If you have questions about life and God we would love to talk and help you think things through. The best place to start is by joining us on a Sunday for the 17.00 service. From time to time we run short courses to provide a context for discussing and learning from the Bible, or we can arrange for someone to meet with you one-to-one. Send Francis an email to find out more explore@christchurch-heiloo.nl

  • English Christmas Services 2018

    An angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke’s Gospel 2:9-12

    We warmly invite you to join us for our Christmas and Epiphany services…

    Christmas Discovery! Service, Sunday 16th December 17.00 – 19.00.

    Come and sing your first Christmas carols of the season at this creative and interactive service for all ages. The service is entitled ‘The Heart of Christmas’ and will focus on John’s Gospel 1:1-14. Afterwards there will be a bring and share meal to which all are invited. Coffee will be available beforehand from 16.40 and a creche for 0 – 6 year olds will be running during the service.

    Christmas Carol Service, Sunday 23rd December, 17:00.

    Join us for traditional English carols, Scripture readings and the good news of Jesus’ birth! A creche and children’s ministry groups for 0 – 12 year olds will be running. After the service, you are invited to stay for Christmas drinks and snacks. We look forward to seeing you.

    Christmas Eve Communion Service, Monday 24th December, 18.00.

    A candle lit celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We will sing traditional carols and think about the meaning of his birth with a Christmas message for people of all ages. We look forward to seeing you for this special service in our church calendar.

    Evening Worship With Carols, Sunday 30th December, 17.00.

    A celebration in preparation for the new year.

    Epiphany Holy Communion Service, Sunday 6th January, 17.00.

    Celebrating God’s king for people of all cultures and nationalities.

    All services will be held at Ter Coulsterkerk, Holleweg 111, 1851 KE, Heiloo

  • Christ Church Heiloo’s Discovery! Service

    Join us each month for a creative and interactive service for English speakers of all ages and nationalities. Each time we seek to unpack a bit of Christian teaching in simple and engaging ways that everyone can connect with. The service is followed by a meal which begins soon after 18.00. Tea and coffee will be available from 16.40.

    Christmas Discovery! Service: The Heart of Christmas (John’s Gospel 1:1-14) Sunday 16th December, 17.00 – 19.00 with carols and a bring and share Christmas meal.

    January Discovery! Service, Sunday 27th January, 17.00 – 19.00.

    Both services will be held at Ter Coulsterkerk, Holleweg 111, 1851 KE, Heiloo just five minutes walk from the Heiloo train station.

  • Rivers & Robots – Discovery

    Manchester indie worship band Rivers & Robots have recently released their new album Discovery. Have a listen to the beautiful and evocative title track.

     

    Discovery by Rivers & Robots

    You are more real than I know
    Help me remember that I’m not alone
    Your word is life to my soul
    Help me remember that You’re in control

    ‘Cause when You speak I feel my heart burn within
    Teach my soul to be always listening

    Your word is a light to my path
    Help me remember You’re the first and last
    You are the beautiful one
    Whenever I see You I am overcome

    And You are never ending in Your ways
    I could search out Your heart for all my days

    And Lord I need You in my life
    And nothing else can satisfy
    Now that I know I was made for this discovery

    Now that I know I was made for this discovery, this discovery, this discovery, this discovery, this discovery.

    Words & Music by Caleb Choo, Jonathan Ogden & Nathan Stirling, copyright © 2018 Rivers & Robots (Admin. by Arkyard Music Services Limited).

  • You Are Invited to Join The Parenting Children Course Beginning Tuesday 15th January 2019

    Christ Church Heiloo Parenting Children Course (0-12 years)

    Why do the course? Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Children do not arrive with an instruction manual and no role we undertake is more important than parenting. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.

    All parents, step-parents, prospective parents and carers are welcome to attend. While the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for parents with or without a Christian faith.

    The Parenting Children Course –  Details

    Length: 10 weekly evening sessions starting on Tuesday 15th January 2019

    Course programme:

    Weeks 1 & 2 Building Strong Foundations

    Weeks 3 & 4 Meeting Our Children’s Needs

    Weeks 5 & 6 Setting Boundaries

    Weeks 7 & 8 Teaching Healthy Relationships

    Weeks 9 & 10 Our Long-Term Aim

    Course Leader: Nicky van Kiel 

    Day & Time: Tuesday Evenings 20.00 – 21.30

    Resources: Each participant receives a course work book

    Cost: €10.00 to cover the cost of the work book

    Language: The work book and DVD episodes will be in English with discussions in English/Dutch.

    Venue: Heiloo (address will be given after registration)

    Registration: To book your place or to find out more please email parentingcourse@christchurch-heiloo.nl

    You can find out more about the course from The Relationship Central Website

    Lastly, a reaction from 2 previous participants of the Parenting Children Course: “We went into the course with an open mind and as with most parents a few areas we were very keen to discuss. The content and the way that the leaders of the program approach each subject is very good. There is a lot of input from parents who have also completed the course and plenty of humour. The time to discuss and share allows you to think of ways to put the content into action and to identify with other parents with similar aged children. We are not a Christian couple, and this is not necessary as the material and the presenters are helping you better understand your children rather than any personal belief aspect of parenthood. In addition it was nice to see people in different situations, for example younger parents, older parents and single parents. Highly recommended for any parent wanting to have additional ideas and encouragement in bringing up their children.” Mike and Izaskun Watts, parents at The European School, Bergen.