Ukraine Appeal March 2022

The current events in Ukraine are heartbreaking and have caused us as a church and Christians around the globe to pray earnestly for the situation and the people, their lives have been devastated.

We made an appeal during our church service on 6th March for financial support to help with this humanitarian crisis. We have setup our giving route through Elim Missions ERA fund connected with Samaritan’s Purse and we were pleased to send your generous gifts off this week towards this effort.

If you wish to continue to support this, please visit Elim’s ERA page here with links to give online!

Thank you church for your generosity, we must continue to pray!

Day of Prayer – March 2022

Following the delay of our previously booked 24hrs of prayer at CCC, we are pleased to have a new date for a slightly modified Day of Prayer for the Church family here at Christchurch Christian Centre.

Due to Covid concerns and Pastor Dave’s absence we will now be holding a 12hr Day of Prayer off site with 1hour slots available from 8 a.m until 8 p.m. on Saturday 5th March. Instead of praying in the building, you can set aside some time in a place that you find suitable for prayer, perhaps alone in your home or perhaps with a friend at theirs during the timeframe you have committed to.

As we fill up the 12 hour slots, even with some of us choosing the same time as others, we will be united in our praying towards some specific areas of the church ministry and our town throughout the whole day!

The sign up sheet will be available on the platform at Church from Sunday 6th February.

It’s 2022 – Happy New Year!

It’s 2022 – Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a restful Christmas! It was so exciting to have our special Christmas events back in-person in December 2021 and we hope those of you who attended enjoyed it too. It was great to have some visitors with us and to see so many of our church members involved with all ages getting stuck in! Well done to everyone!

We’ve now moved into 2022 and we’re excited to see all that God will do among us in the year ahead! Our hope is that the challenges of the pandemic will soon fade and that we will all be able to move forward with less concern and without restrictions as we seek to further the work here at Christchurch Christian Centre.

As we start 2022, some COVID restrictions and guidelines are still being followed here at CCC due to the ongoing concern of the Omicron variant, however in-person services are still happening every Sunday at 10:30am with some social distancing measures and the wearing of masks still being encouraged. Refreshments have temporarily been put on hold as we wait to see what is announced in the weeks ahead. For those of you still not able to attend, we are doing our best to maintain an online service at the same time to provide something for you and to help us all stay connected.

If you’re able, please do follow us on our social media channels to keep up to date with what’s happening here!

We look forward to connecting with you all in 2022 and pray that you will know His presence with you this year.

Christmas in-person is back for 2021!

Christmas in-person is back for 2021!

We’re so pleased that we’re able to plan in-person events for Christmas this year after such a disappointing time of restrictions in 2020.

This year we have several exciting events planned for all different ages.

On Saturday 11th December in the afternoon we have our first ever Christmas themed ‘Messy Church’ which will have so many activities for children to enjoy with their families or carers bringing everyone together.

On Sunday the 19th December we have two different types of carol service, one in the morning aimed at all ages and one more traditional style service in the evening.

All of this concluding on Christmas Day with a short service remembering what Christmas is all about, followed by a Christmas meal for those who are alone and would like to spend the day in friendly company.

Visit our EVENTS PAGE for full details!

Please come along and join us if you can, we’d love to see you!

Hybrid Church | What’s the current situation at CCC? Open? Closed?

Following changes in restrictions relating to the pandemic, we have resumed some of our meetings, kept others online and some are still on hold for the time being.

What’s on at CCC in Millhams Street at the building?

So far, the following meetings are taking place in the building:

Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. weekly during which the Children’s Work – Sunday School and Glo (all children up to and including school year 8)

Midweek Prayer & Praise – Not every week but at least once per month (See our Twitter Feed for updates)

Ladies Bible Study – Not every week – Contact us for details

Courses – Christianity Explored Starting September – Visit our Events Page

STAYING ON ZOOM / ONLINE for now

Sunday Service ONLINE – Streamed at 10:30 a.m. for those who can’t make it – CLICK HERE

Communion on ZOOM – Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. We take this from home on Zoom each week

Midweek Prayer – Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. (check social media for updates)

Prayer Care Hubs – Meeting on different days of the week during the 2nd and 4th week of each month

Youth Care Hub – Meeting on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m on the 1st and 3rd week of each month

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Meeting Place coffee morning usually on Mondays, The Evening Sunday Service, Toddler Group and h2o Youth are still closed during August and until further notice. Some due to the pandemic, others due to the school holidays. Updates will follow when there are changes to announce.

To stay informed, please make connect with us on one of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and we would encourage you to sign up to our mailing list which can be done on our events page.

Well done to all who have stayed connected during this time! Thank you for your support.

Sing again!

The time has finally come! After 16 months of restrictions, we are now permitted to sing again in church! This is a moment we have been longing for and a moment that our worship team have also been very excited about.

On Wednesday 21st of July we held our first Praise and Prayer meeting back in the church and the sound of voices singing was cherished by all present. It was an intimate time of praise and worship and God clearly spoke with an identical word coming at the same time yet separately through spontaneous worship and a word brought by Pastor Dave. The Holy Spirit clearly moved among us in a gentle way with an encouragement to draw near, to long after Him, an encouragement to draw closer, not forceful but a bekonning from the Father to His children gathered. There is power when we gather together and raise our voices in praise and give Jesus the worship and glory due His name!

Sunday 25th July was the first Sunday we have been able to sing together as a larger congregation and it was fantastic!

We have made the decision to continue wearing masks inside for now, but that won’t stop us singing!

Join us at CCC on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and become a part of the song!

Devotional by Tim de la Cour – A fortress of salvation

Devotional by Tim de la Cour: Jeremiah 10:23-25

Devotional: Jeremiah 1:4-5

2 John 4:6 devotion from Tim de la Cour