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What is Happening this Christmas at St Pauls & St Barnabas


We know that Christmas is a busy time of year, but as Christians, we also want to help put first things first amid all the busyness that goes on.  We want to give Jesus his rightful place at the centre, not just of this season but our lives. 


At SPB, we love Christmas because it helps us think about who Jesus is and why he came and allows us to share his good news with those around us. 


As a Church, we want to help our members understand the good news of the season and the community we live in to encounter this good news.  The Baby born in a manger is that good news incarnate.  

To do this, we are holding different events throughout the next few weeks and supporting what some other churches are doing.


 

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP || 11TH DECEMBER || 10:30 AM

On Sunday, the 11th of December, our morning worship will be led by our talented praise group. Join us for a Christmas-themed morning as we consider what the Scriptures teach us about the hope of the coming Messiah. As ever, Tea, Coffee & treats are served afterwards.

LATERNS & LIGHTS || WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER   || 6:30 PM 

Beginning at Seaview Football Ground from 6:30PM, then followed by a short walk down the road to Alexander Presbyterian Church carrying Laterns.  The parade will end with a short Carol service in the church and is followed by refreshments.


CHRISTMAS BIBLE STUDY || 14TH DECEMBER || 7:30 PM || INCARNATE HOPE

Join us for a unique Christmas Bible Study and prayer meeting. We consider what the Scriptures teach us about this particular time of year and what it might mean for our lives. We will walk through some Old and New Testament passages and see how it all comes together in the hope of the Manger.


CAROLS & NATIVITY, BREAKFAST|| 18TH DECEMBER || 10:30 AM

Our Carol service involvement from Sunday School. Join us & spread the word so that others can share in our worship and understand the reason for the Season. BIG CHURCH BREAKFAST after the service - For everyone! Spread the word.


PAUSE & REJOICE || 21ST DECEMBER || 7:30 PM


As unique a time of year, Christmas is filled with joy and fellowship, and it can also be a tough time of year as we miss those who used to be with us or struggle under the nights. Pause & Rejoice is an evening when we come together to bring God our griefs and worries in prayer and rejoice in His faithfulness. The evening might traditionally be known as a blue Christmas service when we come together on the longest night of the year to honour those who have lost loved ones this year or are experiencing grief and rejoice in the peace of Christ.


CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION || 24TH DECEMBER || 4:15 PM

Join us for a said service of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve. Tea, Coffee & Refreshments will be served before, from 4:15 PM.


FAMILY SERVICE WITH COMMUNION || 25TH DECEMBER || 10:30AM

Join us on Christmas day for a relaxed Family Worship Service as we rejoice in the hope of the Saviour born. Also, with an informal HC.

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