CHRISTMAS AT CHRIST CHURCH

Christmas is going to feel very different this year. The hope that Jesus brings is needed more than ever in a world that feels so broken. We’re planning many ways to celebrate, in person and online, and everyone’s invited to join in.

Carol Service

2020 Carol service: title graphicSunday 13 December at 7 pm

Due to the pandemic restrictions, this year’s Carol Service was broadcast online and can be viewed via YouTube at any time. Christmas carols, readings, drama and a short talk to help us focus on the meaning of Christmas. It can be viewed via this link.

Nativity Trail

Graphic: Nativity TrailHidden in windows around Selly Park (near to the church building) are 7 pictures that complete the Christmas story. Wrap up warm and see if you can find them all. If you would like to take part then please email Rachel at cfmchristchurch@gmail.com for all the details. Each person/family who completes the trail will receive a certificate.

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

Christingle Service 2020 graphic

Christmas Eve at 4 pm

A short interactive service held via Zoom, since we can’t meet together in person. The brilliant retelling of the Nativity story shown in this service is available to view here.

Christmas Day service

Title graphic: Christmas Day 2020 serviceChristmas Day at 10.00 am

A family celebration livestreamed from our building. You can watch at home via this link.

Please note that we won’t be holding a service on Sunday 27 December.

Downloadable window poster

If you have a colour printer, here’s a poster you could display in your front window. Right-click on the image to download the PDF.

Epiphany Service

Title graphic: All-In Service for Epiphany 2021

Our final service of the Christmas season is the All-In Service to be livestreamed on Sunday 3 January. It can be viewed on YouTube and resources for the service can be downloaded here.

Decorating

The centre of the cross outside the Christ Church building, decorated with Christmas lights and foliageWe’re unable to hold many events in our building this year but we still want it to be a place of celebration – outside and in. Teams of helpers have worked hard to make and put up the decorations. Special thanks to Kate, Cheryl and Janet for their creative ideas and leadership.

Lego Nativity Competition

Thank you to all the Lego enthusiasts who accepted the challenge of creating a Nativity scene. The entries were superb and the popular vote was very close. All three designs below win prizes!

Lego Nativity competition entry no. 2

“It has a lot of characters to connect to each other, both sides and the centre. Well done”

Lego Nativity competition entry no. 1

“I like the star, the angel and all the animals (including the turtle)”

Lego Nativity competition entry no. 3

“Love the way they have made the star , and the sheep and the block of gold of course – very creative”

By a small margin, this was the overall winner!