An Advent Thought

An Advent Thought

The challenge of Advent is that a season primarily about stillness and attentiveness quickly becomes one of frantic activity. Preparing our homes for Christmas (shopping, cards, gifts, decorations, menus and hospitality) leaves little time for preparing our hearts for Jesus’ coming.

There is so much in our lives that needs to be put in order, so many rough paths that need to be made smooth, and we need time to sit quietly in the presence of the one who came as the light of the world so that our lives reflect His light.

‘The hard work of Advent reflection and waiting is mingled with the gift of time and space to dream new dreams, to bathe in pools of hope and to stretch the canvas of our imagination wide enough for God to paint God’s own visions for our lives. Advent is an invitation to dream beyond our comfort zones of what we think can happen in our lives or what God can do.’ (Enuma Okoro)

Upcoming Events

Dec
21
Sun
19:30 Carols by Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight
Dec 21 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Carols by Candlelight @ Church on the Heath, The Key, Fleet, GU51 1HA
Hear the Christmas story read by young and old. Join in singing your favourite carols.      
Dec
24
Wed
15:00 Crib Service
Crib Service
Dec 24 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Crib Service @ Church on the Heath, The Key, Fleet, GU51 1HA
Where else will you find 29 mini Marys, 18 junior Josephs, a host of angels as young as
23:00 Midnight Communion
Midnight Communion
Dec 24 @ 23:00 – Dec 25 @ 00:30
Midnight Communion @ Church on the Heath, The Key, Fleet, GU51 1HA
Join us at 10:15pm as we sing carols in the De Haviland Arms. Then make your way over
Dec
25
Thu
10:00 Christmas Family Service
Christmas Family Service
Dec 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Christmas Family Service @ Church on the Heath, The Key, Fleet, GU51 1HA
Jesus Christ is God’s gift to the world. Join us as we celebrate the meaning of Christmas in
Jan
2
Fri
20:00 Men’s Social
Men’s Social
Jan 2 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Getting to know each other with a few beers, a few stories, jokes (?) and fellowship.