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Your local Methodist/United Reformed Church meeting in South Ashford

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation we will not be opening our building at this time.  Service will be online via Zoom or our YouTube channel.  Links are posted weekly.

Welcome to the online home of the United Church Cade Road, we are a Methodist and United Reformed Church operating in the South Ashford area of Ashford, Kent.
We hope that you will take the time to have a look around our website, which we are developing at the moment. You will find a section which provides some information on the history of both the United Reformed Churches and the Methodist churches that have come together over the years to create the United Church Cade Road.
We have a number of different acitivites going on in the church and we are currently working on extending the building to make space for our congregation.
All of us have been to church for the first time, but we understand that for some people going to church can be difficult, please do feel free to join and see what worship is about and join us for a service and maybe a drink afterwards. We look forward to meeting you.

Christmas Day

Our Wandering Wise Men bumped into Father Christmas coming down the chimney.

We wish everyone, wherever you are in the world a Very Happy Christmas.  May you find the joy of Jesus Christ in your lives this day.

Our Christmas Day service will be on air at 10:30 this morning on our YouTube Channel:

Devotions for Christmas Eve 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hydqn-f5b159

Dave is joined today by the Revd Helen Hollands, who speak on Luke 2: 1-7 and the theme that “Christmas is not cancelled”.

The script of the thought can be downloaded from the circuit website.

Details of services for today and tomorrow can be found on the circuit website: http://www.southkentmethodistcircuit.org.uk/wp/2020/12/24/christmas-eve-devotions-2020/

Advent Day 24

This is the final post in the journey of our Wandering Wise Man, we complete the story of the birth of Jesus and suggest our final random Act of Kindness.

24th Dec

Story:

A long time ago, there was a lady called Mary. One day, while Mary was doing the washing up, she saw a bright light. She had to cover her eyes because it was so bright. The bright light was an angel. Angels are very beautiful creatures who live in Heaven and work for God. The angel gave Mary a message from God – he said she was going to have a baby.

Soon Mary’s tummy started to get bigger as the baby in her tummy started to grow. Just a few weeks before her baby was ready to be born, the king told all the people in the country that they had to travel to the place where their family was from. This meant Mary and Joseph had to go on a journey. Mary and Joseph had to travel a long way to a town called Bethlehem. Mary had to walk very slowly because she had a baby in her tummy. It was very tiring. When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, all the hotels were full, so they had to sleep in a barn, where the animals sleep. That night, Mary’s baby was born. She called him ‘Jesus’. Mary didn’t have a cot to put baby Jesus in so she laid him in the animal’s food bowl called a manger! Jesus was a special baby – he was God’s baby – and God wanted everyone to know that Jesus had been born. Most of the people in Bethlehem were asleep but there were some shepherds in the fields, looking after their sheep. God sent some angels to sing to the shepherds and tell them all about baby Jesus. The shepherds were so excited that they ran to the barn to see Jesus. God also put a giant star in the sky like a big birthday candle for baby Jesus. The Wise Men were looking at the sky and they saw the special star. They followed the star all the way to baby Jesus. When they saw him, they bowed down to tell Jesus that they thought he was special and gave him presents.

Suggested Random Act of Kindness:

Do something nice for your neighbour like make them a Christmas card.