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Last Updated: 10th December 2018

Christmas Service Details

23rd December

9am Carol Service

10.30am Morning Service

5pm Carols by Candlelight

 

Christmas Day

10am Christmas Family Service

 

30th December

10.30am Joint Morning Service

 

Invite Philip Hammond to Open Doors World Watch List Launch 2019

It was great to hear from John from Open Doors a few Sundays ago. Every January, Open Doors launch their updated list at an event in the Houses of Parliament itself, and they encourage us to invite our local MP. Last year they had 97 attendees!

For a lot of us, our local MP will be Philip Hammond, who is obviously a very busy man, but if he got enough invites I wonder if he might find the time to attend?

And it's so much less of a faff to do than you would think.

If you go to https://advocacy.opendoorsuk.org/page/32701/action/1 and fill out your contact details, it will pre-populate an email to your MP (worked out by your postcode), which you can edit if you like, or just immediately click send on!

 

Operation Christmas Child 2018

Thank you to everyone who has taken part this year, both as donors and volunteers in the processing centre.

In total, we processed 5,769 boxes into 565 cartons.

The boxes donated by the church went to Romania.

We also filled a lorry which went to Bulgaria.

Please continue to pray for the churches responsible for distributing the boxes, and for the children who will receive them.

Pray too that many churches will be able to invite children who have received a box to learn more about the God who loves them through The Greatest Journey course of lessons.

 

Christmas Collection

This year for Christmas we'll be collecting for Tearfund, their appeal is raising money for those affected by flooding in Bangladesh.

Below is taken from their  website, which explains further:

"Will you restore hope where it’s been swept away?

As they slept, Nilu’s family had no warning of the storm. The water flooded into their hut, rising higher and higher. They desperately scrambled to lift their two boys up to safety. There they stayed, trapped for two days…  The combination of a    major cyclone and monsoon rains caused devastating floods and mudslides across Bangladesh.

When the floods receded from Nilu’s home village, the family was alive, but they had lost everything – their home, their possessions and their crops.

Across Bangladesh and around the world, families like theirs desperately need your help.

A gift of £36 could keep ten families warm through winter, providing items including blankets and scarves.

LAMB, Tearfund’s partners in Bangladesh have set up 14 life-saving medical camps and hey have    already provided aid for 10,000 people. However, the need is vast and they want to do so much more…

Your generous Christmas gift today can make a bigger difference than you could imagine –    wherever the need is greatest across the world.

Thank you.

 

Christmas Publicity

The Christmas publicity is ready and available.  Groups, yours are in your folders, others in my office, spare ones on reception.

 

Christmas Post Box

The Christmas Post Box will be in reception from Monday 3rd December,  and it will be sorted and out for collection on Sundays 9th & 16th December.  Please address cards with names and surnames,  and please only use this for members or those regularly attending church. If you can take any for friends or neighbours then please do so.

 

Coffee Stop Carols - 17th December, 11am

On 17th December at 11 am, there will be a short carol service for all those at the Monday Morning Coffee Stop.  All are welcome.

 

Beer & Carols, at The Black Prince Pub - 18th December, 7.30pm

A fun evening with a sing-along, and a fun Christmas quiz, on December 18th at 7.30pm  All are welcome.