Welcome to this morning’s service. The speaker is Tim Diaper and the leader is Matthew Springett. Tea and coffee will be served in the back hall after the service.
Matthew will be including a harvest spot in the service and we will be collecting items for the food bank.
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.
Coffee rota Rob Lamb and Ali Mather are responsible for teas and coffees today. Next week it will be Jack Chambers and Rob Bennett.
Prayer If you would like to pray with someone after the service please ask as someone will be available.
Longfields Care Home We are responsible for the service at Longfields this afternoon when Phil Blowers will be speaking. If you can get along at 4.00 I am sure he will be pleased to have your support.
Magazine rack There is a new issue of the BarnabasAid magazine in the rack.
Shirley’s group will be meeting at Simon and Judy’s.
Phil and Anne’s group will be meeting at Gavin and Kate’s.
Friday home group will be held at Val and Peter’s.
Essex Counties Support Group – Report meeting Friday 13th November at BREC. 7.45 for 8.00pm.
Operation Christmas Child Drivers are required next month to assist with box collection from various places. If you feel you could help please contact Ralph or Gilly Springett. F
amily Service – Sunday 1st November – will be focusing on Operation Christmas Child. During the service Ralph and Gilly would like the children and young people to make up shoeboxes and request that over the next two weeks members bring gifts of shoebox fillers to enable them to do this (a box or bin will be available to deposit these items in). ALSO they would love people to bring their own filled shoeboxes to the service so that the children can collect them during the service and display them at the front of the Church. Many thanks from all the children who will be receiving one of these wonderful gifts.
Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food. The Harvest Service on Sunday 25th October will be collecting non-perishable food for the local Food Bank.
Forthcoming Events/Dates for your Diaries
Sunday 25th October – Bible Sunday, Joint Service at Maldon URC at 6.30pm. Mark Ambrose is leading this service and would welcome us to join in this joint service.
Thursday 29th October – A fundraising Quiz Night to be held at Fullbridge to raise funds for the Stroke rehab ward at St. Peters. Time 7pm, 6-8 people per team and the cost is £5pp. This is especially significant due to Jean Marc – further information available from poster in the back hall. To book a place please let Lucy know by Sunday 25th October.
Sunday 22nd November – Men’s Sports Quiz at Costa Coffee in Maldon at 7pm. Please see fliers and pray and promote this event.
Thursday 26th November – “Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre”. Carol Singing, giving out chocolates and Christmas invitations and a special photo opportunity for all!! Join us as we seek to put Christ back into Christmas here in Maldon. More details to follow.
Sunday 13th December – Delivery of Christmas invitations to Heybridge Approach estate 4-6pm.
Messy Church at the Methodist Church Saturday 31st October from 4pm-6pm The next Messy Church is slightly different and will be held on Saturday 31 October from 4pm – 6.30pm.
It will not be celebrating Halloween but the fact that Jesus is the light of the world – you will need a torch!! There will be messy games, party games and craft. As this will be in the early evening they would like everyone to send something to share for tea. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to be there.
Future Messy Church, will be on Saturday 14th November and 12th December and will be held at the normal time of 10am – 1.00.
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, who meet upstairs.
Pepper and Mustard+ Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.
Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.