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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.

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Download: Fuse 2016 Invitation

 

Fullbridge’s News 8 August

Welcome to this morning’s All Age Service The speaker and service leader today is Steve Morley. Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Teas and Coffees This week, Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb we will be serving teas and coffees after the service. 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 Ross and Bertie Power will be available.

The three evening Home Groups will meet this week at Michael and Helen’s home.

Friday home group There is a bring-and-share lunch at Peter and Val’s at 12 noon on Friday 12st August – for all the Friday home group.

Hayley Hammond and Josh Green’s wedding takes place on Thursday 11th August at 2.00 at St. Mary’s Church Maldon. Hayley, Josh and their families would love to see you at the service. Please pray that things will go well on Thursday and that God will bless their life together.

Beth Quelch is working with Samaritan’s Purse at a hospital in South Sudan. The situation there is far worse than she expected. They do not have enough nurses and equipment and supplies, as basic as soap, appear to be non- existent. Please pray for Beth and her fellow workers as they try to work in these very difficult circumstances.

Marriage Course coming this autumn! If you are married or engaged to be married, then the relationship you have with your spouse (or future spouse) is the second most important relationship that you will ever have.

Ross and Bertie invite couples to join them for a series of talks on DVD followed by discussion questions, both for group work and in couples, and there will be some homework! The course is based very much in Biblical truth and is much more about principles rather than sessions on specific areas such as money, children, intimacy etc. The course will run over 5 weeks, starting on 11th September and you will need to enrol by 4th September (We will require couples to commit to completing the whole course).   Please talk to Ross or Bertie to find out more.

Essex Christian Camp Sunday is the start of Essex Christian Camp week at Earl Stonham and Mitch and Zach Rowden are both going this year and Hannah Bostock will be going as a leader. Please pray for a good week both with regard to the weather and that the children will have a good time.

Apparently this is the biggest camp yet and they have had to turn some children away as they ran out of spaces.

Vinjeru Quiz night If you like quizzes please keep the evening of 24 September free. Starting at 7pm at the Plume School, this one is in aid of the school in Zambia. Fliers will follow.

Please continue to pray for those people with ongoing health problems and especially for Wendy who has recently been diagnosed with cancer and for Michelle and family as Michelle undergoes an operation on Monday

Also remember the Southwold Beach Mission which continues up until the 12th August.

Sunday morning children and youth activities

During the school summer holiday period we are going to merge the children’s groups.

This means that Mustard, Mustard+ and Pepper will meet in the downstairs back hall for a joint session.

Mustard is an Early Years group.

Pepper and Mustard+  are our Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age.

Salt is a group for School Years 7 to 11 that meets 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.

 

Home Group Questions

Home Group questions for Thursday:

Read Ephesians 2 v’s 1-10
1. Explain the statement that “grace changes not only our position but also our condition” by what is said in the passage? Give some examples of where your condition has or is changing.
2. Why do we see God’s justice being shown so plainly in Revelation when this passage shows he is a God of overwhelming grace?
3. In what ways can we show the good works of grace (see v10)?

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s Communion Service  Today the leader and speaker is Simon Quelch and John Murphy will be telling/showing us about his time in Ecuador.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Teas and Coffees  This week, between them, Richard and Sarah, Rob Bennett and perhaps someone else we will be serving teas and coffees after the service.  Next week it will be Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb’s turn.

Sunday morning prayer rota  If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, Simon and Judy Quelch will be available.

Latest from Wycliffe  There is a new issue of “Words for Life” (Wycliffe Bible Translators) in the rack.

Home Groups this week

Anne and Philip’s group

Shirley’s  group                       All three groups are meeting at Shirley

Andy & Rachel’s group         Murphy’s (last time in that house)

Friday group on its second week’s holiday

Friday home group on 12st August  There is a bring-and-share lunch at Peter and Val’s at 12 noon on Friday, 12st August – for all the Friday home group.

Marriage Course coming this autumn!  If you are married or engaged to be married, then the relationship you have with your spouse (or future spouse) is the second most important relationship that you will ever have.

We invite couples to join us for a series of talks on DVD followed by discussion questions, both for group work and in couples, and there will be some homework! The course is based very much in Biblical truth and is much more about principles rather than sessions on specific areas such as money, children, intimacy etc. The course will run over 5 weeks, starting on 11th September and you will need to enrol by 4th September (We will require couples to commit to completing the whole course).

Are you are willing to invest this time, energy and money into your marriage?  Where does it come in your list of priorities? However good a marriage you think you have, this course will help you to see ways in which it can be even better!

If you decide that this is not the time for you to take up this invitation, then please consider offering your services as a childminder for couples who would like to.

Please talk to Ross or Bertie to find out more.

Vinjeru Quiz night  If you like quizzes please keep the evening of 24 September free.  Starting at 7pm at the Plume School, this one is in aid of the school in Zambia.  Fliers will follow.

Fuse 14 -16 October

TODAY is the deadline for you to let us know you’re coming to Fuse.

Have you put your slip in the box?

Left it at home?

Lost your invitation?

Don’t worry!

Email or phone Helen today to confirm your place.

helen_chambers@me.com or 858418

 Please continue to pray for  those people with health problems.

Also remember the Southwold Beach Mission which is due to start on the 1st August until the 12th August.  The team, who travel up tomorrow, are Caitlin, Esme, Nathan, Jack, Hannah M, Rachel and Andy.

Sunday morning children and youth activities

During the school summer holiday period we are going to merge the children’s groups.

This means that Mustard, Mustard+ and Pepper will meet in the downstairs back hall for a joint session.

Mustard is an Early Years group.

Pepper and Mustard+  are our Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age.

Salt is a group for School Years 7 to 11 that meets 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 Judy Quelch have them

24 July Fullbridge News

Welcome to this morning’s Communion Service Today the leader is Jack Chambers and the speaker is Paul Gymer.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee Rota   This week Carolyn and Gavin are responsible for tea and coffee and next week there is a space on the rota (see below).

Sunday morning prayer rota If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Ross and Bee Power will be available.

Pray for Ross, please He will be preaching at West Mersea this evening, 24th July.

 

Pray for Beth Quelch Beth is off to South Sudan on Tuesday for a month with Samaritan’s Purse.  She will be working with refugees in a hospital in Maban.  Please pray for her safety, and spiritual and physical strength as she serves those dear people.  To see the hospital and the situation, see https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/article/crisis-in-south-sudan/

News from Gino The trial has started and Gino suspects he is on the placebo.  He has visited several churches, looking for one to ‘settle’ in, and says it makes him appreciate Fullbidge even more.  He has found more permanent accommodation until he comes back in September for a fortnight.  He sounds quite content, so thank you for your prayers.

Toybox Child Ambassador

Regina is our current Toybox Child Ambassador and her time on the programme is coming to an end.  She is now ready to graduate, put all her new skills into practice in the wider world, and create her own opportunities for a new positive life.

As Regina moves on, we are able to celebrate Pamela, our new Child Ambassador.  In the back hall is an introduction from Pamela which includes what she is most looking forward to over the next few months.

Our support is more vital now than ever before.  Increasing violence and gang warfare in Central America has made El Salvador the most violent peace-time country in the world.  This means it is even easier for children to be swept up in the initial appeal and protection of the gangs.  Our support is helping to prevent that by giving these children skills and knowledge so they can see there are other paths that they can take.

Serving teas and coffees next week, 31st July Please could two people volunteer to do this next week – and contact Judy Quelch to let her know.  Thank you.

Notices for next week

If you have any notices for next Sunday, 31st July, please send them to me, Judy Quelch, instead of Sheila, who is on a well-earned holiday.


Home Group this week are different

Anne and Philip’s group

Shirley’s  group                       All three groups are meeting at Richard

Andy & Rachel’s                    and Sarah Reynolds

Friday group is having a holiday for two weeks.

Fuse 14 -16 October

50 people are coming to Fuse.

Are you?

Please put your reply slip in the box on the coffee counter.

Also remember the Southwold Beach Mission which is due to start on the 1st August until the 12th August.  The problem with the water supply seems to have been resolved.

 Phoenix Youth Club A request from the leaders, Donna and Adrian – who shared what the club was about earlier this year – are looking for volunteers to help on a rota basis:  age is no problem!  The club meets on Friday evenings, from 6.30-9.30pm.  Previously, the leaders led the “Bar-n-Bus” outreach using the double decker bus at the Prom.  It is sponsored by Churches Together in Maldon. Please contact Adrian and Donna on:  donnaking34@hotmail.co.uk if you would like further information.

They would also value our on-going prayer support as they have been encouraged to see some of the young people show an interest spiritually while attending the club recently.

 

This week’s house group questions

1. What do we learn about conscience in the following passages?

Matt.27:11-26; Mark 6:14-29; Acts 23:1-5

2. In the sermon on 1 Samuel 24 we said that we should submit to authority, because government’s job is to preserve order and safety in society. Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi were mentioned as examples. How would we advise Chinese believers today to respond to their government? What would we have said to Christians in Stalin’s Russia or Hitler’s Germany?

Sunday morning children and youth activities

During the school summer holiday period we are merging the children’s groups.

This means that Mustard, Mustard+ and Pepper are meet in the downstairs back hall for a joint session.

Mustard is an Early Years group.

Pepper and Mustard+  are our Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age.

Salt is a group for School Years 7 to 11 that meets 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 Judy Quelch have them by Friday lunch time.