Have you bought all your gifts for Christmas yet? Are your plans for the Christmas period complete? Events like
Christmas, a birthday, a new baby or wedding take weeks to organise. With TV ads encouraging you to spend and portraying a Christmas we perhaps dream of - where is the True meaning of Christmas in all of this?
Yes, Mary and Joseph had been busy preparing for the birth of a baby, when the Roman’s census changed their plans.
Whatever your plans are for Christmas this year, take some time to examine the Christmas story again, visit one of our events or services in Church and remember why all the fuss, why all the preparation. I shall be reminding the children in school, and the families connected to Church, what Christmas is all about: a time when a new chapter in God’s relationship with people on earth began with the birth of his son.
There is the Messy Christingle on 13th December at 5pm. Come and make your own Christingle, celebrate in our service and enjoy tea together. On 22nd December at 9.30am is the 0930 Live! Nativity; come as a family, children come dressed as a shepherd or angel or wise man.
A Christmas holiday club is on 23rd December for children of primary school age, from 10am to 3pm; and the Christmas Day service is at 9.30am. Bring one of your presents with you. In all your preparations add the true meaning of Christmas into the mix.
May you all have a peaceful Christmas and God’s blessing for 2014.
Young Families Worker
Written by the Minister & Members