It is a good time at Christ Church Baptist in Kings Langley. We have appointed a new Youth and Children’s Work Coordinator. Ben brings a wealth of experience and passion to this new role. He has not been appointed to do all the work for us or entertain children and young people while the adults get on with their stuff.
We love being a church of all ages. We want children to be welcome, happy and at home at Christ Church. Some of you will know that we run a popular toddler group and three youth clubs for various ages during the week. We also have groups for children every Sunday morning at 10:30am.
We want to build up our work with youngsters and their families at Christ Church – sharing the love of God with them. It is not easy to be a person of faith in 2017 in the UK; especially for young people. Yet we are all children of God and he longs for us to know him and his love for us. So you don’t have to be young to be welcome and a part of Christ Church.
Baptist Churches grew out of the movement we call the Reformation. 500 years ago this year a monk named Martin Luther rediscovered the truth that God loves us not because we are attractive; rather that we are attractive because God loves us. So you don’t have to be a good person to go to church. 500 years later we still haven’t got it all right. Yet we know that the love of God can bring transformation to God’s children of any age.
Whether you are interested to know more about toddlers, youth groups, Sundays, God, Jesus or to join us in sharing Good News why not find us online at christchurchbaptist.co.uk; search for ‘Ben Christ Church’ on Facebook or come and find us in The Nap during the Kings Langley Christmas Lights Festival on 2 December or at any of our activities.
Matthew Cooper (Minister at Christ Church)
Christian Aid Prayers:
Give thanks and pray for the men, women and children in your life this week as we mark International Men’s day (19th), Universal Children’s day (20th) and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th). Pray for the flourishing of communities across the world.
Teach us to count our days so we may gain a wise heart, a heart that gives thanks for the men who make a positive difference, that celebrates and includes children in processes of change and that tenaciously works for the day when violence against women is eliminated. Amen
Cinnamon Lounge: With grateful thanks
We are so pleased to say that an excellent total of £730.40 was raised through ticket sales and donations. Thank you to all who bought tickets, and all who came to the meal. Not forgetting our friends at the Cinnamon Lounge.
Date for Carol Singing in the High Street
This has been changed from 23rd to 16th December so we can join with our friends from TIK.
Read the Autumn 2017 Campaign Update from our Christian Aid Committee.
The Kings Langley Christian Aid Annual Report for 2016 is available for download.