Our Mission Statement: "To enable everyone to be maturing followers of Christ, who experience and live out God’s love in every part of their lives.
Church Family News
Congratulations to Paul Boulter
Appointment: Vicar of Caton with Littledale St Paul and Over Kellet St Cuthbert, Forest of Bowland, north Lancs.
His Licensing is Tue 18th Sept @ 7.30pm at Caton. A coach & hotel is being arranged – please contact Rachel Bennett by 5th August to reserve your space. Cost: we will let you know the cost and ask that you pay what you can
Please pray for the Boulter family as we say farewell to them on Sunday 19th August. Their final Sunday is 26th August, before moving at the end of August.
Summer Holidays Sermon Series – God of Promises
God makes some key promises in Scripture, each offering huge encouragement and comfort if we truly take them to heart.
29 July - The Promise of Pardon
5 August - The Promise of Preservation
12 August - The Promise of Provision
19 August - The Promise of Perseverance
26 August - The Promise of Perpetuity
Holiday Explorers Thank you to Ruth Rawes and team for leading for us today.
A note from Colin & Trish Pilbeam - Erinna's wheelchair has arrived. She has been slowly getting used to it. Thank you for all your continued prayer, support and kindness.
For your diary this week
Ladies Social at Papillon, 133 Castle Road. Enjoy an evening of puddings & drinks together. Thursday 2nd August 7.30-9pm. Bring a friend with you. All welcome.
Church Walk Meet at church at 2pm on Sunday 5th August for a walk in the Elstow area.
Events coming up soon and notices
Wood from construction - more pallets and spare timber available from the north lawn. FREE or donations, if wished, via box in church or through Vicarage Door. Chopped wood is now available on north lawn - suggested donation: small bag £3, large bag £5.
Christ Church Centre Manager - Job vacancy – half-time (20 hours)
We are looking for a dynamic and well organised Centre Manager to take forward our work within the church and the community. You are excited to be:
Our first point of contact for hirers, potential hirers and users in person, representing Christ Church to our community;
Our main hospitality welcomer for all users of the halls, making everyone feel at home and promoting church life and activities;
Overseeing the lettings contracts and inspiring the team of volunteers supporting the day to day running of the halls;
Reaching out to those currently unconnected to church through marketing our new halls.
We seek a committed Christian, whose experience and passion prepares them to be a dynamic agent of God’s grace and love to our church and community.
Full Job Role/Person Specification available here
Closing date: 12th August, 2018 / Interviews 16th August 2018
This role has an occupational requirement to be filled by a committed Christian, active in church life. Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Two bedroom house available to rent from September£850 per month, fully furnished incl bills. Terraced house in Queens Park with brand new kitchen and well maintained house. It has a quiet secluded garden with friendly neighbours both sides. Easy access to local shops and only 10 minute walk from Borough Hall and the train station. If interested for yourself or a friend please contact the church office in the first instance
TransformWorkUKare holding anetworking event for workplace Christians on Thursday 16th August from 6pm to 8pm at Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford. There will be an opportunity to hear from existing group leaders about what God is doing in their workplace as well as finding out how to set up a new group. More details and registration form on their website - www.transformworkuk.org
Bike 'n Hike – Saturday 8th September. If you would like to raise money for Christ Church and the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and enjoy a good cycle ride, please obtain sponsor forms from the Church Office. Richard Hibbert is looking for co-riders – you?
A Pilgrims' Walk Saturday 8th September 11km sponsored walk in the footsteps of John Bunyan and in aid of the Pilgrims' Friend Society, see Rachel Bennett for more details.