To all at Broadway URC, our congregation, your friends and families, we wish everyone a joyful and peaceful Christmas.
The services over Christmas and New Year are as below. Please check the Calendar for our full listing of events and activities. We look forward to seeing you!
Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 2.30, Afternoon service of readings and Carols
Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day) 10.30 Worship led by Elder Michael Payne
Joint Bethlehem Carol Service
Sunday 19 December, 6.30pm (UK time)
We will be joining with the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church for our shared Advent carol service this Sunday evening at 6.30pm UK time. There will be an opportunity to donate to the Dar Al-Kalima School Chapel (Betyhlehem) fund. Click here to find out about the school (which I’ve visted several times)
Revd Steve Faber: Are we nearly there yet?
“Are we nearly there yet?” is a cry that probably most parents will remember, from bored children in the back seat of the car.
Are we nearly there yet? It’s something we want to ask about the end of the pandemic. It’s still too early to decide that. As I write, some European countries are entering renewed lockdowns, and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all increasing restrictions, albeit in a fairly limited way so far. Whether England will move to the Government’s “Plan B” for the winter is yet to be seen.
DUE TO COVID CONERNS WE HAVE SADLY HAD TO CANCEL THIS SESSION.
Please check back on the website for more updates or get in touch through the contact page or church members. We apologise for any incovenience. Stay safe, be well.
Broadway URC are proposing to hold an activity session for Children aged 2 to 11 on Sat Dec 11th 10.30 to 12.30am. This activity is now cancelled.
ADVENT CALENDAR TRAIL.
Join us for a trail around the village, starting at Broadway United Reformed Church, Upper on Wednesday 1st December when the first ‘window’ will be illuminated.
There will also be a parade of Christmas trees in front of the church.
There has been so much to reflect on that I could share this week, but the most positive news is that our move has happened and we are in the process of setting up our new home. Thank goodness for a big double garage where a lot of boxes have been stored!
Farewell to Richard and Virginia
Our Minister, Richard and his wife Virginia are leaving us on 30th September to take up a new pastorate in Lymington, Hampshire.
Richard led his final service for us on Sunday 19th September. It was a joyful time together. Following the worship, a presentation was made, of a painting by local artist Ann Prater and a Peace Lily plant. Richard had often spoken of ‘leaning on a gate’ in thought and prayer, and the church commissioned a scene of a gate on the local hillside. The fellowship then shared lunch in the Church Hall. The lunch was prepared by Andy Cruickshank, who is chef at the Mug and Muffin in Leamington Road.
Trust is the cement that holds Love together
The Beatles, most of us will remember, sang “Love is all we need” and we are commanded to “love each other!” but there is another word that cements the bricks of love together in the world. It is TRUST.
If a gate disappears between fields around Broadway in the next few weeks we can expect the police to come knocking on the door of our new home in Lymington.
We will be among the first suspects. The evidence is undeniable. We take our gate everywhere we go! As you see from the pictures, however, I can be an Adam of Genesis and blame the woman for everything!