Advent & Christmas @ HBC
All Christians consider Advent - which means 'coming', and Christmas, very important times of the year. Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. During Advent we have the chance to remember the coming of Jesus in fulfilment of the promises found in the Bible and also his anticipated second coming. On these four Sundays our worship often focuses on some aspect of these themes, giving us the chance to remember that Jesus, firstly came as a King to bring his own Kingdom nearer to anyone who would hear and believe his message. Secondly Jesus will come again to call out all those who have responded to his message to be with him forever.
This year during Advent we shall be thinking about the birth of Christ through different eyes. The people we are considering are listed below:-
Sunday 3rd Dec - Advent HOPE 1 Peter 1v3-5
Sunday 10th Dec - Advent PEACE 1 Peter 3v10-12
Sunday 17th Dec - Advent JOY 1 Peter 1v6-9
Sunday 24th Dec - Advent LOVE 1 Peter 1v22-23
Around and at Christmas
Together with the Sundays of Advent we have other celebrations around and at Christmas. These are listed below and you would be very welcome to come and worship with us. We pray that these occasions will help to bring deeper meaning to your Christmas celebrations!
Sunday 17th Dec @ 5pm - Christmas Carols, for all ages.
Sunday 24th Dec @ 11.30pm - Christmas Eve Communion. A reflective communion lasting about 30 minutes.
Monday 25th Dec @ 10am - Christmas Day All Age Worship.