Welcome to City Life Church.
(Formerly Truro Baptist Church)
If you are new to City Life Church, or are thinking about coming along, whether to a Sunday service or to any of the events and activities that we hold, we want you to know that we will do our best to make sure you feel welcome.
At City Life Church Truro we love Jesus, we love the city of Truro and the surrounding area, and we believe He has got big plans for His church and this community.
Sunday Gatherings – Autumn 2021
The weekends at City Life Church tend to be the time when we gather in larger groups to encounter God’s presence together and be inspired, challenged, encouraged and equipped for the days ahead. Each weekend has a slightly different format and focus – you can see that below.
Because we recognise that not everyone can get into the building, or may not want to at this time, we will continue to livestream two gatherings a month on our Facebook channel, on 2nd and 4th Sunday. These will also be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
1st Sunday (ARISE and GO!)
This is an intergenerational gathering when we intentionally focus on the different parts of ARISE (a series of foundational principles that we build on as a church). The aim for these times is for everyone to explore, engage with, and really think about what it means to walk in these principles that are central to our life as a church.
2nd and 4th Sundays (ARISE and GROW!)
The emphasis these weeks is on building everyone up from the Bible, with more time given to creative and inspiring teaching and will usually be followed by a time of response to what we believe God is saying to us. While the talk is happening the children will go to Powerhouse or Youth groups where they will encourage each other to GROW in Jesus. These gatherings will be livestreamed.
3rd Sundays (ARISE and GLOW!)
The Bible talks about God generously giving good gifts to his children. The Bible also tells us that God has done everything through the Cross for us to experience healing, restoration, and peace. The emphasis of these Sundays is to really explore and experience this together. There will be a shorter talk and lots of time for worship and praying and ministering to one another.
Launch into Christmas
Sunday 12th December 4pm – 5:15pm
Slide in Bethlehem on a bouncy castle slide, Christmas craft activity bags, Magic, Nativity story, Christmas Disco, Junk modelling, Christmas nibbles & goodies…..
Why not come along dressed as a nativity character?
All the family are welcome to join us in this FREE fun event.
Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 19th December from 7pm
This Christmas, come and celebrate and sing pf all that God has done!
All the family are welcome to join us in this FREE festive event.
Sunday services Online
For those who do not feel comfortable entering the building we will still live stream our Sunday services via Facebook live from 10am on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
This approach will allow you to interact via the comments at appropriate times, such as when we pray.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:3-6)
Toddler & Baby Groups
Sessions full of activity, toys, outdoor play, craft, soft play, story time, music, friendship and refreshments.
To book a place please email: email@example.com or call: 01872 241984
Monday morning, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon & Thursday morning
Climate and Environmental Crisis declaration.
Ahead of world leaders meeting in Glasgow for COP26 in November to make critical climate decisions, City Life Church has joined with many other churches and organisations across the UK to declare that this is an issue that matters greatly to them.
As Christians we recognise that care of the planet is a matter that is on God’s heart and therefore on ours too. We recognise that God has called us to take particular care for the world’s poorest who are most affected by damage to the planet resulting from climate change.
- Climate and Environmental Crisis Declaration : Click Here to Download
Whilst recognising the gravity of the crisis, the church is also confident that there is hope for the situation and that humankind has the potential to bring about the radical change that is needed to address the challenge.
The church commits to taking action on both an individual and corporate level to minimise their impact on the environment and bring about hope and restoration. Their first steps will be to write an action plan by the end of the year and to hold a Climate Sunday service on 31 October to highlight and pray for the issue.
Walking in Hope Living in Glory
Our ARISE principles are partly inspired by Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn”. In this passage Isaiah is looking ahead with HOPE to a time when the GLORY of the God would be revealed.
Hope in the Bible has three main elements – a longing for something good in the future; what it is in the future that we long for; and the basis for thinking that what we long for may be fulfilled (the character, actions and promises of God).
The most common use of the word glory in the Bible is to describe the splendour, holiness and majesty of God. Glory, in this sense, it is often associated with God’s presence being known and experienced in a tangible way.
In this reading plan we are going to start by reading about people in the Bible that are walking in hope, showing us what it looks like when hope starts to shape a person’s actions, praying and outlook. We will then look at the many different aspects of the Glory of God. As we do, let’s think and pray about how this then shapes what we hope for and expect to see in our lives and communities.
Word on a Wednesday:
Each week we record a longer, more in depth talk which follows the reading programme. These are available from the church’s YouTube channel
We gather on Zoom Wednesday’s at 7.30pm to consider the related questions and pray together.
CLICK HERE to see the latest word on Wednesday’s.
We encourage you to arrange your own Bible study groups throughout the week to discuss these videos.
Please contact the Church office for details of how to connect to our Zoom gatherings.
Dads & Kids is back!!
At last Dads and Kids is back on! Starting in August we are going to kick off our monthly group again. Here are the dates for the next few months.
- Saturday 7th August
- Saturday 4th September
- Saturday 2nd October
- Saturday 6th November
- Saturday 5th December
There are going to be all the usual activities (and egg and bacon butties of course!) We really hope to see some of the old faces … and some new ones too!
You will notice that the church has changed its name – we are now City Life Church!
See you there if you can make it.
CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
As one of the churches in our city we are praying this blessing of God’s hope, joy and peace for you and your household.
If there is anything specific you would like us to pray for then please let us know through our website, by email, or by leaving a message on 01872 241984 and we will pray.
You don’t have to leave names or contact details if you would rather stay anonymous, we can still pray.
CLICK HERE to send us your prayer requests.
Psalm 23 by our
Powerhouse Children & Team
During lock-down the powerhouse children & team members joined together to make this short video on Psalm 23.
Music by Klaus, Healing Waters. Pure Worship.
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