Albany Park Baptist Church

"To know Jesus and to make Him known"

Christmas at Albany Park

Christmas 2018   

       What's happening this Christmas at apbc?



FRIDAY  14   DECEMBER   4pm

Community Lights of Love Service 

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it's also a time when so many of us feel the loss of our loved one's even more poignantly. Come along to our 'Lights of Love' Service where you can remember those that are no longer with us. We will sing a few Carols and light candles to celebrate the warmth of the love we still share. It’s a gentle and very special way to commemorate their life and your being there will be a comfort to the many other local families who are missing their loved ones this Christmas. 


SUNDAY   16   DECEMBER   4-6pm

MESSY CHRISTMAS

Your children haven't been to a Messy Church yet?? There is really nothing like it - Creative and fun filled, Messy Church is an afternoon packed with craft opportunities, games, carols, sweets and a hot meal (and best of all - you don't have to cook and you leave the mess behind!)  - another great reason to be there. Click here to register   

SATURDAY  22   DECEMBER   4-5pm

A TEDDY BEAR CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

For all families and children of all ages to spend time together before the excitement of Christmas night. Bring your Teddy Bear to a relaxed informal service and share Christmas songs, carols, Christmas stories  and sweets to celebrate  the real meaning of Christmas . Everyone will receive a Christingle  orange and refreshments afterwards.

SUNDAY   23  DECEMBER    5.30pm

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Everything that is the best of the Christmas Season all rolled into one.  Carols  uplifting songs, inspiring readings, with hot seasonal snacks and mulled drinks to get you into the seasonal spirit, all in a wonderful candlelit atmosphere.

MONDAY   24  DECEMBER    11.30pm

CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION SERVICE

Welcome the Prince of Peace in a moment of peace. A Candlelit Communion service of reflective calm and quiet joy to celebrate the 'Reason for the Season' in the midst of our Community. Carols start at 11.30pm and the Communion at Midnight.

TUESDAY   25 DECEMBER   10.30am

CHRISTMAS  DAY FAMILY SERVICE

Christmas is all about being thankful for God’s precious Gift to us. So, with the turkey in the oven, bring the whole family, your nearest and dearest , (and some of your presents) to celebrate  the source of our Peace and Joy.  No Jumper is too terrible -  we don’t  judge!

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNITY LUNCH on CHRISTMAS DAY 12.30 – 3pm

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE ALONE ON CHRISTMAS DAY?

If so, please tell them that they are warmly invited for Christmas Lunch, completely free of charge. 

Why do people come?

Because they may otherwise be alone at Christmas.
Because spending Christmas at home may be difficult for some, following a bereavement for example.
Because they may want to do something different.
Because they want the share the true meaning of Christmas with others.
Because they may not have a home

Who can attend?

Anyone – it is not dependant on age or religious belief – everyone is welcome.

What does it cost?

Nothing – your Christmas dinner is entirely FREE –

When does it take place?

Christmas Day, December 25th, 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

What should I expect?

A five course hot traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings (veggie and Gluten Free options available).
Presents and …
NO WASHING UP!

Where does it take place?

Albany Park Baptist Church, Stansted Crescent, Bexley, DA5 3HG

How can I get there?

Transport can be arranged for those in the Bexley area who cannot get there independently, but we must have prior notice if you need to make use of this service. Please call us on 07738008783

Do I need to reserve a place?

Yes please in order that we can cater properly for everyone. Book your place by Wednesday 19th December  

To book, call Craig on 07738008783 or email: Minister@albanyparkbc.org.uk