News for Sunday 17th

Welcome to this morning’s service Our speaker today is Andrew Mugford and the service leader is Richard Little.

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 very important way.

Coffee rota Richard and Shirley Hornett are responsible for tea and coffee this morning and next week it will be Simon and Judy Quelch.

Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Andrew and Rachel Mugford will be available.

Dates for your 2016 diary

 We will be holding Fellowship lunches following the All Age services on 3rd April, 3rd July and 2nd October 2016. On these dates coffee will be served before the service.

There will be a Fellowship meeting on Sunday 8th May.

 

Ladies’ Bible Study On Tuesday 19th January a Ladies’ Bible Study will be starting to look at the basics of our Christian faith and how we can grow. Please do feel free to come along and bring anyone who you feel might find it helpful. The first one will be at Sarah Reynolds and will run from 10.30 – 12. If you have any questions please have a word with Rachel Mugford.

January Missionary Offering amounted to £545 and this will be rounded up and £400 will be sent to Phil and Martina Jolley and £400 to Liza and Noel McMeekin.

Job Club  Starting on Tuesday 23rd February, volunteers are needed to help on a rota basis with refreshments and befriending. The club will run weekly in term-time from 10:30-1:30.  Please speak to Andy for more information

Fullbridge Web site Make sure you visit the Fullbridge web site regularly at www.fullbridgechurch.com . The site has had a little ‘make over’ and now has a greater focus on ‘blog’ style updates.   When you visit the web site take part in the ‘vote’ that you’ll find on the home page.

If you are on Twitter be sure to follow the church @fullbridge

Home Group venues

The Wednesday group – please contact Rachel or Andy for details.

Shirley’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sheila’s

Anne and Philip’s group will be meeting at Gavin and Kate’s.

For the Friday group will meet at Moya and Eric’s.

Home Group Questions

1 – It has been said that the history of humanity is “one long search for God”.  How does the cross help humanity in this search?

2 – From Rom 3: 21-26 (and other passages) how does the centrality of the cross and its significance to us as believers separate us from other religions?

3 – Why do others see it as foolishness (1 Cor 1:18) while others so object to the message of the cross in our experience?

4 – The cross shows the self-sacrifice – sacrificial love of God.  Why was a blood sacrifice needed/was the only way – to remove sin?

5 – From Rom 3: 27-31 how do we explain the place faith and deeds have in the Christian faith?

Practical challenge: from this passage(s) put into your own words why the cross is significant to you.

 Welcoming TeamWANTED Are you the person/s we need to stand by the front door on Sunday mornings with John and Barney to help meet and greet people coming to the service? No experience required just a warm welcome and smile and no age restriction! If you feel you are that person please speak to Ann Frost.  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.