This weeks notices

Welcome to this morning’s Harvest service . our speaker is Ed Jones. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall before the service.

This year we are focusing on families at home and in Rwanda. Please bring your gifts of tinned and packet foods to bless local families through the Maldon Food Pantry and there will also be a freewill offering for the Samaritan’s Purse initiative ‘Raising Families Rwanda’.  Share with us in commemorating twenty years since the genocide and join us in celebrating the amazing reconciliation now in progress.  Please stay for our fellowship ‘Hunger Lunch’ – soup & rolls will be provided instead of the normal Bring and Share. Shirley’s group and anyone who is able from the Friday group are responsible for setting up and clearing away today.

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.

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

Security Rota   Shirley’s and The Friday home group are responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Jeremy Rowden.

Wednesday walk The walkers will be meeting at the church at 11.00 am and will be walking to Heybridge Basin for lunch. 

House Groups – there will be no Thursday home groups this week as we will be meeting at the church at 7.45 for communion and prayer.     Also, Tim Glasscock will be telling us about his work in Spain.   Please come along to pray for the work at Fullbridge and to hear Tim talk about his work.

Leprosy Mission Stamp Fair Saturday 25th October at the URC Maldon from 10.00am -1.00pm If you have any stamps for the Leprosy Mission please let John Weavers have them as soon as possible.

7.00 pm Saturday 11th October Maldon Salvation Army invites you to “A celebration in Song” at the URC to celebrate their 127th anniversary. Donation tickets cost £4.00. Further details are on the notice board in the back hall.

Word Alive 2015 Fund.

Word Alive has proved in the past few years to be an a really helpful time of teaching and fellowship for those from our church who have been along as well as being great for adults, children and young people alike to experience being part of a larger family of Christians.

For some, though, the cost (around £200 per person) is a barrier to going to Word Alive. We would like to be able to subsidise those who would like to come but would otherwise not be able to afford it.

We would therefore like to approach the fellowship to invite donations to a fund to subsidise places at Word Alive. If you would like to contribute to such a fund, please mark your offering ‘Word Alive donation’.

Any requests for support will be considered on a needs basis.

If you are interested in joining us at Word Alive but have not yet spoken to Sarah Reynolds, please do so as soon as possible.

Saturday 11th October If you are looking for something to do with your children next Saturday morning, the Methodist Church in Maldon High Street are holding “Messy Church” from 10am – 12 noon. There will be craftwork, games, stories, a bouncy Castle and a quiet space. If you want more information email messymaldonmethodist@hotmail.co.uk.

Marina, has been our sponsored Child Ambassador in San Salvador.  She has recently graduated from the programme at Johova es mi Pastor.  She has been helped a lot through the scheme. She has been involved with other people and this has helped relationships within her own family improve.

We now have a new girl called Regina who has taken over the role at the Moises  project at the Tinetti Market in San Salvador.  She is 11 years old and lives with her mum and younger sister.  She helps sell goods in the nearby Tinetti Market with her grandmother; her father is in prison at the moment.

To read more about Regina, her life and family and the street children which the Moises Project helps, please read the article on the notice board.

The collection of OCC shoeboxes starts next month!  We would be grateful for extra toothbrushes, bars of soap and toothpaste for fillers.   Any items can be given to Gilly, Louise or Ann Frost.

Also, for those who hate covering shoeboxes, there are some self- assembly boxes in the back hall. They cost 35p each

Children and Young People’s Groups on Sunday mornings.

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, with crèche, downstairs in  the Back Hall.

Pepper: a Junior group, for up to secondary school age, upstairs in the Green Room.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.