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Sunday 21st November

December 6, 2021

Beacon Bulletin

Our Mission To combat loneliness and isolation through Physical, Emotional and Spiritual wellbeing  
This week at the Beacon
21st November, Morning Worship led by Terry. 2pm Messy Church, Louise Quinn
Tuesday 23rd November Coffee Morning 10am to 12 am in the concourse
Friday 26th November 6.00pm Youth group
Future worship at the Beacon
28th November, Morning Worship. 11 a.m. Revd. Ash Barker, 4 p.m. Lights of Love service, led by James Hamilton and Revd. Claire Turner
5th December, Christmas Messy Church
7th December, Elders’ meeting 4pm
12th December, Christmas Nativity
24th December, Midnight Communion 11.30p.m. Christmas Eve
11th January 2022. Church Life meeting at 6.30p.m. (prayer) and 7p.m. (business)
Christmas Cracker!!                              
Saturday, 27th November 10 am – 1 pm Cake stall, craft stall, children’s bric-a-brac and Brunch available. Free crafting for the children and of course – Santa’s Grotto. Please come and join us, and please let Louise know if you can help on the day.
In the moment  exploring Mindfulness in a Christian context  Saturday, 4th December 2021, 10 am – 11.30    An invitation to those who have some experience of Mindfulness  and those who have none.  This session ipm -reparation for Advent and Christmas -you are welcome whether you attended previous sessions.    This will help you with ideas and activities to pursue afterwards,  to help you enjoy a mindful Advent and Christmas. You will need to book in advance so that the zoom link and other information can be sent to you before hand  There will be no cost, but you may like to consider an extra donation to your local church or one of the Christmas charities. For more information or book a place, please contact Jan Scott    jan.scott@live.co.uk using reference ITMonline 041221 by 1st December 2021,12 noon. If you are not familiar with Zoom or are not sure how to use it then please contact Darron Burness on 07973503236 who can help you set it up.  
Church Youth Group Every Friday 6pm – 8pm The Youth club has now been running for a while now and is proving very popular with the youngsters. It is run by Louise in partnership with the YMCA. The club is for 10 – 14-year olds. Cost is just a £1. There is no need to book just turn up on a Friday night. So, if your child/grandchild is looking to chill out on a Friday night, then get them to come along.
Tuesday Coffee Morning – every Tuesday 10 to 12.
Have you been yet?   This is a real opportunity to support each other and members of the public who are looking to get out and meet people. I would really like to publicise the coffee morning more widely, because it gives us a real opportunity to minister to the lonely and isolated and reconnect as a fellowship too. If you have not joined us on Tuesdays please come and do so, we would love to see you there.   Running alongside the Coffee morning we are pleased to be able to open the church up for silent prayer and reflection. We would encourage you to come along and sit in this splendid building. Our future hope will be to open the church on a Thursday too.  
Christmas Nativity This year Louise and Messy church will be holding their annual Nativity play on Sunday 12th December. If you have a budding actor or actress who would like to take part please contact Louise at outreachbeacon@gmail.com 
Bible Study For some time now James and a small group of us have been attending bible study on a Thursday at 7.30pm. We normally meet at Darron’s house however we also have the facility to join online. In the next few weeks, we will be looking at the lives of the disciples and their relationship with Jesus. If you would like to join us them please speak to either James, Darron or Caz.
Jars of Grace Jars of Grace for November will go to support Primrose in conjunction with the Lights of Love.
Christmas Worship Just a reminder that a warm invitation is extended to all members of the Beacon to join Emmanuel for morning worship on Christmas Day at 10.15, where James will be taking the service. There will be no service at the Beacon. An invitation has been extended to Emmanuel Church members to join us for Midnight Holy Communion at the Beacon on Christmas Eve, where James will again be leading worship. There will be no morning worship at the Beacon on Sunday 26th December.   If you would like a lift to Redditch for the Christmas Day service, please contact Terry Thompson. We plan to ensure that everyone who wants to go to the service in Emmanuel will be able to do so.
Prayer Requests. If you have any requests for prayers to be included in Sunday worship, please contact Caz or James. Prayer requests won’t be included in this bulletin unless you specifically request it.
 If you have any news you wish to share, please contact Caz at cazburnessbeacon@gmail.com, or by phone at 07958 206529