Near (Advent/Christmas 2021)
Our 9am Christmas Day worship is where we celebrated the birth of Jesus in a way which is full of life and love. We had some Christmas music with our Christmas band, “show and tell” (a chance for people to show off their Christmas presents), a creative talk for the kids (which has some of the biggest props Phil has ever made), some special Christmas prayers, and our minister Phil will be spoke about how Christmas is the moment when Read more
This humorous play called “The Christmas that goes Wrong” performed by many of our young people and young adults at our Christmas Eve Service in 2021. The play tells the story of a amateur drama company who are trying to retell the classic Christmas story in a local production but as the title suggests … everything goes wrong with hilarious results. Admit the chaos and laughter, the director and actors discovering the core of Christmas is really about.
Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Ponder these thingsBible Reading: Luke 1:1-4, Luke 2:19Preacher: Rev Phil Swain It’s been a busy and intensive Advent journey and so this Sunday we are following the example of Mary and taking some time to “ponder things in our heart”. This will be a quieter, more relaxed worship service with things for the kids to do as well as time to be creative, to think and to discover. I am really excited about this different Read more
Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Through the WildernessBible Reading: Matthew 1:18 – 2:1Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year … but what about when it isn’t. This Sunday we are going to explore how the symbolism of the wilderness connects with the Christmas Narrative – including Jesus’ time as a refugee in Egypt. A different way of thinking about Christmas which taps into the hope and joy that comes with the Read more
Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Prepare the WayBible Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 / Mark 1:1-3Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Advent we are letting the voice of Isaiah and John the Baptist to help us focus on what Advent is about … Preparing the way for Jesus to come close to us at Christmas. Isaiah spoke to people going through a dark time that a light was coming. John was saying that one was coming who could save us. How do we Read more