Sunday’s News

Welcome to this morning’s All Age service We welcome Steve Morley as our speaker today.

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 Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb are responsible for tea and coffee this morning and next week it will be Julian Gore and Carolyn Hammond.

Prayer If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Richard and Sheila Little will be available.

Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Little Totham Evangelical Church.

Michael Chambers would be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Maldon Baptist Church.

Home Groups There are no home groups this week as we will be meeting at the church at 7.45 for communion and prayer. Please come along if you possibly can, as it is important that we meet together to pray

A Conference for Women Danbury Mission on Saturday 12th March 9.45 – 2.00. The theme is Loving Father, Son and Spirit and the speaker is Sharon James. There are further details on the notice board in the back hall. If you wish to book a place please contact the Danbury church office on 01245 227428 or visit their website http://www.danburymission.org.uk.

Islam on our Doorstep training day, Wednesday 24 February

Counties are putting on a day’s training in Solihull. Andy and Rachel are attending and have some space in the car for others who are interested.  The event is free.  Please see the poster at church for more information.

Eldership changes As was announced in last week’s service, after many years as an elder, Richard Little has decided it is time for him to step down and this will take place from the end of February.

We were also pleased to announce that Simon Quelch has joined the eldership team. Therefore, from the end of February the team will consist of Paul Gymer, Michael Chambers, Andy Mugford, Matt Springett and Simon Quelch. Please remember them and their wives as they serve the church in this capacity.

Next Saturday 13th February there will be a training session held hat the church between 10:00 and 12:00 on Basic Life Support skills. That’s is when someone has had a cardiac arrest how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator now that we have one at the church. All are welcome to learn about these essential life saving skills. Speak to Rob Bennett for more details.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is looking to encourage the local Church across the whole of the UK for the first time. To do this, we are looking for 6 Regional Coordinators for “My Hope with Billy Graham”.  These are one-year freelance contracts, working 21 hours per week.   There are further details on the notice board in the back hall.

Job Club It is less than 3 weeks to launch.  A rota of tea-coffee refreshment-makers is in place but still has some gaps. Can you help once a month (in term time) from 10:30-12?  If so, please have a word with Rachel or Andy.

Please pray for referrals – we want to start the course on the 23rd and we need more course members.  If you know someone who is unemployed and would appreciate some support in applying for jobs, then Job Club is for them – fliers are available from the church entrance.  Please take one and pass it on.

Can we trust the Bible? Event ‘Easter Reconsidered’ is the theme of the main talk at this year’s Counties Day Conference at the Grace Academy in Solihull on Saturday, 5 March. Dr Peter J. Williams is the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cambridge University. Here he points to the historical evidence of Mark’s Gospel:

The event, on Saturday March 5, will also feature worship, small group seminars, children’s and youth programmes plus a free snack lunch and refreshments. Andy and Rachel are going and will have some spare seats in their car for any who would like to come along too.Keep the day clear:  Sunday June 19th  We are planning a “whole church” day at Othona, beside St Peter’s on the Wall, Bradwell.  Please add this to your diary as our service will be held there as well as various activities and time together for all the family.  Further details to follow.

Another date for your 2016 diary The “weekend away at home” this year will be held on 14th – 16th October. Further details to follow.

And if you have not already done so, please put the 8th May in your diary as we will be having a Fellowship meeting in the afternoon.

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.