Christmas 2016 at URC Tilehurst
Our Church took on a new look for our Carol Service this year, being decorated with battery powered candles, poinsettias and berried holly.
We would like to thank Joan Law for masterminding the decoration and for introducing the idea of using poinsettias, which would later be given to the church members, friends and people in the community who were sick, lonely or sad.
Thank you to everyone who responded to Joan's request for the poinsettias. The church looked very festive.
Thank you also to John Downing who prepared the service.
On 1st October we celebrated the wonder of the earth's annual harvest and thanked God for all his blessings. The church was filled with flowers, fruits and vegetables of many colours.
The Scouting groups which meet at our church each week contributed to the service and brought gifts which were passed CIRDIC, the drop-in centre on Berkely Avenue.
Thanks to all the helpers who worked so hard to decorate the church so beautifully and distributed the harvest produce and the gifts. It was wonderful to see the the church so full of young people and their parents.