‘Peace and Hope to you at Christmas’ – deliver a Christmas Card to homes in Harborne

Christmas Card CoverChurches Together in Harborne Logo

 

Members of all our local Churches deliver Christmas Cards to everyone in Harborne.

For this we need volunteers from St John’s to take the cards to all the roads near to our church.

Bundles of cards arranged in roads will be available this Sunday to take away and deliver as soon as possible.

The cards have a message about Christmas and details of Christmas Services in all the local Churches. Download the card.

It is important to deliver the cards early enough for people to be able to come to the Christmas Services, so please pick up your bundle of cards this Sunday (29th Nov) and deliver straight away.

More information from Helen Nixon on Sunday, or you can email Helen ahead of Sunday to reserve your favourite road!

Carol singing on the High St

 

 

 

 

Open Air Carol Singing
Another way to bring Christmas joy to Harborne is to join in with the Carol Singing on the High Street outside Boots on Saturday morning 19th December at 11am.

 

You may like to read the message inside the Christmas Card

What are you hoping for this Christmas?
We may have grown out of writing a ‘Christmas list’ – a record of toys, games and other goodies made with high hopes and great anticipation.
But we probably do have an unwritten list of things we’re hoping for this Christmas; hopes for our career, our relationships, our family, our retirement, our health, our future plans. And perhaps this year, after many disappointments,
we feel like giving up on some of those hopes.
Over the past year, we have become increasingly aware of the desperate efforts of people trying to flee the devastating effects of civil war, terrorism or
grinding poverty in their homelands. These refugees are hoping for a safe refuge, a fresh start – security and welcome in a new home.
The astonishing claim of Christmas is that, in the person of a baby born into humble circumstances in a troubled corner of the Roman Empire, hope burst
into our hurting world.
Jesus, God with us, experienced the harsh depths of human rejection and cruelty. He knew the reality of life as a refugee, having fled with his family to
escape the threat of state-sponsored violence.
But Jesus also modelled the marvellous heights of human compassion and empathy. He laughed and cried, ate and drank, and celebrated life with his
friends. Jesus never turned anyone away who brought their questions, doubts, worries or hurts to him – he embraced them with open arms.
That’s the hope of Christmas, and the Churches Together in Harborne invite you to join them this Christmas to celebrate this hope together.
We wish you joy and peace at Christmas.
May the God of hope bless you and send you a Happy New Year.

Harborne Churches Christmas Services

26th Nov 2015 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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