This weeks notices

Welcome to this morning’s family service Our speaker today is Ed Jones and the service will be led by Andy Mugford and will include the dedication of Miriam Springett. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall before the service.

After the service there will be a bring-and-share lunch. Shirley’s group and those who are able in the Friday group are responsible for setting up and clearing away. As there will be a lot of extra people staying to lunch, setting up and clearing away today will take longer. If you see that additional help is needed, and you are not in the above groups, please lend a hand.

A prayer meeting, to which everyone is invited, is held every Sunday morning from approx 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.

PrayerIf you would like someone to pray with you after the service Richard Little and Michael Chambers will be available.

Word Alive 2015 booking opens at the end of this month for next year’s Word Alive. We are proposing to take a group from Fullbridge in week 1, 28 March- 2 April. If you are interested to find out more, please speak to Sarah Reynolds.

Magazine rack There are new issues of OpenDoors, BarnabasAid and Word in Action (Bible Society magazine) in the magazine rack.

Lydia Mugford and Hannah Bostock Please pray for Lydia and Hannah who are with Jenny and Tim Gooding in Romania at the moment.

Combined prayer and communionThursday 10th July at 7.45pm at the church.

On Saturday 12th July at 3.00pm You are invited to the ordination and induction to the Pastorate of Tim Diaper at Rickstones Church, Rickstones Road, Witham. If you are planning to be there, for catering purposes, please email on info@rickstoneschurch.com to let them know.

OCC BBQ – Wednesday 16th July 6.00pmPlease let Gill or Ralph know if you are planning to be there or email Ruth Watts on rswatts@live.co.uk

Maldon Methodist Church are running a children’s holiday club from Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August 10 a.m. to 12 noon that is open to ages 4-16 years.  It is called Mega Makers and based on the Gospel of Matthew.  Places need to be booked.  Forms are on the notice board in the back hall.

Security Rota   Shirley’s/Friday group are responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Richard Reynolds.

Maldon Food Pantry. The Maldon Food Pantry would like to thank everyone for their kind donations of food and monetary gifts.  We are committed to providing parcels for people for as long as they have a need and do not limit help for a limited time.   As well as the regular items, we are also starting to collect Christmas hamper items from August.  At the moment our stock cupboards are low and, although demand is lower in the summer, we sometimes run out of food to offer people. Please consider buying one of the below next time you go shopping for your food.

 Regular parcels.

Tinned vegetables – potatoes, peas, carrots, sweetcorn, tomatoes.

Breakfast cereal – Weetabix, cornflakes, porridge.

Tinned desserts – custard, rice pudding, fruit.

Tinned fish, meat or pies, biscuits, pasta, teabags, pasta sauce  U.H.T. milk.

 For the Christmas hampers (from August)

Tinned ham, Christmas puddings, custard, tinned biscuits, boxed/tinned chocolates or sweets, tinned salmon.