A Happy Christmas to everyone who gets to read this! I want to echo for you Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus, that this Christmas you "may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fulness of God." (Ephesians 3:18-19)
If you haven't already left the area to visit friends and family then just a reminder that there are still some great opportunities to gather together to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
On Christmas Eve at 4pm in the Kerith Centre we've got a family nativity, featuring a brilliant film of kids acting out the nativity which our media team have done, along with many many carols, all hosted by Lydia Harris-Lane. I'm on the car parking team in the college car park, and will be sneaking in once everyone is safely parked, so hope to see you there!
Then at 11pm in K2 Ben Pocock is hosting an unplugged, candlelit carol service which will run into Christmas Day - what could be more Christmassy than that!
On Christmas Day we meet for an hour at 10am in the Kerith Centre to compare our Christmas jumpers and presents. We've got some great things planned for that meeting, including hearing from someone whose life was totally changed on Christmas Day last year. Don't miss it.
Then from 1pm there's a lunch in the Kerith Centre for anyone who is facing spending Christmas Day on their own. Technically people were supposed to have signed up for that by the 15th December, but if you didn't then just come along anyway (you didn't hear that from me!). You're welcome to stay on after the 10am meeting - there is a £5 cost but if you can't afford that then again please come anyway.
We don't meet on either of our sites on the 29th December, but will kick off again on Sunday 5th January when the brilliant Rachel Hickson will be our guest preacher - what a way to start the New Year!
Happy Christmas - I'm praying you have a great one!