Learn to Witness – Starts tonight!
What is the gospel, and how can we share it? Eight weeks of interactive training during the evening services in January through to April (not including prayer evenings and praise evenings) to equip and encourage ourselves for the task of evangelism. Bring a pen and we’ll provide the rest! Where: Priory Street; When: 6:00-7.30pm, Sunday evenings. Starts tonight!
11:15am Newcomers’ Lunch
If you are new to this fellowship and attend the 11:15am service, we would love to get to know you a bit better. We are having a lunch next Sunday 21st January 2018 after the service and there is a sign-up sheet at the back. Please put your name down if you can come!
Our leadership team will be going on their annual retreat from 26th-27th January. Please pray for them as they prepare for this important event in their calendar.
The first Church Meeting of the year will take place on Monday 22nd January at 8pm at Priory Street. As ever, important issues will be discussed so please try to attend if you are a member of CBC. Agenda and previous minutes will be available next week.
We need more workers and a lead person for our Thursday morning Toddler Group. Please step up to embrace this wonderful evangelistic opportunity in which to serve Christ. Talk to Kathy Larkman if you would like to know more about what this outreach entails.
Fancy a fortnight in May building in Tanzania?
We are planning a mission trip to Tanzania again towards the end of May this year (provisional dates 19th May-1st June) to assist with an (AIM) Africa Inland Mission building project in Sanga Sanga where Steve and Ruth Lancaster are currently serving. The proposal is to assist with some buildings that will provide accommodation at a retreat centre used for conferences and children’s work. Before these plans can be developed, we need to advise the team in Tanzania how many of us could go so they can plan a suitable package of work for us. If you are interested, please contact Martin Sheringham.
New year Ark
Come along and join us as the Ark starts again on Saturday 27th January and bring your friends. 10am at CBC for crafts, bible stories, songs and puppets, all finished off with drink and cakes at 11am. Aimed at ages 0-7 with an adult, but older children welcome. If anyone would like more fliers to take into school/ nursery/hand out/leave in local businesses, please take from the back or ask Heather Chilcott.
Women’s Bible Study
Study notes are now on the table at the back for the next women’s bible study which will take place on Monday 29th January starting at 7:30pm. Please chat to Kathy Larkman or Anne Holmes if you would like more information on these evenings.
Would you like help with daily Bible reading and prayer?
If you use apps on your phone, why not download and use something to help you follow Jesus? Read Scripture is an excellent aid to daily Bible reading, and Unreached of the Day enables you to pray daily for an unreached people group. Alternatively, you can access this material through a computer: https://thebibleproject.com/ and https://joshuaproject.net/pray/unreachedoftheday/today
Prayer for Mission and the Persecuted Church
There is a prayer meeting for the above tomorrow night, 15th January, at Priory Street at 7:45pm. The country to pray for this month is North Korea. Please also pray for the Presentation of the 2018 World Watch List in Parliament on Wednesday 17th. Pray that it will be attended by Michelle Donelan and many MPs. (See www.opendoorsuk.org).
MK Staff Training 2018
Last summer (2017) CBC hosted the MK Staff Training course for WEC International. The same course will be held at CBC again in 2018, from Sunday evening 22nd July to Thursday morning 2nd August. We are looking for hosts to provide accommodation, and help with catering and taxi driving for our participants. If you would like to help in any way please talk with Steve or Gill Bryant. Thank you!
Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am; mission and persecuted church prayer, 7:45pm; men’s fight night prayer meeting @ Priory Street
Thursday: Toddler Group, 10am; CMDAC 7.30pm
Friday: CMDAC 9.30am; Encounter, 3.45pm; Engage, 4:30pm; Energize, 5:30pm
Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion and other church activities 8.30am
21st January: Newcomers’ lunch for those attending 11:15am service
21st January: Praise evening, 6pm
22nd January: Church Meeting, 8pm
24th January: Midweek service, 2pm
26th-27th January: Leaders’ retreat
27th January: The Ark, 10am
29th January: Women’s bible study, 7:30pm