Christmas is coming...
Here are some of the ways we are celebrating at Seal Church which you might like to join in with.
MESSY CHURCH for Christmas and Advent. Sunday Dec 1 . 4-5.30pm in the Church Hall. (That is the Sunday after next) Crafts and activities for all ages , story, worship and tea.
POSADA Would you like the Holy Family to visit your home this Christmas?
Posada is Spanish for "shelter" - this custom originated in Mexico. Our "Posada" consists of a travelling nativity set (ours is very robust painted wood - toddler proof!) which will go from house to house during Advent. Anyone can sign up to host it for a night (from Dec 12 - it will be circulating in Seal School before then). You can set it up with your children, talk about the Christmas story, sing a carol together, say a prayer, have a party - it is up to you! There will be story books and other resources with the Posada if you want to use them.Just let me know if you would like to have the set for a night - you would just need to be sure you could pass it on to the next host the following day so it doesn't get lost or stuck somewhere. There's some more information here. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59103132/The%20Posada%20information.doc
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING. Friday Dec 6 at 7.30pm in the church hall. Tickets £10
A craft activity for adults - make a Christmas Wreath for your front door. All materials provided - bring some secateurs if you have them. Mince Pies and wine included.
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE Sunday Dec 15 at 10 am. Come along to share in this All Age service in which each child will receive a Christingle. There will be a collection to support the work of the Children's Society during the service.
CAROL SERVICE Sunday Dec 22 at 6.30pm. Our traditional service of readings, carols and music from the choir.
CRIB SERVICE Christmas Eve 4pm Our very popular service for all the family, telling the Christmas story, singing carols as we build up our Christmas Crib.
MIDNIGHT MASS Christmas Eve 11.30pm Celebrate the birth of Christ at the first Holy Communion of the Christmas season.
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION Christmas Day 10 am. All Age Holy Communion for Christmas Day, with a story in place of a sermon and lots of favourite carols.
Hope to see you during Advent and Christmas. If you 'd like to know more about any of these activities and services, just email or phone, and I'll be happy to try to help.
Everyone is welcome at everything, no matter how young or old you are, no matter whether you are a regular or have never come to church before. No one will mind what you wear or whether you know what you are doing! No one will hassle you to join anything or commit yourself to anything. Whoever you are, whatever your life story or background you'll be welcome !