News | 4 December 2016

I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, not anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 9 vs 37 – 39

 Welcome to this morning’s Service  The service leader today is Andy Mugford and the speaker is Simon Quelch. Today’s service is not an all age service and the children will go to their groups as normal.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.  Gavin Fuller and Carolyn Hammond are responsible for teas and coffees this week.

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  Phil and Anne Reeve will be available.

WordAlive 2017 We have 5 spaces which have come free in a chalet, so if anyone would like to join the rest of us going to Word Alive from 8-13 April 2017, please let Sarah Reynolds know as soon as possible.

Today is the last opportunity to let Helen know if your children would like to come to the Pepper, Mustard+ and Mustard Christmas Party next Sunday at 4pm.  Remember they can bring a friend.

Photos please!  You may have noticed (we hope you have!) that the notice boards in the back hall have had a facelift over the last couple of months. We’re gradually refining the content and would like to add some more up-to-date photographs to the ‘Fullbridge Family’ board. So, if you have any recent photographs of events/groups at Fullbridge or of activities organised by the church, e.g. outreach events, please can you email them to Emma. We’d also appreciate photographs of the events which will be happening over the festive season so perhaps you could put your smartphones and cameras to work over the next few weeks. Many thanks in advance from Emma and Valerie

Prayer request from Hannah Henderson Please continue to bring to the Lord the work that is done at the drop-in centre at King’s Cross on Tuesday nights.

Home Groups

There will be no evening home groups this week as there is a combined prayer meeting and communion service at the church at 7.45 pm.  Charles Addoco  from Counties will also be with us.

The Friday group will be meeting at 12pm on 9th December at Fullbridge for a bring and share lunch, all welcome.

Crib and Carol Service 18th December  – mince pies and sausage rolls are required for these two service. Please let Ann Frost know if you can help.

Bank Holiday 2nd January New Year’s Day Walk.  Meet at the church ready to leave on foot at 10am.  Join us for a pleasant countryside amble with a sit down and drink at Costa’s around about 11.30am.  Please feel free to just come along and meet up at Costa’s.  For more information contact Rob Bennett.

If you are interested in joining a group to sing in the Carol Service please speak to Rachel or turn up on Monday 5th December at the church at 7.30 pm.

Town Carol Service 4.30pm Sunday 11th December at United Reformed Church, Market Hill.

Twiddle Muffs These are hand muffs with extra sensory objects attached that care home residents who are suffering from dementia find comforting and also aid stimulation.

Could you make one?  Or, do you have some sensory extras sitting in drawers at home that you could donate to decorate the muffs?  These include big buttons, bells, big beads, ribbon or other material that has a distinctive feel.  Other ideas can be found by putting “Twiddle muffs pattern” into Google.  If you can help please contact Rachel and andy as they would like to give some out to the residents at Brewster House, Longfield and The Lodge.

Carol singing “service-ettes”(Andy Mugford’s expression!)

  • Maldon Fire Brigade with “Homestart” residents: 2pm, 6 December
  • Embassy Court, 6:30pm, 7 December
  • Heybridge Alternative Provision School, 2pm, 11 December
  • The Lodge Care home, 10:30, 15 December
  • Brewster House 10:30, 19th December

Live at Christmas Saturday 17th December featuring Maldon’s Big and Little Sing 7.pm.

Sunday 18th December featuring The Big Sing Essex Gospel Choir 7.pm.  To be held at Quest Motor Showroom Wycke Hill Business Park.  Tickets £10 and £7.  Box office 01376 512292.

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.

Fullbridge Church prays: Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th – Friday 27th – Saturday 28thJanuary 2017   We are setting aside four days for prayer in the new year.  There will be repeated sessions each day – at 10am and 8pm  so that as many as possible can join us as we seek the Lord over His direction for us in to the new year and beyond.  Please put these dates in  your 2017 diary.  More details will follow after Christmas.

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.