24 July Fullbridge News

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

Tea and Coffee Rota   This week Carolyn and Gavin are responsible for tea and coffee and next week there is a space on the rota (see below).

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

Pray for Ross, please He will be preaching at West Mersea this evening, 24th July.


Pray for Beth Quelch Beth is off to South Sudan on Tuesday for a month with Samaritan’s Purse.  She will be working with refugees in a hospital in Maban.  Please pray for her safety, and spiritual and physical strength as she serves those dear people.  To see the hospital and the situation, see https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/article/crisis-in-south-sudan/

News from Gino The trial has started and Gino suspects he is on the placebo.  He has visited several churches, looking for one to ‘settle’ in, and says it makes him appreciate Fullbidge even more.  He has found more permanent accommodation until he comes back in September for a fortnight.  He sounds quite content, so thank you for your prayers.

Toybox Child Ambassador

Regina is our current Toybox Child Ambassador and her time on the programme is coming to an end.  She is now ready to graduate, put all her new skills into practice in the wider world, and create her own opportunities for a new positive life.

As Regina moves on, we are able to celebrate Pamela, our new Child Ambassador.  In the back hall is an introduction from Pamela which includes what she is most looking forward to over the next few months.

Our support is more vital now than ever before.  Increasing violence and gang warfare in Central America has made El Salvador the most violent peace-time country in the world.  This means it is even easier for children to be swept up in the initial appeal and protection of the gangs.  Our support is helping to prevent that by giving these children skills and knowledge so they can see there are other paths that they can take.

Serving teas and coffees next week, 31st July Please could two people volunteer to do this next week – and contact Judy Quelch to let her know.  Thank you.

Notices for next week

If you have any notices for next Sunday, 31st July, please send them to me, Judy Quelch, instead of Sheila, who is on a well-earned holiday.

Home Group this week are different

Anne and Philip’s group

Shirley’s  group                       All three groups are meeting at Richard

Andy & Rachel’s                    and Sarah Reynolds

Friday group is having a holiday for two weeks.

Fuse 14 -16 October

50 people are coming to Fuse.

Are you?

Please put your reply slip in the box on the coffee counter.

Also remember the Southwold Beach Mission which is due to start on the 1st August until the 12th August.  The problem with the water supply seems to have been resolved.

 Phoenix Youth Club A request from the leaders, Donna and Adrian – who shared what the club was about earlier this year – are looking for volunteers to help on a rota basis:  age is no problem!  The club meets on Friday evenings, from 6.30-9.30pm.  Previously, the leaders led the “Bar-n-Bus” outreach using the double decker bus at the Prom.  It is sponsored by Churches Together in Maldon. Please contact Adrian and Donna on:  donnaking34@hotmail.co.uk if you would like further information.

They would also value our on-going prayer support as they have been encouraged to see some of the young people show an interest spiritually while attending the club recently.


This week’s house group questions

1. What do we learn about conscience in the following passages?

Matt.27:11-26; Mark 6:14-29; Acts 23:1-5

2. In the sermon on 1 Samuel 24 we said that we should submit to authority, because government’s job is to preserve order and safety in society. Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi were mentioned as examples. How would we advise Chinese believers today to respond to their government? What would we have said to Christians in Stalin’s Russia or Hitler’s Germany?

Sunday morning children and youth activities

During the school summer holiday period we are merging the children’s groups.

This means that Mustard, Mustard+ and Pepper are meet in the downstairs back hall for a joint session.

Mustard is an Early Years group.

Pepper and Mustard+  are our Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age.

Salt is a group for School Years 7 to 11 that meets 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.

Maldon 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 Judy Quelch have them by Friday lunch time.