Notices for Sunday 23rd September

Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection love2 Peter: 1 v 5

Welcome to this Morning’s Service – Today’s speaker and service leader is Simon Quelch.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service. Gavin and Peter are responsible for tea and coffee today.

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

Please continue to pray for those who are unwell.

Cameo  Our new start time Cameo begins tomorrow Monday, September 24th 10:30 -12:00 at Fullbridge.  Anyone around during the daytime is very welcome. Hannah Mugford will be sharing some details about her forthcoming mission trip to Cambodia.

Alpha course  We are looking to run another Alpha this autumn.  If you know of anyone who is interested, please let Andy know in order to help us with our planning.  Please take a flier from the display stand to give to anyone who might be considering looking into the Christian faith further.

The Bible Course – Explore the world’s best-seller New to the Bible and want to find out what the Bible is all about? The Bible Course is for you. It shows how the key books, famous characters and epic events form one BIG story, from Genesis to Revelation. The course also provides tools and skills that help apply the Bible to everyday life.  It is DVD and discussion based and ideal for those still new or asking questions about the Christian faith.  The new course is starting at Fullbridge on Wednesday 3rd October, 7:30pm for dessert.  More details from Andy & Rachel.  Please let them know if you are planning to come along.  Fliers are available on the publicity table.

Don’t forget the prayer meeting after this morning’s service to pray for next weekend’s Fuse event and for revival.

House Groups
Wednesday group, Ross and Bertie’s.
Roger and Judith’s group, Richard and Sheila’s.
Sarah and Richard’s group, Simon and Judy’s.
The Friday group – please contact your house group leaders.

Home-group Questions
Read 2 Peter ch 2
1.   In groups of 3 share what part of the passage has most impact on you?
2.  What are the characteristics of the false teachers?
3.  How can we best prepare ourselves so that we are not harmed by false teaching?

Do you find it hard work to understand the Bible or just need some encouragement to read it or would just like to improve your understanding of it?  If so then you might want to join in with a 6 week course on how to understand the Bible better. There will be informal sessions with lots of opportunities for discussion, questions and doing some exercises together.  We will look at some general principles of how to understand the Bible’s message and how to read different types of biblical styles like prophecy and the parables.

We start on Sunday 7th October at 6.30 pm until 8.00pm.  It will be held at Simon and Judy’s home.  If you want to join in then please let Simon or Judy know as soon as possible.

Noah’s Ark We are looking for people who are free on Friday mornings to cover some dates in October when some of the helpers are on holiday. If you can help please let Shirley Murphy know.

Sunday 7th October Harvest Service.

Annual Vinjeru Fundraiser Quiz
Saturday 13th October @ 7.00pm.
Dining Hall, Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy
£10 per person.
Cheese board per team to enjoy! BYO drinks, coffee & tea provided.
Fliers will be available soon.

Sunday morning children’s activities – On the first Sunday of the month (from October) there is a families’ time together service at 9.30am. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities. Mustard: an Early Years group, meet upstairs. Pepper and Mustard+:  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, meet downstairs in the back hall.