Christmas 2018

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Christmas at River of Life

Join us to celebrate Christmas

Here are details about our plans for Christmas. Please come along!

Sunday 16th December, 10.30 am Christmas Family Service. A service suitable for all the family at which our children will be performing a short nativity play.

Light of the World – Tenebrae Service 7pm
This Christmas meditation using candles, music and readings is based on the traditional Tenebrae service usually held during Holy Week at Easter.
Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” This service involves a gradual extinguishing of candles to signify the darkness in our world. The candles are then gradually re-lit to symbolise Christ’s birth as the light of the World.
There will be a series of readings and music tracks and prompts for silent reflection as the service progresses. At the end people will be invited to come and light candles as a sign of our commitment to be light in the world.

Weds December 19th 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm Messy Church Christingle 
Messy Church is church for all the family. We will be making Christmassy crafts and hearing the Christmas story. We will be making Christingles and having a Christingle celebration after which we will all have tea together.
What is a Christingle?

Sunday 23rd December, 6.30 pm. Carols by Candlelight. There will be traditional carols, readings and contemporary songs followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

On Christmas Day, 10.30 am, a short service to celebrate the birth of Jesus, suitable for all the family.