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Three Special Sundays  

 
Regular EBC folks will know that we normally run our services based on a themed series – three, four or sometimes five weeks long. This helps us to really explore a particular topic and consider it in depth and from numerous angles.
Before we get into our Christmas series however, we are going to have three special Sundays which stand alone.
The first of these is Remembrance Sunday, which this year actually falls on Armistice Day (11th November). We will be inviting everyone to come along at 10.15 and share in this very important service of Remembrance, where we will observe two minutes silence and offer people the opportunity to pray, reflect and remember.

The following Sunday, November 18th, is our annual “Shoebox Sunday” at which we support Operation Christmas Child, the wonderful scheme run by the charity Samaritan’s Purse. At Shoebox Sunday, we assemble shoeboxes and fill them with a selection of gifts for boys and girls in impoverished countries around the world. Please come with suitable toys and, if you’re able, a donation to cover the cost of sending the boxes (suggested at £5). For more information including suitable and unsuitable items to pack, please click this link: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox/

Finally, on Sunday November 24th we are having a special one-off service which will bring all our congregations together to pray and thank God for all that’s been going on at EBC in the last year or so, enjoy a wide range of all-age activities together  and to take a prayerful pause before all the busy-ness of Christmas! Please take all opportunities to invite people you know and to encourage everyone to come along and join in. From Premix and Messy Church to Midday Munch and Songs of Praise, and all ages in-between, let’s get together for a Sunday morning of praise, worship and fun!
In fact, we want as many people as possible to take part in all of these three special services. They will be very different from each other – and from our regular services – but each will reflect something of what we believe as a church family. Please come as we sing, laugh and probably cry together. This being EBC, there will likely be some eating involved too…..

See you on Sunday!

Simon

Simon Lace, 01/11/2018

 

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