Catriona’s Christmas – a very busy time!

Catriona FosterCatriona Foster our Older People’s Pastor is very busy at this time of year.  

Here she tells us what is going on and how we can pray.  Many of us probably know little about this ministry in the community and how many people it reaches.

Listed here is her busy schedule of events for December, ably helped by a team of volunteers. Pray for them all, but especially Catriona as she leads many of the events and plays a large part in organising them.

Older person with baby JesusMonday 7th DecemberThe St John’s Monday Brownies have invited 11 older people to join them for the evening.  Some of these guests took part in a “Knitivity” exercise during Prime Time, and on Monday evening, the knitted Nativity characters will be placed in a scene as the Christmas story is re-told.

Catriona says:  “Pray for an enjoyable evening as the different generations get together.  Please also pray for the volunteer drivers and the safety of the guests – many of whom do not normally venture out in the dark. Pray for the practicalities of managing a busy car park in the dark.”

Friday 11th December 12.30pm – a team of drivers from St John’s will be providing transport for the Karis Neighbour Scheme Christmas Party for older people.  This will take place at Birmingham City Church (formerly called Birmingham Christian Centre)

Please pray for safety and protection for the guests to and from the building and cars – many have mobility problems; and pray for the drivers as they cope with transport to and from the city on a very busy Friday afternoon.

Happy older peopleWednesday 16th December 2pm – ‘Christmas Reflections’ at Pinner Court.

Thursday 17th December

  • 10.30am Midweek Communion at St John’s followed by Christmas refreshments
  • 3pm Christmas Service at The Field House Care Home

Friday 18th December 2.30 pm – Carol Service at The Kenrick Centre (The Council Care Centre situated in Grove Park)

Monday 21st December 11.30 am – ‘Christmas Reflections’ at Timber Mill

Catriona speaking:

“We would value prayer for all these services – different formats in different places.  Pray for health and strength for the volunteer teams at this busy time of year, and pray for all who will be present – for heart-responses to the message.  

“At The Kenrick Centre, the service will be largely geared for the residents who have dementia, but we hope that staff, relatives and other service users will join us.  Pray that God will touch the hearts of the residents as the Christmas story is told and familiar carols are sung.”







3rd Dec 2015 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Stella Jennings 0

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