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Welcome to CCB Youth!

 

Hello! Thanks for taking time to have a look at our website! Below you'll find a list of our activities as well as some resources and links that might be useful for you AND your parents.

If you're looking for something specific, you can navigate our page by clicking the words below:

Tuesday
Friday Night Youth
Late Night Worship
Friday Socials
Sunday
Consent Form
Youth Resources
Parent Resources
Social Media
Contact

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A Typical Week at CCB Youth...

 

TUESDAY BIBLE ZOOM


8pm on Zoom
For Older Youth 

We are about to start our new series on the Gospel of Mark.

Zoom details will be sent out to parents.

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FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH



7:30-8:30pm in the Church Hall
For school years 7-13

On a typical Friday, we gather to play some games, catch up and have a small discussion at the end.

Details and updates are posted on our youth Instagram and emailed to parents.


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Late Night Worship

 
We have recently introduced some late night worship at the end of our youth sessions on a Friday night. You don't have to stay after youth if you don't want to, but we love worshipping and having the young people lead it!
 
Worship starts at 8.30pm until 9pm (give or take a few minutes if the songs are long!)

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FRIDAY SOCIALS



For the first Friday of each month we have a social, this means no discussion slot and a new location. 

Our January social will be sent out in the usual email! Parents, keep an eye out!

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Sunday: During the 10:30am Service
In the Youth Room

For school years 7-9 

This is where the younger youth meet each Sunday for games and a bible study.   


On the first of the month the young people stay in the main church service.

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Consent Form 


We love having young people join us but it's really important that we know who to contact if an emergency arises. Please click here to get a consent form.

The form has a few tick boxes within it, if you are filling it out online, please put 'YES' at the end of each line that you consent to. Please send the completed document to Jess and she will get back to you (her details can be found at the bottom of this page).
 
We never post pictures of young people online or on our social media without parental permission!

We can't wait to meet you!

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Youth Resources



Note to parents: We encourage you to have a look at these websites too. Knowing the support that is out there for your young person can really help! 

We trust these sites, but it's still worth you knowing your way around them and the topics they talk about.

Headstrong by Youthscape - Promotes Positive Mental Wellbeing
https://www.beheadstrong.uk/

Young Minds
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/
 

Parent Resources



Sometimes it can be quite hard to know where to go for help, here are some sites that may be of use to you and your young person. Some links will discuss topics that are not suitable for young people to know about alone. These have been marked with '18+' because they discuss sensitive topics.

Click here for some more information on why parents are an essential part of youth ministry.

Online Resources:

Young Minds (Info for Parents): https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

NSPCC - Online Safety (18+): https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

NSPCC - Support for Parents (18+): https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/

Internet Matters (18+) - Online Safety Advice for Children Aged 6 - 10: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/

Internet Matters (18+) - Online Safety Advice for Pre-Teens aged 11 - 13: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/11-13/

Internet Matters (18+) - Online Safety Advice for Teenagers Aged 14+: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/14plus/

Youth for Christ - Resources for Activities to do With your Young Person/As a Family: https://twitter.com/YFCResources

                                    

Social Media


You can find us on Instagram: @ccbedfordyouth    

 


Contact



Jess

youth@ccbedford.org 
    
         
 
 
Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Our 9:00am service is traditional and style and lasts about 45 minutes.

Our main Sunday family service starts at 10:30am and runs for about 90 minutes, everyone gathers together at the beginning of the service. After a short time of worship together, we divide into different teaching and worship groups as children up to school year 8 leave. Our crèche however, is available from the beginning of the service.

At all-age services (60 minutes), everyone stays together for the whole service. Our weekly notice-sheet gives details of all important events happening in the near future and some guidance on topics for prayer.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. We are proud to be a certified Fair Trade Church.

Our 7:00pm Sunday evening service runs for about 75 minutes and adopts a more contemporary style with a focus on deeper worship and teaching.   

 

What happens to the kids at church?

Children

We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church:

Sunday Mornings 10.30am service:

Daring Disciples - (Babies to 8 years). Our weekly group for babies to 8 year olds (school year 3).
Passports -  (9-11 years) Our weekly ministry to encourage our older children in the experience and love of God, through story, worship, prayer, discussion, craft etc. Meets in room 5 during the service.

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.

For more information about our provision for children please visit the children's work page.

What about accessibility?

There are parking spaces next to the church halls but for the 10:30am service a larger car park is available at Castle Newman School just a few yards along Goldington Road. We have step free access from both Denmark street and Dudley street and there is space for buggies and wheelchairs in the Hub area of the new halls. There are baby changing and accessible toilet facilities and a lift to the second floor. Our sound system incorporates a hearing loop.

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Students
  • Foodbank