Building for the Future
Building for the Future

STEPPINGSTONES

From The Minister

 

Endings can be creative and thankful moments, but they can also be hard with
concealed feelings of disappointment and regret. However, as I conclude my time
with you I have a thankful heart as I recall God’s goodness. Thank you for the privilege
and the honour of being your Minister.
As I leave I am reminded of the times when I have come alongside you; on occasions
of loss or illness, and at times of celebration and joy. Thank you for letting me
accompany you in those holy moments. It is likely, though, that I haven’t met
everyone’s expectations, but I hope you will remember the ministry I offered as one
that expressed God’s love and encouragement especially as you now journey on. I
hope I have encouraged you in the Faith and that that has strengthened you in your
resolve to remain true to Christ.
Thank you for the respect, love and support you have shown me and my family. I
ask forgiveness for any mistakes I may have made.
As I leave, I carry with me all that I have learned. Thank you for encouraging me and
aiding my growth as a Christian leader. I cherish the memories you have afforded me
and I will remember you with affection in my prayers.
Praise and Thanksgiving!
PLEASE NOTE that there will be no morning worship in any of our churches on
Sunday 31st July
. This is because we are uniting together at Cecil’s final service on that
afternoon at 2.30pm to mark the closure of Epping Methodist Church. The service will
be conducted jointly by Cecil and Blair in their capacities as the Area Co-Chairs. Cecil will
preach.
Following the service everyone is invited to the serving of refreshments. Along with the
Area family of churches, it will be a final opportunity to say ‘goodbye’ to Cecil and
Samantha.

Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning & Sale on Saturday 26th March raised £105.00 plus £19.00
from the Quiz sheets making a total of £124 For Send a Cow. Helping others to help themselves. Thank you to Brenda for compiling the Quiz sheets once again.
The next Coffee Morning on 30th April will be for the Ukraine Appeal

 

 

.Good Friday Walk of Witness
This year we were able to hold this having had to cancel 2020 and doing a virtual walk around our churches online in 2021! We followed our usual pattern beginning at St. James’ and then proceeding to St. Helen’s and St. Martin’s, before finishing in our  . The number of people taking part gradually increased as we went round the churches until we had over 40 in our church and sharing in fellowship together in our Hall over the refreshments. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare everything beforehand, and those who helped out serving up the teas and coffees. After taking out expenses, we were able to add £90 to the Ukraine appeal and must thank all who attended for their generosity.

We are located at:

ONGAR UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

HIGH STREET

ONGAR

CM5 9EA

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