Notices 17th December
3rd Sunday in Advent - LOVE
Nativity Variety Church
led by Rev'd Katie Leonowicz
Traditional Carol Service
'Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.'
HARC. The church will shortly be sending a donation supporting the work of HARC (Homeless and Rootless at Christmas). This local charity provides accommodation and food for the very needy over the Christmas holiday period. If you would like to add to the church's gift for this worthwhile cause, please hand your donation to Di or Margaret P. by the end of today, Sunday 17th December. Many thanks.
The Church Christmas Card Post-Box is for posting only to people who attend church. The last collection is this morning. Enid.
No 6:15pm Service today at Wisewood.
Loxley Primary School are hosting their Carol Service at Wisewood Church on Monday morning (18th December). Any offers of help setting up and tidying up on Monday will be gratefully received. If you could help, please speak to Katie.
Advent Study Group is meeting for the final session, this Wednesday 20th December, at 7:30pm, exploring Advent themes from the film "It's a Wonderful Life". Katie.
Notices. Please let me have all new notices for next Sunday (24th Dec.) by Wednesday 20th December. There won't be a fresh set of handouts on Sunday 31st, but items can be included in the previous one. Try and think ahead, as far as 7th January, which is when the following set of notices will come out. If you are adding any message to the red folder in the vestry, please make me aware. Thanks. Flory.
Christmas Film and Craft is on Saturday 23rd December, at 4:00pm. One of the crafts will be preparing the Christingles for the Christingle service on Christmas Eve. Katie would love it if there were lots of willing volunteers to help prepare the Christingles before settling down to watch the short film ‘It’s a Boy!’ and do some Christmas craft. Everyone is welcome. The more the merrier! If you are coming to watch the film, please bring some snacks to share!
Christmas Eve Christingle is next Sunday 24th December, at 4:00pm and led by Katie.
No 6:15pm Service on Sunday 24th / 31st December at Wisewood.
Christmas Day Family Service is on Monday 25th December at 10:30am, led by David Battye. All are welcome.
New Year's Eve Service on Sunday 31st December at 10:30am, led by Joan Bugg.
Next Worship Meeting will be on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7:30pm at church.
Church Christmas Card. Thank you to all who have helped in delivering all the Church Christmas cards so promptly. Much appreciated.
Medicins Sans Frontieres. As in previous years, an area at the back of church will be available for those members wishing to send greetings to their friends at Wisewood. The charity this year chosen to receive donations in lieu of cards is 'Medicins Sans Frontieres' which means 'Doctors Without Borders'. Many of the doctors and staff, seen on your television screens, working in war torn areas of the world, are supported and financed by this charity. Margaret T.