Christingles and Carols

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Great services today. In this morning’s service we made Christingles. Photo is of some that we’re made with the sunlight pouring through the windows making shadows behind.

The service later was carols and readings by candlelight, a mixture of singing by the choir and altogether, interspersed with Bible readings.
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Goodbye Andrew!

Andrew took his last service on 20th November. He is going on to become a hospital chaplain, working across QMC and City sites.

We thank Andrew for the years he has given us. We remember him and his family as this is a time of change for them too.

So now we start the search for a new minister. There is a long way to go as we need to think about where we are now as a church and where we want to go, not forgetting where we think God wants us to go. It is a bit daunting, but it is an exciting time too.

Let the adventure continue!

(A podcast of the service is now available)

Harvest

Yesterday we had a fantastic sausage and mash supper as part of our harvest celebrations. Thank you to all who played a part in organising or bringing food, and not forgetting those who cleared up afterwards. And thanks to our friends from the Methodist church and Holy Trinity church for joining us for the celebration.

Today we had a great spread of offerings that people had brought. The tins and pasta and other foods will go to help feed the homeless. In the service we were all invited to join in decorating a table ready for a banquet. We had plates, flowers, a centrepiece, flowers, knives and forks, confetti and even fireworks! Then with all the food we brought there was just one thing missing. People. We are all of us invited to come to the wedding banquet.

From Matthew 22:
‘Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

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What Makes a Church?

We’ve been thinking about how the church is made up of lots of different people. We are not all the same. Some like marshmallows and some like liquorice. It takes all sorts to make up the church.

         

Getting Messy

This Sunday we got our paints and craft stuff in the church hall and finger painted, cut, glued, ripped, stuck, and generally had a very creative time. There was an opportunity to explore church in a different way and also to chat during our time together, instead of just at the coffee time after the service.