Christmas Events

Christmas 2019

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

2pm Music @ Midstocket

A Celtic Christmas Fearghal McCartan & Pupils (clarsach)

Sunday 8th December

10:30am Gift Service

Sunday 15th December

10.30am Family Service

Saturday 21st December

2pm Music @ Midstocket

A Celebration of Christmas: music, readings, carols and floral displays

Sunday 22nd December

10.30am Service of Worship

Sunday 22nd December

6pm Community Christmas Carol Singing

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

Joint Service with Rubislaw and Queens Cross Churches

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 Annunciation

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.

The Shepherds

In the bleak mid-winter the shepherds tended their sheep …. look for the wool.

Three Kings

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.

Nativity Service

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

Kirk Noel Lunch

This year's Kirk Noel was held on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 12noon. All proceeds go to local charities and in 2019 we were supporting the work of Sue Ryder they help people who are living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one.

Advent Cafe Church

On Monday 9th December we held Advent Café Church in the Garden Lounge. Everyone enjoyed making Christmas decorations for their home.