December 1997: Christmas Celebration
'you're not alone' plays. the space is fairly dark and sparse.
everyone is given some mulled wine and an unlit candle as they arrive. encourage a time of chatting etc. one candle in the middle of the space.
'author of creation' [bring in some lights]
an advent adventure
readings and thoughts [waiting/prophetic readings from isaiah and others] [dave]
'o come emanuel'
thoughts around luke 1:1-4 [mike]
based on reading from 'the book of god' by walter wangerin, and a meditation about mary [bevan]
lighting of candles
[william orbit track 'the story of light'] - light from big candle passed from candle to candle
readings and thoughts about jesus as a boy/youth ['you are the source' plays over the readings] [steve]
'he became poor' [from the grace album]
including 'motherhood' poem. personal response by putting candle onto map:
god's messenger poem
thankyou for entering into our world (moving into the neighbourhood)
which neighbourhoods do we ask god to move into this christmas?
put candles on maps
from late late service - love received and love given poem