SERVICES IN OCTOBER:
Usual services At Christ Church:
9.00am: 2nd Sunday each month (with Holy
10:30 am: Morning Worship and junior church. (Holy Communion on 1st Sunday, and all-age worship on 2nd Sunday of each month.
6:30 pm: Healing Service (On the 5th Sunday of each month)
What's On (regular activities):
Tuesdays : 10:15 - 12:15 Art Group
Wednesdays: 10 - 11.30 Parents and Toddlers (Church Hall)
Thursdays: 10 -10.45 Time for Prayer (Church)
11 - 12:30 Face to Faith bible study group (alternate weeks - next one Nov 10th)
Fridays: 10 - 1.00 Pop in lunches
Church is open Monday to Saturday from 10 - 12noon for coffee. Come along if you fancy it for a cuppa and chat. All are welcome.
OCTOBER 8th 10:30: Harvest Festival: Come and celebrate the goodness of God our heavenly Father: if you would like to, Bring your gifts of tinned or packet food, so that others, who are in need, may share in the abundance of God’s gifts to us.
Next Messy Church - October 22nd 2017, 15:30 - 17:30
Church Meeting: Thursday 28th Sept at 7:30pm. Come and share in the life and mission of the church.
•Refresher Course: Thursday 21st September 7.00pm – 9.30pm
•Foundation Course: Saturday 25th November 9.30am -12.30pm
This training is open to all but, if you need to attend this training you will receive a direct invitation.
Any queries please speak to Gill Constable.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Could you spare one hour on one Sunday per month to join the rota for counting the offering?
If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please contact:
Volunteer Forms available in the lounge.
Our Response to the London Fire
Christ Church Trustees have agreed to send a donation of £2,000 from our church to the Grenfell Towers disaster fund. Individuals may also wish to contribute in the following ways:
• A separate retiring collection today or next Sunday. Gift Aid envelopes are available. Please make cheques payable to
Christ Church Chichester.
• Donate directly to:
London District Methodist Church
Sort Code: 40-52-40 – Account No: 00030154.
Please mark the payment reference “Grenfell” to ensure the District can trace and process correctly.
Thank you to all who took part in this fantastic event - we raised £1077.23 for "Save the Children"
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN OUR NEXT PANTOMIME, Aladdin, SPEAK TO DOREEN FIELD
LOOK and See update:
In 2013, Our minister invited church members, and representatives from organisations using the church, to look around as if they were new comers seeing the building for the first time. Suggestions for possible improvements to the building were collected, and the 'Look and See' Committee was formed to prioritise the list and a project plan was drawn up including fundraising, and grant applications .
Phase 1 involved:
Thanks to all who supported donated to the retiring collection after the afternoon 'Sharing Some Eternal Lines' - £438 was raised for the Look and See fund. More importantly the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended.
‘High Five’ for Christ Church: The food hygiene rating was re-checked on 16 November and Christ Church has been rated at 5 again—the highest possible!
MESSAGE FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN:
Please read the following letter from the Secretary of Conference for the Methodist Church - sent on 7th July 2016
'Sisters and brothers in Christ,
I write to you from the Methodist Conference in order to act upon a resolution which it passed yesterday afternoon.
What follows is the text which the Conference agreed should be read in all our churches this coming Sunday, or as soon as is possible.
The statement is also shared on our websitewww.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.
The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church passed a resolution containing the following text:
The United Kingdom, as a result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, has voted to leave the European Union. In this time of very significant change and uncertainty there is a need for leadership which seeks the common good and encourages people to work together, to respect one another and to uphold the dignity of all.
The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world.
The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.
The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:
I recognise the you have many demands upon your time, but please do ensure that this important statement is shared as widely as possible.
With gratitude for our continued partnership in the gospel,
The Reverend Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Methodist Conference
Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Conference'