Celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany

posted Jan 3, 2013, 9:10 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated Jan 3, 2013, 9:10 AM by in apropos ]
I've never been a great fan of New Years celebrations.  It seems as if, after all the preparations for Christmas, the event is just one short day, and all too soon it's New Year, and back to business as usual.  (This may have to do with the fact that back home in Britain, many companies close from Christmas Eve until January 2nd!). I long to be able to reestablish the old custom of the Twelve Days of Christmas, with The Feast of the Epiphany, the coming of the kings, falling on Twelfth Night.  So let us celebrate this Sunday, not only the Coming of the Kings, but also the ending of the season of Christmas, a time which I hope was filled with joy, family and friends, good food and fellowship.  To help you do this, the Middle School Youth Group will be holding a Bake Sale in the Small Hall after church, to raise funds for our mosquito net drive.
This Sunday January 6 we will celebrate the Coming of the Kings by writing their names on the steps of the church in chalk!  Please make sure your children have warm clothing for going outside.  During church there will be a procession bringing the kings and their camels to the crèche.
Next Sunday, January 13th,  Robert Radtke will be here to share more about the ERD's work to eradicate Malaria.  The children and teens have been learning, and raising money, and I hope everyone will be there to meet him and here him talk.