Christmas At Woodlands Church

The birth of Jesus is a special time for us, so we have a whole suite of Christmas events during December. We are really excited about these events, so we’re inviting you to come along - whether you are familiar with church or less so, everyone is welcome!

If you have a disability and require special seating arrangements please contact access@woodlandschurch.net (please also note there is no ticket booking this year, so don’t forget to come early!).

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CHRISTINGLE CELEBRATION Sat 1st Dec 4pm. All are welcome to our all-age Christingle Celebration - with festive fun and refreshments in the Foyer followed by a special Christingle service in the Main Hall. A great event for families with young children.

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LASERLIGHT Sun 9th Dec 5pm & 7pm. Carols by Laserlight is our alternative and contemporary look at a Christmas carol service. It’s fun, lively and will help kick start your festive season.

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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Sat 15th Dec 7pm / 16th Dec 5pm & 7pm. If you are looking for a more traditional Christmas carol service then Candlelight might be the one for you. With a traditional tone, it’s guaranteed to make you feel all Christmassy!

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NATIVITY SERVICE Sun 23rd Dec, 9.15am & 11am. There's so much going on at the Nativity Service! It's full to the brim with songsand drama and it's great for kids. Come along to the 9.15am or 11am. Literally, fun for all the family!

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A TINY FOLKY CHRISTMAS Sun 23rd Dec 5pm & A LITTLE FOLKY CHRISTMAS Sun 23rd Dec 7pm. If you fancy a good old knees up then come along to our Folky Christmas services! This year, because it has been so popular, we are putting on a special version for families with children at 5pm!

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MIDNIGHT COMMUNION Christmas Eve 11.30pm. Christmas Eve is such a special time - this service is a more reflective one (with liturgy and communion) that sees us right through into Christmas morning. Doors open 11pm and the service starts at 11.30pm.


AND ON CHRISTMAS DAY ITSELF…

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CHRISTMAS DAY Morning Service 10.30am. Come along for our special one-hour family friendly service to celebrate the birth of Jesus – the Saviour of the world! 

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Woodlands hosts a Christmas Dinner and we would particularly like to invite people from who are unable to be with family for Christmas (this includes if you're an international student or away from home). To find out more visit the Christmas Meal booking page.

Sustainable: Planet - David Mitchell

November 4th 2018. Sustainable: Sustainable Planet. (Genesis 2:15. Leviticus 25).

Sustainability is a 21st Century issue and a discipleship issue. We know more about the planet than ever at this time in history and have the best technology to manage it, yet the systems that make the planet a place where humans can thrive are themselves in danger. The problems of climate change and the impact of population growth, consumption and industrialisation affect the whole planet but particularly impact the poorest people in the world. How then should we live? Download Discussion notes

Podcast 11am. Sustainable: Planet - David Mitchell

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November 4th 2018. Sustainable: Sustainable Planet. (Genesis 2:15. Leviticus 25).

Sustainability is a 21st Century issue and a discipleship issue. We know more about the planet than ever at this time in history and have the best technology to manage it, yet the systems that make the planet a place where humans can thrive are themselves in danger. The problems of climate change and the impact of population growth, consumption and industrialisation affect the whole planet but particularly impact the poorest people in the world. How then should we live? Download Discussion notes

Breaking the spirit of poverty: ..through a spirit of generosity - Tim Dobson

November 4th  2018. Breaking the spirit of poverty: ..through a spirit of generosity   (2 Corinthians 8)

This week we are starting a new series looking at how we can break the spirit of poverty in our lives and in the society in which we live. We can often be taken captive by fear and anxiety around money and if we will have enough. We can have an impoverished spirit that makes us horde rather than give. This evening we are going to think about how to break this cycle by being generous. Download Discussion notes

Podcast 7pm. Breaking the spirit of poverty: ..through a spirit of generosity - Tim Dobson

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November 4th  2018. Breaking the spirit of poverty: ..through a spirit of generosity (2 Corinthians 8)

This week we are starting a new series looking at how we can break the spirit of poverty in our lives and in the society in which we live. We can often be taken captive by fear and anxiety around money and if we will have enough. We can have an impoverished spirit that makes us horde rather than give. This evening we are going to think about how to break this cycle by being generous. Download Discussion notes

Creed: Suffering - Hannah Mitchell and Dave Mitchell

28th October 2018, Creed: Suffered – Hannah Mitchell (Hebrews 2:9)

In our series on the great Christian Creeds we are examining some of the phrases that have summed up orthodox Christian belief for Centuries. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the early Fathers of the Church, meditating on Scripture and in debate with one another distilled some foundational truths that are not just theoretical but deeply enable Christian life and practice. This week we are thinking about what it means for Jesus Christ to have ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate’. This phrase comes from the shorter ‘Apostle’s Creed’ which you might want to read in full at this point. Download Discussion notes

Creed. What we believe and why it's important: Life Everlasting - Philip Jinadu

October 28th 2018. The Creed: What we believe and why it's important: Life Everlasting (1 Corinthians 15) - Philip Jinadu

This week we are concluding our series by looking at "Life Everlasting". What hints does the Bible give us about life after death and how we might be spending eternity?

We understand about everlasting life from passages like John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The everlasting life Jesus spoke of is not simply the unending life of eternity. It speaks of a quality of life. Some scholars even translate the idea of the words everlasting life into “life from heaven” or “life from above.” It means that we believe God gives "His kind of life" to us. Download Discussion notes

Podcast 7 pm, Creed: Suffering - Hannah Mitchell and Dave Mitchell

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28th October 2018, Creed: Suffered – Hannah Mitchell and Dave Mitchell (Hebrews 2:9)

In our series on the great Christian Creeds we are examining some of the phrases that have summed up orthodox Christian belief for Centuries. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the early Fathers of the Church, meditating on Scripture and in debate with one another distilled some foundational truths that are not just theoretical but deeply enable Christian life and practice. This week we are thinking about what it means for Jesus Christ to have ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate’. This phrase comes from the shorter ‘Apostle’s Creed’ which you might want to read in full at this point. Download Discussion notes