This week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service Our speaker today is Paul Williams and the service leader is Michael Chambers. Please join us for tea and coffee in the back room 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 very important way.

Coffee rota Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb are responsible for tea and coffee this morning and next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Prayer If you would like prayer after the service Richard Little and Michael Chambers will be available.

 Open House As we have the fellowship meeting this afternoon there will be no open house this evening.

Fellowship Meeting   Please join us at 4.00 pm this afternoon as we look at current and future activities that we are involved in as a church here at Fullbridge.

The agenda was included in last week’s notices. Child care will be provided.

Please bring food to share after the meeting. The deacons will be pleased to set up, make drinks and wash up for you.

Outreach meeting, Tuesday 10 May at 13 Volwycke Avenue at 7:30pm – Terry and Ann’s.  You are welcome to join us as we talk and pray about approaches and events for reaching those beyond our church walls.

Ross and Bertie are off to Zambia on Friday to visit the Vinjeru School. Please pray for safety as they travel and for stamina as they do various jobs at the school. I did hear Bertie say to someone the other day that “it is not a holiday”!

Hannah Mugford has just been appointed as a Year 3 teacher in a primary school in Chelsea .  This is great timing as she starts her final long teaching placement to conclude her PGCE course at Oxford-Brookes University.

 Andy Mugford – Andy would be grateful for your prayers as he is speaking at Albany Church, Enfield on Sunday morning.

Also Phil and Doreen would be grateful for your prayers as they lead the worship at Great Baddow URC on Sunday morning.

We will be continuing the series “6 Steps to loving your church” at the following homes.

Anne and Phil’s group – Phil and Carol’s

Rachel and Andy’s group – Terry and Ann’s

Shirley’s group – Simon and Judy’s

Friday Group – Ken and Ellen’s.

On Sunday 15th May, Pentecost Sunday, Phil Blowers will be leading the short communion service, ( max 45 mins ) at Fullbridge, there will be a time of open worship so please come prepared to give thanks to The Lord in song, reading and prayer.

Pentecost in the Park next Sunday 15 May at 12.00 Please pray for this service, for those taking part and for good weather.

Help is still required for Face painting and blowing up the helium balloons. Please contact Andrew Mugford, as soon as possible, if you can help.

After the service, it would be great if you could stay as we are encouraging people from the churches to have a packed lunch at the Prom.

Prayer Breakfast at Fullbridge Sunday 22nd May at 8.30

If you plan to be at the breakfast please put your name on the notice which is in the back hall. Also, in order to help those who are organising this event, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.   If you can help with the shopping, serving or clearing up afterwards please let Ann Frost or Val Lamb know.

Church event at Othona – June 19th    The poster for the event is in the rear hall.  Homegroup co-ordinators will be confirming places and arranging any shared transport.  We have the use of St Peter’s chapel for our service and the use of the Othona Centre for the rest of the day. There will be no service at Fullbridge that morning.

May Missionary Offering An amount of £500 will be sent to UCCF and £400 to Nicola Brown.

Monday 18th July We have booked a 53 seater coach for Monday 18 July to Beth Chatto Gardens picking up at 1:45 and leaving at 4:30/45 .  If you are free on that day please come and join us. For further details contact Andy Mugford.

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.

Use of Fullbridge If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Val Lamb. It is important that you contact Val and not just assume the church is free as the building is used for various activities during the week.

Please get any notices to Sheila by Friday lunchtime.