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COMING UP

HOLY COMMUNION AT EIGHT ASH GREEN – Thursday 15th November at 11.00am

FLOWER ROTA – Is anyone interested in joining the church Flower Rota?  If so, please contact Christine Willetts 01206 240314

THE WOMENS BREAKFAST will be restarting on the 17th November from 8.15-9.30am in the John Owen Barn.  Cards are available at the back of the church with further information.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – It’s time to prepare shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  If you would rather give a donation, please give it to Janette Miller (o1206 421039, email: jlmcupoftea@gmail.com ) or see her for more information.  Leaflets are available today.  Boxes need to be returned by the All Age Service on the 2nd December.

CAROLS IN THE PUB – Come and sing carols and bonhomie in the Three Horseshoes on December 19th from 7.00pm onwards.  The vicar will share a word and maybe this could lead on to discussion?  Come and take the opportunity.

CHRISTMAS – Please do sign up to deliver invites and invite our neighbours to hear of Jesus Christ. Also, if you can help with our Christmas activities – do please sign up.

 

FURTHER AFIELD

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

SUNDAY,   23 DECEMBER – 6pm             Eight Ash Green Lessons and Christmas Carols

MONDAY, 24 DECEMBER – 3pm             Fordham Children’s Nativity

MONDAY, 24 DECEMBER – 6pm             Fordham Carols by Candlelight

TUESDAY, 25 DECEMBER – 10am           Fordham All Age Christmas Service

NEW YEAR

SATURDAY, 26 JANUARY – 7.30pm       ‘REAL LIVES’ – Cheese & Wine Evening at the John Owen Barn.  Hear how Christ makes a difference in people’s lives.  Everyone Welcome.

SCHOOL SERVICES FOR THE TERM AHEAD.

Please do come along to welcome the school children and their families to our church

Christingle Service for Fordham School @ 2.15pm on 7th December in Fordham Church

Carol Service Holy Trinity School @ 6pm on 10th December in Fordham Church

Carol Service Fordham School @ 2.15pm on 19th December in Fordham Church

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENING – December 1st at 7pm – Invite friends to come and make a gingerbread house, have lots of fun and hear a short talk about the “World we all want” by Mim Parker. Invites are now available. Do come and do bring a friend!

 ‘TIME TO REMEMBER’Sunday 2nd December 2.00pm Eight Ash Green. This is an opportunity to give thanks to God for those we have loved and for whom we grieve.  Many from the parish come who have had links with the church through bereavement.  Do come for encouragement and to support others.  It is good to have those attending who are not necessarily attending for there own benefit but to talk to others.  Invitation cards are available from the welcome table or the office.  Do invite those for whom this may be helpful.  Light refreshments will be served after the service.

GIVING AN ANSWER–THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE – Tuesday 27 November 7.30-8.45pm  Latest news on Family, Gospel Freedom and Gender Ideology. At St Mary’s Church Henham, CM22 6AN. For more information contact Mrs Anna Hicks on 01279 814285.

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

 

 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.