“I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Rev 3:20
I hope you have had a good week. This week we are looking at being Salt and Light in the world.
Call to prayer and meeting with the Moderator
Thank you to everyone who came to the prayer gathering on Monday evening and also those who have been continuing to pray and have shared scriptures, pictures and words. Please do continue to pray for the preparations and the meeting with the Moderator and Tiptree URC on 21st February.
On Sunday 26th February, Rev David Sebley is taking our service. We will be holding a short church meeting after the service to update everyone following the meeting on 21st February with the Moderator and Tiptree URC. Everyone is welcome to stay for the church meeting whether you are a church member or not and whatever age you are (children and young people will be very welcome). If we have to put anything to a vote, only church members will be able to vote.
Matthew Lewis and Maz Rattray are our safeguarding officers now. We thank them for taking on these roles and we also thank Stuart Carey for all he has done over the years in this role. If you have any concerns or issues regarding safeguarding, please do contact Matthew or Maz. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea writes: “In the past the fellowship have offered meals, cakes, ironing etc. for people who have had surgery, new babies or have been bereaved. We would like to start this again. Please could you contact me if you would like to be on a list of people I could ask to make an occasional meal etc. when the need arrives. Bless you all. Thank you Andrea”.
A few years ago we signed up as a church to the RightNow media resource. This is an on-line library of videos of bible studies and devotionals for individuals and groups. There are videos for children, youth and adults.
The church pays for the resource and anyone who is part of the fellowship can have a log on to enable them to use the resource for their own personal devotional and bible studies.
If you do not have a log on and would like to explore this resource please send an e-mail to email@example.com and I will send you a link to become part of the Plume Avenue group.
Just a reminder that, as is our usual custom, we have a baby box in the church porch for gifts to be placed for Aurora. The box will be available for the next three weeks. Fran and Simon have shared that they do have most things for baby Aurora and therefore with that in mind have said “we would really like to encourage people to donate a baby item to the food bank. If there are those who would still prefer to gift us something, reusable nappy inserts would be a good choice or water wipes which are best for new-born skin.”
Sunday 19th February Lunch
We would like to invite everyone to stop for lunch after the service on 19th February. This will be a jacket potato lunch followed by dessert. This Sunday is the last opportunity to sign up. Please sign up in the foyer if you would like to come and indicate if are able to provide a fruit crumble/pie and/or help on the day. There will be no charge for the lunch but there will be a basket and the sum-up machine available for donations.
Warm Welcome Hub
Thank you to everyone who has helped deliver the leaflets. Please do remember this project in your prayers and if you would like to be involved with helping on the rota or providing a cake, speak to Sue Watt.
This Lent we will be following the Purpose Driven Life book and we will be preaching on the themes from Purpose Driven Life. David Sebley will be starting the preaching series on 26th February. The book has been revised and we will obtain a copy for each household and will ask for donations to cover the costs – this is likely to be around £6.
There will be prayer meetings on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9.30am and the Zoom details will be e-mailed early in the week.
With love and blessings.