We held our Christmas carol service on Sunday 22nd December 2019, starting with tea at 6pm.
Tea was the usual high standard - Jackie's scrumptious savoury pinwheels, cocktail sausages, wheaten bread and cheese, lemon cake, chocolate cake, and apple creams.
When we had finished tea, we moved to the pews and sang carols together. Several of our members did readings, the choir sang, and Drew rounded off the evening with a short epilogue.
On Sunday 22nd December 2019 our Sunday School (SMASH) led the morning cafe church style service in the main hall.
The children retold the story of Jesus, the starmaker and creater of the entire universe, coming into the world as a little baby to save us from our sins.
We had several brilliant soloists who sang for us, and John McCandless gave a short address to finish off the service.
Cregagh Primary School held their carol service in St Andrew's on Wednesday 18th December 2019. The church provided supper afterwards in our main hall, which gave the parents, teachers and children an opportunity to chat together.
Our Care and Share Team worked very hard to get Christmas hampers ready to give out to those in need, or who will have very little to celebrate at Christmas.
Many people experience difficulty and challenges at this time of year. They struggle to afford food for their families and some will spend the Christmas period alone. We hope our hampers help in some small way.
Every year we supply food parcels and gifts to the Salvation Army, Vulnerable Adults and Children. It is a great opportunity for us to share God's love with others, and we are grateful to our congregation for their support both financially and in prayer.