Fullbridge news

Welcome to this morning’s all age service.  The speaker and service leader is Andy Mugford.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall before the service. 

After the service there will be a bring and share lunch to which everyone is invited.  Phil and Carol’s and Richard and Sarah’s groups will be responsible for setting up and clearing away.

Tea and Coffee rota  Peter Lamb is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Rob Bennett.

Please join us at 10.10  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 today Andy and Rachel Mugford will be available.     

Today’s  Missionary offering  is for Rosemary and Colin Sheldon who work in Southern Ireland and the Falconer Trust  in Zambia

April’s Lock- Up Rota
2nd April – Ann Frost
9th April – Valerie Lamb
16th/23rd/30th April – Richard Little.

Deacons The Elders and Deacons have been thinking and praying about the number and roles of the Deacons here at Fullbridge.  As a result, we feel that it would be desirable to appoint an extra Deacon – the particular gaps identified are:

– Communication across the Fellowship

– Stimulating prayer (particularly regarding the missionaries that     we support as a Fellowship).

– Administration and organisation amongst the Deacons.

– Care for the needy.

(We are not necessarily looking for someone to ‘plug’ all these gifts!)

We ask that the church prayerfully consider this and (without mentioning it to the individual) let an Elder know if you feel that someone might be suitable to join the team of Deacons.

Thank you to Anne Reeve for the beautiful flower displays that she has done for Fullbridge recently.  We really appreciate her gift of flower arranging.
Sunday April 2nd at 6.30pm in All Saints Church Maldon: Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ sung by the joint choirs of All Saints and St Andrew’s Sandon.

Easter Film NightEaster Thursday, 13th April 7:30—10pm at Fullbridge Church. Please join us as we prepare for the Easter weekend with this recent epic based on the Biblical story of the Resurrection as told through the eyes of a Roman centurion, played by Joseph Fiennes.  The film has been cited as being the best film about Jesus since “The Passion of the Christ.”  Refreshments will be provided afterwards with the opportunity to discuss some aspects of the film.For further details and to collect a ticket please contact Andrew & Rachel on 07443397893 or hello@fullbridgechurch.com

Sue Peacock  – In order to celebrate Sue’s 60th birthday with her, the ladies are invited to a fish and chip supper at 18 Norfolk Close on Friday 21 April at 6.30 pm.   Please let Rachel know if you are able to be there.

Home Groups will be meeting for prayer and communion  this week as follows:

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sheila’s.

Carol and Phil’s group will be meeting at Ann and Terry’s

Richard and Sarah’s group – please contact Richard and Sarah for details.

The Friday group – please contact Val and Peter for details.

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

Spring cleaning day Make a note in your diary that there will be a Church Spring cleaning day on Saturday 6th May.

Maldon Food Bank   A very big thank you to all who have contributed to the Food Bank box, these items have been a great help to many families in the Maldon and Heybridge area.

As well as the usual “dried  foods” that are required, the following items are in short supply and if you are able to contribute they will be very much appreciated – Long life milk, tinned vegetables, tinned meals, i.e. meat pies, puddings and sausages and beans.

Please put any contributions in the box in the small entrance hall at the front of the church.  Further updates and requirements will be included in our newsletter.

“Thank you” from the many people that are being helped by this wonderful outreach.

If you borrow anthing from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Sunday morning children’s activities

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.