Christmas Service reminder
Following the government’s announcement placing Ware into tier 4:
Children’s Christmas eve service on line only this year: this can be watched via our Live Stream page, Facebook or YouTube Channel at 4.00pm on Christmas Eve, or on catch up afterwards. This is available because of the hard work of our creative team and many members of Christ church over this year. Thank you!
We are following all the relevant guidance and will be holding a reduced capacity in person, Christmas eve communion Service at 11.00pm and a Christmas morning communion Service at 10.00am. Entry is via ticket only and you can book a place HERE. Please note you must remain in your household or support bubble in tier 4 while attending, and not mingle. There will also be a reduced capacity ‘in person service’ at 10.30 on Sunday the 27th of December. All services need to be pre booked. If you have already booked tickets to any of our services and are now no longer able to attend, please do contact the office. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Christmas Day Service on line at 10.00 am will be available HERE as well as the 27th of December 10.30am.
The direct links for on-line Christmas Day and Sunday 27th December are:
25th December 10 am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPil6cZfpw
27th December 10:30 am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjvTGPugNMU
Carol service Bonus Material
As well as the catch up for the Carol service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWpUgCnDMDE&ab_channel=ChristChurchWare, we have uploaded all the individual Carol’s and readings on to our youtube channel for you to be able to enjoy over this Christmas, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRVC0lgFkP2SwFixQa6COeg/videos. Please do subscribe to our youtube channel for all our latest updates.
Our anytime Nativity Trail around Ware can be found HERE.
Why not try and find all the characters on a daily walk and enjoy the story of Christmas?
Sunday 3rd of January
I am looking forward to sharing with you the verse that the Lord gave me for Christ Church over 10 years ago, it is on my Study wall and I am praying it for us all. Rom 15:13 ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’
We are continuing to receive updated guidance, and as our team who have worked so hard this year and we want to make sure that they also get some rest over the Christmas period. Therefore the ‘In person’ service on the 3rd of January will be at 10.30 only. You will need to book via our website, and in line with the latest current guidance for tier 4, our children groups will be via Zoom.
The Livestream will continue through all Sundays at 10.30am https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/live-stream.html
Thank you for all your support, encouragement and prayers, this year. It is great to know that we have such a wonderfully encouraging and supportive church community here.
Please do continue to check out our website, email and Facebook pages for all the latest updates, as we continue to review, as all the latest guidance is updated.
Opportunities to explore Faith
Alpha On-line A new course will run on-line on zoom on a Monday evening, 7.45 pm start, ending at 9.30 pm. The planned start date is Monday 25th January and the course will run for 6 weeks.
If you are interested and would like want more information please contact Alpha via: email@example.com
To register go to https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/alpha.html
Highly recommended - The Bible Course
Would you like to appreciate how the books of the Bible fit together to tell a unique story, forming the basis of our faith? Whether you are starting out with the Bible or have known it a long time, The Bible Course is a great resource to deepen our appreciation of how it can speak to us afresh. Each session of just over an hour has a combination of on-line teaching, a clear graphical course booklet, and group discussion.
In the New Year many of our Life Groups will follow this journey by Zoom. We invite you, if you are not in one of our small groups, to join The Bible Course by participating in an existing group or a dedicated new group.
This could be an eight-week commitment or a new chance to be encouraged by continuing to be a part of a group. If you would like to participate or need further information please contact Richard Jarvest (Lifegroups@christchurchware.co.uk) or phone 01920 487267 or email the church office firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bereavement Journey We are hosting the Bereavement Journey for all those who have suffered loss this year starting on 2nd February 2021, further details in the New Year.
Prayer meetings: We have a church prayer meeting each Friday at 10.00 am via Zoom, for our church and community. Grab a coffee and join in. The link will be in the following email or contact the office (please don’t share the link on social media). Please note these will resume on 8 January.
For all Children’s and Youth Ministry Please look out for our email updates, or contact the office if you haven’t received them.
If you know of someone who needs support at this time, please do contact the office.
Please continue to be praying for us and each other. And may God himself continue to bring His light of hope and comfort to each of us this Christmas season.
Rom 15:13 ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’