Check the Calendar….
Apart from Sunday services there is nearly always something happening on the church premises throughout the week. Here are the regular bookings as they stand at the moment:
In addition to the regular groups that meet at Immanuel , there are also a lot of ‘casual / ad hoc bookings’ of the premises, so if you are planning to do anything at the church, it is advisable to check the link below…….. it may save you a wasted journey, as the room you want may be booked and in use!
Sunday 24th November
The service will start at 4.00 and will take the place of the normal evening act of worship (so no 6.30 service this week)
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS
Sunday 1st December:
10.30am: Advent Family Service at Immanuel
6.30pm: at Immanuel : Joint Partnership service to mark the ending of this special year and the launch of our Christmas Tree Festival
December 1st – 8th
Partnership Christmas Tree Festival
Immanuel always has its own Christmas tree on display in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but this year for the first week of December there will quite a few more to admire . Together with the other churches in the Partnership we are organising a Christmas Tree Festival: across the churches in Old Town there will dozens of trees to admire, set up by all manner of groups and organisations. In the run up to Christmas try to make time in your diary to pop in to Immanuel and see what is going on. Between 1st and 8th December Immanuel will be open on weekdays and Sundays between 2.00pm and 6.00pm and with slightly extended hours on the Saturday. At the time of writing we have promises of at least 20 trees from various groups associated with the church and the local community, so it should be quite a sight.
10.30 am 2nd Sunday of Advent: Family Worship at Immanuel
10.30am: Gift Service at Immanuel – bring along a gift for distribution to local children’s charities.
6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight – traditional service of Lessons and Carols with special music from the choir
6.00pm: Carols on the Carpet – join the folk of the local community for 45 minutes of carols and songs for all the family
10.30am: Carols by Daylight – readings and poems with music from the choir and congregational carols.
Tuesday 24th December: Christmas Eve
11.30pm: Watchnight Communion Service
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day
10.30am: Christmas Day Family Celebration – a 45 minute service to share the joy of Christmas morning.