A very warm welcome
to all who pass our doors, in the name of Jesus the Christ. It is by Him that this Reformed Church came into being, it is through Him that it has been sustained for more than 110 years, and it is for Him that it continues to preach His Gospel and show His love in the community.
for December 2016
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
At this my first Christmas as minister of Charlton URC, I am especially glad to say ‘Happy Christmas’ to you all. It is happy not because everything will go well but because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus which is a cause of great happiness and rejoicing.
The theme for the Christmas services is ‘Hope is born’ and all of the advertising is based on this phrase. Hope is something that we all need and hope is an important aspect of the gospel. I have a hope that we as a church can use this Christmas time as a time of outreach to our community and family and friends.
The services and events have now been decided and it is up to each one of us to attend ourselves and invite others. Imagine when I write the January article if I can report what wonderful Christmas services we had with many people in attendance.
Can I urge you to pray and act so that the Christmas message of hope is proclaimed. May we all know the reality of these words from the Bible this Christmas and beyond.
Revd. Andrew Willett
Minister of Charlton URC