This coming Sunday CANDLEMAS celebration – Sunday 5 February at 4pm in Gingins
We hope you can join us for a joyful Candlemas celebration this Sunday in Gingins at 4pm.
During this service we will be remembering how Jesus was brought into the Temple as a tiny baby – and recognised as a light for all people.
If you or your children have a candle that you would like to bring – to put on the altar for a blessing – please bring it.
Towards the end of the service we will all be given a candle to light and take out with us – a symbol of the inner light of Christ in our lives. This service acts as a counterpoint to the Christingle service – when we were heading into Christmas – and now we are heading away from the crib – and will soon be looking towards the cross and the story of Easter. Our Christian faith helps us as children and adults to find God’s light and love in more difficult times – as well as in the joyful, upbeat times of our lives.
Speaking of joyful – there is a birthday celebration after the service! We will be sharing a special cake and some bubbles to celebrate a milestone birthday in our midst! We hope you can stay on to celebrate with us!
NOTE – The reading aloud workshop before the service has been postponed.. but watch this space – it will happen!
Sunday 12 February – 2nd Sunday before Lent
Sunday club will take a break for half term. Children can of course join us in our services – we will have some activity sheets available for them to respond to what we are doing in the service.
YOUTH – will be meeting in Nyon on Thursday 9 February – from 19.30-21.00. Please ask me or Johan for more details – we hope this will provide a safe space for our young people as they navigate many challenges. We have an experienced youth worker from Youth Compass helping to lead this session on a fortnightly basis – an opportunity not to be missed. There will be pizza and refreshments to share.
We would love to hear from you – if you have any thoughts about our work with children, how we can best support you in nurturing faith for all the family. Also – if you enjoy being with children and would like to support our wonderful team of Sunday club leaders – please let me know.