Suspended Services over the Next Few Weeks

Dear Friends, In the midst of turmoil and strife, a little baby was born to a young, poor, homeless Jewish couple. The first Christmas, not all was as the couple had hoped for. Mary was confused and afraid; Joseph was hurt and brokenhearted; and the Shepherds were terrified. Yet, into this situation came the Son of God, the Saviour. This year, as per the new health regulations, we have been restricted to 25 attendees at our services. The decision has been made to suspend regular Sunday morning gatherings, for the next few weeks, including our Christmas Eve service.

I want to thank all those who worked very hard to put together the Christmas Eve event. Although things may not be as we had hoped this Christmas, it doesn’t stop believers from celebrating the true reason of Christmas. God, showing His great love for us all, sent His one and only Son, Christ our Lord. John 3:16 & 17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” I encourage all to look to God this year for the strength and courage needed to face any and all challenges. Isaiah 40:29 – 31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Encourage and pray for each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” I encourage all to consider the value of participating in the cell group ministry as a continual means to stay connected and to give and receive encouragement. May God be with us all, and enable us to celebrate the birth of His Son, Jesus. Happy Birthday Jesus, Richard & Judy Gilbert Pastors.