Getting through Christmas is always a challenge for some people. That's going to be more true than ever this year.
Our mental wellbeing group, Thrive, are suggesting some simple activities to help us stay calm this Christmas. Click on the image to view a larger copy.
We'd love you to:
Pray - for people to join in
Help - by volunteering to help (fill in the form below) and by sending us a card
Invite - your friends and family to join in online or in person
Full details of our services are on our Christmas page.
It's going to be strange not gathering our whole families together at Christmas this year. And just as strange not to gather our whole church family together!
But we still want to celebrate the fact that we are a church community, and together we've been coming through this pandemic.
So ... we'd love you to write a Christmas card - to our whole church community!
We're going to take these cards and display them at church (for everyone who is able to come to the building) and turn them into an online display (for everyone who joins us online).
So ... please could you drop or send a card into the church office (133 Church Street, SO15 5LW) by 11th December?
Start it "To my Church Family" or "Dear St James' by the Park" etc.
We will be having a Day of Prayer on 2nd December at the start of the Advent season and as we continue to listen to God. There will be sessions throughout the day that you can join in with via Zoom (meeting ID:892 5282 9236, passcode: 812565) and the church will be open from 2-4pm for personal prayer, come along to as many sessions as you can. It will be helpful to have downloaded or printed the material below to join in or if you're unable take part online you can still join in the times of prayer knowing that we are all praying together.
Day of Prayer - guidelines on how to make the most of the day!
Hopeweaver Daily Office booklet
Day of Prayer extra resources
Here's a short video from Dan as we enter a second lockdown, encouraging us with words from Romans 12.12 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."