This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalms 118:24
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


News Sheet

Services for Sunday - 23rd February

10.00am - Morning Worship, led by the Revd Dr Jonathan Pye, 

Chairman of The Methodist Bristol District

 6.00pm  -  No Service

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Mon 17th 9.00am Keep Fit
Tue 18th 9.00am Keep Fit
Wed 19th 2.30pm Jewellery repairs & alterations
6.00pm Communion
Thur 20th 2.00pm Craft Circle
7.30pm Jubilate Rehearsal
Fri 21st 10.30am Coffee & Chat
7.00pm Quiz Night

February Charity

The charity for February is ‘Christian Blind Mission. More information about the charity is available in the Christchurch Chronicle. 

If you would like to make a contribution to the Charity, please use the basket at the back of the Church.

Advance Notice for February.

WEDNESDAY COMMUNION

Each Wednesday at 6.00pm there is a celebration of Holy Communion to which all are invited. This service, usually led by one of the retired ministers who worship at Christchurch, lasts no longer than half-an-hour, but provides an opportunity to ‘Do this in remembrance of Me’ as Jesus bids us. Those who regularly attend find this valuable time of worship and fellowship.

Raise funds for Christchurch: do you use Amazon? Or one of a host of other retailers? At no cost to you would you like to raise money for Christchurch on your online purchases? (You pay no more; a percentage of the sale value will accrue to the church.) Visit

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/christchurchabbeydale to see how. 

There is always a box in the foyer for your donations to Gloucester’s Foodbank. 

The Community Roll: This has been updated and a new version is available. Please remember that the information contained in there is for your personal use only. 

To help cleaners and chair shifters plan their week, all Church bookings will be in the notice sheet as from this week. I hope this helps, thank you. 

Banners

After a very extended break the banner making group are planning to meet again on a regular basis.  

Prayer Lunch

The Prayer Lunch which has not been held over the Christmas period, will start again on Wednesday 1 February at 12.30 and on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Church lounge. Time is spent in prayer remembering current world and local situations, before eating a packed lunch, finishing at 1.30. Drinks are provided.

All welcome. 

Prayer Chain

For some years Christchurch has had a Prayer Chain, who are a group of people dedicated to praying for people during difficult periods in life - illness, times of worry, etc.  It is a very valuable ministry, one that can be done at home or anywhere, with new prayer topics being passed round the group by telephone. 

It would be wonderful to have more people involved in this ministry of prayer.  If you would like to speak to someone, you could ask any of the current prayer chain members - Pat Dettmer, Val Stephens, David & Joan Perkins and John & Olive Flemons, or have a word with Les.  People value prayer, so please think about being part of the prayer chain. 

Jubilate

Do you love to sing? Would you like to join us?

We meet on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm for practice and sing on the 2nd Sunday evening (at Cafe Church), and on the 4th Sunday morning. We do a broad mix of music as well as some 'hot off the press'. We are a relaxed and very friendly group and will give you a warm welcome.

Please ring Alison (417328) for more details.