Happy Christmas! கிறிஸ்மஸ் தின நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் wesołych
kun odun Keresimesi Nadolig
નાતાલ ની શુભકામનાઓ शुभ क्रिसमस Crӑciun
සුභ නත්තලක් Kirismas wacan Happy Christmas!
Carol Service Sunday 19th December at 11.00 am
Christmas Day Service at 10.00 a.m.
(Please let us know if you intend to be there, by email)
No Service on Sunday 26 December
New Year's Eve Friday 31st December - 10.30 p.m. Watchnight Service
The angel announced the birth of Jesus as 'Good news of great joy' for ALL people: every country, every culture and every language.
The news that a Saviour had been born -
Jesus, the Saviour of the world.
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Jesus - the Greatest Gift of All!
Some Christmas thoughts from SHCF Members
A Christmas Message of Hope:
What a difference long sunny days make to us. We tend to feel better, more upbeat, lighter and freer than we do in the dark wintry days. Indeed, many people suffer from SAD syndrome during the dismal, short days of mid-winter.
A recognised treatment for this condition is light therapy. Christmas could be thought of as light therapy – God’s light therapy for humanity. One of the ancient prophecies concerning the birth of Jesus says: ‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light’ and the result of seeing this is described as ‘increased joy’.
Was this great light the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem? Was it the angels, who appeared to the shepherds ‘keeping watch over their flocks by night’? No, it was neither of these. They were just signs pointing to a far greater light.
The Apostle John says this about Christmas: ‘The true light that gives light to every person was coming into the world’. The one born at that first Christmas was the great light. This was a life-changing moment in the history of humanity. Hereafter all people could have a clear, well-lit path to God. As Jesus himself later said: ‘Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’. This is the greatest Christmas present ever and it is freely available to everyone.
How does one receive such a gift? Before we answer that question, maybe we should ask: Why God would offer us such a gift? Alternatively, we could ask: Why did the ‘true light that gives light to every person’ come into the world?
Many centuries ago humanity lost the plot and chose to reject God’s good purposes and live independently of God. As a result we all ended up in deep spiritual darkness, so dark, in fact, that it totally engulfed humanity. God, however, did not want us to remain in such a condition, which is why he sent the ‘true light’ into the world.
Jesus alone is this ‘true light’. Many others over the years have claimed to be the true light but they are at best imitation lights giving false hope, leaving their followers in their original darkness. Jesus, however, frees people from darkness, lighting the way back to God and enabling us to live life as God always intended.
you today? Have you received God’s great
gift of ‘true light’ or do you remain in deep darkness? The gift is still available to all who ask. This is God’s promise. Do not hesitate – ask God to give you this
"For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Jesus - God's gift of life and salvation to us:
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Click the links and enjoy Christmas worship songs
modern and traditional in different languages (including English, Polish, Tamil, Arabic, Nigerian and Yoruba)
Joy to the world - Casting Crowns
Come now our King - Sidewalk Prophets
Hark! The herald angels sing - Amy Grant
Jesus born on this day - Mariah Carey
O come, O come Emmanuel - Sugarland
He is wonderful - Kathryn Scott
God rest Ye merry gentlemen - AGCchurch
Emmanuel - Chris Tomlin
O Come all ye faithful - AGCchurch
O Little Town of Bethlehem - Fernando Ortega
Silent Night - Celtic Woman
There's no Christmas without You - Kirk Franklin
Arabic Christmas Carol - Byzantine Hymn of the
Cicha noc - Silent Night - In Polish
Every Valley shall be exalted - New London Chorale
Yesu Pirandhare - Jeswin Samuel (Tamil / English)
Tamil Christmas Song - Benny Joshua
Tamil Carol - Full Gospel Church Dubai
Mary did you know? - Kutless
Mario, czy już wiesz? - TGD i Kuba Badach (Polish)