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...Celebrating Christmas at 3C 

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It's a busy time of year for everyone and with so much going on in our homes, families, neighbourhoods and town, it's difficult to stay on top of it all. We've compiled this 'timetable' for the next few weeks, setting out the various events taking place and pointing you in the right direction if you wish to find out more.
 

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Advent Sermon Series

With so much around us to cause us to feel despair, upset and pain; we want to invite everyone to take this opportunity to celebrate and experience hope, joy and peace.

Join us on Sunday mornings throughout advent as we explore Romans 15:13
and the Hope, Joy & Peace we find in Jesus.

(You can catch up on any Sundays you've missed by visiting our sermon archive.)

Tesco

Saturday 10th December  - 10:00 am

Carol Singing at Tesco
Members of 3C Community Church will be gathering outside Tesco in Cam to sing a selection of well known carols.

Members should speak to Karen to find out more.

Hollies

Wednesday 14th December - 6:00 pm

Carol Singing at The Hollies 
Members of 3C Community Church will be meeting at The Hollies to hold a Carol Service for the residents.

Members should speak to Karen to find out more.

Decorate

Thursday 15th December - 6:00 pm
(Church will be open all afternoon...)

'Dec the Halls' & Prayer 
We're going to spend the afternoon and early evening decorating the Chapel & Community Hall ready for the next two weekends.
Come along for Christmas music, craft, refreshments and lots of decorating fun.
Bring the whole family - it promises to be a good laugh!!

The evening will close with a time of worship & prayer.

Members should speak to Phil & Stuart to find out more.  

Fayre

Saturday 17th December - 9:30 am & 2:00 pm

Who Let The Dads Out

The day will start with a Christmas themed WLTDO at 9:30 am.
Open to all Dads/Father figures with children aged 0 - 11 y/o.
We'll have bacon rolls, fresh coffee, story time, soft-play, crafts & more.

Speak to Phil to find out more.

'One Night in Bethlehem'
& Christmas Fayre

Bring the family to experience 'One Night in Bethlehem'.
The church car park will be transformed into a middle-eastern stable,
complete with donkey & sheep - Come in a nativity costume.
How many wisemen and angels will you spot?

    - Hot drinks, mince pies and hot food available.
    - Browse the stalls and pick up some last minute presents.
    - Enjoy some live music with your festive treats.
    - Craft activity for the kids.
    - Explore the 'Wonder Wander' figures.
    - Sing 'Away in a Manger'...around the manger.

Speak to Phil to find out more.  

Celebration

Sunday 18th December - 10:30 am & 1:00 pm

Christmas Celebration
We're having a 'Christmas Celebration' for all ages on Sunday 18th December.
Combining impromptu drama, readings, poetry and carols - we going to explore and celebrate the nativity in a less formal way than some traditional carol services might. Hot drinks and Christmas treats served after the service.

Come and join the celebration - God meets us in our mess!

Speak to Phil to find out more.

Warm Space
We'll open our warm space again at 1:00 pm.
A place of welcome warmth for our community during these difficult times.
    - Hot drinks, soup & a roll.
    - Free WIFI & device charging.
    - Access point for support.
    - Games & activities.

Speak to Karoline to find out more.  

ChristmasDay

Sunday 25th December - 10:00 am

Christmas Morning Service
Our Christmas Morning Service is an opportunity to gather and rejoice in the good news, first announced over 2000 years ago...

"...a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11

We'll sing to celebrate the good news, give thanks to God in prayer and share a brief reflection whilst taking communion.  

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If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

New to Church?...

A brief introduction to 3C Community Church.

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Sunday Worship...

This is an overview of a typical Sunday morning service so that you'll know, beforehand, what to expect when you visit.
 

Where and When

We meet in the Chapel (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access via a paved ramp, and T-loop packs for anyone who needs them. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is an accessible toilet in the community hall.

Our Service

The service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our members. This is usually followed by a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 3 or 4 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Créche (0 months to 4 years). Parents/carers of younger children are welcome to use our créche facilities but they must remain with their child at all times.
  • Trailblazers (4-11 years)
  • Young people (11+ years) Stay in the service

It's best to register your children for their groups before the service begins - just speak to a member of our welcome team. Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the appropriate time someone will announce that our younger members will now go to their various groups. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we may pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Your children will be brought back to the chapel at the end of their session.

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Getting Connected...

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some mornings and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join. We can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make sure things run smoothly, you'll need to talk to one of the leaders about joining a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Nursing Home Services
  • Children's clubs
  • Crafting club
  • Warm Space
  • Foodbank
     

A Note from Phil, our Pastor...

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Phil, Becks, Alice & Martha

Becks, Alice and I joined 3C in 2018. Since then Martha has been born, there's been a global pandemic and we've finally moved into the neighbourhood. I work full time for the church whilst Becks works as a music teacher at a secondary school in Gloucester during the week. We know that God led us to 3C and this ministry. He's been shaping us as individuals, a couple and a family to serve Him here in Cam.

Becks uses her musical gifts to serve God and the congregation as part of the music ministry team. She is also heading up the Sunday morning kids ministry - 'Trailblazers'. I lead the church eldership team along with some of our ministry teams. Though I've recently enjoyed a major church building maintenance project, my deepest joy is found in sharing the Word of Life with God's people.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Every Blessing,

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Get in touch

If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome!
Get in touch using the form below and we can arrange a day & time that suits you.
 
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We'll contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.