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Come and See
A new monthly 'come and see' evangelistic outreach service with opportunities for personal prayer ministry will soon start on a Saturday evening at Christ Church. Please think about who you might be able to invite to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and be touched by the Holy Spirit. Please also pray for this new initiative
Duggie Dug Dug
Coming to Christ Church on Thursday 29th November to perform "The Christmas Angel" - hilarious nativity/panto for all the family - featuring new musical theatre style songs, carols and lots of fun and laughter. The story follows the angels as they deliver the news about Jesus' birth including a trainee angel called Eric who keeps getting everything wrong in a hilarious way. Of course, by the end of the show Eric realises the true meaning of Christmas! More details later
12th and 26th October: 10.00 - 11.15 a.m.
Fortnightly - for pre-school children and their parents/carers
Saturday 13th October: 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Woodrow Community Centre
Messy Church is an all-age form of church for children and adults with crafts, a short celebration time with story and songs and food. It is free and there is no need to book - just come along - but children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Each session is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month
Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Saturday 20th October: 8.30 - 10.00 a.m. in church
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday 27th October: 9.00 a.m.
Studley Garden Centre Cafe
Community Litter Pick - 1st Saturday of each month
3rd November: 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.
Please join us, even if you can only spare a short time, as we continue to work in our community - we meet at the benches by the pond in Matchborough - refreshments and all necessary equipment is provided. This is an important part of our service to the local community
Remembrance Day: Sunday 11th November
10.15 a.m. - Act of Remembrance at Winyates
10.30 a.m. - Walk to Matchborough
10.45 a.m. - Service of Remembrance at Christ Church
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
There will soon be leaflets and flat pack shoeboxes available at the back of church. Deadline for bringing your shoebox(s) to church is Sunday 18th November. Please remember to put in a suggested donation of £5 per box - essential to cover project/transportation costs
OPEN DOOR - Drop-in Cafe
Tuesday mornings: 9.00 - 1.00 p.m.
Open Door is a time when Christ Church will be open and anyone from the community can come and have a chat over a cup of coffee/tea. The intention is that relationships will be built up and support offered through signposting. Please pray for this time as we seek to help those who are lonely and vulnerable.
Each week we start with a 'thought for today' from 9.00-9.30 a.m.
PRAYER at Christ Church
Every Tuesday evening from 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. we meet in the downstairs room in the Church Centre to pray. This prayer time is an important part of our corporate church life as we are in a spiritual battle - so please make every effort to come along and seek God's face. During the evening some of us also go out prayer walking around Matchborough.
"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land. I will listen to every prayer made in this place, for I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be my home forever. My eyes and my heart will always be here" (2 Chronicles 7:14-15)
There is also an opportunity to pray every Sunday morning at 10.00 a.m. in the Prayer Room before the Morning Worship service
Support Groups are small groups meeting in someone's home on Wednesday evenings for fellowship and Bible study. We currently have four groups meeting and if you would like to join one please see Revd Richard