This week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s Service The service leader today is Andy Mugford and the speaker is Richard Brewster.Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall BEFORE the service.  Coffee will be served from 10,00 and the service will start at 10.30  A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.  If you would like someone to pray with you this morning Andy and Rachel Mugford will be available.

Tea and Coffee rota  Carolyn Hammond and Gavin Fuller are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Please continue to pray for those people with ongoing health problems.

Home GroupsShirley’s group – venue to be confirmed.The Wednesday group will be meeting at Andy and Rachel’s.Anne and Philip’s group – please contact Anne and Phil for details.Friday group- Please contact your house group leaders for details.

“Fuse is about to launch, so let’s get into orbit.

Here are some important time check points for reference:

6pm Evening meal
7.30pm God’s story of salvation Talk1
9.15am Breakfast
10.30am Talk 2
12.30pm Lunch
2pm Fullbridge Olympics at Blackwater Leisure Centre
4pm Tea & scones
5pm Talk 3
6.30pm Fish & Chips
7.45pm Fullbridge Players present The Mystery at the Café Tres Bien…
10am Coffee before the service
10.30am Morning service including Talk 4
12.30pm Lunch

ALSO Car parking space at Church will be limited during the weekend and we are NOT allowed to park in front of the tile shop on Saturday while they are trading.

If you are able-bodied please use Tesco’s car park in order to leave the Church car park free for those people who find walking any distance difficult, for the visitors who are bringing equipment and the teams that are transporting food and ingredients for our meals.

On Saturday afternoon, a fish and chip van will be parked in the four car parking spaces in front of the Church so please allow access for this. Thank you.

Calling all Singers and/or Musicians… Don’t forget that the music group is looking for more members.  Please speak to Louise or Rachel if you are interested.

Elders Update – four things that the Elders have been considering of the past few weeks:

1: Teaching Programme – considering how we explore and apply the Bible’s teaching in a relevant way using a mixture of Old and New Testament teaching, a mix of ‘internal’ and ‘external’ speakers and asking a balance of new and ‘usual’ people to speak on a Sunday.

2: Home Group Review – as part of a refresh and re-jiggle discussing how ‘believe’, ‘follow’ and ‘hear’ from our Vision and Values fit within our aims and objectives for Home Groups and considering how Home Groups might also encourage each other to ‘share our faith’.

3: Getting Ready for 2017 – exploring Hebrews in January, preparing for a series of new year ‘whole church’ prayer times based on ‘believe’, ‘follow’, ‘hear’ and ‘share’ which will lead into refreshed and re-jigged home Groups during the first quarter of 2017.

4: Pastoral – sharing in praising God for the good and praying for the challenges we face as individuals and a fellowship.

If you want to follow up on any of these updates please speak to one of the Elders.

Thank you for your continued prayerful support.

Children’s groups

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.

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