Latest News from Christ Church
It's nearly Christmas!
Christmas is nearly upon us, so this is just a final reminder of our Christmas services on Christmas Eve (4pm Christingle and 11pm Communion) and Christmas Day (10am All-Age Celebration with a short service of Holy Communion immediately afterwards). You can find all the details of our services at www.ccweb.org.uk/christmas including details of how to make a Christingle. And if you are coming to Christingle, don't forget the socks!!!
On New Year’s Day there will be just one service at Christ Church. This will be a reflective service at 10am (with no kids provision). Our normal service times will resume on Sunday 8th January.
Church Office Holiday Closure
The Church Office will be closed from 5pm tonight and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January. If you need to contact us in an emergency during this time, please call the office number (0117 973 6524) and follow the voice prompts to speak to the person on duty. We are sorry but this is for genuine pastoral emergencies only, and the duty person will not be able to deal with other queries.
Coming up in 2017
We are very excited about the New Year and are planning some significant events to take us further into the things God is teaching us.
On Sunday 8th January we will kick off the new year with a Prayer Sunday – prayer will take a high priority at each of our three services during this day, and we will be sharing details about “Daniel’s Windows”, an initiative to get us all praying more in 2017.
We also have a number of guest speakers coming during January to unpack what it means to be a blessing to the City:
Sunday 15th January – Philip Jinadu will be with us preaching at the 10 and the 5 and speaking about Love Running
Sunday 22nd January – Oliver Home, Diocesan General Secretary will be preaching at the 10
Sunday 29th January – Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol will be with us, preaching at the 10 and the 5.
The Spire Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop is another initiative to bless our community and will open for business on Monday 9th January, and then be formally opened by Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, on Saturday 29th January at 10am. For more details of the Coffee Shop visit www.ccweb.org.uk/thespire. To volunteer for the coffee shop, contact Karie Howard, the manager.
Kingdom Come: Bristol
On Wednesday 18th January we will be welcoming Kris Vallotton to Christ Church. Kris is the Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, CA, and on this day he will be sharing from his unique experience of pioneering as a church leader to help us explore what it looks like for God to transform a city and how we, both as individuals and a church can position ourselves to play a role in transforming our city and bringing the Kingdom of God to every sphere and realm of society. You can find more details of this day at www.ccweb.org.uk/kingdomcome and can book tickets for the whole day or just the evening session.
The next Marriage Course starts on Thursday 26th January running for 7 weeks. Each session includes a meal, input from the course leaders and discussion time as a couple (with no group work!) The cost is £90 per couple (with an early bird rate of £80 if you book before 9th January). You can book at www.ccweb.org.uk/mc2017. If the course is not for you, why not invite a couple who you know?
Reading the Bible through 2017
Increasing numbers of people have been using the HTB Bible in One Year reading plan, so with the New Year fast approaching we are encouraging more of you to start this in 2017. You can follow the plan online at www.bibleinoneyear.org but it works best if you download the dedicated Apps for the iPhone/iPad or Android devices.
Each day has a Psalm/Proverb, a passage from the Old Testament, a passage from the New Testament and a commentary from Nicky Gumbel. The App includes all the readings in one place plus optional audio and takes about 20 minutes to read. Just think, this time next year you could’ve read the whole Bible cover to cover.