Sunday’s news

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

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

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 will be available.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 30th April – Richard Little

Please continue to pray for those who have ongoing health problems and those who are finding life tough at the moment. 

Church Spring cleaning day  NEXT SATURDAY 6TH MAY. Please let Richard Reynolds know if you are planning to help.


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. There will be no service at Fullbridge on the 25th June  instead our service will be in a marquee at Vauxhall farm, followed by a cooked lunch, activities and time to relax and chat to each other. A coach has been booked and a sign up sheet will be on the notice board nearer the time.  To clarify the cost the under 5s are £5, children and students £18.
If the cost is an issue, please have a word with Andy or Val as we don’t want it to be a problem and would love everyone to join us.

Home Groups 

The Friday group will be meeting at Paul and Lucy’s home.

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

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

Richard and Sarah’s group will be meeting a Simon and Judy’s home.

Cream Tea Saturday 13th May at 3pm – 5pm  – there will be a talk on St Helena’s Hospice and running the 2017 London Marathon complete with photos by CHARLOTTE STEELE (Wendy’s granddaughter)   All donations to St Helena’s Hospice for info. Ring Wendy 07840739733.

(K)RAFT Refreshment and Fellowship Together (with optional knitting)  Why not join us either for a whole session or just for a cuppa and  chat? Meeting at Fullbridge we will be making hats for OCC and Twiddle Muffs for the local Homes between 2 p.m and 3.30 p.m on the third Monday of each month. Materials will be available if you feel like knitting or sewing for a few minutes to help but this is entirely optional (in other words  gentlemen, you are most welcome too). 15th May, 19th June, 17th July onwards

If anyone has any spare wool (double knitting or thicker) knitting needles (size 9 or thicker), items such as buttons, scraps of material, ribbons etc  that can be sewn on to a twiddle muff please let Wendy or Moya  know.  Many thanks

Sponsored bike ride A few of us from Fullbridge are planning to do a sponsored bike ride on Saturday 3rd June in aid of Hand in Hand and the Daylove Night Shelter in Nairobi. If anyone would like to sponsor us please go to our Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Reynolds28

For more information about the Daylove project, visit:

http://www.hihand.org/daylove.html

Prayer for Nick Carter  Nick is the 23 year-old son of Rev Stephen Carter at All Saints Maldon who was involved in a serious car accident.  Nick is still seriously ill in a London hospital and the family are visiting every day which is very tiring.  If you would like to pray for Nick , his family, Stephen, Sue, Richard and girl friend Hannah, 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 6.00-8.00    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 If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.