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WHAT'S ON IN MATLOCK:    CHRISTMAS 2014

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

WHAT'S ON FOR CHRISTMAS 2014

Extra events may be announced nearer the time

Sunday 21st December 2014
FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE

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

Thursday 25th December 2014
CHRISTMAS DAY SEVICE 11am

A brief special time for the whole family...
and for everyone else as well
- including anyone who is alone.
Come and enjoy Christmas with us!

What is the true meaning of CHRISTMAS?




STROLL-INN AT CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

Friday 5th December 2014
and
Friday 2nd January 2015

Please do join us - all ages welcome!


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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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