This weeks news

Welcome to this morning’s communion service which will be led by

Richard Little. There will be opportunities for you to share in the service. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall after the service.

We trust that those who are away at Word Alive will have a great time.

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 to pray with someone after the service Andy and Rachel Mugford will be available.

Tea and Coffee Rota – Today Rob Bennett and Peter and Rob Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees. Next week it will be Carolyn Hammond and Julian.   If you swap with someone can you please let Sheila know so that the correct person can be included in the notices

Security Rota   Ken Johnson is responsible for locking up today and next week it will be Richard Little.

Wednesday 8th April There will be no walk on the morning of the 8th April.

SOS for Tiddlers on Friday mornings In recent weeks numbers have been steadily rising in Tiddlers and Richard and I are finding that we don’t have the time to talk to the mums, dads and grandparents as we are busy making tea and coffee and so, if you are able, it would be a great help if you could join a rota of volunteers to help with serving tea/coffee or to mingle and chat with the mums, dads and grandparents.   Please pass your name to Sheila or Richard if you can spare an hour or two on Friday mornings. The majority of the families are non-church members and, as far as we know, most of them do not have any church connections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Home Groups will meet this week to continue the Lent Course.Shirley’s/Anne and Philip’s group will be meeting at Shirley Murphy’s.

The Friday group will not be meeting as it is Good Friday this week.

Philippa and Jeremy’s group – contact your house group leaders

 Sunday 12th April For those who have expressed an interest in helping out with the “sound desk”, there will be a short training session with Toby after the morning service on 12th April. 

Date for your diary Work day at Fullbridge on the 18th April.   Further details will follow.

Good Friday Silent March of Witness, (amended notice) coffee-tea from 9:00 at the Roman Catholic Church, Butt Lane.  We need some volunteers to help with the road closure this year – please see Andy Mugford if you are able to help.

Easter Saturday -Easter publicity on the High Street, 11-1pm.  Please join the combined team with CGC to share chocolate eggs and balloons with passers by. See Andy Mugford if you would like further details. 

Dates for your diary.

Saturday 9th May We will be holding a Counties Prayer breakfast at Fullbridge.

Saturday 2nd May Val will be holding her annual art evening. 

Friday 17th April at 7.30 at The United Reformed Church Witham Witham Churches Together in Witham and District invite you to meet Zoughbi Zoughbi who is visiting Britain in mid April and will be speaking about the Christian Presence in Israel/Palestine, restorative Justice in practice in Bethlehem and the Reality of Religious Extremism. Zoughbi is a Christian Palestinian and is founder of the Wi’am Center in Bethlehem for Palestinian Conflict Transformation and Peace Building. He is well known to many in the United Kingdom and the USA where he has spoken to Christian groups on several occasions.

Maldon Food Bank If you wish to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

CTiM Election Hustings – Churches together in Maldon are organising a meeting on Sunday 26th April at 6.30pm at the URC. If you would like to submit a question you can email it to Geoff Vale at geoff.vale@btconect.com or telephone him on 01621 859059 or telephone Mark Ambrose on the URC office telephone number 01621 859365. Questions are required by 17th April.

Sunday morning children’s activities

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, 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. 

Notices If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunchtime. If you are emailing

PLEASE put the subject as “notices” as this makes it easier for me to pick them out.

If you wish to use the church at any time, please check with the deacons to see if it is ok and then check with Sheila Little to make sure the church is free.