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.

Advent Day 23

Join us during the season of Advent as we follow our Wandering Wise Men. Each day they will either share a piece of the story of Jesus or suggest a random Act of Kindness that you could do in the spirit of the season.23rd DecA 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.

Advent Day 21

Join us during the season of Advent as we follow our Wandering Wise Men. Each day they will either share a piece of the story of Jesus or suggest a random Act of Kindness that you could do in the spirit of the season.21st DecA 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.

Advent Day 20

Join us during the season of Advent as we follow our Wandering Wise Men.  Each day they will either share a piece of the story of Jesus or suggest a random Act of Kindness that you could do in the spirit of the season.

20th Dec

The Wise Men know who delivers babies. Put a rainbow in your window for the NHS.

This morning our Ligthouse group for school age children will start at 10am and our Zoom service will be at 11am.  The Live Stream of the Zoom service is available on YouTube:

Advent Day 19

Join us during the season of Advent as we follow our Wandering Wise Men.  Each day they will either share a piece of the story of Jesus or suggest a random Act of Kindness that you could do in the spirit of the season.

19th Dec

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.

‘Windows of Light’ Christmas Trail 2020

The following is taken from the Ashford Churches Noticeboard, our thanks to Ashford Baptist Church for organising.

A big ‘Thank you’ to all who have created a Window of Light in Ashford this Christmas – they look amazing! Together they form a Trail that people can follow from Friday 18thDecember to Sunday 27th December (they will be switched on between 5pm and 9pm). To make it a bit of a challenge, only street names are given and not the house numbers! The list of roads:
Brookfield Road (South Ashford Baptist Church)
Breadlands Road
Cade Road (United Church)
Church Hill, Kingsnorth
Churchyard
Constantine Road
Finn Farm Road

Hawthorne Road

Hoppers Way
Hunter Avenue
Hythe Road (Willesborough Baptist Church)
Magazine Road 1
Magazine Road 2
Millfield
Mill Hill, Ashford Road (Bloss Coffee)
Musgrove
Skylark Way
Springwood Close
St John’s Lane (Ashford Baptist Church)
Steeds Lane
The Bulrushes
Torrington Road
Tunbridge Way
Upper Queens Road
Vicarage Lane

A map is now available on the Ashford Baptist Church Website: https://www.ashfordbaptist.org.uk/windows-of-light-at-christmas/

If you have not yet made a Window of Light yourself, but are inspired by what you see, then please feel free to make one anyway. If you would like it to be included in the Trail, then we will update the list before Christmas. Just text ‘Window’ plus your street name to 07523 270369 (this is a church mobile and you will not be contacted). Instructions to make a Window (if you need them) are on the ‘Ashford Churches Noticeboard’ FaceBook page.
Happy Christmas!

Advent Day 17

Join us during the season of Advent as we follow our Wandering Wise Men. Each day they will either share a piece of the story of Jesus or suggest a random Act of Kindness that you could do in the spirit of the season.17th DecA 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.