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Sunday 16th saw our Sunday Club Nativity.
Children all our age ranges took part in this years play, which featured a giant present which was filled with ”the real Christmas”
Everyone enjoyed the drama, the carols, and thinking about what Christmas really means.
Lots of opportunities to sing Carols!
Just some of the activities we enjoyed over the Christmas period…
This year’s Christmas Day Lunch was a bit different, as both All Saints and the Salvation Army were unable to hold their lunches, resulting in our having to cater for some 32 guests, about double that of last year.
This presented us with a logistical problem in transporting all the guests to and from SBC. We resorted to two minibuses and until 9:00 am on Christmas Eve we only had one driver – worked wonders for our prayer life!
Including the helpers some 45 people had lunch, which kept Kate, Steph and Alan busy in the kitchen. Whilst having their dessert the guests tried their hand at a quiz of food anagrams.
After lunch the guests were entertained by Heather Lines performing some Joyce Grenfell monologues, followed by a number of songs sung by Steph and Alan accompanied by Kate on the keyboard.
After being entertained, the guests watched the Queen’s Speech, before being taken home with a goody bag.
Additionally, we delivered two meals to guests who were unable to attend due to illness.
Christmas at SBC was a busy time.
The Nativity presentations by Pre-
Diane led our Carol Service on 23 December which was well attended, the ‘Gospel Choir’ giving a wonderful performance of Unto us a child is born.
The Christmas Eve Nativity was another happy and successful event and the Carols by Candlelight saw local people join with SBC friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Diane and Adrian led our Christmas Day service, sharing the children’s excitement as they showed their new gifts. The highlight for the children was bashing a large Pinata (having first been blindfolded), only eclipsed by the abundance of chocolate that came pouring out!
All our events pointed to the birth of the Saviour of the world, reminding us that Christmas is not just about presents, but a celebration of the best present of all – God sending his Son to earth .
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