Isaiah 9:2 & 6-7
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the thrones of His ancestor David for all eternity.
As you prepare for Advent, what do you need to do to get your ‘house’ in order? I don’t mean getting presents, decorations, food etc! I mean your heart and your soul? What do you need to do to ‘de-clutter’ in order to be transformed by the ‘Light of the World’? If you want the best Christmas ever – make sure your priorities are right.
Sunday 10 December @ 11am Sleepy Shepherd
@ 4pm Stoke Gifford Carol Service
Sunday 17 December @ 4pm Amberley Road’s Carol Service
(no morning service)
Sunday 24 December @ 4pm Joint Carol Service with SGBC at
ARBC (no morning service)
Monday 25 December @ 10.30am Christmas Day Celebration
Sunday 31 December @ 4pm POSSIBLE Joint Service with SGBC at SGBC
With regard to the Service on New Years Eve please, urgently, let me know if you are planning on being there as we are conscious that there are a large number of people away.
Cafe Church will be opening on Monday 18, Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 December for Christmas Winter Wonderland. Come and bring the family for Christmas craft and fun! Father Christmas will be there on Wednesday 20th!
At our recent Forum we were asked to provide some figures with regard to our Christmas spend/budget, and these are as follows:-
Hospitality for 17th (welcome drinks and cakes) £50.00
Jars for candles £8.00
Christingles for 24th £30.00
Crafts for Winter Wonderland £60.00
Facebook campaign £100.00
Santa’s presents £30.00
The idea of providing the list was to see if anyone wanted to give some money towards something in particular. Thank you to those who have given already.
If you are able to give please let Laura or Andrea know.
Church is exceptionally busy around Christmas – so we would really value your help. These are some of the things you can help us with:-
- Delivery of Flyers (should be ready beginning w/c Monday 4 Dec)
- Dropping off posters to go up in community boards
- Moving softplay downstairs (after 11 December)
- Moving softplay upstairs (ready for 18 December)
- Moving sofas and chairs downstairs (after 11 December)
- Moving sofas and chairs upstairs (ready for 18 December)
- Help set up on 17th December
- Help set up 24th December
- Collect spare tables and chairs from SGBC
- Make Christingles (for 24 December)
For more information on any of the above – or if you are able to help please let Laura or Andrea know.
Don’t forget that 10 December is Bex’s last Sunday with us. If you would like to give to a leaving present for Bex, then please let Andrea know by Sunday 3 December.
Every blessing. Andrea