Notices for Sunday 12th November

Welcome to this morning’s service, starting at 10.30 – The service leader and speaker today is Andy Mugford. We have invited members of our Job Club to the service today.  It is our “CAP Sunday” and will not include communion as it is a different type of service.  Home groups may like to incorporate communion into their midweek meetings.  Tea and coffee will be available in the back hall after the service.  Gavin Fuller and Ann Frost are responsible for tea and coffee today.

Please join us at 10.10 in the upstairs youth room for prayer before the service. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Paul and Lucy will be available.

“Improve your understanding of the Bible.” Continues this evening at 7.00 – 8.30pm.

Thursday 30 November:  6 – 9pm Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre   There is a sign-up sheet in the rear hall – please sign up if you are able to help.  Thank you.

Home Groups this week
The Wednesday group – please contact your home group leaders for details.
Judith and Roger’s group will meet at Judith and Roger’s.
Richard and Sarah’s group – please contact your home group leaders for details.
The Friday group will meet at Pat’s.

Home group questions
In the film which we watched on Sunday, Kylie described how she felt as if she was drowning in her situation. There are many people feeling overwhelmed like her.  Kylie’s depression was linked to feeling trapped by her debts but people can feel trapped by many things.

  1. In our community, what are the big things threatening to overwhelm people?
  2. What are we doing in our church to practically help people in these situations?  What else might we do?
  3. In what areas of life do you personally need God’s help to find stillness in place of fear? How do the Bible verses below speak to you in your situation?  Matthew 11:28-30; Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:27
  4. How can you help someone else experience this amazing peace from God?   Exodus 14:13-14 may help answer this.

John Hetzel’s Thanksgiving Service – 2.45pm Thursday 16th November Everyone is invited to join Margaret and family to give thanks for John’s life.

If you can help by providing cakes please let Lucy Gymer know.

Essex Counties Support Meeting – today
The meeting will begin formally at 5pm but there will be time before and after to view the “Key to Life?” resource and  tea and cake will be provided from 4.00pm. Broomfield Road Evangelical Church has extended an invitation to join them for their evening service at which Doug Barnett will be speaking.

Key to Life? Thank you for your invaluable prayer support and encouragement with this project.  All 3 schools were very appreciative of the resource from the churches.

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.

Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.