24th December 2015
It is hard to believe that after all the weeks of planning and preparation Christmas is actually upon us. My parents arrive today and we are looking forward to beginning our celebrations with a family meal this evening.
We are no longer at that stage of life when we are woken in the small hours of Christmas morning by young children bursting with excitement – I confess there are times I miss that! But the Tibbert family will still be up at a reasonable time to get the turkey in the oven and unwrap a few presents. Then it will be time to quickly get down to King’s for our Christmas Day service. As in previous years, there will be one service at 10.30am at each of our three sites lasting for no more than an hour. These times are always lively and fun and are a great way to begin Christmas Day.
Then on Sunday 27th December we also have a slightly altered schedule, with just one meeting at each site at 10.30am.
For those of you who are already beginning to look past Christmas and into the New Year, we have a great WATCHNIGHT planned for New Year’s Eve. What better way to welcome in the New Year than by meeting to pray, worship and celebrate together? There will be WATCHNIGHT services at all three sites at the following times:
CATFORD: 9.30pm - 12.30am
DOWNHAM & LEE: 10.45pm – 12.30am
This year we are also running a New Year’s Eve event for our 17-30s age group. The NYE celebration takes place at the Lee site. Doors open at 9pm and I understand that they will be worshipping, enjoying a talk and partying until two in the morning! This is a ticketed event – £7.50 for a single ticket (online or at the door on the night) or £10 for 2 tickets (online only on or before 30th December).
So, whether you’re staying at home, or travelling to see family or friends, have a great Christmas!
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.