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Church Family News
HRV – “Let this be our final” Gift Day
TODAY is HRV GIFT DAY for the final £70,000 for the new halls. Please pray that God will supply this full amount, so we can look forward to their growing use.
To make a one-off gift, please ideally use this HRV account:
Christ Church PCC Bedford / 40-52-40 / 00024581 / Ref: HRV[your surname]
2019 income - We need to increase our general giving to cover budgeted expenditure. Richard’s letter of May 2019 sought to explain our situation.
Thy Kingdom Come – Beacon Celebration at St Albans Cathedral
Sunday 9th June 6.30pm. Join us for this great opportunity to gather from across our Diocese to worship with Soul Survivor & pray for a movement of the Spirit to draw thousands to new faith in Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Cars/lifts leave Christ Church at 5pm, returning 9pm (approx.) Join Richard and others for this inspiring event.
NB: there is no Messy Sunday, prayer meeting or evening service at Christ Church today
Becky Guynn- Congratulations to Becky on her appointment as Primary Schools Worker with IMPACT, Bedford’s Christian schools ministry which we support. We’re delighted for Becky and that her family intend to remain worshipping with us. The Wardens, Chair of YPIG and Richard will be reviewing the role for the next PCC meeting.
Other notices and activities
In the Arena – Thurs 13th June – 7.30pm in Cambridge. Evening Conference to equip men for life’s challenges. Excellent opportunity to explore how God strengthens and equips you for running the race. £7. Cars leaving Christ Church at 6pm. More info from John Betteley or Richard Hibbert.
King's Arms Project & local artists present a Refugee Week art exhibition “You, me and those who came before" at King's House, Ground Floor Coffee Shop, Friday 21st June. Also, free film screening "Grow Your Own" starring Oscar winner Olivia Colman. Tickets £4.50 / 2 for £8 (includes regular hot drink). Middle Eastern drinks / snacks served. Doors open 7pm.
Weekend of Invitation – Sunday 23rd June 3.30pm - 5pm we are inviting our neighbours to games, art/craft, bouncy castle, face painting and cream teas. If you can help setting up or tidying away and / or make some small cup cakes for this event please offer to Cheryl Grint.
Ladies Weekend Away, 28th-30th June at The Garden House, Stamford. We have 30 ladies joining us, we have a few spaces left for staying over for the weekend and we would love it if ladies wanted to join us for the day on Saturday. Contact Rachel Bennett.
Malawi Quiz Night Saturday 29th June at 7pm. Make your own team of 6 or we can match you up. Tickets: Adults - £10, Students - £7. Ploughman's supper included in price. Licensed bar, cake stall and raffle. Please support this last large fundraising event before the trip. For tickets & further info please contact Kay Berrington.
Hawking, Dawkins and God: Science and Religion in Contemporary Culture St Albans Cathedral are hosting a lecture on 7.30pm 10th July in which Professor David Wilkinson reflects on the current situation of science and faith and suggests ways forward for education, apologetics and Christian mission. If you would like to go, please see Michael Bishop or Alan Cottenden.
Morning Out Leader / Magazine Editor / Home Group Coordinator – 3 roles coming free this summer – can you pray if this is where you can serve God’s work at Christ Church?