Welcome to this week's CFC News, we hope this email finds you safe and well.
With a lot of churches reopening over the Easter weekend, I wanted to outline our plans for CFC.
With the restrictions in place on churches, re:numbers in particular, we feel it would be the most inclusive form of church as a family to remain online. Each site will host a Good Friday communion service to allow some form of ‘face to face' connectivity, and Easter Sunday allows us all to hear a resurrection story together, open scripture, sing worship in our homes and celebrate that He is risen.
I can’t wait to be back in person worshipping with the rest of our church family, and we will be in touch about how and when this will be commencing.
Andrew Gibson - Interim Senior Pastor
Our speaker this Sunday will be Laura Bell and she will be preaching from Luke 19:28-44.
Cafe Church Zoom - Sunday 11:15AM
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East Church Zoom - Sunday 11:15AM
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Brian Heasley will be sharing with us this Sunday on our East zoom call.
We are so looking forward to celebrating Easter together! Over the next week, we join the many Christians who have gone before us, making their pilgrimage to the cross, the garden and the empty tomb. While this year our Easter journey may look different as we won’t be physically gathered together, in many ways it remains the same. Over these next few days, let the familiarity of the movements of Easter week stabilise your soul. May these moments remind you that amidst a changing world, the story of Jesus has not been bent out of shape. His cross and resurrection holds us firm.
What’s Happening Easter Week
Monday - Thursday
From Monday to Thursday we will be releasing podcasts from a variety of CFC voices focusing on Jesus’ movements during the week leading up to his death. These will be available each day via links on our website and from our social media pages.
On Tuesday night at 7:30pm there will also be an opportunity for us to gather together via Zoom for some prayer, led by Priscilla.
On Good Friday evening we will have site Zooms at 7:30pm where we will take communion together and follow a Tenebrae service with worship and Bible readings from various people as we journey towards the cross.
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On Easter Saturday morning we will be releasing a short creative piece on our social media pages to help you intentionally engage in the day of in-betweens.
On Easter Sunday we would love you to join us for our online service where we will have worship, some teaching for our incredible kids, an amazing resurrection story from one of our members that you will not want to miss, and an Easter talk from our very own Andrew Gibson.
We know this Easter looks a little different but the cross and resurrection remind us that Jesus still brings victory in unexpected ways in unexpected places. Let’s expect the unexpected this Easter!
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Judith Camblin, our Youth Pastor, is moving on from CFC staff and is joining Catalyst Inc as Generation Innovation Programme Manager.
Jude has served in our youth department for seven years and we are so thankful for all that she has brought to our young people and our church. Please join us in praying for Jude as she makes this exciting change.
Our next Daughter's Bible Study is starting on Wednesday 7th April and will be hosted online via zoom.
We are so excited to be studying Priscilla Shirer's newest study, Elijah.
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Seekers provides programs and clubs for anyone P2-U6th!
All of our clubs aim to encourage community, learning and fun through a range of activities and programmes. Click here for more info and to sign-up for the events!
Dee Murphy, our fantastic Kid's Pastor, has created lots of great Easter resources and online services for our kids.
Click here to visit our website for all the information and click here to sign up for the zoom call this Sunday!
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