Fullbridge’s News

Welcome to this morning’s Communion Service Today’s speaker is Jack Chambers and the service leader is Michael Chambers.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee Rota  this week Peter Lamb and Julian are responsible for tea and coffee.  Next week it will be Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb.

Sunday morning prayer rota If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, Ross and Bertie will be available.

Andy Mugford  would be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Burnham Baptist Church this morning and the service at Longfields this afternoon.

Open House – The next Open House will be Sunday 3rd July at Sarah and Richard’s.

Home group venues

Wednesday group –  Rachel and Andy’s.

Anne and Phil’s group – Louise and John’s.

Shirley’s group – Ross and Bertie’s.

Friday group – please contact Val or Peter.

The Church Directory is due for a refresh in July. Please let Rob Bennett know if you are aware of any additions, deletions or amendments.

On Thursday 28th July  All Saints church  have a coach trip arranged to visit Rochester leaving All Saints at 10am and returning around 5.30- 6.0pm. The cost is £10. This is the Maldon Ladies annual outing, but they have plenty of space for others. If you are interested in joining them please  contact Viv Clark on 01621 740374.

Children’s Holiday Club at the Methodist Church in Maldon. Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2016 10am to 12 noon. The Club will use Scripture Union’s ‘The Guardians of Ancora’ material.

Here’s a quick taster:

Once, the Hall of Memory in the city of Ancora was filled with wonderful story treasures, each a reminder of one of the great stories of the Saga (the Bible).  Now, many of those objects have been lost. Each day at the club, the task of the Guardians (the children and young people) will be to find a lost story treasure, return it to the Hall of Memory and explore the story that it represents. As the Hall fills up, the Guardians will discover how each story fits together to reveal more about who Jesus is and how they might develop their own relationship with him, through craft, puppets, music, drama, lots of laughter and more.   For more details email: messymaldonmethodist@hotmail.co.uk 

Men’s BBQ – 12 July  Invitations  are available  – please take one/some and share with friends.  In order that we can plan the catering, we need numbers confirmed to Ralph by Sunday 3 July.  Alongside the practical planning, please pray for Gant Smith as he plans what he will say and for a positive response from friends/colleagues who are invited.

Day at Othona  Thank  you to everyone, especially Valerie and Andy, who made last Sunday such a success and give thanks to God for the beautiful weather.

Magazine rack There is a new edition of the BarnabasAid magazine in the rack.

Fellowship Lunch  There will be a fellowship lunch next  Sunday 3rd July.

Wedding Invitation  You may or may not be aware that Hayley Hammond & Joshua Green will be getting married this summer.  The ceremony is to be held at St Mary Church, Maldon on Thursday 11th August at 2pm.  The family would like to invite everyone at Fullbridge Church to attend the service.  It would be lovely to see as many people there as possible.

Rose Petal Request Sarah is attempting to make confetti for Hayley & Joshua’s forthcoming wedding and would really appreciate any unwanted rose petals you might have in your garden.   The petals can be collected if necessary, please let Sarah Hammond know if you can help.

Word Alive 2017   Although for some of us it seems as if we have only just come back from this year’s Word Alive, it is time to start thinking about booking for next year. This year a group of 36 of us went from Fullbridge and we enjoyed a great time of Bible Teaching, Fellowship & Fun together. We would love it if even more could join us in 2017.  The dates are 8th-13th April 2017.  Cost for half board is £225 per adult; £200 per child (over 2).

The bookings open at the beginning of July and it gets booked up very quickly so we will need definite numbers and deposits by Sunday 3rd July.  Sarah Reynolds has some brochures and if you would like to see one, she will have some at church on Sunday.

More information can be found on the Word Alive website: https://wordaliveevent.org

Madon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.