Welcome to this morning’s family service the speaker and service leader this morning is Michael Chambers. Tea and coffee will be served after the service.
Sunday morning prayer meeting A prayer meeting, to which all are invited, is held at 10:10 am. Do join us in the Youth room upstairs as we prepare for the service in this important way together.
Coffee rota Julian and Carolyn are responsible for tea and coffee this morning and next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.
Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Richard Little and Michael Chambers will be available .
Phil and Doreen would be grateful for your prayers as they lead the service at Silver End Congregational church this morning.
Magazine Rack There are new issues of Interact (SGM Lifewords), BarnabasAid and the Open Doors magazine in the rack.
Church Directory Rob Bennett is updating the church directory for the January 2016 publication. If your contact details have changed please let Rob or one of the Deacons know as soon as possible.
Lachie and Ali Mather Please pray for them as they settle into their new life in Melbourne Australia.
Home Groups There are no evening home groups this week as we will be meeting at the church at 7.45 for prayer and communion. Please try and be there as it is important that we pray together.
And finally, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. On New Year’s Day I saw a poster outside a church in Sussex and it said “Don’t count the years, but make this year count”. As some of us have significant birthdays this year, including me, I thought it was very appropriate. – Sheila
If you have any notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunchtime at the latest. Please also mark emails “notices” otherwise I might not see them.
Use of Fullbridge If you wish to use the church at any time please check with the deacons first to make sure it is ok and then contact Sheila Little to book the date. If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the back hall and also note when it is returned.
Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.
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.