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Notices – Sunday 18th March, 2018

Welcome to our Morning Service which will include Holy Communion

Parents with very small children are welcome to relax in the back room and listen to the service on the speaker there. Older children will be involved in the first part of the service, then there will be activities for them in the Top Room.

A special welcome to visitors. All those who know Jesus as Lord are warmly invited to join in the Communion with us.

Today 10.30am Morning Service led by Terry including Communion.

6.00pm United Service at the Fairfield Centre led by C of E.

Monday 6.30pm Group Practice.

Tuesday 10.00am Rainbow Tots – at the Community Centre.

1.30pm Women's Prayer Group.

2.00pm Art Club in the back room.

7.00pm Bible Study at Jason and Anja's.

Wednesday 7.30pm “Amazing Grace” course.

Thursday 12.30pm Lunch Club

7.00pm “Filling Station” at the Riverside.

Saturday from 10.30am Church Spring Clean Day (see below)

Sunday 25th March 10.30am Start of British Summer Timedon't forget to put clocks forward 1 hour Saturday Night.

Special Service for Palm Sunday led by Terry followed by Refreshments.

No Evening Service

Coming Soon Thursday 29th March Passover Meal (see below)

Good Friday 30th March 9.45am Walk of Witness starting at C of E car park followed at 10.30 approx Service of Meditation at Baptist Church.

Saturday 31st March from 10.30am Decorating the church for Easter.

Easter Sunday 10.30am Easter Day Service.

Alpha Plus The Amazing Grace course continues this Wednesday! It is really encouraging the participants. Please pray that people's lives will be enriched as they continue.

Parish Nurse Ali works here on Tuesday and Friday. You can contact her by mobile phone on 07870 946475, or by leaving a note on her desk. Please pray for Ali & Gill and the people they visit.

Passover Meal Thursday 29th March 7.30pm This is always a special evening and a great opportunity to invite your friends along – they'll enjoy it! Please indicate how many will be coming on the sheet in the back room.

Church Spring Clean Day from 10.30am on Saturday 24th March. Please come and join the Working Party as and when you can.

Quote of the Week Most people draw conclusions about the Christian Faith by observing the lives of ordinary believers not by studying doctrine.(Gina Welch)

Prayer: Here are some of the things our fellowship will be praying about this week.

EBA: Halstead Baptist Church Halstead is a beautiful North Essex town whose names means ‘place of refuge’. This description is particularly apt for Halstead Baptist Church, as it aims to ‘reach up, reach out and bring in people inspired and transformed by the hope of the Christian gospel.”

For Prayer
• For the ongoing refurbishment of the drop-in centre – that it will be ready to open by June.
• For God to bring clarity in our search for a dynamic new worship leader and considerations of buying another manse.
• That God would continue to build his kingdom through the church in and around Halstead.

Adopt-a-Road: We are praying for the residents of Church Farm Road this week.

Personal: Jenny Mullan who is still in Ipswich Hospital.

Ivy who is improving slowly.

Ray who has a persistent cough and chest infection.

Anja and Family meeting up with her father at the end of the week.




ABC Dates for this Quarter (January to April 2018)




11th February (Sun) 10.30 Mike Caplin

14th February (Wed) 7.30 Start of Lent Course/Alpha Plus Course

15th February (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station

18th February (Sun) 10.30 Service with Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield – Bapt)

25th February (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service

26th February (Mon) 7.30 Deacons’ Meeting

2nd March (Fri) 11.00 WWDP Service (Fairfield)

4th March (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service

11th March (Sun) 10.30 Mothers’ Day Service

18th March (Sun) 10.30 Service with Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield – CofE)

19th March (Mon) 7.00 Haydn’s “Seven last Words” RC Church

22nd March (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

24th March (Sat) 10.30 Church Spring Clean Day

25th March (Sun) 10.30 Palm Sunday (Start of BST)

29th March (Thurs) 7.00 Passover Meal

30th March (Fri) 9.45 Walk of Witness + Meditation Service

1st April (Sun) 10.30 Easter Day Service

8th April (Sun) 10.30 Mike Caplin

15th April (Sun) 10.30 Service with Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield – RC)

23rd April (Mon) 7.30 Deacons’ Meeting

26th April (Thurs) .7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

30th April (Mon) 7.30 Church Meeting






ABC Diary Dates November 2017 to January 2018


14th November (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

15th November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

19th November (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service + Communion

21st November (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

22nd November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

23rd November (Thu) 7.00 “Filling Station” - Riverside

26th November (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service – Simon Goddard + Fellowship Lunch

28th November (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

29th November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

3rd December (Sun) 10.30 Advent Sunday Service

4th December (Mon) 7.30 Combined Prayer Meeting

5th December (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

6th December (Wed) 6.45 Last Alpha

10th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service – Advent 2

6.00 United Carol Service (Fairfield - CofE)

12th December (Tue) 2.30 Carol Singing at Aldringham Court

13th December (Wed) 6.00 An Evening with Tom Elliott - Seckford Theatre

14th December (Thurs) 7.30 Carol Singing round the Town

17th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service – Advent 3

3.00 Christmas Story + Carols

18th December (Mon) 3.00 Carol singing at Garrett House

19th December (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

10.00 Rainbow Tots Christmas Party

24th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service – Advent 4

25th December (Mon) 10.30 Christmas Day Service + Christmas Day Lunch

31st December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service

2ndJanuary (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

7th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service for New Year

9th January (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

14th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service – Mike Caplin

17th January (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

21st January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service with Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield)

22nd January (Mon) 7.00 Deacons’ Meeting


23rd January (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

25th January (Thu) 7.00 “Filling Station” - Riverside

28th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service & New Year Fellowship Lunch

29th January (Mon) 7.00 Next Church meeting




Dates for past Quarters

(April - July 2017)




Apr 25th (Tues) 12.00 H@H Planning Meeting

Apr 27th (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

May 14th (Sun) 10.30 Mike Caplin

May 18th (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

May 21st (Sun) 10.30 Service with Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield - RC)

May 22nd (Mon) 7.00 Deacons’ Meeting

June 10th – 17th Alison & Theronda – Jewellery & Art

June 11th (Sun) 10.30 Exchange Sunday

June 18th (Sun) 10.30 Fathers’ Day

6.00 United Service (Fairfield - ABC)

June 19th – 26th Art Club Exhibition

June 22nd (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

June 24th (Sat) 7.00 Quiz Night at the Fairfield

June 25th (Sun) 10.30 Service with Communion

July 2nd (Sun) 1.00 Church Picnic

July 3rd (Mon) 7.00 Deacons’ Meeting

July 9th (Sun 6.00 United Service – Sea Sunday at CofE

July 16th (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service with Communion

July 19th (Wed) 7.00 Church meeting (AGM)

July 20th (Thurs) 7.00 Filling Station – Stratford St. Andrew

July 23rd (Sun) 10.30 Start of Summer Schedule

July 31st – Aug 12th (?) Alison & Theronda – Jewellery & Art

August 7th – 9th Holiday at Home



ABC Diary Dates November 2016 to January 2017


8th November (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

9th November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

13th November (Sun) 10.45 United Remembrance Service – CofE

15th November (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

16th November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

20th November (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service + Communion

22nd November (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

23rd November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

24th November (Thu) 7.00 “Filling Station” - Riverside

27th November (Sun) 10.30 Advent Sunday Service

28th November (Mon) 7.00 Deacons’ Meeting

29th November (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

30th November (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

4th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service

5th December (Mon) 7.30 Combined Prayer Meeting

6th December (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

7th December (Wed) 6.45 Alpha

11th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service 6.00 United Carol Service (Fairfield)

13th December (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

16th December (Fri) ? 5.30 Carols by Candlelight

18th December (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service with Communion

19th December (Mon) 3.30 Carol singing at Garrett House

20th December (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

25th December (Sun) 10.30 Christmas Day Service

1st January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service for the New Year

3rd January (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

8th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service - Mike Caplin

10th January (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

15th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service + Communion

6.00 United Service (Fairfield)

17th January (Tue) 10.30 Fairfield Prayers

23rd January (Mon) 7.00 Deacons’ Meeting

24th January (Tue) 1.30 Women’s Prayer Meeting

26th January (Thu) 7.00 “Filling Station” - Riverside

29th January (Sun) 10.30 Morning Service & N Year Fellowship Lunch

30th January (Mon) 7.00 Next Church meeting (tbc)

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