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Recently our local Bannockburn Churches hosted a “Why Christmas ?” Dinner

Some 140-150 people attended, and enjoyed a great Christmas meal, Carol Singing, The Nativity Story as told by chocolate (you really had to be there!) and a Christmas Message Video from Nicky Gumbel, of Holy Trinity Brompton

The celebration was intended to highlight the true meaning of Christmas, which sadly at times gets lost in the consumerism/commercialism and business of our times. 

We lose sight of the real reason for the season. As Christians we believe that God sent his Son into the world as one of us to dwell with us, to ultimately die for us so we can be reconciled to God and to each other. To live life as he intended, a life of Love, Peace and Joy.

As we look around our troubled world,  let us take time to pause and think about Why?  WHY CHRISTMAS/ WHY LOVE, PEACE & JOY, and how we can make a difference.

Dr Jill Hicks , recently touring in Australia, was a victim of the London bombings ten years ago. She has set her goal as M.A.D. FOR PEACE and tries each day to make a difference for peace, firstly an inner peace, despite the circumstance that you find your self in, and speaks of her faith as part of the healing, driving force.

This Christmas, take time to reflect on your life, your world and faith.

Together we can make a difference. 

As we share in all the delights of the Season, pause and take time to explore the real meaning of Christmas at a Christian Church near you.

May the Love, Peace and Joy of the season fill your hearts and homes, this Christmas and the coming year.

Blessings Rev’d Liz Bufton