Manor Road URC- Church News-Sunday 8th December 2019.

Hello Everyone!

I hope your past week was a good one.

Well! The Big Day is this forth-coming Thursday.

Do you know which political party you are all going to vote for?

YES!

NO!

OR ‘I’m NOT BOTHERED EITHER WAY BECAUSE I AM TRULY FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT IS GOING ON WITH POLITICS AND POLITICIANS IN THIS COUNTRY’.

Well! Whatever your answer to that question is, lets just also make that decision for all of us with God’s guidance.

There is not much news coming from our church this week, but I have a lot of info from the Thames North Synod Office, that you may all like to write down in your diaries of forthcoming events leading up to Christmas and the New Year.

Though this is supposed to be the season of goodwill and cheer, I am afraid that I have some sad news from our church this season.

Due to the fact that quite a few members of our congregation are either visiting friends and families in the UK or abroad this year; Manor Road URC (AGAIN) has decided not to have a church Christmas Day service this year.

It really saddens me, to even contemplate even writing down this fact, but I’m afraid this is a situation that cannot be solved with even a few readings and carols for the special day.

Yes ( I know what you’re all thinking); with even a few members in this church (4 or 5 people) you can still have a church service, as the Lord Jesus Christ presence would be here on his birthday, but even for the few here on the day, it would be a service with deep regret knowing that many of our congregation our not here on the most important day in the Christain calender.

As well as having to sing even extra louder, because of the lack of people in the congregation.

I do hope that Manor Road Congregation, can find a solution to this deep problem we have at this time of year, as it comes across as a conflicting issue of the lack of deep faith and our Christian morals, when we are not able to truly celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in his holy church.

I do very much hope we are NOT in this same position next year Christmas Day.

The Church service Next Week Sunday will be led by Janine Stolz.

Church service begins at 10.30am.

Have A Lovely Week Everyone.

Stay Calm, Don’t Go Mad doing your Christmas Shopping.

Roger Howard.

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