'How will we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?' - Hebrews 2:3
A Happy Christmas to you!
From Monmouth Baptist Church.
We'd love to welcome you at one of our services if you are not attending a church of your own. Let Christmas begin with a Silent Night!
Christmas Services 2014
Sunday 21 December
Children's Nativity: 10:30am-11:00am
Carols and Candles: 5:00pm-6:00pm - 'Christmas starts with a Silent Night'.
Including a special focus on the centenary of WWI when peace broke out with a famous football match.
Followed by refreshments and warm mince pies.
Reflection: 7:00pm - 'Jesus, Light of the world'.
Christmas Thanksgiving!: 9:30am-10:15am - Children are invited to bring a present to show.
The carol 'Silent Night' is being sung at Christmas in 2014 as a reminder of the remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914. British soldier, Albert Moren, who was in the font-line trenches near the village of La Chapelle d'Armentieres recalled:
'It was a beautiful moonlit night, frost on the ground, white almost every where... there was a lot of commotion in the German trenches and then there were those lights - I don't know what they were. And then they sang "Stille Nacht"-"Silent Night". I shall never forget it. It was one of the highlights of my life.'
Written in 1818, the carol itself has since been translated into about 140 languages. To mark the centenary of 1914 truce, a new verse and chorus has been commissioned for the carol, which will be sung by thousands of football fans, carol singers, school children and cathedral choristers as part of Silent Night Carols and events around the country.
The Christmas truce shows the remarkable power of the Christmas story to bring change: peace broke out in the midst of a battle. Sadly the 1914 Christmas truce was a brief moment in a war that left millions dead. The earthly peace and hope those troops were fighting for is still not a reality. But Christians still believe that 'Peace and hope have come, through Jesus Christ, the Son', as the new chorus of the carol 'Silent Night' says.
To participate in this special event, Visit Monmouth Baptist Church on Sunday 21st December at 5:00pm for Carols and Candlelight, including the lovely new verse for the traditional carol. Christmas Starts with a Silent Night.
Visit 'A Christian in Khaki' website: http://www.achristianinkhaki.co.uk/
The African Children's Choir
Wednesday 14 January @ 7:30pm
St David's Hall, Cardiff.
30th anniversary Concert supported by Nia and local School choirs.
Helping Africa's most vulnerable children today...so they can help Africa tomorrow.
The children of The African Children's choir melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles and delightful African tunes, accompanied by ethnic instrumentation. The programme features well loved children's songs, hand clapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.