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CHRISTMAS EVENTS
Free Christmas Afternoon Tea 2:00 - 4:00 Saturday December 3rd

We will be inviting donations to the Salvation Army's distribution of toys to the disadvantaged in Nelson. Please bring new toys and do not wrap them as they will need to be unwrapped to be checked before distribution. (You could bring them in decorative carrier bags if you like.)
There will also be the opportunity to purchase ribbons and other decorative trimmings for Christmas.

Candlelit Carol Service 6:30 Sunday December 11th

Christmas Party Toddle into Church 9:30-12:00 Monday Dec 12th 


Nativity Service 10:30 Sunday December 18th 
Feel free to bring children dressed in nativity costumes. Some costumes are also available here. Adults can dress up too! 

Christmas Day Service 10:30 Christmas Day


RESOURCES

Sermons are recorded and posted on this site (click here to find them) and on our Facebook page.

Devotionals are available. Click here.


MINISTRY
If you would like to talk or pray with someone you can contact us or call the church number (01282 613598). 


Minister's Update October/November 2022 

1.
Teaching. We are now drawing to the conclusion of the preaching series on the Sermon on the Mount. I've been very pleased and encouraged by the response I have had to these messages. The emphasis on the need for inner change enabled by the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives is one which we will be keeping in view in the future. Advent is approaching, and we will be considering a new series in the new year.  

2. Sunday Morning Services. The encouragement continues as we see more young adults with children coming to Sunday morning services. We are considering what we should do to accommodate the increasing number of older children, as it is difficult to cater for younger and older children at the same time. We are in prayer about this, so we invite you all to join us. If anyone feels a calling to work with infant and junior age children, then please let us know. 

3. The Thursday afternoon lunch group continues to be fruitful as we engage with the bible in the context of real life situations. Please feel free to join this group. We start at 1:00 every Thursday afternoon with a light lunch (bring your own food, tea is provided), and then we discuss issues that either I or others have brought. We finish at about 2:30.  

4. As mentioned before, Men's and Ladies' breakfasts continue once a month, and are proving to be a good o opportunity for God to work in and through us in fellowship, allowing God to determine the level of witness that happens. Please consider who you might be able to invite. See Dave Kendall or Judith Moretta if you want to go.  

5. Bible Studies. Andy Harrison continues with bible studies every Thursday evening at 7:30. You can access them either on zoom or in person in the coffee lounge. They are usually quite enthusiastically interactive, and we learn a lot from them. Thanks to Andy for the work he puts in on them. The bible study notes are beginning to appear on the website under “Resources/Devotionals and Bible Studies”.  

6. Card reader. We are now able to receive card as well as contactless payments for donations and fees. If you would like to donate in this way, please see me.  

7. Care Homes. An opportunity for ministry seems to be developing in local care homes, with plans now in place to hold services in three homes and a possible carol service in another. Many people in care homes are Christians and have been churchgoers but are no longer able to attend, so this is a wonderful opportunity to share God's love with residents. Please pray for us as we minister to them.  

8. As mentioned in previous updates, there are opportunities for prayer on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 in church and on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in church or on zoom. We meet for communion every third Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the coffee lounge, and we host a prayer meeting for Christians Against Poverty every first Tuesday evening at 7:30. 


Please also continue to pray as God builds his church among us, giving thanks for the evidence of this that we are seeing.  

Love and blessings  

Matt