Sunday Services, Events and News - December 2019
Sunday 1st Morning Worship led by Andy Starling .
Evening Service in the lounge led by Rvd. Graeme Allan 4-5pm.
Sunday 8th Morning Worship including Holy Communion led by Rvd. Graeme Allan
Sunday 15th Morning Worship led by The Elders
Sunday 22nd Festive Family Service including the Nativity Story led by Revd. Graeme Allan.
Sunday 29th Morning Worship led by Revd. Graeme Allan.
Christmas Services and Events
Fri-Sun 6th - 8th St Martins Nativity Festival* 10-5pm
Sunday 15th Carols by Candlelight 6pm.
Sunday 22nd Festive Family Service including the Nativity Story
Christmas Eve 24th Crib Service 4.30pm. 11:30pm Christmas Eve Midnight Service including Holy Communion
Christmas Day 25th Family Christmas Day Celebration 10.15am
Christmas Charity Appeals 2019 This year we are supporting 2 local Charities:
Saltdean & Rottingdean Youth Club. Providing young people aged 12-16 a safe friendly place to meet and mix with their peer group from the local area and to provide leisure opportunities and education to further their abilities and skills.
Time to talk Befriending.(Peacehaven) A local befriending project which aims to help people aged 65+, who are socially isolated, chronically lonely and have limited or no access to services, to build lasting relationships with like-minded volunteers.
Christmas Fliers The Christmas fliers have arrived and are available at the back of the church. Please take as many as you can and hand them out to friends, neighbours and family. Please post them along your street and beyond if possible to ensure as many people in our community are informed of our various Christmas services and events.
Christmas Evening Party. Our Christmas social this year will be on Saturday 30th November from 7pm. An informal and varied evening including some of your favourite seasonal songs, some new and popular as well as some old favourites. Donations of food: mince pies/nibbles/cakes would be very much appreciated. Free entry so do come along and bring family and friends.
Carol Singing in the Community:
Wednesday 11th December: Whitecliffs Café, Marine Drive, Saltdean, 7pm. The café will also be running a mini Christmas market and BBQ.
Monday 16th December: Downlands Court, Roundhay, Peacehaven at 2pm then 3.30pm Cliff Court Residential Home Peacehaven.
St Martins Nativity Festival*
On the 6th, 7th & 8th of December St Martins are mounting an exhibition of arts, crafts and creativity to celebrate the Nativity. Our festival will display a wide range of Nativity sets, traditional, handmade and alternative. Knitted, croquet and peg dolls are just some of the many sets you will see, along with artwork, paintings and floral arrangements reflecting the Nativity story. All are welcome to join in and make your own Nativity sets to bring along. We will also be running a Festival Arts & Crafts Workshop over the 3 days so come along and have a go. Please bring your nativity creations to the church week beginning 2nd December and leave on the tables.
City Mission Food Bank
Helping people in crisis. Please remember those families on low-income and who struggle to cope at Christmas time. The collection box is in the church foyer for you to donate your items (toiletries and tinned food– please check the use-by date) throughout the year and especially at wintertime. Doors are open daily during daylight hours.
Charity Christmas Card This years’ charity Christmas card, supplied by World Vision will soon be on display. Please consider signing the card as an alternative to sending season’s greetings and donate the equivalent funds you would have spent if you had bought individual cards.