Here is the news

Welcome to this morning’s family service The speaker and service leader is Andy Mugford. Tea and coffee will be served after the service.

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 Rachel and Andy Mugford will be available.  

Tea and Coffee Rota – Today Simon and Judy Quelch are responsible for tea and coffee. Next week it will be Gavin Fuller and Ann Frost. If you swap with someone can you please let Sheila Little know so that the correct person can be included in the notices.

Magazine rack There is a new issue of Interact  (SGM Lifewords) and
a new issue of the Open Doors magazine in the rack.

Ralph Nepal  – Please pray for safety for Ralph and the other aid workers in Nepal. A warehouse is desperately needed and there is a shortage of water. As you will have seen from the news footage the situation in Nepal is very grim.

New Wine If you are interested in coming along for a great week away at NewWine please see posters and information in the back hall.  We are hoping to book as a Fullbridge group on site but there is also alternative accommodation offsite if you’re not a ‘camper’. Please have a word with Hannah Henderson as soon as possible as we need to make a group booking as soon as we can.

Home Groups will be meeting this week for communion at the following homes.Shirley’s group will be meeting at Shirley’s.

The Friday group will not be meeting this week.

Anne and Phil’s group – please contact Anne and Phil for details.

Philippa and Jeremy’s group will be meeting at Ann and Terry’s.

Church Weekend Away 26th – 28th June Have you put your name down on the list in the back hall? If you would like to help with the organization of the weekend please have a word with Valerie or Julian.

Pentecost Celebration at the Prom, Sunday 24th May

We are joining with Christians across the town to celebrate the birth of the church.  Please put it in your diary to join us for the 12-1pm service and bring a packed lunch to eat after the service.   There will be a shortened service at Fullbridge.  From 11:30 there will be face-painting at the prom to draw in the families – volunteers are needed to help with this.  Please let Andrew know if you can help. There will be no Salt, Pepper or Mustard on 24th May. We are putting together a band with singers – please let Debbie know if you are available.  There will be at least 2 practices at Fullbridge – May 7th and 21st to prepare for the event with CGC’s band and singers. 

Southwold Beach mission: 1-15 August The 2 week mission is recruiting!  If you are interested in joining the team for 1 or 2 weeks, please have a word with Andy, Rachel, Abigail, Hannah, Lydia, Nathan or Jack who are planning to be there again this summer.  The prayer letter has contact details for the recruitment process which is fairly straightforward.

Daytime Alpha There has been interest expressed in a daytime Alpha.  We aim to start it mid-May on a Tuesday.  Please take a flier if someone you know might be interested and speak to Andy and Rachel.

Next Saturday 9th May 8.30 we will be holding a Counties Prayer breakfast at Fullbridge. Please come along and pray for the Essex Counties Evangelists including Rachel and Andy. 

Saturday 16th May Men’s prayer breakfast 8.30am at Fullbridge.

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

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please check with the deacons first to make sure this is ok and then contact Sheila Little to book the date.