Fordham Church

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS IN THE PARISH

25 June 2017 - The Cricketers' Pub, Eight Ash Green

As part of our outreach to Eight Ash Green and following ‘door to door’, Sunday @6 will be meeting in the Cricketers Pub this evening. I will be speaking on the question “Why does a God of love let people suffer so much?”. Do consider coming to meet those who are investigating Christian things. Do support us if you can! Thanks!

JOHN'S EXTENDED STUDY LEAVE

July to September 2017 Inclusive

As you may know, the Diocese and PCC have approved me taking three months away from the parish for rest, reflection and study. Whilst I am away, it is normal practice that there are no extra meetings organised without the permission of the wardens.  During my time away, John Bradley will be a point of contact for the months of July and August, and Ray McGuinness for the month of September. Paul Southern and Harry Boreham will be available for pastoral matters and all the preaching and leading is covered. My wife Miriam and our family will also be taking a break from the parish so that they can have some rest and recuperation. We will be attending church as a family elsewhere and Mim and the girls will not be involved in serving as they usually do in creche, music, PA, HBC etc. Thank you for all your support in this.

RUSSELL FAMILY VISIT & BAPTISM

Sunday 2 July 2017

On Sunday 2 July Sandy and Kirsten Russell and family will be visiting us. As many of us know, Sandy and Kirsten have a ministry amongst the Kurdish people in North Iraq which we have been supporting for many years. Sandy will be speaking at the Fordham 10.00am service and at Sunday@6.  There will be a bring and share lunch in the JOB on the 2nd so do please put this date in your diary. They much enjoy meeting up with us all and it will be a great opportunity to spend time together. We are combining this lunch with a baptism celebration and a warm invitation is extended to all. Janette Miller will be coordinating the lunch, so please contact her for more details (01206 421039).              

PRAYER FOCUS

Thursday 6 July 2017 - 7.45 – 9.15pm – John Owen Barn.

HOLY COMMUNION

Thursday 20 July 2017 – 11.00am at Eight Ash Green. All welcome.

HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB 2017

24 to 26 July 2017 - Do book the dates in your diary and see Duncan Brisk for ways in which you can get involved - all can be! There will be a meeting for all involved on 22 May at 7.30pm in the JOhn Owen Barn and specifically for leaders of the the groups on the 6 March and 10 July, both at 7.30pm.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Sunday 1 October 2017

CHURCH BONFIRE PARTY

Sunday 5 November 2017 - to celebrate the Reformation.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Sunday 12 November 2017 - at the war memorial in Fordham

CHURCH NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Sunday 31 December 2017 - to celebrate the new year.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED

Wednesday 11 & 18 October, 1,8,15,22, & 29 November 2017

This is a course for those who have never really understood what Christianity is all about or
want to go over the basics again as a foundation. Any question that comes to mind is
always welcome. There is no expectation that we read out loud, pray or sing (or indeed do
anything embarrassing). Rather the course presents the teaching and life of Jesus from
Mark’s gospel via DVD, we read Mark’s gospel over the 7 weeks and ask any question we
would like from that or indeed any aspect of the Christian faith.

Contact John Parker for more details.

PRAYER

We can do nothing without God. Do join us to pray for the preaching of God’s word.
Sundays: 9.35am in Room 1 of the John Owen Barn for Fordham 10.00am, 10.45am in the vestry
for EAG 11.15am, 5.30pm in the main JOB hall for Sunday@6.