December is here! Let’s remember to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus amongst the clamour of Christmas. We’ve got plenty planned to help you do that.
Sunday Services – Toy Service and Gift Day
We’re back to having morning services at both churches. If you’d like to come along, just let me know so we can put a seat out for you, we should have plenty of room. Otherwise, please join us on Zoom.
This Sunday is our Toy Service and Gift Day. Thanks to all who have donated a new, unwrapped toy already. Feel free to drop one off on Sunday morning. We’re looking forward to Years 3 and 4 from Redeemer School contributing to our service via video at St. Bart’s!
We’ll be meeting in the Saviour Church Hall at 6.30pm this evening. The Friday Live! Crib Service will be on the 18th Dec.
A Call to Pray and Give – Gift Day on Sunday
This Sunday is our churches Gift Day. The hope is that as a congregation we can give to make up the financial shortfall for the year. All money we raise will go towards St. Bartholomew’s or Church of the Saviour.
We’re asking people, if possible, to give on top of their usual weekly giving. If you would like to contribute, you can do so in the following ways:
– Bring cash or a cheque on the day. We will have special Gift Day envelopes available.
– Give via bank transfer using the reference GiftDay.
Church of the Saviour PCC: 08-92-99 65417078
St. Bartholomew’s PCC: 30-90-87 02181753
Virtual Family Christmas Fair – Saturday 12th Dec
We’ll be having a Christmas Fair on Zoom on Saturday 12th December, 10am-12pm. This will include Christmas sing-along; family games; costume competition; short quiz and a talent auction where you’ll be able to bid for people’s time and talents. A flyer is attached to this email. Please join us for some festive fun!!!
Would you be able to donate your time or talent for the auction? We already have offers of gutter cleaning, home-made Christmas cake, DIY services and ICT training. A document is attached with some more ideas. To offer your talents email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School Nativity – Sunday 20th December, 9.30am
We’ll be filming our Sunday School Nativity beforehand to play during our service on the 20th December. If you’d like your child to be involved, please send an email to email@example.com
We’re looking for:
1. Kids to pass a DVD and say a few lines.
2. Kids to pass a present and say a few lines. (Parent needs to be willing to wrap a fake present for themselves.)
3. Children dressed as angels to dance around, twirl, etc.
These need to be filmed by the end of Saturday 12th.
Zoom Carol Service – Sunday 20th December, 7pm
Join us for Bible Readings, Carols, Videos and a Christmas talk for our Online Carol Service. Why not invite a friend? The Zoom code is the same as usual for Sundays.
Check out the attached flyer for info about the rest of our Christmas events!
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:3
Jesus the Son became, and continues to be, both truly God and truly human…The baby in the manger held the atoms of the manger in place by his mighty word. As a human being, he was genuinely weak and vulnerable, but as the divine Lord, he moved the stars across the sky, including the star that signalled his birth. This is the Son’s power.
(Taken from ‘Fixated: Advent meditations from the book of Hebrews’ by Tim Chester)