We're planning on doing Christmas a bit differently this coming December. We'll still do the two meetings on Christmas Eve, and have our Christmas Day gathering, but instead of the Sunday Christmas guest meetings we've done for the last few years, we're going to have a series of evening Carol Concerts with a choir, an orchestra, readings and overall a much more traditional feel. These will be in Bracknell on Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st and in Sandhurst on Tuesday 22nd December.
Our current thinking is on each evening to highlight a number of local charities, which we'll talk about and take up an offering for during the evening (nearer the time we'll be asking for nominations for charities to include). We'll also be looking to include the various mayors in the evenings, and our MP whoever that might be!
We want to have a big focus this year on all of us using these events to invite our friends, neighbours and relatives to come along. Please be thinking even now about who you're going to invite to each of the evenings.
For all this we're going to need a choir, which hopefully is where you come in! The Kerith Choir is open to anyone aged 14 and above, whatever musical background you have. We're going to hold a short first gathering for anyone interested this Sunday (29th March) at 3pm in the Kerith Centre auditorium. If you can’t make this meeting you can still sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The choir is open to anyone so please feel free to invite friends and neighbours too.
We are also looking to gather together a small orchestra - so if you play an instrument we would love you to come along to the meeting on the 29th too, or email us!
After Easter rehearsals will every other Monday, starting on Monday 20th April, from 7pm- 8pm in the Kerith Centre.
I'm hoping and praying we can really impact our communities through these events. As we bless local charities, as we give people a great evening and as we help people engage with what Christmas is really all about.