WHAT'S ON IN MATLOCK:    CHRISTMAS 2013

Enjoy Christmas! Special seasonal events with Steep Turnpike Church
Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3DP     (map / directions)

WHAT'S ON FOR CHRISTMAS

'THE NATIVITY' FILM
Saturday 7th December

Showings at
1.30pm and 4pm
at Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock
NO CHARGE, NO BOOKING
- free tickets at the door.

If you are visiting Matlock's Victorian Christmas Market - or if you are just 'around' - do try to catch one of the two afternoon showings of this great film!
Refreshments served.

Wednesday 18th December
CAROLS @ COSTA 2013

from 8pm
at Costa Coffee House, Crown Square, Matlock
Always popular and always packed out!

Matlock Pantomime, 2013:

Cinderella Panto, Saltmine Theatre Trust Saltmine Theatre Trust
"CINDERELLA"

7pm, Friday 20 December 2013

Tickets Now available!
Adults £3
Children £2

Venue: County Hall, Matlock (Member's Room)

contact church for Pantomime tickets >>

His Royal Highness, Prince Alastair would like it known that in this most blessed season of Christmas, the entire kingdom is warmly invited to a night of fun, frivolity and festivity.

All are welcome to an enchanting evening of celebration, for His Majesty, King Verity the Just, has declared it is time for the 75th Annual Christmas Ball.

Sunday 22nd December 2013
FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE

10.30am Coffee & Christmas Childrens' Activities
followed by our
11am Christmas Family Service

Wednesday 25th December 2013
CHRISTMAS DAY SEVICE 11am

A BRIEF, SPECIAL TIME . . .
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY . . . and FOR ANYONE WHO IS ALONE

Give your Christmas Day a real lift!

What is the true meaning of CHRISTMAS?

TSEASA MINISTRIES:
Christmas presents for children in
Bela Bela, South Africa

Tracy is now working hard to raise money to provide children in Bela Bela with a pencil case for Christmas, through TSEASA Ministries. If you would like to make a donation, please speak to Tracy.

STEC CHRISTMAS CHOIR!
Rehearsals have started

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the STEC choir! Why not join us this year - even if it's your first time. We would love to welcome new faces and voices! We practice a couple of easy Christmas songs for 30 minutes at the end of each Sunday service over the next few weeks.

STROLL-INN AT CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

Friday 6th December 2013
and
Friday 3rd January 2014

Please do join us - all ages welcome!


Getting ready for Christmas in Matlock . . .

Are you busy?

Daft question — especially if you're a mum — Christmas is coming!

You feel the urgent need to 'make Christmas special' — so you shop, you decorate, you do extra kindnesses. Will you go to the Victorian Christmas Market in Matlock? A pantomime? The Highfields Christmas Concert? Are you looking for some 'Christmas Spirit'?

Sadly, if you're going through a tough time, you may be finding a spirit of despair instead - you wouldn't be the first, and it isn't surprising. We know The Nativity Story - all those school plays! - and perhaps it gave us a glimmer of something special. But somehow the 'real thing' just . . . eluded us . . . or faded over the years.

Why don't we just 'give up' on Christmas?

Because it's about a power and purpose stronger and more incredible than any pantomime or film (yes, even "Harry Potter") - and it's not fiction.

The story 'beyond the school nativity play' is where the true hope of Christmas lies - in a baby who's more than a baby. He came to rescue a people at war with God - that's why the angels declared "PEACE!'

So don't kill yourself in 'making Christmas special' - it already is. Give yourself a break - take time out to discover the rest of the plot. It could transform your celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel - "God with us".

You're welcome to drop in!


BETHLEHEM...

The Bethlehem Experience' Jigsaw

GETTING IN THE 'CHRISTMAS MOOD'...


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