This weeks news

Welcome to this morning’s harvest service. The service leader is Terry Frost and the speaker is Ed Jones. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall before the service. All food donated and any money donated towards the cost of today’s lunch will go the Maldon Food Pantry.

The service will be followed by a “hunger lunch” of soup and rolls in place of the normal fellowship lunch. Today Philip and Anne’s/Jeremy and Philippa’s groups are responsible for setting up and clearing away.

Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Ross and Bertie will be available. 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.

Thursday 10th October There are no home groups this week as a combined prayer meeting/communion will be held at the church at 7.45pm.

On Saturday 26th October at Fullbridge there will be a Macmillan “coffee morning” which will be from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm which is more of a coffee day! There will be arts and crafts, hand massaging and nail painting, a watercolour taster session and lots of coffee, tea and cakes. Volunteers and cakes are required and if you can help please have a word with Shirley Murphy.

Magazine rack – there is a new issue of Open Doors in the magazine rack.

Charles and Gloria Morris – We have supported Charles and Gloria both in prayer and financially for many years but sadly Gloria died last weekend. Please pray for Charles and family at this difficult time.

The Leprosy Mission Stamp Fair will be held at the URC on the 26th October. If you have any stamps for the Fair please let John Weavers have them.

Echoes magazine Shirley Webb will soon be renewing the order for “Echoes”. This magazine is full of news from missionaries around the world, including Simon and Judy, and is a great help for intelligent prayer. If anyone would like to be added to the list of those who receive the magazine for 2014 please let Shirley know as soon as possible. The annual cost if £21.50.

Prayer for OCC – It is time for the The Shoebox campaign to start. Please pray for those who will be speaking at school assemblies and also pray that God will provide a warehouse. If you are aware of any empty properties that may be suitable please speak to Ralph Springett.

CAP Money Coaching and Training If anyone is interested in training to be a CAP money coach, so that they can help to run a CAP money management course like the ones we have run in the past, please could they let Phil Reeve know. You don’t have to be an accountant or banker to do this – the basic principles of the CAP courses are very straightforward. CAP stands for Christians Against Poverty.

Hannah Henderson – Hannah is taking on the challenge of walking/climbing the roof of the o2 on Saturday, 12th October. She will be doing this not only to celebrate her renewed health but also to raise as much money as she can to help with the refurbishment of the hydrotherapy pool (St.Peter’s pool) at Burrswood, so that more people can benefit from it’s use in the way that she has. Please see Hannah if you would like to sponsor her. On Sunday 13th October at St. Mary’s Church Tollesbury there is a workshop between 2.30-5.00pm for singers and readers to explore the Celtic Christian tradition through the music and worship of the Iona Community. If you are interested there is further information on the notice board in the back hall.