13 October 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. 

Welcome to: Revd Jennie Cappleman as she joins us in our services this morning.

New Sermon series 2 Corinthians: Many of the problems in our churches today are the same things that the Corinthians struggled with. Just like the Corinthians, we get stuck in the here and now, and forget about eternity. Paul’s letter speaks to us just as it spoke to them - about the way of true discipleship. Join us as we start to explore just what Paul's Second letter to the Corinthians has to say.

Church Family News 

Harvest giving Just over £1400, including Gift Aid has been donated to the Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal.  All the donations will go to Light Up  a project to help bring solar electricity to the poor and isolated communities of the Singida region of Tanzania, East Africa. This will give them electric light and power for the basics of modern life - things that we take for granted - and reduce their carbon footprint. 

6th October 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.  

Welcome to: Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull, Diocesan Director of Ministry, who joins us this morning to celebrate Harvest and the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal (Light Up Tanzania), and Welcome to: Hannah Woodhouse of Youth for Christ who joins us for our evening service.

Harvest Gifts All gifts of food will be given to Food Bank after Harvest weekend. All Gifts of money go to Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal - use cash, contactless card, or cheques payable to Christ Church PCC Bedford and with Harvest 2019 on the reverse.

Church Family News 

New jobs at Christ Church

Site Manager (5 hrs/week) - develop, manage, maintain our buildings and grounds combinable or not with Weekend cleaner (5 hrs) – especially carpeted areas

Children's minister (24 hrs/wk) – coordinate/develop children’s ministry/evangelism

More details for all new roles from Church Office or link on website.

29th September 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 

Happy 61st Birthday to Christ Church – on this day 1958, our church was consecrated

New jobs at Christ Church

Site Manager (5 hrs/week) - develop, manage, maintain our buildings and grounds combinable or not with Weekend cleaner (5 hrs) – especially carpeted areas

Children's minister (24 hrs/wk) – coordinate/develop children’s ministry/evangelism

More details for all new roles from our website.

KEY QUESTIONS:

1)      How can we afford more people looking after the halls? In June, Dawn requested to reduce her hours from 20/week to 10/week so she could offer further support to her husband. Richard and Wardens (Andrew/Kay) agreed to this. The PCC therefore had 10 hours in the budget. After reviewing what was not working well in the new halls, these hours were allocated to Site Manager and Cleaner, so the changes are cost neutral.

2)      How can we afford a Children’s Minister? Our Resourcing IG were encouraged by the small increase in giving over the summer and advised PCC that a half-time role could be afforded. A suitable Job Description was prepared, and we look forward to continuing Becky’s ministry.

3)      Does that mean our general PCC finances are ok? Not necessarily ok, but better. Richard and the PCC were encouraged that the percentage of church households giving to the church had increased from 60% to 67% over the summer. It would be helpful for our 2020 budgeting to see that increase further. How to donate, see back page for details.

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Contact Info

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

Telephone
01234 327150