Newsletter - December 2017

The news of a new baby is so exciting!

The planning for it’s arrival starts very early on: looking through books of names and their meanings (so often now parents know whether it will be a girl or a boy, not so when our children were born),choosing colour schemes and checking out the best car seats, prams and cots. 

One thing that would be really handy to know is where your baby will be born so you can plan your journeys!

In the Old Testament there are lots of references to the coming of Jesus the Messiah and that He would be a descendant of King David. About 700 years before Jesus’ birth, in Micah chapter 5 verse 2, it tells that Jesus would be born in King David’s hometown of Bethlehem.

Many of you will know the words of the carols that we love to sing each year. Sometimes we find ourselves singing them without taking note of the words because they are so familiar to us.

At times it is good just to read the words and think on their meaning.

‘O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark street shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.  

 

O Holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray,

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell.

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.’

 

May that be our prayer this Christmas, that Jesus may come to us and abide with us and make a difference to us and to our world!

May we at TLC wish you all a very peaceful and blessed Christmas!

 


Christmas starts with ‘Open Door @All:Starz’ Celebrations on Sunday 17th December. Calling all children and young people to Jesus’ Birthday Bash!! It starts at 2.30pm when we will be serving mince pies and teas. Bring your mums and dads (aunties, uncles, grannies and grandads, too) and lets make this a special birthday party for Jesus! William Partridge-Underwood will be leading the merrymaking for us! Fun and games afoot!

Also look out for regular ‘Open Door @All:Starz’ celebrations on Sunday afternoons with William who is booked to come on Sunday 14th January and Sunday 11th February. 

 


On Sunday 24th December we will have a traditional service of readings and carols also at 2.30pm. Come and sing those favourite carols with us.

 

There will be no meeting on Sunday 31st December.

 

Pamper Yourself

After our extremely successful Pamper Afternoon in September we have chosen a date for another one. Put this date in your diary - 11 am on Saturday 3rd February. We will have the usual beauty treats and be serving ploughman’s lunches.

If you enjoyed the last one tell all your friends and bring them along! 

 

Coffee Morning with Jan continues to thrive. 

At the recent MacMillan Coffee Morning they raised £269. We all know someone who has been affected by the dreadful disease of cancer and MacMillan Cancer Support make such a difference right from diagnosis, through treatment and support of the loved ones. So well done to all who helped to make it such a success.