Summary of this week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s Service The service leader today is Ross Power and the speaker is Matt Springett.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.  Rob Bennett and Rob Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Julian Gore and Ann Frost.

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 after the service this morning Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.

Andrew and Rachel are away taking part in the family service at Salway Evangelical Church, Woodford Green today.  The church has invited families from their pre-school – so please pray for a clear communication of the good news

Pepper, Mustard+ and Mustard Christmas Party

11th December at Church – Bring a friend.

Ladies’ Night Out today Sunday 20th November 6-8pm at Costa, Maldon

Oven available to a new home

A nearly new wall oven needs a new home.  Do you know of anyone who needs one?  Going for free or a donation to the church. Please speak to Phil Rowden for more details.

Vanessa Robertson has a friend who has a sofa which is free to anyone who is able to collect it.  Vanessa says it is brown with a pattern on it and is in good condition. As their new one is being delivered next Thursday they need to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be, please contact Vanessa. Her contact details are in the church directory.

 Home Groups

Next week the Friday group will meet at Jos’s (again), 31 Coopers Ave

The following week (2nd Dec) they will meet at 5 Randolph Close

There are no evening home groups this week as we are involved in the Vintage Christmas Fayre – our stall is in West Square, beside the Police station.

 Home-group questions:

  1. Think of examples in our experience of how the law of God exposes sin in our lives.  How does the law stir us up to sin more?
  2. What does it feel like to be a Christian with the heart desire to do the will of God?  Compare our experiences before and after we became Christians.
  3. Have we ever been discouraged by sin and failure in our lives?  How does this chapter encourage us to respond?

CAMEO Monday 28th November  Please join us for our Christmas CAMEO from 2.00pm at Fullbridge.

Magazine rack  There is a new issue of the Share Africa magazine in the rack.

Please note that Market Hill will be closed all day next Sunday, 27th November.

“The Sense” Christian band at Plume, 30 January – 4th February  If you can help with accommodation, please speak to Andrew.

Maldon Food Pantry

Just to remind you that there is a box in the entrance hall if you wish to put in gifts for the food pantry.

Sizewell Hall Ladies’ Winter Conference Friday 27th – Sunday 29th January 2017.  Those of us who went last year enjoyed the teaching and fellowship.  If you are interested in going in January please contact Rachel Mugford.

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.

If you have any prayer requests please send them to Michael Chambers.

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

If you borrow any items from the church please make a note on the “borrowing” list in the kitchen and then put in the date when the items are returned.