Our church is a large part of our family life, and at Christmas it is wonderful to meet and celebrate the birth of Jesus.
This morning, before church, I took some photos while the kids were rehearsing for next week’s Carol Service, and thought I’d share them with you.
You can find more about the history of our congregation on our church website but after about 100 years of Methodists meeting in our town, our current church was built in 1875.
A group of ladies in our church have created a collection of beautiful banners, and the current display are all names of Christ in various languages.
We have a large pipe organ
As it is Advent, these are our Advent Candles – the 3rd one was lit this morning.
And a few weeks ago the kids made an Advent Wreath with their handprints
In the vestibule we have a knitted nativity scene
While our church is beautiful, and historic, and tastefully decorated, what is much more important is the people. Jesus doesn’t need beautiful buildings, he wants people with hearts open to HIM. (Don’t want to sound too preachy – but want to share my faith too!)
After I had wandered around taking the photos, I headed down stairs to the Coffee Fellowship, where some of us meet for coffee and a chat while Sunday School is in progress, before the main service starts.
This morning we even had the treat of mince pies and homemade shortbread – which was worthy of another photo!
Thanks for joining my blog today, and letting me share a wee bit of my church.
May you to know Christ, wherever you are this Christmas,