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Nativity From Scratch 2017

It’s Nativity Time! It’s that time of year again when our Church Family come together to retell the story of the birth of Jesus. It’s a fun time where we try and involve as many as possible to remember who our Saviour was born into the World.

We welcome everyone to come and join us for Worship and Praise at any of our Services, which can be found here on our service times page.


The Story of the Nativity – “The Birth of a Babe”

A magnificent brightness lit up the sky when an angel appeared to Mary, a young pure women, who was engaged to be married to Joseph. The angel announced that she was going to have a baby.

“That’s impossible for I am not yet married,” answered Mary.

“This baby will be very special. He will be the Son of God.”

Although Mary did not fully understand she agreed to the Word of God. She was devout.

Some months later Mary and Joseph were married. When it was near to her time they travelled to Bethlehem but found it very crowded. Not a room was available. Then one kind man noticing how tired and heavy with child she was offered them the use of a stable.

Gentle animals – cows, donkeys, lambs and poultry – greeted them. During the night Mary’s boy child was born. She wrapped the baby Jesus in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger cushioned with hay. The cows, donkeys and sheep peered into the manger and with their constant breathing kept the baby warm whilst Mary slept.

Out in the countryside beyond Bethlehem the bright light that appeared in the sky was seen by some shepherds tending their flocks. They became frightened until an angel appeared and told them not to be.

“I have great news. A child has been born in a stable in Bethlehem who will save all the world.”

They were amazed and decided to go and see this ‘Saviour’ for themselves. With their flocks they arrived at the stable and gazed down in wonderment at the baby Jesus. They then set off to relate this happy event to all in the area.

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to men who enjoy his favour.”

The shepherds returned to the hills glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; it was exactly as they had been told.

Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

That same bright light had been seen by three wise men in the East. They knew a great king had been born.

After travelling to Jerusalem and enquiring from King Herod where this king might be they were instructed by him to “please find him and tell me of his whereabouts.”

A star lead them to Bethlehem and to the baby Jesus.

The three wise men entered the stable and worshiped the baby. They gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Before returning to the East God sent them a message not to see Herod. They therefore returned home by a different route.

This is the story of the Nativity.

 

 

Family fun – Cafe Church – Feb 2017

Cafe Church Family Fun

Family Fun at February’s Café Church

This months Café Church included waffles and pancakes and was enjoyed by everyone who joined us. Jess Newson organised a Nehemiah wall rebuilding show bringing adults and children together in a hilarious 20 minute sketch. The bible reading was read by Jimmy who was confident and received a huge round of applause. There was lots of activities on hand and included word searches and the Sunday papers to keep everyone entertained.

To find out more about our monthly Café Church, please visit our page for more information. It takes place every month at 10:30 in the Hall at St Mary’s on Park Road in Camberley.

Gabriel’s Message from Hubble

For those who were unable to make it to the St Mary’s Hubble Enterprise showing of Gabriel’s Message, we’re pleased to tell you that we have made a film available, which we’ve published on our YouTube Channel.

It was the final performance for The Hubble Community Enterprise Team, having completely an amazing 10 years and reaching well over 15,00 young people.

We managed to film the show and capture a presentation about the fantastic work the Team has achieved.

To view just the Hubble showing of Gabriels’s Message, please Click here: ==> Hubble Enterprise presents Gabriel’s Message

To view the presentation and show, please click here => Presentation & Show

 

Cafe Church film – family fun!

Cafe Church Family Fun

Family fun for everyone at St Mary’s café church.

November happenings!

Today’s Café Church welcomed our Community with a relaxed and informal style of Worship with lots of fun and games for everyone. Our theme for today was “Light” and our recent Baptism families were welcomed back with a beautiful candle arrangement.

A guest appearance by one of the Hubble puppets had all the children and adults alike singing along to a fun Worship song. There was dancing, colouring, pumpkin carving and our younger visitors made a lighthouse using crepe and gold paper.

Our amazing catering team provided tea, coffee and soft drinks and a selection of bacon and sausage buns for all using our newly completed kitchen.

If you’d like to come along and join in the fun, our events calendar has a list of what’s coming up or feel free to drop in at anytime and our Team in the Church Office will be able to help.

St Mary’s Kitchen opens for Business!

Catering for our Community

It’s been an extra busy time for our catering and coffee Team’s at St Mary’s whilst the kitchen works were underway. As is quite normal undertaking such a large project, there have been a few delays along the way. The works took slightly longer than expected, due to some electrical wiring that had to be replaced, the move of the heating ducts and the installation of the hall ceiling fans, designed to push the heat down to floor level.

Finally though, we’re now open for business!

Having a new kitchen in place will allow us to help spread the Word of God even further within our Community by providing what we do exceptionally well.

Our first big test will be at our Café Church on Sunday 2nd October 2016 starting at 10:30. This is a relaxed, informal, friendly and fun way for all the family to meet, worship and enjoy God’s Holy Spirit, whilst catching up with the Sunday Papers.

kitchen catering areakitchen - Heat dispersers and new heating system vents

 

Hartley Wintney Walk

Church Walk
Saturday 25th June 2016 @ 10:15


Hartley WintneyThe Walk background: Situated in North East Hampshire, Hartley Wintney is a rural village with a wealth of history, surrounded by idyllic countryside. With a population of approximately 5000 people, the Parish includes Phoenix Green to the south and the adjoining hamlets of Dipley, West Green, Elvetham and Hartfordbridge. The Parish includes large wooded areas such as Yateley Heath Wood and part of Hazeley Heath as well as large expanses of common land with the famous Mildmay Oaks at its centre. The River Hart flows to the north-east of the village with the River Whitewater forming the western parish boundary.

The Walk Details

A four mile walk around Hartley Wintney including the area around West Green House and St Mary’s Churchyard.

Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 set off.

Park in the car park under the trees opposite West Green House, Thackham’s Lane, Hartley Wintney (signposted from the A30). Map reference SU746563; SATNAV RG27 8JB.

There will be a stop for a “bring your own refreshments”.

Please contact Clare Crossley if you require any further details.

Seaside update from Littlehampton

Littlehampton Sandcastles

Around 45 of our congregation ventured to Littlehampton for the afternoon, meeting for lunch and enjoying the sunshine, games and in some cases a swim!

 

Bring and share BBQ

St Mary's youth enjoy the latest sermon on their iPhone

Bring, share, enjoy, chat, meet, eat, praise and review…

These are just some of the words that immediately sprung to mind when thinking about todays bring ‘n’ share BBQ.

After the service our troops swung into action, starting to BBQ, laying out beautiful salads and puddings and moving the tables and chairs out into the recreation ground for the bring and share lunch. The sun was shining and was really enjoyable in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

On display in the church hall were two choices of design for the new Orchard Way playground, which interested everyone, especially the book that was left for people to record their views and votes.

If you’d like to join in the family and community that is St Mary’s, please get in touch using the “Contact” form, call the Office for more information or just come along to our Sunday family service.

Here are a few pictures from the event that we wanted to share.

Clicking on a photo will open up the slideshow, to close it and return to this page, please use the small x in the top left corner of your screen.