Download the latest noticesheet Noticesheet 22.09.19 Fordhamx

THIS WEEK

 

HARVEST THANKSGIVING   cards to the Parish – Bundles of invite cards have been organised for neighbouring roads on the table at the back of the church.  If you would like to deliver, please take a bundle and tick it off on the list. 

 

BABIES & TODDLERS – Tuesday 24th September, 9.30-11.00am in the JOB – Playtime, craft, singing and stories

 

FRIDAY 421 YOUTH GROUP – 7.30 – 9.00pm – games, craft and Bible study for 11-18 yrs –in the JOB.  Invite cards available with more details.

JONAH: THE DEPTHS OF GRACE TEACHING SERIES

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2019

Almost everybody has heard of Jonah and the Whale, but what does this story from the Old Testament really teach us about the human heart and the character of God? Come and find out; you may be surprised what you discover…

 

Sunday Service Title Passage
September
08 Sept Morning Service Jonah #1: Jonah’s ‘Great’ Escape Jonah 1:1-17
15 Sept Holy Communion Jonah #2: Jonah’s Fishy Faith Jonah 1:17 – 2:10
22 Sept Morning Service Jonah #3: Nineveh Rewind! Jonah 3:1-4:4
29-Sept Morning Service Jonah #4: Angry Jonah & the Compassionate God Jonah 3:6 – 4:11
October
06 Oct Harvest Sunday   All Age Service 10.00am (Fordham Church) +

Holy Communion Service 11.15am (Eight Ash Green Church)

13 Oct Morning Service Jonah #5; Jonah and Jesus Matthew 12:38-42
GROWTH GROUPS meet during the week providing regular space for Christian friendship, prayer and discussion of God’s Word. We currently have six groups meeting in Fordham, Wivenhoe, Colchester and Aldham (including a ladies day time group in Fordham). If you would like to join a group as the Jonah teaching series begins, please contact the church office.

 

JONAH: THE DEPTHS OF GRACE STUDY BOOK by Stephen Witmer. Growth Group leaders have copies for their group members. Extra copies are available today for personal study, priced at £3.00.

FUTURE SERVICES, ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

 

NEXT SUNDAY

10.00am       Fordham       Morning Service    Jonah #4: Angry Jonah & the Compassionate God (Jonah 3:6-4:11)

 

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2019

 

Wednesday 9th Oct – Wed 27th Nov, 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Each evening begins with a meal.

Venue: John Owen Barn, All Saints, Fordham Church,

Church Rd, CO6 3NL. Please contact the church office to book your

place. Tel: 01206 243261 or email: office@fordhamchurch.org.uk

Please see the ‘About the Course’ leaflets, available today, for further

details. Who can you invite to discover the best news in the world?

 

HARVEST THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 2019

See Invite Card for Further Details

 

Ceilidh Barn Dance & Harvest Supper, Saturday 5th October

6.00 – 10.00pm / supper 7.30pm (John Owen Barn)

Booking: There will be a maximum capacity. Places can be

reserved by contacting the church office.

Harvest Services, Sunday 6th October

10.00 – 11.00am All Age Harvest Service (in Fordham Church)

11.15am – 12.30pm Harvest Holy Communion Service (Eight Ash

Green Church).  

Please bring your own soft drinks for the evening.

Extra Information for church family – We are looking for help to host this event for the church family and local community, and require offers of salads, apple pies and eating apples.  In addition, help setting up beforehand, during the evening and clearing up would be greatly appreciated.  Any props to help decorate the barn would also be welcome.

And to add to the sense of harvest occasion and decoration, we would like to have a scarecrow competition.  Entries welcome for all ages, groups and individuals. Scarecrows to be presented, should be left at the JOB on Friday 4th October, labelled with name of creator.

 

This is an important event for the whole church family, please don’t feel excluded if you can’t dance, all are welcome to join in the celebration and thanksgiving for God’s provision to us.  Doubtless, it will be an entertaining spectacle!  If you are able to help please could you contact Lynda Grote – lyndasrote54@gmail.com or Jacqui Griffiths – jacqui@totalknockout.co.uk.  

 

2020 WEEKEND AWAY IN NORTHAMPTON – 21-23 February. The deadline for booking is the end of September. For further information, leaflets can be found at the back of the church

 

CHELMSFORD ANGLICAN BIBLE CONFERENCE

 Saturday 12th Oct 2019 10am-4pm

Chelmsford Central Baptist Church

Victoria Road South, Chelmsford CM1 1LN

 

The speaker is Rupert Standring and he will be speaking on James – A Faith That Works

For further information go to; cabc.org.uk or for bookings; cabc.eventbrite.org.uk

 

 

EMU WORD IN SONG

 CONFERENCE

Saturday 12th Oct 2019 10am – 4.30pm

Hadleigh Baptist Church, George St, IP7 5BE

Practical skills in music and song leading around contemporary, Biblical, Christ-centered music. For church musicians and so- und desk/pa operators. £15 if we get a group booking, otherwise £25.  Meet at Fordham car park 9.20am.  For more information networksuffolk.org.uk/event/word-in-song-music-ministry-conference/