Tuesday, 7 December 2010

stories from the family - healed of abuse

Welcome to the fortnightly story from Christian Life Church, Shipley. Every fortnight we publish stories from the church family here at CLC. We believe in and serve a loving, caring God who desires to express His love towards us in all sorts of ways. These stories will tell you something of the type of God we love.

My childhood was not the nicest! I suffered years of the most painful abuse of various kinds when growing up and as a result I felt insignificant and rejected. I heard that God loved me but it never actually meant anything to me. It just went in one ear and out the other. I just couldn’t accept it.

However, as I worked through the issues from my past and allowed God to heal my emotional wounds I can truly say that I now KNOW the Father’s love, acceptance and inheritance for my life without question, and am able to walk with Jesus in a freedom that I never thought I could lay hold of. I am a beautiful, precious daughter of the King of Kings, an heir with my Saviour Jesus. I am so grateful to God and for the people at CLC for showing me the way and working with me to bring me through to a completely new place.


Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Events

Please find below the details for our Christmas meetings.

Sat 11th Dec 10:30 - 14:30 - Arts & Craft Fair

An opportunity to but some wonderful hand made gifts

Sun 12th Dec 10:30 - 12:30 – Worship & Word

This meeting will be led by our children and youth group who will present the Christmas story in all sorts of ways.

Sun 12th Dec 19:30 - 21:00 – Candlelit Service

This meeting is aimed at adults and the room will be set out in a cafe style with chairs around low tables. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served as people arrive and the room will be lit primarily with candles. We aim for this time to be a relaxing yet thought-provoking look at Christmas.

Fri 17th Dec – 18:00 - 21:00 – Party!

This is an all age party suitable for everyone. We will have silly games and serious games so that everyone can take part and enjoy. We will also be eating together and will be asking those who come to bring a contribution towards the buffet meal. This is a time to enjoy the community and family of our church body in a fun way.

Sun 19th Dec – 10:30 - 12:30 – All age family service

All ages will remain together for the whole time as we look at a different aspect of Christmas using various media’s to consider our Saviour’s birth.

Sat 25th Dec – 10:00 - 10:45 – Christmas Day Service

A short all age family meeting to put our focus on the One who it is all about on Christmas day.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

December 2010 Diary

Sun 5th 10.30am - Worship and Word
Sun 6th 6.30pm - Prayer & Praise
Sat 11th 10.30-2.30 - Craft Fair
Sun 12th 10.30am - Worship & Word - children participating
Sun 12th 7.30pm - Candlelight Service
Fri 17th 6pm - Christmas Party
Sun 19th 10.30am - All age Family Service
Sun 19th 5pm - Carol Singing in Bolton Woods
Sat 25th 10am - Christmas Day Service
Sun 26th - No Meeting