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
Parents and Carers of children at church – Please remember that responsibility for your children after the service ends immediately passes to you from the Children’s Ministry team. Please persuade them not to go upstairs, where there are likely to be fewer adults around to keep an eye out for them.
The Church Office is now back on site, emails are working well and we hope to have the telephone number working shortly. The postal address of the Church Centre is Christ Church, 140 Dudley Street, Bedford, MK40 3SX.
Heating in the main church During the next week work is being undertaken to replace the convector heaters in church and so access for events, during working hours, will be via the new main entrance in Dudley Street.
Car Park The church car park in Dudley Street has been surfaced and will be available for use from next Sunday (28th October). Please continue to park in the school car park at 10am, if you are able, leaving the car park free for those who need it.
Events coming up soon and notices
Men's Breakfast - Saturday 27th October 9:00-10.30 (New time!) Venue - Christ Church (New venue!). What’s it about? The Me I Want To Be DVD study by John Ortberg – Transforming my experience. What’s the food? Cereal, orange juice, bacon & egg bap, toast & jam plus coffee/tea Cost: £3.00 How to book? Email the church.
'Romans: the most influential letter ever written?'GOLD Project Study Day with David Wenham on Saturday 27th October from 10.30am-4pm at St Mary's Church Welwyn - see poster at back of church or visit www.goldproject.org for more details.
Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving – we will once again be holding a service of reflection and thanksgiving for all those who have lost a loved one, whether family member or friend. The service will be on Sunday 28th October, beginning with tea together from 5.30pm before the service at 6.30pm. Invitation cards are available at the back of church.
Light Party In church 31st Oct 4.30-6.30pm
Light PartyA great party to celebrate Jesus with food, games, craft and so much more. No need to book just come along on the day. Help is required to man activities, serve refreshments, chat to families and tidy up afterwards. If you can help please let Jen McAdam, Gillian Lindley or Becky Guynn. Thank you.
Wanted: empty and clean plastic milk bottles and glass jars with the labels removed please to use for Light Party craft activities. There will be a box at the back of church for you to put them in or give them directly to Jen, Gillian or Becky. Thank you.
Ladies Day ... Light of the World - Saturday 3rd November 9.30am-4pm at Christ Church. Worship, word, music & prayer: a time of fellowship & refreshment. Guest speaker—Revd Fiona Gibson; seminars & workshops, crafts, books & cards, bring clothes & accessories to swap for charity. Drinks provided throughout the day, bring your own packed lunch! (Suggested donation of £5.00 on the day). To help with arrangements please sign up or just turn up on the day. Ladies of all ages very welcome, bring friends!
Christmas Open Evenings at The Word and The Jaffa. At The Word there will be displays of Christmas cards & calendars and Christmas gifts, books, CDs, DVDs, mugs, prints and journals for sale. Thursday 8th November 5-7pm (Local crafts at Jaffa) Wednesday 14th November 7-9pm (Coffee & cake at Jaffa for £3.50) Tuesday 27th November 7-9pm (coffee and cake at Jaffa for £3.50). All welcome on your own or in a group. If coming as a group please let Joy at The Word know approximate numbers in advance on 01234 343353.
Lunch Club Christmas LunchTuesday 11th December, 12.45pm. If you, a relative, friend or neighbour, would like to come along to our Christmas Lunch for seniors, £8 for a wonderful Christmas lunch, please buy your ticket from the Church Office once they go on sale at Noon on Tuesday 23rd October. First come first served.
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, cup a soup, long life fruit juice, UHT milk, tinned vegetables/fruit/tuna/
casseroles/stews/spaghetti/rice pudding. Please place items in the Foodbank collection box in The Hub (by the refreshment area).