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Come and celebrate Christingle with us…

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Come and celebrate
Christingle
this Sunday, 1st December
at 4pm
At St Peter’s Church, Henfield.
All are welcome.

And this morning in In2mission…

To mark the last ‘great, green, growing Sunday’ of the year we decided to talk about time.

'This is the church's year. It can show us how the church tells time.'

‘This is the church’s year. It can show us how the church tells time.’

First we find the three great days.  Easter....Christmas....And Pentecost.

First we find the three great days. Easter….Christmas….And Pentecost.

And then we have all the Sundays of the year.... Here are all the purple Sundays.

And then we have all the Sundays of the year…. Here are all the purple Sundays.

We call this time Advent. The colour for getting ready is purple. How many purple Sundays do we have here…one…two..three…four…so we have four purple Sundays in Advent.

Advent tells the beginning of the new church year and the ending of the old one.

But where are we today?

When we went across to Church House we made a mini Church's Year wheel.

When we went across to Church House we made a mini Church’s Year wheel.

Here we are…the last Sunday of Trinity…the last great, green, growing Sunday of the year…next Sunday it will be Advent. We will change colour, we will begin a new year and we will begin again to get ready for the mystery of Christmas.

In2mission will meet again on 8th December during the 10.30am Celebrate! Service when all children aged 3 and over will be welcome to join us.

In the meantime, join us next Sunday for All Age Worship as we start ‘Journeying towards Bethlehem’.

The Bible according to the Little Fishes

What could a pile of cardboard boxes possibly have to do with the Little Fishes’ story this week?

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After a song in which we thanked God for cardboard boxes, cups of tea and mums and dads (all things close to the Little Fishes’ hearts), we shared the last in our series of stories about Moses. We heard how Moses told the People of God to make a beautiful tent for their ‘Tent of Meeting’ so of course we had to build one of our own.

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Everyone joined in to help construct the tent. Mark 1 was even decorated with purple and gold cloth until one of the Little Fishes stood up and collapsed the roof.

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Mark 2 was less beautiful but included a door, some beds and a cunning cubby hole that was just perfect for two Little Fishes to hide in. Then it was time to relax with a custard cream!

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Which story will we share next Friday? It will nearly be Advent. It must be time to get the glitter out.

Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers.

The Bible according to the Little Fishes

Moses and his shiny face was the subject of this week’s story at Little Fishes.

We thought very hard and remembered the story so far.

We thought very hard and remembered the story so far.

First we used the parachute as Moses’ tent in the desert where he had a chat with God, then we laid it on the floor and pretended to climb to the top of the mountain and huddled in a cleft in the rock and waited while the Lord God passed by. We all then had a go wearing a piece of net curtain to pretend we were Moses with a very shiny face as he reflected God’s glory.

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Our craft involved painting AND gluing as paper plates were transformed to look like Moses. There was lots of good listening as we drew his eyes, nose and mouth; painted his face with a ‘little bit’ of gold paint, and stuck on his hair and beard with a ‘little bit’ of glue.

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All the shiny faces drying

All the shiny faces drying

Rev’d Peter was in charge of the biscuits this week. The boys certainly made the most of this.

Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers.

What story will we share next week? Join us on Friday to find out?

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