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Advent and Christmas

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS @ KIMBERLEY SHARED MINISTRY 

Virtual Advent Potlucks on ZOOM,

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Come, Contemplate, and Savour the Season by bringing a contemplative “dish” related to the theme of the day to share or just your presence. Starting from November 26, 2022.  To receive the zoom link, please email catherineripley.ca@gmail.com  Refer to our Newsletter/Notice Board for more information.

Advent Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7 PM

pastedGraphic.pngThis year for our Advent Bible Study we will be using PWRDF’s The Birth of Hope written by Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat, renowned biblical scholar. We will gather on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the church  to discuss the weekly Scripture passages using Dr. Keesmaat’s questions.  Or you are welcome to join in by ZOOM.   

November 29:  The Creator:  Birthing Creational Hope 

December 6:   Women of the Flood: Climate Grief

December 13: Ruth and Naomi:  Climate Refugees

December 20:  Living Creational Hope 

To access the resource, subscribe to pwrdf.org/advent 2022.  Once subscribed, starting November 27, each day you will receive a short scripture reading, a reflection, a prayer and a PWRDF story. You can also download the entire PDF, which includes the Bible Study questions.   Please let Rev’d Alwin know if you can attend in person. If you wish to attend via ZOOM, please email catherineripley.ca@gmail.com.  

Lessons and Carols Service:

December 4, 2022 – 7:00PM

Gather together for our traditional Lessons and Carols service and find out some of the stories behind some of the Carols.  Bring your singing voice! 

Christmas Carolling

Kathryn Sinclair is organizing this as she did last year.  If you are interested in Carollers visiting your homes, please let her know.  Date to be determined.

And if you are interested in carolling and bringing Christmas Cheers to our faith community members, please let her know.  

“Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service”

December 21, 2022 -7.00 PM

Though Christmas is a joyous occasion, it can be a hard one for some people, especially for those who are grieving the loss of a dear one or a loss of a job or for some other reason.  This service is especially designed for those who are grieving.  Last year only a couple of people came and we could not have the service as we had planned it.  Hence, if you wish to attend this service or want to invite neighbours or friends having a tough time to attend, please let Rev’d Alwin or the office  know by Wednesday – December 14th  so as to help us make proper arrangements.  

Upcoming Advent / Christmas  Services

Nov 27, 2022:  10:00 AM,  First Sunday of Advent 

“Tiptoeing toward Peace” 

Dec 4, 2022:     10:00 AM,  Second Sunday of Advent 

“Playing Pretend “  (Communion Service)

                             7:00 PM, “Lessons and Carols”

Dec 11, 2022:  10:00 AM – “Singing a New Song” (skit – Joy) 

Dec 18, 2022:  10:00 AM – “God with Us” 

Dec. 21, 2022: 7:00 PM Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service 

Dec. 24, 2022:  8:00 PM – Christmas Eve Service  (skit  – Waiting) 

Dec. 25, 2022: 10:00 AM –  Christmas Service at Gardenview.

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