3rd December 2020
I have always enjoyed inviting people to our Christmas carol services. It is one of the easiest invitations to make, and this year I have already begun making a mental list of those I can invite to join us online – some local, but others further afield.
The Christmas story represents light coming into darkness. This year, many of the areas in which we normally put our comfort, security and confidence, have been shaken; more than ever, the eternal truths of the Gospel are needed.
Our online carol services will be going out over the weekend of 19 and 20 December. Having the services online has brought an unexpected opportunity as this year, geography is no barrier to inviting people along! Many of the elements of our usual King’s carol services will be in the online event, and the Worship and Comms Teams are already busy preparing and recording some outstanding content. Our Teaching Pastor, Andrew Wilson, will be giving a short talk, and there will be a mix of worship, carols, testimonies and performance songs.
As you make your preparations for Christmas, I want to encourage you to start thinking about who you’re going to invite to a carol service this year. You will find everything you need to know about Christmas at King’s, what’s happening when and how to invite people, on our Christmas page.
Finally, as London comes out of strict lockdown and enters Tier 2 restrictions, I am glad to be able to tell you that in-person services will be resuming on our Catford, Downham and Lee sites from 13 December. As previously, we will still need to follow government guidelines to make the meetings as Covid-safe as possible, and you will need to book a place in advance if you wish to attend. All details will be available on the website from Monday 7th. Meanwhile, the majority of us can continue to join King’s online.
More details of what is happening at King’s over the Christmas and New Year period will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for updates.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.