thanks to Rob, Pete and Val for their hard work on the evening setting everything up.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 16th April – Richard Little

 Home Groups  The Friday group will be meeting at Val and Peter’s home. For all the other groups please contact your home group leaders.

 Notices If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.

 This poem was written by Dennis and was read in last week’s service and at his home group

 

In the Garden there He stood,

Knowing why God had sent Him,

To suffer for man His destiny,

Standing with his twelve chosen,

Yet so alone, nothing in the Garden could compare

to the Rose standing there.

They came, he betrayed the Son of Man,

Led by silver in one’s hand,

The Rock stood there to protect,

A flash, a knife and an ear falls,

Jesus made his as before,

His love for man came through again.

On the Cross His head a crown of thorns,

His petals at the base all torn,

The Winter comes, the seeds lay deep,

In the Spring comes the Eternal Rose.

 Spring cleaning day Make a note in your diary that there will be a Church Spring cleaning day on Saturday 6th May.

 Costa Event for Ladies on Sunday 7th May Please put this event in your diary and prayerfully consider who you can invite. More details to follow.  

Maldon Food Bank Contributing to the food bank is a wonderful opportunity to share God’s love with others. Ann Frost will update us when particular items are running low.

Jean Marc Ann and Terry have spoken to Jean-Marc and Bernadette and they wish everyone a Happy Easter.
If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Urgent prayer requests If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.

Sunday morning children’s activities

On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.  

We have three groups:

Mustard: an Early Years group, who meet upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+ Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.