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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.

Friday                 14 October What? Who?
6pm Evening meal
7.30pm SHORT time of worship
7.45pm GOD’S STORY OF SALVATION

Talk 1: A story with a hero

Children & Young People: session 1

 

Richard Brewster

 

Wild Child

  Tea & coffee for those who would like to stay and chat

 

Saturday   15 October What? Who?
9am Breakfast
10.30am Talk 2: The God who rescues His people with discussion groups and coffee

Children & Young People: session 2

Richard Brewster

Wild Child

12.30pm Lunch
2pm to 4pm Fullbridge Olympics @ Blackwater Gym
From 4pm Tea and scones
5pm Talk 3: The coming of the King 

 

Children & Young People: session 3

Richard Brewster

Wild Child

6.30pm Fish and chips at Fullbridge
7.45pm Show time: ‘Mystery at the Café Trés Bien’
9pm Evening drinks

 

Sunday    

16 October

What? Who ?
10am Coffee before the service
10.30am Sunday morning service including:

Talk 4: Our place in God’s story

Children & Young People: session 4

Andrew

Richard Brewster

Wild Child

Approx. 12.30pm Lunch

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This week’s news

I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9 vs 1 and 2 Welcome to this morning’s Service The service leader today is Richard Little and the speaker is Simon Quelch.

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

Tea and Coffee rota Carolyn Hammond and Ann Frost are responsible for teas and coffees this week. Next week it will be Julian Gore and Gavin Fuller.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room. Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

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

Open Doors “Count me in!” Petition There is still chance to sign the petition.

 Home Group venues

Shirley’s group will meet at Richard and Sheila’s.

Philip and Anne’s group will meet at Gavin and Kate’s. 

Wednesday group – please contact your house group leader.

Friday group will meet at Ken and Ellen’s.

 Harvest Service – Sunday 2nd October During this service you will have the opportunity to donate food for our local food bank. Anything donated should be non-perishable items. Thank you.

After the harvest service there will be a hunger lunch on offer at no cost which will include soup and fruit. If you would like to make a donation for this meal the money raised will be sent to World Vision. £20 raised will buy school dinners for 45 children and £18 raised would enable World Vision to purchase chickens for a family to raise for eggs to eat and sell. What a wonderful thought when sharing our hunger lunch together.

Alpha type course We already have interest for attending an evening course that looks at what the Christian faith is about. We aim to start a group later this month. Would you like to come? Do you know someone who would benefit from coming? The course will run for seven sessions. Please speak to Andy or Rachel.    

Children’s groups

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.

 

 

This week’s notices

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

Tea and Coffee rota  Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Carolyn Hammond and Ann Frost.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups

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

Phil and Doreen Blowers would appreciate your prayers as they take the service at Danbury URC today.

 Home Groups

Shirley’s group will meet at Richard and Sarah’s.

Philip and Anne’s group will meet at Michael and Helen’s.

Wednesday group – please contact your house group leader.

Friday group – contact Valerie and Peter.

Home Group questions are attached or emailed.

Great news, Jean-Marc’s house has now been rented out. Many thanks to everyone who helped in making this happen so smoothly.
Terry, Ann, Ralph and Gilly

Harvest Service – Sunday 2nd October   During this service you will have the opportunity to donate food for our local food bank. Anything donated should be non-perishable items.  Thank you.

After this service there will be a hunger lunch on offer at no cost which will include soup and fruit.  If you would like to make a donation for this meal the money raised will be sent to World Vision. £20 raised will buy school dinners for 45 children and £18 raised would enable World Vision to purchase chickens for a family to raise for eggs to eat and sell. What a wonderful thought when sharing our hunger lunch together.

Message from the elders concerning the notices Notices are part of our life as a growing fellowship.  In order to keep all informed, please aim to send all notices to Sheila by 12 noon on Friday.  Service leaders will highlight some notices and can include individuals plugging a particular notice if they are given sufficient notice – ie at the latest by Friday noon please.  This way we keep the church informed and also give time to our sung worship, prayer, testimonies and the message.  Pastoral emergencies for prayer are clearly an exception to this.  Thank-you for your continued co-operation in this.

Open Doors “Count me in!” Petition   Christians in the Middle East are in desperate need of hope. War and severe persecution threaten their very survival. Many have fled their homes to escape Islamic extremists intent on destroying the church. But many courageous Christians have chosen to stay. They want to shine in the darkness with the light of Christ, now and in the future. They believe they have a vital role to play in rebuilding their shattered societies.  Open Doors asked church leaders and Christians from Syria and Iraq what would give them hope. They highlighted three things: equality, dignity and responsibility. It’s vital that their call reaches the ears of world leaders so that change can happen on the ground. This is only possible with global support – with your support.
One million voices can make this happen. Will you join with others around the world – including Christians in the Middle East – in calling for a hope and a future for Christians and others in that region? Make your voice count – please sign the petition today!  It is on the notices table beside the side entrance.

Alpha-type course    We already have interest for attending an evening course that looks at what the Christian faith is about.  We aim to start a group later this month.  Would you like to come?  Do you know someone who would benefit from coming?  The course will run for seven sessions.  Please speak to Andy or Rachel.

On Sunday we have our third look into the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11 and we will be considering what it is to be “Loyal Citizens” based on the phrase “Your Kingdom Come”.

The Lord’s Prayer is the only pattern prayer Jesus provided, timeless in purpose, timeless in function and provides us with a pattern of how we are to pray throughout our life in this present world.

It has truths that do not change, addresses the necessity for us to be reminded of these truths.

If we find prayer difficult then here is a model we can use, even if we don’t find prayer difficult we have much to learn from the Lord’s Prayer – or should it be called the Disciples Prayer?

As you prepare for Sunday why not read Luke 11 v 1 to 4 and then have a look at the verses just before and just after to get a glimpse about what else Luke records – oh look Mary and Martha are just before these verses!

Also, you may not know that sometimes a small selection of people are asked to provide the speaker with feedback on their message – well I (Michael)  may regret this (!) but on Sunday I am asking everyone what has access to the internet in the church to prove the speaker with anonymous feedback – from 5pm on Sunday a feedback poll will be available at https://fullbridgechurch.com/feedback/

Children’s groups

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.

 

 

Our news

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

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

Sunday morning prayer rota  If you would like someone to pray with you after the service please have a word with one of the church Elders.

Tea and Coffee rota  Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Magazine Rack there is a new issue of Open Doors and Interact (SGM Lifewords) in the rack.

Phil and Doreen and Doreen Blowers would appreciate your prayers as they lead the worship at Maldon Baptist Church today.

 Home Groups  The evening home groups will be combining and meeting at the church for prayer and communion.  Please join us if possible as there are many things to pray about at the moment.

The Friday Group will meet at Beryl’s for coffee (no study).

For sale: Apollo Unleashed Mountain Bike – suitable for teenager or adult male.  Very good condition – 26″ wheel, full suspension, 18 speed.  £40.00 but will consider lower offers.   Please phone Phil Hammond (Carolyn Hammond’s husband) on 07969 734210.

Alpha-type course    We already have interest for attending an evening course that looks at what the Christian faith is about.  We aim to start a group later this month.  Would you like to come?  Do you know someone who would benefit from coming?  The course will run for seven sessions.  Please speak to Andy or Rachel.

Men’s outreach review-planning meeting: Tuesday 6 September:  7:45 at 18 Norfolk Close. Following on from the events this year we are meeting to review and plan further events.  Please join us with your ideas.

Children’s groups

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 notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.