Sunday, 22 December 2013

Writing - My Christmas (3)

A Nativity Scene

Like churches throughout the land on the Sunday before Christmas Day the children put on a version of the Nativity story. There was a selection of songs, poetry and readings performed solely by the children who had been well taught by dedicated and talented adults. It wasn't the usual format as seen in the photo above but what was important was that the story was told.
The church was packed, probably 150 to 200 people attended. We may draw in more to our congregation as a result. 

Carol Service

This evening the choir gave the annual Carols by Candlelight service which was a mixture of modern and traditional carols as well as readings appropriate for the evening.
It was a success and very well attended. I remember, going back 26 years, there have been congregations of no more than 20 or 30, there must have been 100 tonight. Some people may think that insignificant but in terms of growth it's great.

God Bless