News for Sunday

Welcome to this morning’s service.  The speaker today is Phil Page and the service leader is Jack Chambers. Please join us for tea or coffee in the back hall afterward the service.

Tea and Coffee rota  Julian and Ann are responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Please join us at 10.00  in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited 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 Anne and  Phil Reeve will be available.

Phil and Doreen Blowers would be grateful for your prayers as they take the service at Maldon Baptist church this morning.

Happy 40th wedding anniversary – Sunday 19th February to Val and Peter Lamb.  Congratulations to you both. 

Maldon Pioneers are people with  mild to moderate learning disabilities and who are either living at home with parents or independently in their own accommodation.  A varied programme of social activities is organised all year round to cater for the members who are aged 18 and upwards and on the 24th February there is a fund raising Quiz Evening at the United Reformed Church, at the top of Market Hill. Teams of 8.  Entrance £6 each.  Bring your own non alcoholic drinks, glasses & nibbles.  Contact Tony Morrell (tel. 01621 854803) to book a place.
Valerie Lamb is looking for pictures for the ‘Fullbridge Family’ section of the new notice board.  If you have any that you feel are suitable please send them to Valerie.

Prayer requests   If you have any urgent prayer requests please email them to Michael Chambers

At the annual Fellowship Meeting   on Sunday afternoon 19th March we shall be considering

  • The new home groups,
  • Our giving to missionaries and missionary groups,
  • The Camping Weekend in June.
  • Vision and Values and other matters.

This is a “not to be missed” time for all who are part of the Fullbridge Family.  We will be talking about our life as a family and by being there you are saying that our spiritual family matters to you.  If you  cannot make it please let one of the elders know.

There will be a bring and share tea after the meeting.  The home group who will be responsible for setting up and clearing away will be notified in due course.

Donate your unwanted furniture   A charity in Chelmsford is looking for good quality second-hand furniture.  We have linked up with them for some of our Job Club members and they are always looking for new furniture.  They will collect from here.  Speak to Andy Mugford if you have any items.

Reaching Women for Christ Conference Saturday 11th March  at Danbury Mission 9.45 – 2.00 (doors open at 9.15).  For more information contact Danbury mission on 01245 227428 or online at danburymission.org.uk – cost £5.

Harambee invite you to join them on the 10th/11th March at Maldon Methodist Church at 7.30 as they celebrate 30 years together with songs from past shows.  Tickets are £5 and can be booked on 01621 859778.

Café Church at Fullbridge – Next Sunday 26th  February, 4-5pm    An informal service suitable for friends not used to church.  The theme will be “Christianity:  Irrelevant today…? Please take a flier and pass onto a friend.  The service will be up to an hour, informal with 2 sung songs, interview-testimony and a short message on the theme of the service.  We will be sitting around round tables – hence “café church”, with light refreshments.  There will be activities for children under 11 at the back of the church. If you would like to come, but have no one to bring this time, please come along!

Home Groups   

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Michael and Helen’s.

Carol and Phil’s group will be meeting at Rachel and Andy’s.

Richard and Sarah’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sarah’s.

For the Friday group will be meeting at Lucy and Paul’s.

Home Group questions

1) In John 13:10 Jesus describes a type of person who had “bathed” and as a result they were now “completely clean” or “his whole body is clean”. What does this mean and how did they become “completely clean”? (See also 1 Corinthians 6:11)

2) In John 13:14 Jesus says “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” Discuss some examples of how we can follow Jesus’ teaching in this verse today.

3) Some people say that Christians should regularly wash one another’s feet, in the same way that Christians regularly take bread and wine to remember Jesus’ death. Do you agree? Why or why not?

 

11th March at BREC  Half Day seminar on Second Coming – in the back hall there is a poster with details.

The Church Weekend Away this year will be from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June at Vauxhall Farm Suffolk.  Further details will follow.  On this site there are cabins so you don’t have to use a tent unless you want to.

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

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.