What are you looking forward to about Christmas?

This morning we celebrated two events rolled into one: the Girls Brigade enrolment and the first Sunday in Advent! Three advent chocolates have been consumed; we’ve all seen the advert with Kevin the Carrot; and we’re already day-dreaming about tapping a chocolate orange (or hitting it with a hammer). But is this really what Christmas is all about? Is glitter, baubles, and candy-canes the most we can look forward to? Whilst these are all great things that get us in the Christmas mood, this morning we heard a different story – that Advent is about waiting for the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Join us to find out the full story during our Advent and Christmas services over the next few weeks.

Sunday 10th December: 10.30 am – normal service
Sunday 10th December: 6pm – East Durham Churches Together Carol Service (with the Salvation Army band)
Sunday 17th December: 10.30 am – cafĂ© church service
Sunday 17th December: 6pm – Carol Service
Sunday 24th December: 10.30 am – Christmas Eve service