Notices 10th February 2019

NOTICES – 10th February 2019

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus 7: 14, 8:19

Sun 10th Feb 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)

Wed 13th Feb 1.00pm Communion Service @ St Stephen’s Church
Thurs 14th Feb There will not be a worship evening on this date
Sun 17th Feb 8.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)


Sun 10th Feb – Cake Sale

We are having a cake sale to fund an outreach to children and their families this Easter time.  It is the National Easter Egg Hunt.

The Meaningful Chocolate Company have partnered with Christian Publishing and Outreach to produce a yummy resource to engage families with the Easter story. The cost to provide this will be £1.50 per child.

Please could you make cakes and come along ready to buy and eat cake?

I shall also be selling the original milk chocolate egg. A Fairtrade, palm oil and plastic free product with a book of the Easter story. The RRP is £3.99 but you may wish to add a donation towards funding the National Easter Egg Hunt.

Sam Lockstone – Children’s Worker St John’s Church


Cake Sale timetable

Following suggestions from members of the Church family, the table below shows the charities and other organisations that this year’s cake sales will raise funds for. If you have a suggestion for the August date, please let me know.

Here’s to another year of fantastic baking and fundraising!

Jo Coates


Date Fundraising for
10th March Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service
7th April St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney
5th May Christian Aid
9th  June Westbrook holiday bookstall
14th July Loughton Food Bank
11th August Open for suggestions
8th September Moorfields Eye charity
13th October Operation Christmas Child
10th November British Legion Poppy Appeal
8th December Loughton Food Bank


Sat 9th Feb – 100 Men of Prayer

Come and join us at the next prayer for 100 men event.

3.00-5.00pm at Highams Park Baptist Church, Cavendish Road, E4 9NG.   We want God to be over our lives and see the vision begun by John Wesley come to life in our time and land.  It is rewarding when we ask the Lord to raise up a 100 men and we pray for what is laid on our hearts.


Mon 11th Feb – MU Meeting

We will be meeting in St John’s Church at 8.00pm.  This month, we have Canon Eileen French coming to speak to us who is the MU Deanery Vice President.  Despite the Mothers’ Union name, men are also welcome to attend and become members. The main aim is to promote all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.


Thurs 14th Feb – Ladies’ Night Wine Tasting

Our next Ladies’ Night will be on Thursday 14 February at 7.45pm for 8pm.  Jeremy will be introducing us to some selected Italian wines so come and enjoy the evening.  There are only a limited number of places so it is the first come, first served booking system. As before, there is a small charge (£5.00 per head) for this event to cover the cost of the wine (nibbles will be provided free of charge).

If you would like to come for chat and coffee but not the wine tasting that is fine.  Just let us know and we will add you to the ‘nibbles’ list (no charge for this category!)

Thanks Chris Hawkins


Mon 18th-Wed 20th Feb – Holiday Club

Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church at 10am-1pm

FINDING God’s power £20 per child

Places need to be booked by 11th February, please contact

Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church, 28 Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5LW or phone 020 8559 0222


Fri 22nd Feb – Service of Thanksgiving for Derek Selby

There will be a service held at St John’s, starting at 2.00pm,  to give thanks for the life of Derek Selby.

All Church family welcome.




17th-19th May – Parish Weekend

The next Parish weekend will be held on the weekend of 17th-19th May.  More details to follow, but please put these dates in your diary.