From December's Meeting Point
Christmas is upon us and the village is lit, trees are up and it only remains to celebrate the joy of the coming of Christ into the world. There has been a lot going on and a lot yet to come and we look forward to seeing you over Christmas.
On October 9th at our morning service, we were very pleased to welcome Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Conservation at Bristol Zoo. He gave a very interesting and thought-provoking talk about the work that Bristol Zoo does with conservation both locally, nationally and internationally. He made particular reference to the zoos work in Madagascar to protect the lemurs, which also included issues such as the importance of education and sustainability. At the end of the service there was a retiring collection for the zoos conservation work which totalled £243.75.
Our 10 am service on 3rd December will feature the Reach Up, Reach Out puppet team, who will be performing sketches and songs related to Christmas. A collection of new toys will be made and these will be donated to the Salvation Army who will distribute them to disadvantaged children in Bristol. It is a lively, fun service with a different take on Christmas! Tockington Manor choir is hoping to come and sing for us. Do come and join us.
In the week beginning the 4th December, a Star Trail will be set up for local schools to explore. It is a delightful trail to encourage pupils
to reflect on the Christmas story, explore the meaning of Christmas and reflect on their own life journey.
All are welcome to come and explore it for themselves when the church is open. Children,
why not bring your parents so that they can find out what you have been learning about?
Salvation Army Concert:
You have seen and heard them as you do your Christmas shopping; come and hear them in concert and experience the full range of their music; it will surprise and delight! Tickets cost £5 and the Concert begins at 7.30 on the 9th December
Carols in The Church:
The village carol service is planned for 17th December at 6pm. Do come along and join friends and family to either sing or simply listen to a selection of our favourite Christmas Carols.
Always a popular with young and old alike, bring your children, or grandchildren, to this joyous celebration of Christs Light which is on Christmas Eve at 4pm in the church.
Revd Philip Rowe:
At 10am on New Years Eve we will celebrate the many years of Revd Philip Rowes excellent service to our community. Do come along and say farewell to Philip; he isnt going far and I am sure we will see him again but even so we wish him all the best. At the same time we welcome Revd David Moss as he takes up the responsibility for Olveston and Aust churches in addition to Alveston, Littleton and Elberton.