News of Recent Events at Christ Church
Christmas at Christ Church
This weeks Notice Sheet Advent 3
A new Midweek Group for local residents
New Vision Statement
The Christ Church PCC have approved a revised Vision Statement for the church, this will be used as a guide as the PCC revise our Mission Action Plan. You can find out more about the new Vision Statement here: intro to new VS.pub
Thy Kingdom Come
We are keeping the church open for longer for many of the days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, and there will be various aids to assist prayer and meditation, including a Labyrinth to walk : see here for more details TKC poster
Community Of Christ the Servant – new members
The ‘Community of Christ the Servant’ here at Christ Church was founded back in 1983 and for fifteen years or so it was a vibrant presence in the life of the church and the local community. More recently the community declined but never completely closed down. On Sunday November 26th, the feast of Christ the King, five people were commissioned to work together to discern a new way forward for the Community, and three others will join them shortly. For further details see the CCS page.
House Gospel Choir at Christ Church
The ‘House Gospel Choir’ has started a new Community Choir in the Brixton area; meeting at Christ Church on Tuesday evenings between now and Christmas. Currently there is a waiting list of those waiting to join the choir but more spaces may become available in the future – if you would like to know more, or to express an interest in joining, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saying thank you to Marcel Berg
For several years now we have welcomed and benefited from the work of ‘Time for God’ volunteers at Christ Church. At the end of August our most recent volunteer, Marcel Berg, came to the end of a year volunteering with us full time. He has worked in the Charity Shop and ‘Food Cupboard’, at the school, with the Sunday children’s groups and in the Parish office.
Planning for the Future
During the June All Age service, as we discussed the significance of the bible readings in small groups we also thought about some of the implications for us as a church. The suggestions that were made were discussed at a PCC meeting a few weeks later and the PCC have now fed back the results to the congregation. At their future meetings the PCC will review the parish Mission Action Plan in the light of further responses from the congregation.
Tea and Cake for the Great Get Together
On Saturday June 17th we offered free tea and lots of cake to neighbours and passers by.
A great atmosphere, but next year if the weather is as good we will try free ice creams.
Congregational Groups Go Live
Members of the congregation are invited to join a ‘congregational group’; but this is not compulsory!
This initiative has been developed over the past year. Recently groups began to take on responsibility for some of the routine tasks involved in the main Sunday service, such as welcoming people and providing refreshments afterwards. This helps to ensure that the same people are always not left doing the same work. Just as importantly it provide opportunities for people to get to know one another better. So far this has been working well and has also proved to be good fun. Groups are also encouraged to do their ‘own thing’; maybe to meet to pray or go out for lunch.
If you would like to join a group please speak to one of the church wardens.