Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Come to Bethlehem

The excitement is rising! The church was full of small children and families for the Christingle service this afternoon. On their way into church, children were offered outfits for an impromptu crib scene – Angels, shepherds, Kings, a donkey, and of course, Mary and Joseph. With an accompaniment of carols, the Christmas story was re-enacted. (Photo)

After a talk by Lou, our youth worker, on Christmas gifts that matter – especially that of Christ himself, the true meaning of Christmas was explained, using a Christingle – the light of Christ (a candle) being given to the world (an orange), Jesus death on the cross (a red ribbon for his blood).

The candles of the Christingles were then snuffed out with the encouragement that they should be relit on Christmas Day