Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy at Christmas
Below are details of our Christmas celebrations for 2019
Bible Studies in the Garden Lounge:
Sunday 1st 8th 15th December at 7pm
Sunday 1st December
3pm Memorial Service
A quiet service of music, reflection and an opportunity
to remember lost loved ones in a safe space
Saturday 7th December
A Celtic Christmas Fearghal McCartan & Pupils (clarsach)
Sunday 8th December
10:30am Gift Service
Sunday 15th December
10.30am Family Service
Saturday 21st December
A Celebration of Christmas: music, readings, carols and floral displays
Sunday 22nd December
10.30am Service of Worship
Sunday 22nd December
in the Church Gardens
with members of The Granite City Brass Band
Mince pies and festive refreshments
Tuesday 24th December
6.00pm Family Service
11.15pm Watchnight Service
Wednesday 25th December
10.30am Christmas Day Service in Midstocket Parish Church
Sunday 29 December
10.30am Lessons and Carols
Our Giving Plates
At our Christmas Eve Family Service, Rev. Tanya Webster gave away plates with home baked goodies and instructed those who received a plate to pass them on restocked with more treats so that the Christmas message of love carries on through the year. On the back of each plate, it says that it started its journey at Midstocket Church, Aberdeen in December 2019 and we would love to hear where each plate gets to on its journey. Please let us know and send a photo if you pass on or receive one of our Giving Plates.
A Celebration of Christmas
Music, readings, carols and floral displays.
The Arum Lily represents the Virgin Mary.
The barbed wire reminds us of the crown of thorns at our Lord’s crucifixion. Ikebanna
The Birth of Jesus
The deprivation of the stable as the birthplace of Jesus is reflected in the basic colours and textures. Added to these are the gold and purple chrysanthemums denoting the arrival of the Son of God. The lily reminds us of the annunciation.
In the bleak mid-winter the shepherds tended their sheep …. look for the wool.
The exotic visitors from the East are represented by Bird of Paradise flowers. Stargazer lilies remind us that they were following the star.
Community Christmas Carol Singing Sunday 22nd December 2019
Down came the rain so our carol singing took place in the Sanctuary this year. We had a full house (including three very well-behaved dogs!). The enthusiastic singing of the carols was followed by mulled wine and mincepies. A joyous time was had by all.
Children and members of the congregation joined in the improptu navity. It was fantastic.
Young Hannah was fascinated by our life size nativity in the Sanctuary last week and it was wonderful to see her interacting with it.
During December for our Reverse Advent Calendar we collected produce for the Charity Instant Neighbour