News from Fullbridge | 23 June

Welcome to this morning’s service. The speaker and service leader today is Phil Blowers. If anyone has volunteered, tea and coffee will be served in the back hall after the 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 Phil Blowers will be responsible for locking up today and next week Helen Chambers will be responsible

Service at Longfields Please pray for Phil Blowers as he takes the service at Longfields this afternoon at 4.00 pm.

Thank you from Michael Chambers “Thank you to all those who sponsored me on my 18 miles 1,128.4 yards walk in aid of Centrepoint (a charity seeking to give homeless young people a future) – I am pleased to advise that I raised £23.51 which has been matched pound for pound with £47.02 being given to the charity.

A report on the Food Pantry: Thank you to all churches who have contributed. Up to the end of April, a total of 1969 food parcels have been distributed, a total of 5400 individuals. There is discussion about involvement with CAP (Christians against Poverty), to provide debt counseling in conjunction with the Food Pantry. There is a new clientele each week of 20%. There has been some negative media coverage recently regarding the ‘undeserving poor’, but all new clients must first be vetted by the Citizens’ Advice Bureau; not all applicants are accepted. All clients have to be re-referred after eleven visits. A similar initiative has started in Burnham-on-Crouch, based at the Baptist Church.

Wanted – cooks for Southwold Beach Mission The Mission is in need of willing volunteers to help cater for the team in the second week 10-17 August. Please speak to Rachel or Andrew if you would like more information.

Sunday 23rd June There will be no Pepper or Mustard groups this morning.

Thursday evening There will be no home groups this week as there is a prayer meeting at the church at 8.00 – 9.00 on Thursday. Please come along to pray for the future of Fullbridge.

June Missionary offering This month’s offering amounted to £602.50 which has been rounded up to £800 and has been shared between Operation Brotherly Love and Tim and Jenny Gooding.

Date for your diary The workday will take place on the 28th September.

Bar n Bus If you feel you would like to volunteer to help with Bar n Bus or can help with cakes on the 3rd Friday of the month, please have a word with Jean Marc or Andy Mugford.

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.