8th December 2016
How are your Christmas preparations going? We have been a little slow off the mark in the Tibbert house – a season of travelling during November meant that we only really got started last week. But now that we are back I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit.
Those of you who know me well will know that I love Christmas – the food, the family times, the games; I even enjoyed those ridiculously early Christmas Day mornings when our boys were young! But more than anything, I love Christmas for what it represents to us as Christians – the coming of Jesus into this world with His plan of rescue and salvation for His people. It really is something worth getting excited about!
As you know, we like to do Christmas in a big way here at King’s. Last year, we had some 3,000 people attending our carol services and we hope to exceed that number this year. Our theme is Light of the World and we are again offering seven opportunities to come along. The talented team who put these carol services together have been working hard for many weeks and our outstanding performers and musicians are already busy rehearsing. I am always so impressed by the number of people at King’s who give up their valuable time to ensure that these Christmas services are such a success – thank you to all of those involved.
I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek of the band and choir in rehearsal last night and they sounded fantastic! This really is an event not to be missed, and it is a brilliant opportunity to invite all your friends and family. The first of our seven carol services takes place this Sunday 11th December, 5pm at Lee, but if you are unable to join us this time, there will be another six chances to come along next weekend. Details of all services at Catford, Lee and Downham can be found on the website. There are also Family Christmas Services taking place; again, details are on the website.
Christmas is coming and I hope you are starting to feel as excited as I am! Jesus came as a light in the darkness, a beacon of hope to this world. Our carol services present a wonderful opportunity to share that hope with our friends, neighbours and family.
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.