Are You Ready For Christmas?
There are many things to love about this time of year but one thing I really appreciate is that it's very easy to talk to anyone you come across. My social skills are never great, and moments for breaking the conversational ice elicit the same response as a deer in the headlights from me, but at this time of year, it's EASY! And thank God for that considering the amount of enforced fraternization we "enjoy" in the run up to Christmas. It's not that I don't like people, or that I don't enjoy chatting or getting to know new people, I am always keen to do that, but it's like a rock slide. It would be fascinating to watch a rock tumble down a hill and to investigate said rock when it came to rest, but many rocks coming at you all at once is a little too much and tends to make me want to run the other way.
Christmas is also the easiest possible time to invite a friend to come to church with you and this year we really do have a buffet of worship services with something for everyone.
Don't forget the peaceful charm of Taize which takes place tonight (Friday) at 7 pm. Judy Henry will be playing her harp and flute along with some singing, readings and periods of meditation.
On Saturday the Delta Music Makers will be playing rousing Christmas tunes starting at 2 pm. Admission is by donation so bring a friend and enjoy being trumpeted at!
On Sunday we have our usual 8:30 am and 10 am Services.
I think I'm going to stop there - this e-mail is turning into an informational rock-slide and I think that's enough to be going on with. So, enjoy your weekend, stay warm and dry (which - thanks to you and your generosity - you can now do at All Saints) and prepare yourselves for Christmas cheer.