Sunday News 15th October

Welcome to this morning’s service – The service leader today is Phil Reeve and the speaker is Andy Rackham.   Tea and coffee will be available in the back hall after the service and Julian and Ann are responsible for this.  Please remember to say thank you to them as they serve you on Sunday mornings.

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 today Simon and Judy will be available.

Andy Mugford would be grateful as he takes the services at Shotgate Baptist Church this morning and City Hall Mersea this evening.

A prayer request from Caitlin – on Wednesday (18th October) each CU hall group is running a Dial-a-Donut event – and it would be great if people could pray for it please! There has been some difficulty in getting permission to run it in some of the accommodation halls but, by the sounds of it, most halls are able to do it. So, please pray for the people asking questions and for us as we try to answer them!       

Please remember in your prayers those who have been bereaved and those who have on-going health problems and also John and Margaret Hetzel following John’s operation on Friday.  

Home Groups For the evening groups please contact your leaders for information.

The Friday group will be meeting at Pat Gasson’s.

Home group questions

Can the instructions for church leaders also be applied to leaders in other situations? What impact could this have?

  1. What might prompt people to ask us about ‘the reason for the hope that you have?’ How would we respond?
  2. How can we show humility in our interactions with each other as a church family?
  3. What causes you anxiety?
  4. What practical steps can we take to stand firm in our faith and resist the Devil’s attacks?
  5. How can we support the church family around the world?

As Ralph said last Sunday, it’s that time of the year when we think about Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  If you would like to make up a box there are some self-assembly boxes at the church and they are 40p each.  Once you have filled a box please return it to Fullbridge.

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service  – The service leader today is Terry Frost  and the speaker is Simon Quelch.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.

Due to the service at the Prom, there will be no tea and coffee after  next week’s  service

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 Simon and Judy will be available.
Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he is speaking at West Cliff Free Church’s weekend away.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  28th May – Ralph Springett.

Spring Harvest April 2018  If you are interested in going to Spring Harvest next year please have a word with Ralph or Gilly.

Vinjeru School  Please pray for safety and stamina for Ross and Bertie as they visit the school and Karolyn and Martin in Zambia during the next couple of weeks.  Besides catching up with their niece and nephew and great nephews and nieces they are looking forward to seeing in action the coach which was sent from England at the end of last year and the new DT classroom which was completed in January and is now being used.

Prayer points are

  • Wisdom and humility as they deal with different personalities.
  • Patience as they deal with the different culture.
  • Strength to cope with the different climate and workload.

June Rowden’s Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Parish Church Danbury at 1.30pm on Tuesday 6th June- followed by the interment at St John’s.  There is an invitation from the family to meet afterwards at the family home  Westover, Colam Lane, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, CM3 4SZ.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to TEAR Fund.

Magazine RackThere is a newsletter from Jews for Jesus in the magazine rack.

Home Groups will be meeting as follows

The Friday group will meet at Ken and Ellen’s.

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

Phil and Carol’s group – please contact your group leaders.

Judith and Roger’s group will meet at Judith and Roger’s.

Home group questions     Read Isaiah 49 v’s 1 -7

  1. What would you expect to find in the life of someone today who has offered their life as a living sacrifice to God (see Romans 12 v 1)?
  2. What prevents us from offering our lives as a living sacrifice?
  3. What disappointments have we experienced in the service of God and what good things have we learnt from those disappointments?

Question the candidates   You may have noticed that we have a General Election on the 8th June.  If you would like to see our local candidates and hear what they have to say, you will have an opportunity on the 6th June at the URC when Mark Ambrose will be chairing a question and answer session.  If you have any questions you would like to put forward please email them to Geoff Vale at geoff.vale@btconnect.com or ring him on 01621 859059 or, alternatively, you can email bcollen@plume.essex.sch.uk.

Pentecost Service next Sunday June 4th, 12-1pm at Prom Park Amphitheatre –   If you are happy to come along with a picnic and linger a-while afterwards that would be great.  If you can help please write your name on the notice in the back hall or contact Andy Mugford.

Café Church Sunday 11th June 4-5pm    Please pray for friends that you might invite to this informal service where the topic will be “Here by Chance?”  Activities will be provided for the children during the service.  It was very encouraging to have guests join us last time.  If you have no guest but would like to come along please do!  We would value helpers to welcome, serve refreshments and work the PA. 

Weekend Away at Vauxhall Farm – Don’t forget that there will be no Sunday Service at Fullbridge on 25th June.  Please put your name on the list in the back hall if you plan to be there on the Sunday. 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Sunday the 21st

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

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

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 Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.

Andy Mugford would be grateful for your prayers as he is speaking at BREC this evening.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  21st May – Richard Reynolds.

 

Spring Harvest April 2018  If you are interested in going to Spring Harvest next year please have a word with Ralph or Gilly.

 

Following the May Missionary Offering  an amount of  £600 is being sent to UCCF (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship).

 

Pentecost Service, Sunday June 4th, 12-1pm at Prom Park Amphitheatre  – This annual event happens at the beginning of June this year.  If you are happy to come along with a picnic and linger a-while afterwards that would be great. Alongside the involvement of people from the other churches in Maldon, it would be helpful to have some volunteers from Fullbridge to assist with the following:

2 people to help with children’s activities (there from 11am)

4  friendly “welcomers” and “flier-chatterers” to be on the edge of the amphitheatre  (there from 11am)

2-3 people to assist from 9-10:30 to help set up gazebos and tables.

If you can help, please sign up on the board today.  Many thanks.

 

Weekend Away  at Vauxhall Farm – Don’t forget that there will be no Sunday Service at Fullbridge on 25th June.  If you are only going to Vauxhall Farm on the Sunday please book your free coach seat and lunch, as soon as possible,  by putting your name on the sheet which is on the wall in the back hall.

Thursday Evening  The home groups will be combining this week and will be meeting at the church at 7.30pm.

CAMEO  If you are free on Monday 22nd May please join us at 2.00pm  for this month’s CAMEO.  If you would like further details please speak to Rachel or Andy.

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday’s news

Welcome to this morning’s service  – The service leader today is Phil Reeve and the speaker is Paul Gymer.

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

Tea and Coffee rota    Julian is responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Ann and Peter.

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 Anne and Philip Reeve will be available.

May’s  Lock – Up Rota  14th May – Richard Reynolds.

Magazine Rack  There is a new issue of Interact from SGM Lifewords in the magazine rack.

Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet if you plan to be there please add your name, as soon as possible, to the poster in the back hall. 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 held in a marquee on the camp site.  Transport is being organized for those just going on the Sunday.

Home Groups  will be meeting  as follows

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

Richard and Sarah’s group are meeting at Richard and Sarah’s home.

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

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Richard and Sheila’s home.

Home-group questions

What does Luke 13.1-5 teach us about suffering?

Read Psalm 73. How does the psalmist react to apparent injustice?

What is his hope?

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.

Nick Carter  (son of Stephen Carter – Vicar of All Saints Maldon)  Please continue to pray for a full recovery for Nick.
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

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

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

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.

 

Sunday’s news

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

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

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 Matthew and Claire Springett will be available.

April’s Lock- Up Rota 7th May Paul Gymer

Upstairs key  The key for the upstairs rooms has been missing for a few weeks.   Can you please check your pockets and bags to see if you have taken it home by mistake.

Magazine Rack There are new issues of the Open Doors and BarnabasAid magazines in the rack.

Weekend Away, 23rd – 25th  June  Please pick up an information leaflet if you plan to be there please add your name, as soon as possible, to the poster in the back hall. 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 held in a marquee on the camp site.  Transport is being organized for those just going on the Sunday.

Home Groups  will be meeting for prayer and communion as follows

The Friday group will be meeting at John and Janet’s home.

Richard and Sarah’s group are meeting at Simon and Judy’s home.

Phil and Carol’s group will be meeting at Ann and Terry’s.

Judith and Roger’s group – to be confirmed.

(K)RAFT Refreshment and Fellowship Together (with optional knitting)  See last week’s notices for details.  For further information speak to Wendy or Moya.

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.

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.

Nick Carter  (son of Stephen Carter – Vicar of All Saints Maldon)  Nick was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago and suffered a very serious head injury.  He is improving but it is still uncertain as to whether there will be any lasting brain damage.  Please continue to pray that Nick will make a full recovery and also pray for his mum and dad and girlfriend Hannah.

 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

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

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

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.

 

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.