This week’s notices

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

After the service it is our bring and share lunch. If you are planning to stay to lunch please could you bring a little extra food so there is enough for any visitors who may also wish to stay. Shirley’s group and the Friday Group are responsible for setting up and clearing away afterwards.

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   Paul Gymer and Barbara Diaper will be available if you would like someone to pray with you after the service

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

Pepper and Mustard Christmas Party  This coming Friday, 12th December, 5.30 to 7.30pm, at the Church.Please let Helen or Rachel know if you can come.

Home Groups there will be no home groups this week as we will be meeting at the church from 6.00pm to 8.00pm to sing carols and give out mince pies, mulled wine and invitations to our Christmas services to the people who will be passing by the church on their way to the town for the Christmas shopping event.

Please come to serve, sing and pray.  Please sign up on the sheet in the rear hall – ideally for one of the hour slots –  feel free to make it one or two slots! For those unable to get out – please sign up to pray for those at the church giving out leaflets etc.  It will also be an opportunity to promote and invite people to the Alpha Course, which we are planning to run in the New Year.

And before or after the carol singing there is a chance to visit the bus used by Barnbus on Friday evenings in Maldon as it will be parked in the High Street in the area of All Saints Church or the Police Station.

On Saturday 13th December You are invited to the The Gospel Hall, Coggeshall Road Braintree at 6.30pm when they will be showing the DVD “For Love’s Sake”.

Carol singing at Embassy Court:  You are invited to join the singing group at Embassy Court on Monday 15th December. We will be singing carols to and with the residents from 7.30pm and we normally stay and enjoy a cup of tea and mince pie with them afterwards. You will not be asked to sing a solo! Please speak to Barbara or Debbie for any more information.

Tuesday 16th December Afternoon tea and Christmas Celebration   If you or any neighbours or friends are free on the afternoon of 16th December please join us at Fullbridge at 3.00pm for carols and afternoon tea.

Monday evening Music Practices:  On Monday evenings a group of singers and musicians meet at 7:30pm to learn new songs and to practise playing and singing as part of a group. We start each practice with a time of open worship and then work on a variety of songs, both old and new. If you would like to join us, whatever your musical ability or experience, we’d love to see you there, even if it’s just to come and listen to start with. If you play an instrument and want to start playing in church services this is a great way to get used to playing with other people as it’s a very different skill from playing by yourself. Why not join us on Monday 15th December at Embassy Court to see what we’re like?! Please see any of the music group for more information.

Alternative Christmas card As usual, there will be an alternative Christmas card on the notice board in the back hall for you to sign and make a donation for charity.

Singles Together Any Single Christian, who has not already told Shirley that they would like to go to the lunch at Danbury on 14th need to tell Emma Plunkett or Rob Bennett asap so they can contact Shirley as she is not going to be at church on Sunday.

Christmas Carol Service – Sunday 21st December – As usual we will be serving mincepies and sausage rolls after the service if you are to help provide some please let Ann Frost know.

Mustard and Pepper groups – There will be no Mustard or Pepper groups during the morning service on 21st December.

Christmas Day service

Terry Frost will be taking the Christmas Day service and he would be grateful if you could let him know, as soon as possible, if you are able to look after the words and also which singers and musicians are available on Christmas morning

Prayer Please continue to remember in your prayers those who have lost loved ones in recent months.

The Town Carol Service will be held at the URC on Sunday 14th December at 4.30pm.

Maldon Food Bank If you wish to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of food. Items suitable for Christmas hampers are also required.