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The Bible: God’s story of salvation

Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October at Fullbridge Church

 The Bible: God’s story of salvation

 with Richard Brewster and Wild Child

Fuse is a church weekend for everyone, where we spend quality time together. It begins with a meal on Friday evening and, over the weekend, we will be looking at God’s story of salvation:

  • a story with a hero
  • the God who rescues his people
  • the coming of the King and
  • our place in God’s story.

Richard Brewster, the Pastor at Avenue Community Church in Leicester, will lead the teaching for the adults. He and his wife Lilly have two children, Noah and Clara. In his free time, Richard enjoys watching movies, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and cycling.

Wild Child, led by Emma and Ben Carman, will be looking at God’s Big Picture with the children and young people. Ben leads the youth work at Sawyers Church in Brentwood and Emma runs Wild Child. She has partnered Scripture Union to provide holiday clubs and weekends away for children.

In addition to the teaching, there will be a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will start with a meal together, followed by family entertainment. The weekend will conclude with lunch after Church.

Want to know more? Click on some FAQ’s

Download: Fuse 2016 Invitation

 

Sunday’s News

Welcome to this morning’s Communion  Service Today’s speaker is Phil Machin and the  service leader is Ralph Springett.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee Rota   This  week Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb are responsible for tea and coffee and next week it will be Julian Gore and Ann Frost

Sunday morning prayer rota If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Richard Little and Michael Chambers will be available.

Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Sunnymead, Billericay, this morning.

The July Missionary offering for Counties National Office amounted to £575 which has been rounded up to £600.

Fullbridge Accounts        30/06/2016

April to June                       Income            Expenditure
Andrew & Rachel               3041.25               3600.00
Missionary                           2080.39               2500.00
Other Funds                       14017.46            13314.62
Total:                                   19139.10            19414.62

Home Group venues

Anne and Philip’s group – Phil and Carol Machin’s.

Friday group – Eric and Moya’s

Shirley’s  group – Richard and Sheila’s.

Wednesda y group – contact House Group leader for details.

Home group questions
Please read 1 Samuel Ch. 23

1 – What are our experiences of how God has or maybe hasn’t appeared to answer our prayers?

2 – Looking at David’s enquiries of the Lord in this chapter, can we say that if the need for guidance is urgent then the answer will be prompt?

3 – What leadership principles have you learned from the life of David?

4 – Can David’s Godly model of leadership be applied to church leadership today?

The Church Directory is due for a refresh in July. Please let Rob Bennett know if you are aware of any additions, deletions or amendments.

Fuse 14 -16 October  A great opportunity for Fullbridge to be together for a whole weekend, to learn more about the Bible, have fun and enjoy good food!  Please remember to let Helen have your reply slip by 31st July, or pop them into the box on the coffee counter in the back hall.  If you have any queries or haven’t received your invitation, please have a chat with Helen Chambers or email her on Helen_chambers@me.com.

Southwold Beach Mission  Please pray that the problem which arose this week concerning the water supply to the camp site will be sorted out quickly.

Magazine rack  There are copies of the July edition of “Share Africa” in the rack.  There are some interesting articles on their work in Zambia.

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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.  

Fullbridge News 3 July 2016

Welcome to this morning’s All Age Service Today’s speaker and  service leader is Michael Chambers.  As we will be holding a bring and share lunch after the service, tea and coffee will be served at 10.30.

Tea and Coffee Rota   This  week Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb are responsible for tea and coffee and next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Sunday morning prayer rota If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Paul Gymer and Barbara Diaper will be available.

Open House this evening will be at Sarah and Richard’s at 7.00.

A Combined Communion and prayer meeting will be held at Fullbridge on Thursday at 7.45.  We look forward to seeing you there as it is important that we meet together to pray.

Home group venue

Friday group – Ken and Ellen’s.

 Essex Counties Support Group Report meeting Friday 8th July at 7.45 for 8.00 at Broomfield Road Church.  There will be reports from the Evangelists and  Guest Speaker Zoe Newby from Friends International Chelmsford.

The Church Directory is due for a refresh in July. Please let Rob Bennett know if you are aware of any additions, deletions or amendments.

Men’s BBQ – Tuesday 12 July  Ralph needs to know today if you will be at the bbq.  If there are any last minute bookings please contact Ralph direct by Wednesday 6th July.

Word Alive 2017   Don’t  forget that Sarah Reynolds needs to know today, together with a deposit of £50, if you would like to book a place at Word Alive.

Net curtains and lawn mower  One of the Job Club members has moved into a ground floor flat with a small garden.  If anyone has net curtains they no longer need (and redundant curtain rails) or a small mower, please let Andrew or Judy know.  Many thanks.

Fuse 14 -16 October  A great opportunity for Fullbridge to be together for a whole weekend, to learn more about the Bible, have fun and enjoy good food!

You should all have received your invitation by now but if you haven’t, don’t worry it’s on it’s way to you. Please remember to give your reply slip to Helen by 31st July or pop it in the box on the coffee counter at Church.

More details about Fuse can be found on the Church website where there’s a link for FAQ’s. There are also information sheets on the notice board in the back hall, so please help yourself. Alternatively have a chat to Helen. (858418 or email helen_chambers@me.com) 

In the Magazine rack there is a new edition of the Open Doors magazine.

Update from Gino I haven’t had any major problems. The people are very friendly indeed, possibly because I am British, but I also get the impression they are just (mostly) pleasant people.

The only major downside is the food – it’s very unhealthy indeed!

I am very thankful for the support I have received from everyone, the church and my own family. I actually feel that my brother and I have a better relationship since all of this has happened. I told him how the church has helped me and he seemed genuinely impressed. Maybe God is using this to slowly open up my family’s eyes to Christ.

I need to find a church to attend.   Unfortunately the one I thought I had found on Google didn’t appear to exist when I tried to find it.

I now have some more dates. I know that I will definitely be staying here until the 7th/8th of September. Then, due to visa restrictions, I will be returning home for two weeks.  The drug element of the trial will end in October, not September, and therefore  I will have to return for two more visits, one on the 23rd of September and the other on 3rd of October, so I will just book a cheap two week return for that.

After that, I will be expected to visit in approximately late December 2016, late March, June and December 2017, and finally, in June 2018. It’s a long trial but fortunately once I’m back completely in October I’ll be able to get a job and just come to the US for those visits.

I am very thankful to God for the peace he has given me, and also for how well I am doing considering the illness that I have.  From Gino

 

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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

Fuse 2016 | FAQ’s

Here are some FAQ’s about Fuse 2016:

What is Fuse?

Fuse is a Church weekend to spend quality time together as God’s family here at Fullbridge.

Who can come?

Everyone.

When is it?

Fuse starts on Friday 14th October and continues over the whole weekend until after lunch on Sunday.

What will Fuse be like?

There will be a variety of activities for all ages.

Teaching

  • Richard Brewster will lead teaching for the adults, around the theme of God’s story of salvation. There will be four teaching sessions spread across the weekend, with opportunities for discussion and questions.
  1. A story with a hero.
  2. The God who rescues his people.
  3. The coming of the King.
  4. Our place in God’s story.
  • Wild Child, led by Emma and Ben Carman, will provide teaching for the children and young people also about God’s Big Picture. Emma will lead the Pepper and Mustard+ groups; Ben will work with Salt and there will also be a group for our pre-school children. Each age group will have at least two people supervising and they will be DBS checked.

Fun Stuff

There will be activities for all ages at Blackwater Leisure Centre on Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening promises to provide its own unique brand of Fullbridge entertainment. Plus, there will be opportunities to relax and spend time together.

What about food?

All meals are provided, starting on Friday evening at 6pm with a sit down meal altogether. (There will be a second sitting, by arrangement, for those people who arrive late from work). Saturday breakfast, lunch and evening meal are also provided, with refreshment breaks throughout the day. The weekend will finish after Church on Sunday with a meal altogether.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for Fuse.

Who do I contact if I want to come?

Please speak to Helen if you would like to come or put the reply slip from your invitation in the box in the back hall.