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
Help needed – temporary additional voluntary help with cleaning the new halls from now till 31st October. Please contact Rachel Bennett ASAP so a rota can be set up.
Events coming up soon and notices
Confirmation (and/or Baptism) – our next such service is Sunday 25th November at 6.30pm with Bishop Michael. This is a great opportunity to affirm publicly your faith. Anyone interested in exploring Confirmation (and/or Baptism), please speak to Richard Hibbert ASAP. There are 7 preparation meetings, exploring Christian faith and practice, from Sunday 30th September – 4.30-6pm.
Malawi Car Wash Sunday 30th September 9:30 - 12:00 Tickets on sale now £5 Venue: Castle Newnham School Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3EP. This is a fundraiser to help send the teens to Malawi (summer 2019). For more information speak to one of the Malawi Team.
Wanted: washing up liquid University of Bedfordshire CU are running a promotion project for students. Free gifts of washing up liquid with CU branding and info will be given to every flat on campus! Last chance to donate washing up liquid; leave in box at church; for more info contact AJ Wade.
Alpha next course starts on Tuesday 2nd October in Christ Church Halls with light refreshments. Alpha explores the meaning of life over 10 weeks, whilst finding out about Jesus and the Christian faith. Topics include: Who is Jesus? Why did he die? How do I pray? Does God guide? Is this for you this autumn or for a friend/neighbour?
Sunday 7th October – Harvest Sunday
We are supporting the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal, Give Peas a Chance, helping farmers in Malawi turn peas into profit – a great way to support Malawians.
Harvest celebration: If you have any greenery to donate for Harvest decorating please can you bring it to Christ Church on Saturday October 6th, between 9 and 10 am.
We are also asking for donations of fresh fruit and vegetables plus tinned/packeted foods which will be donated to Food Bank after the Harvest weekend (suggested items below). Thank you! Please contact Ruth Templeman with any queries.
Deanery of Bedford Choral Evensong – 6pm at St Andrews Bedford. Guest Preacher: Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull, Diocesan Director of Ministry. All welcome.
reason – 6.30pm at Christ Church – “He knows, the woman at the well” - Guest Speaker: James Pickin. All welcome.
Bedford Foodbank help needed in Logistics of delivering and collecting from Christ Church on Tuesdays between Noon and 4pm approx. This involves driving a 3.5tonne van from the warehouse in Manton Heights and unloading at CCB. Full training for driving, lifting and moving the loads. Flexible volunteering throughout, including lifting/not lifting. “This is a great way to serve the local community who are struggling with life challenges and need short term help” Nigel Greenslade has more details – see him on Sunday.
Bedford Foodbank – Specific food requests:Jars of Pasta Sauce, 250g/500g rice, teabags (40s/80s), jam, tinned vegetables/fruit/tuna/casseroles/stews/spaghetti/rice pudding. Please place items in the Foodbank collection box in The Hub (by the refreshment area).
New Wine United 2019: This family conference offers great worship, excellent seminars/ talks, entertainment, activities and groups for all young people. Dates: week 1: 27th July-2nd Aug, week 2: 4th-10th Aug. To join those going, speak to Laura Jewell or AJ Wade.