This week’s news

Welcome to this morning’s All Age Service The service leader and speaker today is Andy Mugford.

Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.  Carolyn Hammond and Gavin Fuller are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Phil Rowden and Peter Lamb.

Fair trade from Traidcraft  Crafts (some half-price), cards and food. The perfect opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping. Saturday 12th November, 10am – 1pm, Maldon URC School rooms.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us 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 this morning Andy and Rachel Mugford will be available.

Ladies’ Night Out Sunday 20th November 6-8pm at Costa, Maldon

Come and buy a coffee and sample free cake.  Enjoy some table top challenges and hear a local mum talk about her journey of faith through cancer.  To confirm your place ring Rachel on 07443630697

Magazine Rack There is a new issue of the Open Doors magazine in the rack.  Please take and read the magazines to keep up to date with what is happening to Christians worldwide.

Essex Counties Support Group Report Meeting Friday 11th November at BREC Chelmsford.  7.45pm for 8.00pm.

There will be reports from the evangelists and the guest speaker is Ian Rees from Salway Evangelical Church, Woodford Green.

Please try and get to the meeting to encourage Andy and Rachel and the other Counties Evangelists

Maldon Food Pantry  We have received a  letter from the Maldon Food Pantry thanking us for the gifts from the Harvest Service. They thank everyone for their kindness and love.

Just to remind you that there is a box in the entrance hall if you wish to put in gifts for the food pantry.  Below is the kind of food required.

  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned meat
  • Cereal
  • Sugar
  • Tinned tuna
  • Jam
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Long life milk

Home Groups Shirley’s group will be meeting at Shirley’s new home in Fambridge Road. The Wednesday group will be meeting at Rachel and Andy’s. Anne and Philip’s group – please contact your house group leaders for details. The Friday group will be meeting at Lucy and Paul’s.
Children’s groups

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

If you any prayer requests please send them Michael Chambers.

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

Fuse | Tomorrow!

“Fuse is about to launch, so let’s get into orbit.

Here are some important time check points for reference:

Friday
6pm Evening meal
7.30pm God’s story of salvation Talk1
Saturday
9.15am Breakfast
10.30am Talk 2
12.30pm Lunch
2pm Fullbridge Olympics at Blackwater Leisure Centre
4pm Tea & scones
5pm Talk 3
6.30pm Fish & Chips
7.45pm Fullbridge Players present The Mystery at the Café Tres Bien…
Sunday
10am Coffee before the service
10.30am Morning service including Talk 4
12.30pm Lunch

ALSO Car parking space at Church will be limited during the weekend and we are NOT allowed to park in front of the tile shop on Saturday while they are trading.

If you are able-bodied please use Tesco’s car park in order to leave the Church car park free for those people who find walking any distance difficult, for the visitors who are bringing equipment and the teams that are transporting food and ingredients for our meals.

On Saturday afternoon, a fish and chip van will be parked in the four car parking spaces in front of the Church so please allow access for this. Thank you.

News for this week

Welcome to this morning’s Service The service leader today is Phil Reeve and the speaker is Paul Williams. Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.   A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.  If you would like someone to pray with you this morning Philip and Anne Reeve will be available. Home GroupsShirley’s group will be meeting at Simon and Judy’s.The Wednesday group will be meeting at Rachel and Andy’s.Anne and Philip’s group – please contact your house group leader for details.Friday group- Please contact Val or Peter for details.

OCTOBER 14TH-16TH October 2016

  • Don’t forget to check your emails for details of jobs etc.
  • If you have any dietary requirements let Helen know as soon as possible.
  • If you can make a tray bake cake for Saturday lunch let Valerie know.
  • If you don’t have access to the internet ask Helen for a paper copy of the details.

Also  please remember to pray for Fuse:

  • That we would grow in our knowledge and love of God.
  • That God would prepare our hearts for what He has to say to us and that He would open our ears and eyes.
  • That we will know a real sense of unity and purpose.
  • That the weekend would be positive and enjoyable on every level.

Ann Frostthanks everyone who sponsored the walk over the O2 Arena last Sunday – they survived and raised over £300 – well over their  target of £75. This money will be used to help purchase some of the resources needed for the “Challenge to Change” programmes in the prison and the new “Challenge to Change” project in Hampshire.

Tea and Coffee rota  Ann Frost and Rob Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Carolyn Hammond and Gavin Fuller.

Please continue to pray for those people with ongoing health problems.

Calling all Singers and/or Musicians…
As a music group, we have seen a lot of changes over the last year.  The number of singers has been depleted and we’ve lost 2 very talented musicians. We would like to encourage anyone with any level of ability to join us at our bi-weekly Monday practices at church (we have one this Monday the 10th) and we only meet for an hour from 7.30 – 8.30pm, so it’s not a big commitment.

Our aim is to practise and learn new songs and the songs for Sunday (if we have them).  You may not feel confident enough to sing/play on a Sunday, but we would love to see people who are just interested in ‘making a joyful  noise’ and maybe that could lead to a more active role in due course.  We certainly will not ask anyone to do anything they are not comfortable with, but sometimes we have to ‘step out of the boat’ and follow God’s calling.

God loves us to worship Him and wants us to be His vessels, ready to lead the Church in singing/playing, which leads to praise and worship, so please pray about your potential role in this very important aspect of Church life and have a chat with Rachel or Louise if you’re interested in finding out more.

Message from the Leadership regarding Open House – “During the first part of the year we held “Open House” on Sunday evenings in the homes of different people.  The elders thought that it might give more opportunity to have informal fellowship with one another especially, but not exclusively, for some who felt alone at the end of the weekend.  After several months of seeing how attractive it would be, we have decided that it has not been popular enough and so there will be no more Open House evenings for the time being.  We would like to thank those who opened up their homes and made their guests feel welcome.”

Children’s groups

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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

News

Give thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5 20. 
Welcome to this morning’s Service The title for our service today is “A world of things: thanking God in the 21st Century.” The service leader and speaker today is Jack Chambers. During the service there will be an opportunity to donate food to our local food bank. Anything donated should be non-perishable. Thank you.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room. Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you this morning Simon and Judy Quelch will be available. 

Tea and Coffee rota Julian Gore and Peter Lamb are responsible for teas and coffees this week. Next week it will be Ann Frost and Rob Lamb.

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

  After the service there will be a hunger lunch which will include soup and fruit. If you would like to make a donation for this meal the money raised will be sent to World Vision. £20 raised will buy school dinners for 45 children and £18 raised would enable World Vision to purchase chickens for a family to raise for eggs to eat and sell. What a wonderful thought when sharing our hunger lunch together.  

Phil and Doreen Blowers would be grateful for your prayers as they take the service at Little Totham Evangelical Church this morning.

Andy Mugford would also be grateful for your prayers as he takes the service at Crossway Christian Fellowship in Halstead this morning.

New babies! Richard and Sarah are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild. Eleanor Jane Talithia Heasman who was born on 27th September and weighed 7lbs.  

Also, Judy and Simon’s second grandchild, Thomas Quelch, was born on the 25th September. 

Please pray for these little ones and for their parents. 

There will be a combined prayer meeting and communion service at the church on Thursday. Please try to be there as it is very important that we pray together as a church.

The Friday group will be meeting at Tom’s cafe on Friday at 10.30am.

OCTOBER 14TH-16TH October 2016

Please check your email in-box because you should all be receiving messages about your jobs for Fuse and a copy of the programme. If you do not have access to email there are some paper copies in the back hall. Please take a little bit of time to look at where you will be helping. There are roughly 100 people coming to Fuse and if we share the jobs it will lighten the load. 

Please let Helen know if you are NOT able to come to any of the meals and if you have any special dietary requirements.

 If you are able to make a tray bake cake for Saturday lunch, please see Valerie. 

Finally, please remember to pray for Fuse:

• That we would grow in our knowledge and love of God.

• That God would prepare our hearts for what He has to say to us and that He would open our ears and eyes.

• That we will know a real sense of unity and purpose.

• That the weekend would be positive and enjoyable on every level.

Ethel has a ceramic Smeg cooker hob which she is happy to give away to anyone who would like it. It is in very good condition and in working order. It is available to be collected from Ethel. Please speak to her if you are interested.

Ann and Donna Frost and three of Ann’s work colleagues have been set a challenge to walk over the O2 arena on Sunday and they have decided to raise funds for the work carried out by Langley House Trust (the organisation Ann works for). They are hoping to raise funds to buy some resources for the prisons in which they currently hold their “Challenge to Change” programme. They are provided with a designated wing in some prisons to work with prisoners before they are released. If you would like to sponsor the group please look at their Just Giving page, Langley House Trust Walking the O2 Arena. Many thanks, through organisations like Langley House Trust they hope to give those less fortunate another chance.

Prisons Week 2016 – a week of prayer from the 9th October. If you would like to take part there are leaflets available with prayer topics which will be on the table by the side door.

For the Christmas Day Service we need musicians and somebody to operate the PA system. If you are able to help could you please let Terry Frost know. 
Children’s groups
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. 

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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

News

 Welcome to this morning’s Service  The service leader today is Michael Chambers and the speaker is Paul GymerPlease join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Tea and Coffee rota  Julian Gore and  Gavin Fuller are responsible for teas and coffees this week.  Next week it will be Julian Gore and Peter Lamb.

A Prayer meeting is held every Sunday morning before the service in the upstairs youth room.  Everyone is invited to join us especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

Sunday morning prayer rota  If you would like someone to pray with you after the service Barbara Diaper and Paul Gymer will be available.

Phil and Doreen Blowers would be grateful for your prayers as they take the service at Howe Green Church today.

Andy Mugford would also be grateful for your prayers as he speaks at BREC this morning.

The September Missionary offering for SASRA amounted to £682 which has been rounded up to £700.

CAMEO  if you are free tomorrow afternoon please join us at the church at 2.00 pm.   Not sure what the programme is but it usually involves a lot of laughter, a cuppa and cake!

  Home Group venues

Shirley’s group will meet at Ross and Bertie’s.

Philip and Anne’s group will meet at Anne and Phil’s.

Wednesday group – please contact your house group leader.

Friday group will meet at Paul and Lucy’s.

Home Group questions   The home group questions are enclosed or have been emailed to you.

Please pray for Nathan and Abigail Mugford as they start a new phase in their lives.  They are both off on Wednesday –  Nathan  to Loughborough University and Abigail to Cornwall.  Please also remember Rachel and Andy as they say goodbye to them.

The title for next Sundays’s service is “A world of things: thanking God in the 21st Century. 

During the service there will be an opportunity  to donate food for our local food bank. Anything donated should be non-perishable.  Thank you.
After the  service there will be a hunger lunch which will include soup and fruit.  If you would like to make a donation for this meal the money raised will be sent to World Vision. £20 raised will buy school dinners for 45 children and £18 raised would enable World Vision to purchase chickens for a family to raise for eggs to eat and sell. What a wonderful thought when sharing our hunger lunch together.

Children’s groups

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.

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

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