Christmas 2019

December is always an exciting time at Parklands Community Church, and this year is no different. There are a number of different ways to enjoy this festive season with us, suitable for all ages.

1st-24th December
Advent Windows

In Flowerdown Park and Locking Parklands, a new festive window will be revealed every evening until Christmas Eve. See if you can find all 48 windows! Download the maps from the news story, or pick up a paper copy at any of the following events.

News Story

Saturday 7th December, 10am
Parklands Pop-Up Cafe – Christmas Special

Join us at The Radio Wing from 10am to noon for the Christmas Special edition of the monthly Parklands Pop Up Cafe. As well as the usual hot and cold drinks, we’ll also have tasty Christmassy treats on offer. There’ll be Christmas craft for the kids plus a stall selling homemade gifts.

Facebook Event

Friday 13th December, 6.30pm
Family Film Night

A free family film night at The Radio Wing, open to all. Send us your suggestions for a family friendly Christmas film and we’ll open a vote for the favourite!  Free drinks and popcorn provided or feel free to bring your own snacks. Christmas jumpers and onesies welcome too! Doors open at 6.15pm, film starts at 6.30pm.

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Saturday 21st December, 4pm
Carols and Christingle

Join us at The Radio Wing on the last Saturday before Christmas for our more traditional carol and Christingle service. Enjoy a good sing-song, mutilate an orange, and then wash it down with festive refreshments. All welcome.

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Advent Windows are back

December 1st marks the start of Advent – the time in the church calendar where we prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas! To celebrate this time, we have again organised Advent Windows for Flowerdown Park and Locking Parklands.

Every evening from December 1st to the 24th, a new window will be revealed, just like a real-life advent calendar only without the chocolate (or cheese, gin, or makeup if you have one of those fancy advent calendars), and they will stay up until after Christmas.

You can pick up a hard copy of the maps at our Parklands Pop-Up Cafe on 7th December, the Family Film Night on 13th December, or at the Carol and Christingle Service on 21st December.

Alternatively, you can download an electronic version of the maps here:

 

Cafe shares some autumn colour

It may have been chilly and grey outside, but today (October 12th) in The Radio Wing there were the burnt oranges and reds of autumn as kids of all ages tried their hands at leaf-related crafts at the October Parklands Pop-Up Cafe.

Those who weren’t feeling crafty enjoyed some fantastic home made cake and Fairtrade teas and coffees. If you couldn’t make it to this month’s cafe, the next Parklands Pop-Up Cafe is on Saturday 16th November, 10am-noon in The Radio Wing.

Rubbing

First Parklands film night

With the church about to begin looking at the story of Moses in its Sunday Gatherings, we are putting on the first Parklands Family Film Night to get together and watch the 1998 Dreamworks classic, The Prince of Egypt.

Come on down to The Radio Wing on Friday 6th September for a free night of entertainment, with hot drinks and popcorn provided. The doors open at 6.15pm, with the feature presentation starting at 6.30pm.

Getting crafty for the dads

Join us at The Radio Wing on Saturday 15 June from 10am to Noon for the March Parklands Pop Up Cafe. This is a space for people from the community to get to know each other over a cuppa. There’ll also be cakes and cookies available as well as some Father’s Day Craft activities for children.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is coming

Starting from this coming Thursday (30th May) and for the following eleven days we will be joining with churches across the world in praying Thy Kingdom Come. We will be sharing the theme of the day via our Facebook page, so please get involved and #Pledge2Pray your thoughts and prayers as part of this global prayer movement.

Whether you have joined in Thy Kingdom Come before or not, we invite you to take part this year – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 114 countries around the world.

Why not come on down to our weekly gathering at The Radio Wing at 11am on Sunday morning and pick up a prayer journal, or download the Thy Kingdom Come daily prayer app from either the App Store or the Play Store.

Follow the Easter trail

Following on from the popularity of our Advent Calendar windows back in December, this week we’re launching Easter Egg trails in both Flowerdown and Parklands.

From 14-20 April, take a walk and find the Easter eggs displayed in the windows of the houses on the maps. Each egg contains a word (or two) for you to collect and work out a Bible verse.

You can download PDFs of the maps here:

Bring your answers to the Parklands Pop-Up Cafe Easter Special on 20 April, 10am-noon at The Radio Wing, to claim a prize.

Easter is Coming

We’re now less than two weeks away from Easter (as you’ve probably guessed if you’ve got kids on school holidays now), and we’re counting down until the time we remember Jesus’ death and celebrate His resurrection.

On Saturday 20 April at 10am we have our regular monthly Parklands Pop-Up Cafe… but with a difference. As well as our usual cakes and drinks, we’ll have a family-friendly scavenger hunt and hot cross buns!

Then on Sunday 21 April at 11am, join us as we celebrate the Good News of Easter. We’ll start out our morning with bacon rolls, followed by a short service with activities for children.

Both events are held at The Radio Wing.