Lynda's Thoughts

November / December 2017

At the time of writing this, plans for Christmas youth activities are well underway. Christmas is always an exciting time in the Church as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour. Jesus came into this world as a baby. He grew up; he was a toddler, a child, and a teenager, before becoming an adult. As a church we are so very blessed to have all these age groups represented in our congregation.

Within our local community we have many more children and young people who engage with the church more so at this time of year than any other time. We have a range of festive activities and family services organised throughout advent and the Christmas period to help children and young people understand
the real meaning of Christmas.

For me, one of the highlights is welcoming the children and staff of the primary school into the church for their Christmas service.

Many parents/carers and family members come along to this service. Although some the children and their families’ may not be familiar with the church they know they are welcome. 

As we journey through Advent let us remember that the shepherds and the wise men went to great lengths to welcome Jesus as a little child. We are all God’s children irrespective of age. As brothers and sisters in Christ, let’s make sure everyone knows that they are welcome here in Bridge of Allan Parish
Church. 

With blessings to you all,

Lynda