Notices 7th July 2019

NOTICES – 7th July

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus 19: 1-6, 10-12, 16-18; Hebrews 2: 18-25a

Sun 7th July 8.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Church Prayer Meeting

Wed 10th July 1.00pm Communion Service @ Stephen’s Church
Thurs 11th July There will be no evening service
Sun 14th July 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Communion (Ian Farley preaching)


Mon 8th July – Mothers’ Union Service

Change of start time to 7.45pm so that we are able to start the service in the Nature Trail.  Our annual enrolment and closing service of the year.  Do please come and join us.


Thurs 11th July – Ladies’ Night

7.45pm for 8.00pm start.  We will be having a fun filled evening.  Do please join us (at this point, we have a couple of possible activities in mind, but have not yet decided which it will be, so come prepared for a surprise).

All welcome, usual fellowship and refreshments.


Sat 13th July – Women’s Breakfast

9.30am-midday in St John’s Church All ages from 16 yrs welcome (16 yrs to be accompanied by an adult).  Come and enjoy some food for the body and food for the soul.  A time of food, fellowship, fun, thanksgiving, praise, prayer, sharing and learning together.  No need to book – simply turn up. Any queries or offers of help, please contact Abigail Farley or Viv Stevenson.


Sun 14th July – Cake Sale

We will be raising funds for the Loughton Food Bank. Please bake and donate the wonderful array of cakes and cookies that we usually see at our cake sales and help raise funds for this wonderful outreach…please read below:

Whilst we are all looking forward to the summer holidays, there are parents in our area who have applied to the Food Bank for help with feeding their children at lunchtime during the school holidays as without free school meals, they will struggle to provide a lunch for their children.

 Fri 19th July – Beetle Drive

Cutting Edge are organising a funding raising Beetle Drive.

Doors open at 7.00pm, the games begin at 7.15pm in St John’s Church.  There will be teams of 4-8, invite friends and family.  This event is open to all the family – we very much hope you will come and join us for a fun night out.

£10 a ticket (under 14s free), to include a cold buffet and soft drinks (please feel free to bring your own alcohol).

Please speak to Steve York on 07901 556888 to secure your tickets.

Sun 21st July – Church Lunch

Please sign up (sign up sheet pinned up in Church) for this time of fellowship and wonderful food.  All welcome.

Parentalk Course

Parenting is not an easy task and I know I need all the help I can get.  Care for the Family is a Christian organisation providing support and information to parents and about wider family life.  Here is a link to a podcast discussing what to do when your child lies.  It is aimed at those with children under 12, but provides insight into what may be happening with a child of any age. It is 15 minutes long, but is worth the time that is takes to drink a cup of coffee.

If you would be interested in taking part in a Parentalk course, do get in touch with me. Or if there are other ways that we as a church family may be able to support one another, I would love to hear from you.

God bless – Sam Lockstone – Children’s Worker


Sun 8th Sept – Baptism Service

We will be holding a full immersion Baptism service on 8th September – if you are thinking of being Baptised, please speak to Ian Farley


21st-22nd September 2019

Teaching Weekend

18th-19th January 2020

Teaching Weekend

1st-3rd May 2020

Parish Weekend at Home

More details to follow on all above weekends, but please put these dates in your diary.