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
Electoral Roll *** New Electoral Roll *** – This year we have to create a completely new electoral roll (ER). COMPLETE your form today. The ER is the formal list of church members, says you delight to be at Christ Church and support our aims and values. It also allows you to vote at our 2019 Annual Meeting (Wednesday, 27th March, 8pm).
Ann Gray, - Ann's funeral is on Monday 25th February at 1.30pm at Christ Church.
Muriel Priddin – Muriel's funeral is on Wed. 6th March at 12.15pm at the Crematorium.
This week’s events include:
Daytime Alpha Course continues 9.30am Thursday 28th Feb at Christ Church, Dudley Street, MK40 3SX with light refreshments.
Men's Social - Thursday 28th February. Pub night at the Wellington Arms, Wellington St, Bedford MK40 2JX any time from 8pm. P(O)INTS of View. Discuss any topic on your mind over a pint. Followed by a curry if anyone is interested. No need to book just turn up.
World Day of Prayer - Friday 1st March, Praying for Slovenia. A service for everyone: 2pm at St Paul's Church, Bedford (replaces Go4Gold) and 7.30pm at Putnoe Heights Church.
Ladies Late Breakfast - Saturday 2nd March 10.30-11.45am Helen Baly from Three Rivers is our breakfast speaker. Ladies of all ages very welcome. To help with catering please sign up if you can, otherwise just turn up. Do bring friends, neighbours, relations!
Sunday Walks begin again on Sunday 3rd March. Meet at church car park 2pm share cars to Elstow to walk and return to Wendy Pegg's home for tea and cake. Join us if you can.
Other notices and activities
Quiz Night - Saturday 9th March at Christ Church at 7pm in aid of the work of Pilgrims' Friends Society. Suggested donation £5. Build your own team of six or let us know and we can sort a team for you to join. Contact RB or the contact name on the poster/flyer.
You can help serve our mission and ministry
Paid VACANCY - Early Years Leader for Christ Church Pre-School. Our Pre-School is recruiting for an Early Years Leader, for the summer term onwards. Ask at the church office for details. Closing date 27th February.
Church Halls Cleaner at Christ Church for 1 hour 30 minutes on Monday mornings and same on Friday afternoons – duties include vacuuming carpets and dusting. If you are interested, please contact Dawn Hire Centre Manager for further information and for details of how to apply.
Hub Welcomers – do you like to welcome local people to our new halls and rooms? We need day-time Hub welcomers to serve on a rota to make our halls the friendliest in town. Please contact Dawn to offer a few regular hours.
Magazine Editor and/or Magazine layout – Sarah Cottenden is stepping down after the April edition. Can you help build our sense of family and community, following up leads and pulling together an interesting magazine that speaks to us and our community?
Mini bus driverto take our young people to St Neots 6.30-9.30pm on 5 April.
Visitors wanted On Friday morning David Gundry drove Ian Brown to Stoke Mandeville Hospital near Aylesbury to begin further treatment: please pray for him that he will make continued progress. It will be harder now for Katharine to visit him; if you would be willing and able to see him on a rota, please contact Edward or Margaret Tufnell.
“Mamma Mia: Here we sing again” ABBA Evening– Saturday 16th March 7pm at Christ Church £12.50 adults £8 children/students. A fun evening with Greek food, quizzes and dancing. For tickets contact Gillian Lindley or one of the Malawi team.