Our new short series for lent starts this Sunday with The Gift of Celebration, Exodus 23:14-16 & Psalm 145:1-7. Do join us at 9am or 10.30am in church. You can also join us as usual every Sunday at 10.30am on our live stream HERE.
If you have missed any of our services or want to watch them again do subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest updates and past video’s www.youtube.com/ChristChurchWare
Many of us are praying deeply for the situation in Ukraine. If you are considering hosting a refugee family here in Ware or the surrounding area could you please let the office know, as we are looking to put together a support team to help. If you could also register with the www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk as we have registered with them as a church also. Thank you.
Our Legacy Project
Blessing others as we have been blessed
The people of Christ Church have always embraced opportunities to use our resources to reach out to others. The recent redevelopment of the office and the Church building was purposed to underpin this vision for a generation to come.
Continuing on this theme, the PCC has recommitted to complete the original objectives of the redevelopment project, and to raise the last of the funds needed to enable the Church to be “debt free”. Included as a key objective of the project is that10% of all personal gifting for the redevelopment should be used to create lasting legacy projects which bless others.
The many relationships that Christ Church already enjoys will form the core of our focus to become recipients of our legacy funding - and projects that enable others to learn of God’s word, to grow in faith and to have a long lasting kingdom impact are our mission.
A huge thank you to all those of you have given over £1million towards the project, the last Gap is £150,000 that we would like to raise in this Easter season and if you would like to join in with thanks for all that God is doing through us the link is: www.christchurchware.co.uk/giving
If you would like more info on giving please do talk to Sam Rich our treasurer and for more information on the legacy project please do contact Steve Elliott (team leader) via the church office.
The next Seven Service is on 27th March.
We are very grateful that Martin has agreed to delay leaving us until 24th May. We have revised the job description and are re-advertising for the position of Operations Manager – please do see the website for details.
If you know anyone who would be interested or suitable do encourage them to talk to the wardens or John Hookway.
Swindon Male Voice Choir
An evening of music and song as the Swindon Male Voice Choir share songs from their wide repertoire interwoven with special guest performances. Saturday 2nd April 2022 7pm - 9:30pm Christ Church, Ware.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert starts at 7pm, lasting for approximately two hours with a 20-minute interval when tea, coffee and refreshments will be served.
Free entry with suggested donation of £10 (includes refreshments) if you are able.
New Wine 2022
We’re joining together with others from the church for Week A: Saturday 23 July – Thursday 28 July 2022 bookings are available here: https://www.new-wine.org/events/united22/ early bird is by the 6th of April.
Away day at home
For those that couldn't attend the Away Day, or who want to recap the talks, they are now on the Church YouTube channel, in a playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_GHQ02rGk&list=PLHVwrjC49jjngLNzKiHeZDQeq2YNC8fND
We would be delighted if you could share your reflections of the day with us. Please email the office.
Ways to Serve the Church
Are you looking for practical ways which you can serve the church? There are a number of areas we are looking for additional support especially on Sundays; Welcoming, Prayers, Bible readings, Sound/Media, Coffee, Childrens work. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities, please contact the office.
Things to look forward to…
Save the date, join in Easter café and craft in the church centre. The morning of Wednesday 6th April, more details to follow. Please get in touch if you have ideas or you'd like to be involved. firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Sunday Picnic – 10th April
Children's Church Palm Sunday family Picnic, for children and their families. Weather permitting, we will picnic on the school field, with indoor options available if necessary! No need to sign up, just turn up with your picnic. We really hope you can come!
If you are thinking of having your child baptised, please do contact the office.
We will be holding an adult baptism by immersion on the 24th of April, if you have not been baptised before and would like to consider this, please do contact John via the office.
We were saddened to hear the news that Canon Hugh Wilcox- long-time vicar of St Marys passed away at the weekend. Please remember his family in your prayers.
Giving at Christ Church
All our ministries are generously supported by members of this church community. If you would like to join them in giving you can give by bank transfer:
Account name: Christ Church Ware PCC Account Number: 00086783 Sort Code: 40 52 40
or see the website: https://www.christchurchware.co.uk/giving.html for more information.
God bless, John and the Christ Church Team.