News for Sunday

Welcome to this morning’s  service  The speaker today is Ben Heasman and the service leader is Jack Chambers.   Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

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

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 Ann and Terry Frost will be available.

Andrew and Rachel Mugford would appreciate your prayers as they are at Westcliff today.

Thanksgiving service  – on Thursday 27th April at 3.00pm there will be a Thanksgiving Service at Fullbridge for the life of Margaret Bacon who was a member at Fullbridge for many years. 

CAMEO  If you are free on Monday 24th April please join us at 2 o’clock for  tea and cake and an informal time of fellowship.

Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet and add your name to the poster in the back hall if you can come. For any extra information please speak to Valerie, Ralph or Julian.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 23rd April – Richard Little

Home Groups 

The Friday group will be meeting at Peter and Valerie’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Hannah Henderson’s home.

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Shirley Murphy’s home.

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

The Recovery Course   Maldon Elim are running a 16 session Christian programme, starting on Monday 24 April at the church in Wantz Road.  It is a course for those struggling with addiction and compulsive behaviour that is spoiling an individual’s life.  Please see poster and flier for details.

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

Prayer for Nick Carter  Nick in the 23 year-old son of Rev Stephen Carter at All Saints who was involved in a serious car accident last weekend.  The family, Stephen, Sue, Richard and Hannah would value your prayers for Nick as he is in hospital in London with a serious head injury.  The D’Arcy Room in All Saints Church will be open on Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10am – 10pm for anyone to go and  sit and pray. There will be an opportunity to write “Get Well” messages to Nick.  This invitation has been passed out to all the churches in the town.

Costa Event for Ladies on Sunday 7th May 6.30    You are invited to   come along and hear Judy talk about her life with a young family in Brazil.   Please see the poster and fliers.  There will also be a question and answer panel and guests will be invited to bring a question which they would like to ask a Christian. Please consider who you can invite along.  If you want to know more please ask Rachel, Valerie, Ann or Carol.

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

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

Urgent prayer requests  If you have any urgent prayer requests please contact Michael Chambers.


Maldon Food Bank   Ann Frost visited the food Bank at the Elim Church last week to find out a little more about this resource and who they have helped in our area. While she was there she was shown around the food storage area and shown the packs that are given out each week.  She was told that between 28/30 packs can be distributed every week. These packs include Weetabix, pasta, tinned food, tea, dried milk, beans etc. This is a basic food pack for one person for a week. Different packs are given out to families.

She was advised that most of the people receiving these will receive a pack for 8 weeks and they are then assessed to see if they should be given food on a regular basis.  The supermarkets pass on goods that are nearly out of date and while she was there she saw a lot of eggs, fruit and onions which had been donated by Morrisons and fresh bread rolls from M&S.

Any food given by the supermarkets with a close use by date is passed on to the Roberts’ family so it appears that nothing is wasted.

To help this valuable and much needed resource, please donate jam, marmalade, fruit squash, tins of beans; rice pudding and custard. Long life milk, Weetabix, cereals and sweets.

At the moment they are especially in need of fruit cordial, long life milk and meals in tins

Please place any items in the box in the entrance hall and Ann will update us further on items required.

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.