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Sunday 1 December 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service followed by buffet tea and activities for younger people
Wednesday 4 December 7:30pm - 9:00pm Prayer Meeting
Saturday 7 December 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday Club (Christmas-themed craft)
Sunday 8 December 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon service
Wednesday 11 December 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study
Sunday 15 December 10:30am - 11:30am Something On Sunday (children's activities)
11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon service
Wednesday 18 December 7:30pm - 9:00pm Bible Study
Saturday 21 December 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday Club Christmas Special (cake decorating)
Sunday 22 December 11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Family Carol Service
Wednesday 25 December 10:30am - 11:30am Christmas Day service
Sunday 29 December 11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon service
Wednesday 1 January 7:30pm - 9:00pm Prayer Meeting
Saturday 4 January 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday Club - Craft
Sunday 5 January 11:30am - 12:30pm Breaking of Bread
4:30pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Service followed by buffet tea and activities for younger people

News

Something On Sunday

Last month we finished our series on Peter. The story of Peter's imprisonment for preaching about Jesus tells of God's amazing rescue from chains, guards and locked doors. In our final story, Peter was concerned for Christians who were being persecuted, who might become discouraged; the result was two letters we can read in the Bible.

In December, we'll be thinking about Christmas, especially what the Bible tells us about the first Christmas.

Saturday Club

Saturday 4 December: we'll be making something with a Christmas connection - it could be given away as a Christmas present, or you could keep it.

Saturday 22 December: this is an extra session; we're planning to decorate cakes with a Christmas theme, including some to share after the carol service.

Saturday 4 January: it seems a long way ahead, but all being well, we plan to make calendars. Again, they can be given away or kept!

Put the dates in your diary, come along, and bring a friend.

December Family Service (and tea)

For this month's family service, we're welcoming back Stephen Gilham from Dorset.

Stephen often takes school assemblies back in his home area, and sometimes during his visits to the Island. He's also involved with the Postal Bible School and Bible Educational Services - his responsibilities sometimes take him to Africa and other continents. BES's teaching materials are used in schools and churches in many different countries across a wide age-range.

Don't miss this family service, with the usual delicious tea afterwards.

Bible Study

We're in Ephesians, chapter 4. Do join us if you can on Wednesday evenings. We haven't been hurrying through this letter, written by Paul to the Christians in Ephesus, as there's so much to discover and think about in every sentence. It was Paul's prayer that they would be 'filled to all the measure of the fullness of God'.

Christmas at the Mission

Our Christmas card/invitation has been printed and there are plenty of copies for distribution round Lake and to give away as personal invitations.

The card depicts a recognisable Island landmark - Carisbrooke Castle - sprinkled with snow. Inside are details of our Christmas services together with a message. We aim to put a card in every Lake letterbox. If you're able-bodied and could help by doing a road or two, do please let me (Ro) know. Please pray for enough good weather at appropriate times - it's difficult to do much in the rain as the cards get soggy!

Pray for those who are taking our services and join us for the family carol service on Sunday 22nd and for the service on Christmas morning.

As usual, there will be a board for Christmas greetings. Anyone may use it instead of giving individual cards. If you wish, the money saved can be put in the box provided, and the total collected will be passed to SASRA, whose representative visited us in November.

Thought for the Month - At the Right Time

The first Christians didn't celebrate the anniversary of Jesus' birth. In fact it wasn't until the 4th century that 25th December was chosen as the day to remember the baby in the manger. But whatever time of year it was, the Bible tells us it was the right time - it was the time God had planned from the day sin first entered God's perfect world. 'When the right time finally came, God sent His own Son. He came as the son of a human mother and lived under the Jewish Law' (Galatians 4:4). He came to redeem us and to restore our relationship with God - something to thank God for this Christmas.

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