A summary of what is on this week at Linton Free Church
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Linton Free Church - What's on this Week?

Here is this week's edition of our weekly 'What's On' email. If you would like anything included in future emails, please email Al Wood at al@alandang.com.

  • Friday Night Youth Club - Friday 7pm - 8:30pm. For ages 11-16.
  • Church Work Day - Saturday from 10:30pm. See the section below for further details.

Special Prayer Request: Please keep Alex Jacobs in your prayers. He is currently in Israel for some key meetings in Tel Aviv and Safed- please pray that he will know the Lord's wisdom as he shares in these meetings and for God's protection and peace as he travels.

Church workday : This Saturday from 10.30am. If you intend coming, please let Elizabeth or Doug know beforehand - we may need you to bring appropriate cleaning material or tools! Contact Doug on: dirishemail@gmail.com
We've got a lot planned for the Christmas period. You can find a summary below:
  • Saturday 10th, 20:30pm - Junior Church Family Social - movie and pizza in the church call. Contact  Debbie or Dan for further details.
  • Sunday 11th, 2:30pm - Carol Singing At Simons House - Calling all carol singers! Can you spare some time to sing some carols at Simons house? If so, please contact Donna.
  • Wednesday 14th, 10:30am - Christmas Coffee Morning - in the church hall. Chris will be giving a short message. 
  • Sunday 18th, 10:15am - Cafe Service with Children's Nativity - Join us for our popular cafe service, but this time with a difference! Our young children will be performing a nativity. This is a cafe service not to miss!
  • Sunday 18th, 6pm - Candlelit Carol Service - come to our popular candlelit carol service as we celebrate Christmas together through traditional hymns and readings, then join us after the service in the church hall for light refreshments.
  • Saturday 24th 11:30pm - Christmas Eve Service - join us for a time of quiet reflection as we celebrate Christmas.
  • Sunday 25th, 10:30am - Christmas Day Service - a very popular family service celebrating the message of Christmas. Join us for a mixture of traditional carols, storytelling and a celebration of Jesus coming to this world to save us.

Lighthouse Christmas Special

Join us for a special Christmas themed party on the 11th of December.

The Lighthouse is for children aged between 5 and 12 and meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Linton Free Church Hall. Registration is at 10:15am and the sessions finish at 12:00.

If you want to find out more or would like to invite some friends to Lighthouse, please have a look here

Nativity & Cafe Church

Enjoy a special nativity performance by our children on the 18th of December as we come togther for cafe church.

We can promise croissants, coffee and crazy animals while we celebrate the good news of Jesus' birth. All ages are welcome (including crying babies!).
 
If you want to find out more or would like to invite some friends to this special cafe service, please have a look here
Our popular Carols by Candlelight event with both traditional and contemporary carols and hymns. The music is interspersed with Christmas readings from the Bible and followed by refreshments in the church hall. All are welcome, young and old! Find out more here.
Future dates for your diary
Please see the sections above for special events leading up to Christmas.
  • Men's Meal - Friday 20th of Jan - save the date, details will be confirmed nearer the time.

Belleplate Groups

The Belleplate group meets weekly at 7.45pm in the Geen Room.  Anyone wishing to try ringing Belleplates would be more than welcome to join us at any meeting.  The ability to read music scores is not required. Contact Peter Wheeler: 01223 971057.
Haverhill Food Bank     

The REACH elves are now busy preparing Christmas hampers, which are a tremendous morale boost to families who otherwise would not have much to look forward to at the festive season. We would welcome any of the following items :

Chocolates, biscuits, juices, jams, chutneys, Christmas crackers, mince pies, tinned ham, selection boxes.

Donations can be placed in the Food Bank box at Church or delivered to 2 Rhugarve Gardens.

There is no charge for collection. Please contact REACH on 01440 268003 or John or Linda Pearson.

House & Small Groups

The following small groups meet regularly. They are a great way to get to know people in the church, learn more about God through Bible study, and support each other through the ups and downs of life. If transport is a problem do make contact as lifts can often be arranged.
  • Monday’s 8:00-9:30pm Venue: Alex & Mandy Jacob @ 2 The Rookery, Balsham – Contact: 01223 892274 Email: amandajacob5@aol.com All are welcome.
  • Tuesday’s 7:30–9.00pm – Venue: Chris & Lucy Kemshell @ The Manse, Linton – Contact: 01223 892991 
  • Wednesday 10.30am - 12noon.  Not on this week -  Contact Janet Crowhurst on 01799 584483, or see our website here.
  • Wednesday’s 8:00-9:30pm – Venue: Al & Angela Wood – For details please contact Al & Angela: 0777979359 or 01799 585721 Email: al@alandang.com

Prayer Groups & Times

Meeting together to pray is so important! Below are the times when we pray together as church.
  • Sunday’s 10:15am-10:30am Prayer for the Sunday Worship – Venue: Vestry.
  • Tuesday’s 9:00am-10:00am Church Prayer Meeting – Venue: Vestry.
  • Friday’s 9:00am Church Prayer Meeting – Venue: 27 Parsonage Way.
  • Linton Christians Together – This is a new group that meets with other Christians in the village to pray for our community. They next meet Thursday 29th and will celebrate their - 1st birthday!! Contact Donna Searle for more details. 

Other Regular Activities

Here are some other activities to be aware of this week:
  • Jelly Beans (Age 0-4), every Thursday 9:30-11:30am in the LFC church hall. Jelly Beans is a fun and friendly playgroup for children in the Linton area – Just £1 per child 
  • Belleplates - Tuesday's at 7:45pm till about 9:-9:15pm in the Green Room. A great way to meet people and play a musical instrument together. All people welcome. Contact Peter Wheeler: 01223 971057.
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