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.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Church Family News
Richard Inwood, Bishop of Bedford 2003-2012, who often worshipped with us during this time and father of two of our current mission partners (Hilary and Ruth) passed away after a short illness on Palm Sunday. His Service of Thanksgiving is at Christ Church, on Thursday 9th May at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Offers of help to provide “afternoon tea” are invited – Kay Berrington is coordinating the tea and would love offers of cakes and sandwiches OR sign up in the Hub
Coming to you this week
Prayer Emphasis Day – TODAY. Prayer Room available all day and especially at 9.30am-10am, Noon to 12.30pm, and 6pm to 6.30pm. Pray for our life, mission and ministry.
Easter morning sermon series: “Jesus is alive! This changes everything.”
We are exploring – in earthed, practical terms – the consequences of Jesus’ resurrection through 4 subthemes, each relating to the others but distinct in their own right:
- New life; new hope (28 April)
- New purpose; new perspective (12 May)
- New power; new possibilities (19 May)
- New commandment; new community (26 May)
GROW Group – new course for all those recent (and fairly recent) Alpha guests wanting to know so much more. STARTS Tuesday 30th April at 7.30-9pm in church halls (Room 5) – for more information, please see Richard Hibbert/Michael Bishop.
Coming soon – ways to learn more
Next course starts Tuesday 7May @ 7.30-9pm (Rm 1)
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? How do I read the Bible?
Each session involves refreshments, a talk and discussion. Is this for you or for a friend/neighbour?
Other notices and activities
All Inclusive Are you interested in learning how we, as a church, can better support people with Special/Additional Needs? We are hosting a Diocesan wide training event run by Urban Saints on Wednesday 1st May at 7:30pm. It is free to attend but you need to book - contact Becky Guynn via the church office.
Go 4 Gold Friday 3rd May 2-4pm. All are welcome to come for Ian Cooper's Radios and an Old Time Music Sing Along accompanied by Christine Harrison; refreshments provided; suggested donation £1.
Ladies Late BreakfastSaturday 4th May 10.30-11.45am in Church. Pauline Barber, Susan Henderson, Julia Lawrence will share what God has been doing in their lives. Continental breakfast will be served. Suggested donation £1.50. 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!
Church Walk Sunday 5th May. Meet at church car park 2pm for an afternoon walk in Clapham Woods to enjoy the bluebells and conclude with tea and cake at the Barbers.
Weekend accommodation for guests of the Alozie family 24-25 May. If you can offer a bed for the weekend to an Alozie guest or two, please contact Jude Hamilton via the church office. It would be wonderful to be able to offer a warm welcome to our visitors.