Children and adults met together on Sunday December 9th to enjoy a Christingle Service led by the Revd. James Church and trainee URC Minister, Fiona Elvins. The music group led the songs.
The service focussed on Jesus, the Light of the World. We began by lighting the second Advent candle symbolising Love and then everyone enjoyed the story of “When Santa learned the Gospel”. telling how Santa realised that only God is perfect but that everyone should endeavour to do their very best to be like him.
Children and adults joined lustily in singing “This Little Light of Mine” and performed actions to the words.
Fiona led us in the making of Christingles and explained the significance of the red ribbon, the fruits of the earth and the candle. The lights were dimmed as we lit our Christingles.
During Advent 2018 Marjorie and John Carrier have taken their Nativity Exhibition to Hilton Methodist Church, Cambridge and then to Abbey Hill United Reformed Church in Kenilworth.
The organisers of the Church in Hilton were delighted with the response. Photos can be viewed here
Some of the comments written in the Visitors’ Book
There has been a lot of interest from the local press and from social media. You can see a short video on Facebook by clicking on this link and then scrolling down the page:
TThe Exhibition will be held again in 2019 at Radford Road Church, Leamington Spa between Dec. 2nd and Dec.8th and at Abbey Hill United Reformed Church, Kenilworth between Dec 10th and Dec. 15th 2019. Times to be announced later.