Dates Details Speaker
10th Jan Vision Sunday part one “The kind of church Jesus wants” Rob Tervet
17th Jan Vision Sunday part two Rob Tervet
“God can multiply the little we have to reach thousands”
24th Jan Life through the Spirit – Romans 8:5-17 Adam Mason
31st Jan Hope in suffering – Romans 8:18-30 Rob Tervet
7th Feb Relational Mission – Swap Sunday Jon Beardon
14th Feb God is for us – Romans 8:31-39 Rob Tevet
21st Feb Stand alone message John Wilthew
28th Feb TBC Rob Tervet
The Prayer Course
For the next two months our Community Groups are going through the excellent ‘Prayer Course’ produced by Alpha. The course takes you through the Lord’s Prayer with six short videos; all designed to fuel discussion and deepen your prayer life. We have four Community Groups that meet every week for friendship, prayer, mission and growth. To come along just contact a leader:
- Sam and Debs Page are leading a group meeting Wednesdays but during early 2016 Rob and Christine will be leading the group. Contact number: 07508521975
- David & Hilary Reger are leading a group meeting Thursdays. Contact numbers: 01953 453910 or 07985605609
- Andy and Emily Severn are leading a group meeting on Thursdays. Contact numbers: 01953 455474 and 07722443423
- Adam and Sarah Mason are leading a group meeting Wednesdays. Contact number: 07769681343
Sunday Services 10th & 17th January
We’re taking two Sundays at the start of this New Year to look again at the vision, passion and purpose that Jesus has for his Church here in Attleborough. We’ll start on Sunday 10th looking at the letters of Jesus to the Churches found in Revelation 2 and 3. On Sunday 17th we’ll look at the vital subject of multiplication.
Half Night of Prayer
Friday 22nd January 8pm @ The Lighthouse
A key moment to respond to the Vision Sundays and seek our Father.
Hospitality Sunday 17th January
Hospitality is the biblical discipline of welcoming people into our lives, sharing our food and our homes with others. The word hospitality means ‘love of the stranger’ – in other words welcoming people into our lives, especially those who don’t yet know us very well (see Hebrews 13:2)
How’s it going to work?
As hospitality is about ‘love of the stranger’ part of the fun is that it’s a surprise for the host who they are having over. You sign up and we will then let you know via e-mail where you are going for lunch a few days beforehand. A few practical things:
- Please bring a drink.
- Please don’t go to your hosts house until 1pm – you are welcome to stay at the school and help set down.
- When you sign up please share details of any dietary requirements and other needs.
Please let Rob know on Sunday 10th January at the latest to sign up.
Belonging to Church
At Christ Community Church we love celebrating commitment and diligently welcoming new people into the Church family. We run a course regularly to help explain our vision and values, it’s an opportunity to get to know us and join the Church formally. If you would like to take part e-mail Rob on firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Dates for this term:
- Wider Leaders weekend – 5th & 6th February
- 18th March – ENOUGH prayer night
- Sunday 27th March Easter Sunday service with Hog Roast TBC
Can you spare a moment to pray for our projects that serve the local community?
- Pray for our IGNITE project, that the increased drop-ins we are delivering on Friday nights would be a real blessing to local young people, that God will be welcomed to show up and “do His stuff”.
- Pray for our TREASURES project, there are a few seniors dealing with recent bereavements and some who have to make difficult decisions about ongoing care for spouses. We ask for God’s guidance, wisdom and strength for them. And comfort for those who mourn, especially as winter months can be a lonely time. We pray also for the team that as we reach out, we can reflect Christ’s heart.
- Pray for our SPARKLERS project, that the team would get a deep longing to pray persistently for families God entrusts to us. That we would serve well but also get time to have conversations that transform lives.
From June to August we asked the people of Attleborough one simple question: What hurts the most? We received over 1000 responses and over 50% of the answers people gave where about relationships. We are responding in a series of talks in our Sunday morning meetings. Come and find hope.
21 Sept Government
28 Sept Neighbours
05 Oct Colleagues
12 Oct Parents
19 Oct Church
26 Oct Children
02 Nov Husband
16 Nov Wife
23 Nov Sex Life
30 Nov Singleness
07 Dec God
Sundays at 10:30am
Attleborough Junior School
James and his family moved to Attleborough in April of 2007 and shortly afterward, joined Christ Community Church after a neighbour dropped a church leaflet through their letter box. “A ‘God-coincidence’ – as we had prayed and planned to move out of the city and into a community where we could sow and be sown into. Our old vicar in London, knowing our hearts, had tipped us off to look for a Newfrontiers affiliate church “where God’s kingdom work is being done in the community”. So when the Christ Community Church leaflet arrived through our letter box, Ruth and I looked at each other and smiled – knowing God was on the move!”
James is married to Ruth and they have two gorgeous children: Alexander and Breanna-Elisa. Both Ruth and James come from a project management background and often have their ‘fingers in many pies’ of both church and non church related activities.
Rob is the Emerge Team Leader at Christ Community Church. Rob and Christine moved to Attleborough in 2006 to be part of Christ Community Church. Rob works full time for the church, organising the daily ins and outs that running a church involves and supporting its members. One of the many tasks include visiting local leaders and organisations to share our willingness to serve the community and build the church up in this town. He loves cheesy Christian music, FOOD and visiting random places he’s never been before.
Rob is Married to Christine and they have two wonderful children together; Ophelia and Sebastian. Christine is also one of the churches Cell Group leaders. Rob also loves to pour his passion and talent for writing worship songs into his leading worship in church. If you join us on a Sunday morning you will probably hear one of Rob’s songs being sung!
“Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him Forever” Westminster Shorter Catechism
Roy is part of the Emerge Team at Christ Community Church. He is married to Sylvia and they have two grown up children, Daniel and Naomi. Roy was a founder member and elder for many years of Diss Christian Community Church. He has a vision to see a church that is both authentic yet relevant: “a glorious church”. He also has a passion to support new church plants in former Soviet Union Countries. Roy and Sylvia enjoy hill/trail walking and cycling.
The title of a book by Arthur Wallis: “In the Day of Thy Power”