News sheet

Welcome to this morning’s service.

Today’s speaker is Michael Chambers and the service leader is Ross Power. Tea and coffee will be served after the service.

Paul Gymer and Barbara Diaper will be available for prayer after this morning’s service.

A prayer meeting, to which everyone is invited, is held every Sunday morning from 10.00 am-10.15 am in the upstairs room. We would encourage all who are taking part in the service and youth activities to attend.

Security Rota Bob Gooby will be responsible for locking up after this morning’s service and next week Philip Reeve will be responsible.

How to interpret the bible The next in this series will be on Sunday 17th February at 7.00 pm. Those who listened to Simon last Sunday found it very interesting and helpful. Dates for your diary

Fellowship Meeting There will be a Fellowship Meeting on Sunday 17th March at 4.30 with a bring and share tea at 6.00 followed by Simon’s penultimate talk on “How to interpret the Bible”. If you have items you wish to discuss at the Fellowship meeting please let one of the Elders know.

Work Party Day Saturday 27th April 2013. The Deacons will be arranging the annual spring clean for the Church building. Please put this date in your diary. Further details will be provided nearer the time.

Weekend Away in Suffolk 21st/23rd June 2013 – We are arranging a further weekend away and if you are interested in joining us please put this date in your diary. Further details will be provided in due course.

The Leprosy Mission Stamp Sale will be held at the URC Hall Market Hill on Saturday 23rd February from 10am-1pm. If you have stamps for the Leprosy Mission please let David Mugford have them by 20th February.

An up date on Marina the young lady we sponsor -“Since the last update, Marina has made brilliant progress as a Child Ambassador. She has become more self-confident and secure in her relationships with others. She is a great leader and is well respected by the children at the project. She is excelling at school, particularly with Maths and IT. She continues to live with her parents at home, although her father is not always in work and is troubled with drinking issues. She asks for prayer for the Lord to open her father’s heart. “ A full copy of her report is on the wall in the back room.

Alternative Christmas Card Thank you to everyone who wrote on last year’s Christmas card and donated funds. We raised £32.00 and this will be passed on to Ralph Springett and will be sent to Swaziland to help SP’s work in that country.

Home Groups will meet this week at the following venues. Anne and Philip’s group at Richard and Sheila’s Simon and Jane’s group at Hannah Henderson’s. Shirley’s group – please contact Shirley for details. Philippa and Jeremy’s group please contact them for details. The Friday group – please see Val or Peter for details.

A notice from Sarah Hammond I am starting a “Make & Sew” group for those who enjoy making crafty type things and sewing. It will be held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month between 1.30-3.30. Most of the items will be upcycled; made from materials we already have. I am hoping this will be a fun opportunity to learn and share knowledge in making useful, lovely items and of course there will be the usual refreshments. One week will be dedicated to making items for OCC shoeboxes and the other week to make our own projects. All abilities are welcome and please feel free to invite friends along. If you are interested please let me know, the first meeting will be 4th March here at Fullbridge when I can explain in more detail and we can share ideas. Sarah H (01621 850352).

Maldon Food Pantry If you would like to donate to the Maldon Food Pantry there is a box in the entrance hall for your donations. The types of food required are rice, pasta, tinned food of all kinds, dried food, breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, biscuits, squash – in other words anything that is non-perishable.