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
Welcome to Harrison William David Parkin, his family and friends as he is welcomed into God’s family through his baptism and christening.
Pigeonholes for post - Please remember to check your pigeon holes in the hub for Christmas Cards and other correspondence.
Halls Redevelopment Vision – NEWS of a new grant received. We are very grateful to have received a further grant of £5000 from the Allchurches Trust (the owning charity of Ecclesiastical Insurance) for our new Halls. They gave £20,000 in 2015, and this extra grant reflects their interest in the mission and ministry these halls now represent.
Alpha Course Starts: 7.30pm
at Christ Church, Dudley Street, Bedford MK40 3SX
with light refreshments
More Info: TEL: 01234 327150
January dates (some) for your 2019 Diary
Many activities start again in the New Year – here’s some coming up this week
Tuesday 8th January ROOTED 5.30-7.15pm - youth group for school years 10-13
Wednesday 9th January Little Fishes 1.30-3pm - carers and under one’s group
Thursday 10th January Ignite 4-5.30pm - youth group for school years 7-9
Friday 11th January Morning Out 9.30-11am - carers and toddlers’ group and Connect 7.15-9pm - drop in youth group for school years 9-13
Other key January events include:
Parenting for Faith Monday 21st January – 8pm in Room 5
Want to help the children and young people you love find God in everyday life? This course is for you! It’s not just mums and dads who long for children and teens to know God for themselves. Whether you’re a parent, carer, family member, friend, or church worker or leader, you can help the young people in your life develop a vibrant and connected relationship with God – whatever their age! The Parenting for Faith video-based course will give you confidence to share your life with God in a way that feels natural to you – and the tools to do it easily in everyday life. For more details speak to Becky or AJ or check out the website parentingforfaith.org. No pre-booking needed, though letting us know helps with refreshments.
Tuesday 22nd January Food for Thought – discussion group. 11.30am before Lunch Club.
Sunday 27th January – Malawi Lunch – 12.30pm – You are warmly invited by the Malawi team to stay for lunch after the 10am service to hear about the adults’ trip last summer and be encouraged by the teens’ forthcoming trip this summer.
Other notices and activities
New notice boards for your home – If you would like one, with or without a wooden frame, please contact Edward Tufnell and make a donation to the Halls Redevelopment Fund.
Is God calling you?Are you wondering about a call to some kind of public ministry in God's church? Free Diocesan event being held at Christ Church on Saturday 16th February from 9.30am-1.30pm to help you explore this. Includes speakers, discussion, question and answer session and lunch. Flyers with more details available at the back of church and in the Hub.
Foodbank – please bring non-perishable donations any Sunday & place in labelled box at church. Particular needs THIS MONTH: teabags (40s/80s), fruit juice (long life), tinned fruit, & rice pudding, jars of pasta sauce, rice (250g/500g), jam, tinned vegetables, spaghetti, fish & meat (casserole/stew), UHT milk, cup a soup.