Download the latest noticesheet Noticesheet 06.01.19 Fordham

COMING UP

LADIES PRAYER BREAKFASTSaturday, 19thJanuary – “Through our Friendships” from 8.15-9.30am in the John Owen Barn.  The topic is Cards are available at the back of the church with further information.

‘REAL LIVES’ – Saturday 26th January – 7.30pm Cheese & Wine Evening.  Hear how Christ makes a difference in people’s lives.  Everyone Welcome.  Venue to be confirmed.

MENS BREAKFAST – Saturday 9th February 2019 – 8-10am Cricketers Pub – Steve Curley – Scripture Reader at the Colchester Garrison.  This is not to be missed!  We have a chance to meet up and be encouraged over a full cooked English breakfast.  Steve came to faith whilst serving in the British Army and combines his military experience and Christian faith to read the Bible with those currently serving in Colchester.  Come hear how the Lord brought him to faith and how he now helps others in the same direction.  A great event to invite friends to.

 

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DATES FOR THE DIARY

CONTAGIOUS CAMPS – EAST – 17-23 August Royal Hospital School 2019.  Over the Christmas period, many of us may be booking holidays. Can we encourage you to consider sending your child/teenager on a contagious camp? These are simply brilliant holidays for young people to help them follow Jesus Christ and receive the support and friendship they need to keep following him. The Bible teaching is of the highest quality as is the food, the fun and the joy of all on the camp! Not to be missed! 421 leaders. If you cannot send your child for financial reasons – do contact John Parker – bursaries are available.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED COURSE – the next course will run from Monday 4th February, continuing on Monday 11th & 18th February, then 4th,11th ,18th & 25th March. It is a great course to investigate the Christian faith as we read through the gospel of Mark and any question is welcome. You will not be asked to read anything out loud, pray, sing or do anything embarrassing! Do come along to “Real Lives” on January 26th in the John Owen Barn to find out more.

IS YOUR CHURCH BIBLICALLY INCLUSIVE? January 12th 2019.  Whilst it is right to be politically engaged about how we uphold biblical marriage, equally, we need to ensure that we are obeying the Bible in how we welcome and love those who have same sex attraction. This is a day of training run by Sam Alberry and Ed Shaw, who both experience same sex attraction and are also convinced that Jesus teaching is for such to remain celibate. This is for all concerned about helping a church live out Biblical inclusiveness in welcoming and support those with these convictions to be part of a loving and supportive Christian community.  To see more visit http://www.livingout.org/local-essex   Cost is £10 for members of EELPS, which Fordham is.

ESSEX AND EAST LONDON PARTNERSHIP SYNOD (EELPS) – we had a great time together on 3rd November hearing from Bishop Andy Lines about the work of the Anglican Mission in England. There was great encouragement from John 4 about the great harvest of people that Jesus Christ can bring about for his Kingdom. The next Synod is on March 9th, 9am – 12 noon. Venue and speaker to be confirmed.

C2 LEADERSHIP FACE-TO-FACE SAFEGUARDING TRAINING EVENTS – There are two, new opportunities to attend the C2 Safeguarding Training – 16th March 9.45am–12.30pm at St Leonards, Lexden and 30th March, 9.45am-12.45pm at the John Owen Barn, Fordham.  If you would like further information or would like to book for attendance at one of these venues, please see Linda Stenner or ring the church office on 01206 243262

PRAYER – We can do nothing without God. Do join us to pray for the preaching of God’s word at 9.35am. Also, at 10.45am in the vestry for EAG 11.15am, 5.30pm in the main JOB hall for Sunday@6.