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4th August 2019

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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 

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News about “Let this be the final” Gift Day

On 1st August 2019, our Treasurer, Ruth, advised Richard that the full outstanding £70,000 has been donated. The funds for the Halls Redevelopment are achieved, assuming those who have pledged further donations continue to fulfil those pledges.

The cost of £2.47 million is covered; the final bills will be paid this autumn and next spring, in accordance with the contract.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

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Church general account: Ruth advises that several current donors have increased their giving, but regretfully few new donors have begun to give to cover all day to day costs. Please pray if you can set up a Standing Order, say £30/month (just a £1 a day to help cover our church’s running costs). Bank details: 40-52-40 / 00020562 / Christ Church PCC

Help needed with our children's work – We need volunteers to help with setting up & putting away toddler toys on term time Friday mornings, serving local young mums/carers. If you're free and able to help with this please contact Mhairi Brown. 

We also need help with our Little Fishes baby (up to 12 months) group which runs midweek. Please speak to Mhairi Brown or Becky Guynn. 

Open The Book Holiday Club - Wednesday to Friday 28th-30th August, 10am-2pm: three-day holiday club based on the Open The Book style of storytelling. Places for the holiday club are still available - book your child’s place TODAY

"Messy Family Fun" Help needed Jobs available - help to set up/set down, general helpers, food preparation etc.  Session will run 11.00am-1.00pm on: Wednesday 14th August. For more information, offers of help to Becky Guynn  

Other church activities

Beach Trip The coach to Hunstanton on Saturday 10th August for our day at the beach is now full, but with cars also going we will manage to secure places for everyone so no one is disappointed. Over 60 folk going so far for some fun fun fun on the beach and all that Hunstanton offers! Contact Rachel Bennett for more details.

Create! Saturdays 10th and 17th August 10am-1pm, Christ Church Halls. Bring along your favourite creative hobby and enjoy homemade refreshments, music and company.  Optional lino printing workshop (by ticket only) available during the session.  More details from Jude Hamilton or Penelope Valleley or pick up a flyer from the Hub.  Suggested donation £4.50 (and £2 extra for optional workshop).

Helping Hands Day On Saturday 17th August from 9am-4pm we will be holding a Helping Hands Day.  Sign up for when you can join us or just turn up even for a short clean, 'many hands make light work'! All ages very welcome!

Bike n' Hike 2019 This annual event in aid of the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust takes place on Saturday 14th September. If you would like to join Richard on bikes – you can also walk/drive – please speak to him. Sponsorship is for the number of churches you visit between 9am and 5pm on that day, information packs are now available in the Hub.

Malawi 2020 & 2021 Plans for future visits to Home of Hope are under way: Adults in 2020, and Teens in 2021. To register interest contact Alex Mnazaganian, then find out more by coming to an information meeting 3.30-5pm on Sunday October 6th in church.

Confirmation (and/or Baptism) – our next such service is Sunday 24th November at 10am with Bishop Michael. This is a great opportunity to affirm publicly your faith. Anyone interested in exploring Confirmation (and/or Baptism), please speak to Richard Hibbert. Opportunities to discuss faith, God and Confirmation will be Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9pm, beginning 17th September.

Spring Harvest 2020 Richard and Sarah Hibbert, and others are going to Minehead 2 from 13th-17th April 2020 and are looking for more people to join them.  Please let Richard know ASAP if interested. (Spaces for couples/singles in shared accommodation available)  Early bird booking rates for Minehead 2 are available until 30th September.

Upcoming Events

Ladies Late Breakfast september

Men's Breakfast August

Contact Info

Christ Church Bedford
140 Dudley Street,
Bedford, MK40 3SX

Telephone
01234 327150