Doncaster Evangelical Church

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A New Year Begins

A new year begins

a time to reflect and look forward

At Christmas we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Saviour and it was wonderful to see old and new faces joining us over the Christmas period.

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We held two carol services this year which were both well attended and many thanks to those who braved the cold to sing outside the church before the services started.

Throughout the year we regularly hold many themed social events and walks, and during 2017, this included a Family Fun Day, A Family Chocolate Evening, A Bonfire Party, A Christmas Craft Evening as well as the Harvest Celebration Service, Shoebox Service, faith meals, and more.  (If you would like to see more about these take a look at our archive news posts.)

Over the Christmas period many of our regular activities took a break but will be starting up again this month.  Information is regularly posted on the events calendar when these changes occur.  If you want to know more about all the activities we do then please check out our Weekly Activities page.

In 2017, we also had the opportunity to run a Christianity Explored course and a study course which ran on various Wednesday evenings on Christian Beliefs.  Christianity Explored are friendly group sessions, usually held in a member’s or the Pastor’s home.  (If you would like to know more please talk with our Deacons or Pastor.)

We look forward to continuing our activities throughout 2018 and give thanks for God’s faithfulness to us.

“Great is His love towards us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD.”  Psalm 117v2

 

Starting the Year in Prayer

Quote 7Prayer has always been important to us in our church and we regularly hold various meetings throughout the week.
At the beginning of a New Year we also like to hold a special week of prayer where we consolidate on a theme.

This years theme is ‘Revival

Each meeting throughout the week will focus on a specific area of Revival.  All the meetings are open so please come and join us where you can.  If you need any further information please contact us and any of the Deacons will be able to help you.

The 2018 Week of Prayer Schedule starting 8th January

 please note there has been a change of venue on Monday since this item was originally posted.

Monday 8th – Prayer Groups meeting 2:30pm & 8:15pm in the homes of Brenda; Bower & Adi respectively.  Theme: Pastoral Prayer

Tuesday 9th – Prayer Lunch at Church 12:15 – 1:30pm.  Theme: Outreach

Wednesday 10th – Mid Week Prayer Meeting at Church 7:30pm.  Theme: Life of Church

Thursday 11th – Prayer Groups meeting 10:30am & 7:30pm in the home of David & Jenny and at Church respectively.  Theme: Youth Work

Friday 12th – Prayer Groups meeting 7:30pm & 8:15pm in the home of Jon & Geri and at Church respectively.  Theme: Pastoral & Mission

Saturday 13th – Prayer and coffee at Church 9:00 – 11:00am.  Theme: Revival

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Christmas Message

Christmas

a time of peace, goodwill on earth, and a busy time for so many!

For parents of children, especially young children, there is so much – so much to do, so much expense, and so much excitement.  It seems the younger the children the greater the excitement!  We all want to have good memories of Christmas and so we plan, prepare, and hopefully not run up too many bills.

That first Christmas was nothing like how we now celebrate it in the west.  Preparations were made by Mary and Joseph too for that unexpected journey from their home village to Bethlehem yet there was no room for them to use and so the baby born was laid in a manger – imagine an animal’s eating trough!  Yet they knew that baby was someone most extraordinary – as they had both been told by an angel.

Christmas MessageThey knew He was the Son of God, taking a real body to Himself as He had been born to achieve something great and wonderful.  The name they were told to call Him showed that, for Jesus means Saviour, and the angel told Joseph that Jesus would save His people from their sins.  The shepherds were told of this Saviour who is Christ the Lord.  They went to find Him and when they found Him they rejoiced and told others about Him.  The wise men from the east went out of their way to find Him and the first thing they did when they got there was to worship this child before they even gave their gifts.

This Christmas we at Doncaster Evangelical Church look forward to rejoicing as we remember and celebrate again this amazing event of the birth of the Saviour Jesus and all that He achieved in becoming the Saviour of all who trust Him.  We invite you to join with us as we sing the traditional carols (and some new ones too) at any of our services over Christmas 2017.

  • Sunday 17th am – Morning Service will include Communion
  • Sunday 17th pm – Family Carol Service starting at 5pm followed by refreshments
  • Christmas Eve am – Morning Service
  • Christmas Eve pm – Family Carol Service starting at 5pm followed by refreshments
  • Christmas Day – A short morning celebration service starting at 10am

 

 

Carol Service Extra

3465E540-7753-4E53-A7F9-1DC8D70C2007Come and join in with us as we meet to sing carols outside the church this Sunday.

We aim to be singing from 4:30pm for about twenty minutes as a prelude to our service.  So if you would like to join in please meet up at about 4:20pm so we can organise.