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 will be broadcast online only but can be viewed via YouTube at any time thereafter. Christmas carols, readings, drama and a short talk to help us focus on the meaning of Christmas.

 

Christmas Day service

Christmas Day at 10.00 am

A family celebration livestreamed from our building

Christingle Service

Christingle Service 2020 graphicChristmas Eve at 4 pm

A short interactive service held via Zoom, since we can’t meet together in person. Please email Rachel at cfmchristchurch@gmail.com to request the Zoom link and passcode if you would like to join in. We can supply the items to build the Christingle if you are fairly local to us. Please let Rachel know by Monday 21 December in order to give her enough time to make the deliveries.

Lego Nativity Competition

Graphic for Lego Nativity competition

Could you build a nativity scene using Lego? Send us a picture of your finished build and you could win a prize. Send your entries to Rachel at cfmchristchurch@gmail.com. We would like to display the entries on our Facebook page and website so only send photos with people in if you give your permission for them to be used on social media.

Closing date for entries: Wednesday 16 December. Winners announced Sunday 20 December via our Facebook page. Winner will also be notified by email.

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.

Decorating

The front of the Christ Church building at Christmas at nightWe won’t be able to hold many events in our building this year but we’re still planning to make it a place of celebration – outside and in. Teams of helpers are working hard on the decorations and we currently expect to put them up by the middle of December.

Toylink

Each year we invite our members and friends to support the Birmingham City Mission Toylink appeal which provides Christmas presents to children of needy local families. We’re unable to collect presents ourselves this year but this page contains details of how to make donations – in person, by ordering online or by giving money – directly to the appeal.