Approaching Christmas

Advent is traditionally the 4 weeks running up to Christmas Day which give Christians time to get ready to welcome Jesus afresh into their homes and hearts.

What’s it all about?

In our present culture of commercialism there seems very little room , time or energy to consider God’s wonderful plan of salvation. How He broke into our world by sending Jesus who would save us from our sins and make a way for us back to God can easily be overlooked as we get caught up in present buying , cooking and attending numerous events and making space for the family to be together.

 

To help us step off the conveyer belt of Christmas busyness we have prepared an ‘Approaching Christmas’. Each Monday to Friday , starting Monday 29 November , you can listen to a short talk prepared by different members of the church family to refresh and challenge us as we approach Christmas

 

We hope you will take part and enjoy listening each weekday .

 

If you have a special recipe, family tradition, poem or story you would like to share on the webpage please send it to Rachael who will add this to the page for others to enjoy .

 

As you listen each day ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you and prepare your heart and you mind for the coming of Jesus this Christmastide .

 

We pray this webpage will bless you as you join in.

 

Kate ( elder ) and the Advent team

Week 1 – Characters

 

  • Monday 29th December – Advent
    Watch the video here.

 

 

 

 

  • Thursday 2nd December – Shepherds and Angels
    Luke 2:8-20
    Watch the video here
    Song for reflection here

 

Week 2 – Decorations

 

 

  • Tuesday 7th December – Garden lights
    John 8 v12
    Watch the video here
    Song for reflection here

 

 

 

  • Thursday 9th December – Christmas Tree Lights
    John 3:1
    Watch the video here
    Song for reflection here

 

  • Friday 10th December – Taking down the decorations Watch the video here
    Song for reflection here

Week 3 – Christmas Music 

 

  • Monday 13th December – The Call of Christmas
    Watch the video here
    Listen to the song here

 

  • Tuesday 14th December – O Holy Night
    Watch the video here
    Listen to the song here

 

  • Wednesday 15th December – Hush
    Watch the video here
    Listen to the song here

 

  • Thursday 16th December – Joy To Our World
    Watch the video here
    Listen to the song here

 

  • Friday 17th December – Light Of The World
    Watch the video here
    Listen to the song here

Week 4 – Gifts

(please note there are no songs of reflecting this week)

 

  • Monday 20th December – Sharing
    Watch the video here

 

  • Tuesday 21st December – Receiving
    Watch the video here

 

  • Wednesday 22nd December – Unexpected
    Watch the video here

 

  • Thursday 23rd December – Gifting
    Watch the video here