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Sue Edwards will be leading a 'Songs of Praise' service on 16th July. If you want to come along and sing your favourite hymn/worship song, you will need to tell Sue what it is! Let her know on 2nd July (at the latest) and tell her (preferably in writing)  what it is about the hymn you like.

A Pastor/Preacher has been identified to lead Rochford Methodist Church when Phil moves on in August. Further details will be available soon when all the details are finalised.

And a youth worker has been appointed to the Hub, to work with Simon Ford. The appointment is for one year and is being financed by the Methodist Church of Great Britain's 'One Programme' scheme.

The work to replace the flat roof and rooflights is still on schedule to start on 24th July. As this will be during the school holidays (when most activities at the Hub are not meeting) the impact on the life of the church and the Hub should be minimal.

There will also be work parties on 7th and 14th August to paint the outside of the church window frames and to re-varnish the front doors. We're open to offers of help, so if you know which end to hold  paintbrush, prepared to fetch and carry for painters, make tea/coffee, or supervise (limited vacancy for this aspect!), come along to practise your skills. If we do well, we might finish early so do come on the 7th or you might miss out.

The next 'Over 60s' Tuesday Lunch Club takes place on 11th July; there will not be a meeting in August, so the one after will be on 12th September.

You need to book a place in advance for the meal (so we get the catering right) or if you want a lift. The cost of the meal will be £3. If you are UNDER 60 but want to accompany someone who is over 60 then you are welcome to come along with them.
A handbill is available at the Hub advertising the Club.

A reminder that Sacred Space is available on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30. It is a chance to just sit still and think, or pray, or just step aside from the world for a bit. No booking is needed, just come in and sit down. Come when you want and stay as long as you need (but please do remember the 'finish' time).

If you want prayers said for yourself or others, just write it on a slip of paper and drop it in the prayer box in the lobby. These prayer requests will be read out during the morning for everyone to think and pray about

Nobody will pressure you, but if you do want someone to pray with, or for, you then all you have to do is ask. Prayers can be said for physical o.r spiritual healing, if wanted. Tea and coffee will also be available if you want it but, again, just ask.

This week's Notices can be found here.

And last week's can be found here

Fund raising:

We will be holding a Beetle Drive on 10th October as part of our church fund raising. If you've never been to one, you've never seen how excited someone can get when all they want is a final leg! 

We are still open to ideas for other fund-raising ideas, especially if you have the idea and carry it through. If you do have an idea, please run it past the Stewards and you will have all the support we can provide. We are especially interested in activities that can involve people from outside our church membership.

'Off menu' items of interest relating to the administration of the church exist on this website. If you want/need access to them, contact Dave who will give you the necessary details.

These items are:

  • Our Certificate of Employer's Liability Insurance which is required to be publicly displayed under the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969;
  • Our Church's Security Policy;
  • Our Safeguarding Policy;
  • A printable copy of 'When I Die . .' (a booklet to help your family by leaving instructions about what you want at your own funeral).

As usual, all services, activities and meetings are open to everybody, whether or not a member of our, or any, church.

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