Notices 16th February 2020 

Church Family News
Thank you to Steven Allin – preaching today as part of his postgraduate studies.

ELECTORAL ROLL “Christ Church is my church”
 Do you want to be on our official list of members?
THE ELECTORAL ROLL is being revised from 25th February – 9th March. The electoral roll is the formal list of our church members, those who delight to be at Christ Church and support our aims and values. Membership allows you to vote at our 2020 Annual Meeting (Tuesday, 24th March, 8pm).
If your name is not already on the roll, you would like to be included and are aged 15 or over, please collect a form from the HUB and return to Pauline Grimley ASAP

Other Church Activities and Notices
Open The Book Holiday Club - Friday 21st October 10:00am - 2:30pm (parents/carers need to arrive at 2:00pm for the performance). Pre-booking essential.  £3 per child. For more details please see flyers available in the Hub

Men's Breakfast - Saturday 22nd February 9-10.30am @ Christ Church. What’s it about? I owe everything to Him. I will do anything for Him. What’s the food? Cereal, orange juice, bacon & egg bap, croissants, toast & jam plus coffee/tea. Cost: £3.00. How to book? Email Look out for the email from the church coming soon. A valuable time to build up friendships and develop support networks.

Men’s Social - Friday 28th February. Curry evening at the Three Rooms, Kimbolton Rd.  Meet at 8pm.  Pay for your own meal/drink (not divided bill). Please sign up on the sheet in the hub or let John Betteley know at   Final numbers needed by 23rd February.

Ash Wednesday 26th February Holy Communion services in church at 10am and 8pm.

Left to Their Own Devices?  Run by Care for the Family this event is for parents, carers or anyone who is passionate about helping children navigate the digital world confidently. The event will enable you to ‘power up your parenting for the online generation’.  On 17th March from 7:30pm-10pm in Milton Keynes. Tickets £7 but if we can get a group of 4+ £5.  Contact AJ Wade

Foodbank – New volunteers wanted on the first and third Tuesdays of the month to serve Foodbank clients at Christ Church from 12.30-3pm.  Full training provided. Why not visit and see how you could make a major difference to those struggling. Contact Margaret Baron

Foodbank – please bring non-perishable donations and place in labelled box in The Hub. FOOD needs: fruit juice (long life), long-life sponge pudding, rice pudding, rice (small 250g/500g). NON-FOOD needs: washing up liquid, Toothbrushes, Toilet Rolls, Disposable Razors and Shaving Foam/Gel.

World Day of Prayer 2020 7.30pm Friday 6th March at Christ Church A service for everyone: Praying with Zimbabwe (also 2pm at Miracle Church, Alexandra Road, Bedford).
Four Counties Ministry Training Course taster day
Speaker: Bp Wallace Benn
Subject: Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther
Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 10am - 15:45pm
Venue: Christ Church Bedford
Cost: £10 payable on door (ex Lunch)
Transgender : Thinking and Living as Christians in a Changing Culture with Christopher Townsend Wed 18th March - 10AM - 4PM Central Cambridge Cost £10 (ex Lunch)

For your prayers this week
  • Pray for the appointment of a new Children’s Minister, interviews 24 February.
  • Pray for our Alpha course guests to grow in knowledge and understanding of Jesus.
  • Pray for more local families and young people to worship with us.
  • Pray for your workplace and to be an instrument of Christ’s love and hope there.
  • Pray for the church team serving Bedford Hospital Sunday service next week.