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FUN weekend with steve mcquoid

FUN weekend 7th - 9th May 2021

Over the last 15 years our annual church weekends (F.U.N.) have proved to be a great source of encouragement, inspiration and refreshment for us all as a church fellowship. If you have not yet put it firmly in your diary, we would like to encourage you to plan to join us for the whole weekend as this has become one of the highlights of the year. Our aim is to produce a weekend that is For Ur Nourishment by deepening us all spiritually, and in fellowship with one another as a church, enabling us to be more fruitful in the coming year as individuals and a church.


Our special guest speaker is Stephen McQuoid, Director of GLO and former principle at Tilsley Bible college, Motherwell. Stephen is a widely respected Bible teacher across the world and is a good friend of FCC, having spoken at our church on previous occasions. Whilst all the teaching will be viewed online, Stephen will be joining us in person for the weekend and this will enable some church members to be able to speak with him personally, especially during the Saturday afternoon events, which he will participate in.


Stephen will be bringing three messages to us based on Jesus famous sermon in Matthew 6:19-34 with the title, 'Building a secure investment'. He will also answer questions after the Friday night and Saturday morning sessions when we plan a time of Q&A to follow the teaching. 

The programme for the FUN weekend activities is as follows:


Friday 7.30pm 1st teaching session (Matthew 6:19-34) with Steve McQuoid + Q&A (on zoom)

Saturday 10.30am 2nd teaching session (on zoom) + Q&A

Saturday 2.30pm Activity groups - if you'd like to take part in one of the following, please email Fiona at by Thursday the 6th May at the latest:

  1. 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Guided walk identifying birds (watching and listening), with Paige and Fiona, Gorsty Knoll (Milkwall). (4 places)

  2. 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Guided nature walk (Steam Mills) - with Niki and Alisa (4 places, or 10 places if two walks)

  3. A long walk with Richard and Sue Angell, starting from English Bicknor - (4 places, or 10 places if two walks)

  4. 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Signed singing with Kate Wyatt - online (6 places)

  5. 2.30pm to 3.30pm: A football quiz - Scott - online (6 places)

  6. 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Jackbox games: Online games with Luke (7 places)

FCC Flavoursome Cake-off

So this is something for everyone to get involved with - you don't need to sign-up!

Just deliver your cakes/bakes to the church garden on Saturday between 2-4pm, where we will take a slice and a photo.

Then you get to take the rest of your cake/bakes homes to enjoy! They will then be tasted by our in-house baking "experts", Prue & Paul (aka Linnie & Mike ).

Prizes will be awarded during the cabaret evening which starts online at 7:30pm.


The Treasure Trail is also open to everyone.

Take part in our family friendly, Treasure Trail through Cinderford Town centre. Starting at the Roundabout Café, where you will collect your map, follow the clues to hunt out the hidden spoons in various shop windows! Complete the puzzle and claim your prize from the church garden between 2-4pm on Saturday.


NB: The treasure trail will be open and happening across the whole weekend from Friday to the end of Sunday, but prizes from the church are only available on the Saturday between 2-4pm.


Saturday 7pm cake & cuppa (on zoom)

Saturday 7.30pm Cabaret performance 

Sunday 10.30am Final teaching session and service on YouTube.

Memory Verse Challenge

Join in the Memory Verse Challenge! You can request to have Katrina pop by and do a door-step recording of you reciting this year’s FUN weekend memory verse or simply record yourself and send it in via the Cabaret submission link - you'll find the form link below and it has been sent via email too.

Fiona and Steve McQuoid present a trailer for the forthcoming FUN weekend