Join us for Christmas at Trinity Church, Exeter

It would be great to see you at any of our events over Christmas. Here’s the list of what’s on, and when.

Sunday 9 December

9.00 am Morning Service @ Trinity School
10.45 am Holy Communion @ Clyst Heath School
4.00 pm Tea with Griffiths & Stanfords @ Newcourt Community Centre
6.00 pm Unplugged @ Clyst Heath School
6.30 pm Evening Service @ Newcourt Community Centre

Wednesday 12 December

6.00 pm Carols at Ikea

Sunday 16 December

9.00 am Holy Communion @ Trinity School
10.45 am Morning Service @ Clyst Heath School
6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight @ Clyst Heath School

Saturday 22 December

5.00 pm Carols on the Green Newcourt Circle

Sunday 23 December

9.00 am All Age Service Carol Service @ Trinity School
10.45 am All Age Service Carol Service @ Clyst Heath School
6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight @ Trinity School

Christmas Eve

An All Age Service, with Christmas Carols, and a Scratch Nativity
2.30 pm  @ Trinity School
4.30 pm  @ Clyst Heath School

Christmas Day

9.00 am All Age Service @ Trinity School
10.45 am All Age Service  + Holy Communion @ Clyst Heath School

Sunday 30 December

9.00 am All Age Service @ Trinity School
10.45 am All Age Service @ Clyst Heath School
No evening service today

Sunday 6 January

9.00 am All Age Service @ Trinity School
10.45 am All Age Service @ Clyst Heath School
No evening service today

Evening services restart at Newcourt on 27 January

Advent Family Reflections

Each Sunday during Advent we will be sharing a series of reflections we can do by ourselves or as a family. Here is the first.

This week light one candle and as it burns read the suggested passage together. Once you have read the bible verses you might like to discuss it together and pray. There are some optional activities suggested to help keep the whole family engaged. The first candle represents the Patriarchs who were the founding father’s of the Israelites, God’s chosen people. God chooses Abraham to bless the whole world through his family. This week we see the promise handed down through Abraham’s family, to his son Isaac, then to his son Jacob. God promises they will be God’s people, in God’s land, under God’s rule and blessing.

•Read Genesis 12:1-7 together. You might like to pray for your family. Draw a picture of your family.
•For this reading you might like to wait until it is dark and read the passage outside looking at the stars. Read Genesis 15:1-6 together.
•Read Genesis 22:1-2 and 12-18 together. You might like to thank God for his provision and ask for his help to put him first in your lives. Perhaps create a picture of a ram, by drawing it or from cotton wool?
•Read Genesis 28:1-5 together. You might like to chat about a recent wedding you’ve been to, your own wedding or a family wedding. Perhaps have a look at photos or re-enact it!
•Read Genesis 28:10-15 together. You might not want to swap your pillow for a stone for tonight, but perhaps you could put a pebble under your pillow. Can you work out the family tree of the people we have read about this week?

One night can make a lifetime of difference.

We’ve been asked to mention the YMCA Sleep Easy event which is coming soon to the centre of Exeter:

Last year, a young person was made homeless every hour in England and hundreds of young people spent at least one night on the streets. Take part in Sleep Easy 2017 and make a lifetime of difference for young people facing homelessness this year.

The Challenge? Get sponsored to spend the night sleeping rough

Why? To raise awareness of youth homelessness and essential funds for YMCA Exeter’s ongoing work

The Goal? 300 people raising £150 each – that’s a total of £45,000!

Registration fee – £10 (£1.21 admin fee when booking through Eventbrite)

As part of the national YMCA Sleep Easy week, join YMCA Exeter, Bishop Sarah Mullally of Crediton, Adam in the Hat and hundreds of other people as we spend only one night sleeping rough to make a lifetime of difference.

By taking part in Sleep Easy 2017 you will enjoy an unforgettable night of live music with rock country band, “Wrecking Ball”, entertainment from the brilliant “Paddleboat Theatre Company”, great company hosted by local sensation Adam in the Hat, a community fire pit, hot drink and food vans from a variety of vendors and a host of activities to keep you warm throughout the evening, all set within the stunning and safe grounds of Exeter Castle!

To book your place at Sleep Easy 2017 just visit www.sleepeasyexeter.org.uk.

Alternatively ring our Events Team on 01392 410530 to sign up over the phone, email hilary.bush@ymcaexeter.org.uk or download the paper sign up form.