11th December 2014

City Hope's Christmas Program

Life has been busy at City Hope over the past few weeks! Just two Sundays ago we had our last 9.30am and 11.30am services at Drummond. The Sunday just gone we were privileged to have Terry Virgo speaking at our final 'one-off' service at HAB before we start meeting there regularly from the 11th January. Between now and then it is Christmas (!) and City Hope has a varied programme across the festive season.

Tonight our youth have their Christmas meal together.

Friday - FAB meets for the final time this year and in the evening the FAB volunteers (no pun intended) celebrate the end of term with Christmas drinks also Drummond is being used to host the Kings Construction Christmas Dinner.

Saturday is the Kids Club Christmas Special in the morning, followed by a farewell tea for the Vargersons and Ahmedis as they go to Cyprus in the New Year.

On Sunday we have our carol services, two of the most significant events in our year. We hope you will be able to join us in the morning, evening or even for both.

The family carol service has been a great hit over the past few years with children and adults alike. In the evening we have Adrian Holloway speaking to us. Adrian travels widely in the UK and is a very experienced and gifted speaker. The evening programme is given below to whet your appetite. At both services an offering will be taken up to support the work of GrowTH and Foodbank.

Carol: Once in Royal David’s City
Choir: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Reading: Romans chapter 5
Video reading: Isaiah chapter 9 verses 2, 6-7
Carol: Joy to the world
Youth band: O Come, O Come Emmanuel and O Holy Night
Reading: Luke chapter 1 verses 26-37
Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful
Reading: John chapter 3 verses 16-17
Carol: Light of the Word
Reading: Luke chapter 2 verses 8-14
Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Talk by Adrian Holloway: "Peace with God”
Choir: Silent Night
Song: Hark the Herald Angels sing

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