December Outreach Dates:
Advent Vigil (organised by St Josephs Church) This is on Friday 7th December 7.45pm. Please meet at St. Joseph’s to go and sing Advent carols at Union Square, followed by a prayer vigil.
Events in the Town Centre:
We don’t have an official ‘choir’ slot at the LEXICON this year. However, we do have the ingredients for a give away and are proposing the following dates. If you can join us – either to be part of a giveaway pair or to provide carol support, please e-mail Jim on
Saturday 15th December from 9.00am to 12.00pm: Sign up for 1 hour giveaway slots or carols (tbc) from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Tuesday 18th December: St. Joseph and St. Margaret Clitherow schools will be singing carols outside St Josephs between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. This is a good opportunity for a quick giveaway
Thursday 20th December: 6.30pm to 8.00pm (giveaway only)
These are the ‘official’ Christmas performers at Lexicon:
Tuesday 11th December: Bracknell and Ascot Rock Choir at 6.00pm under the canopy outside M&S
Thursday 13th December: Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band at 7.00pm under the canopy outside M&S
Tuesday 18th December: Wokingham’s Local Brass Band at 6:30pm under the canopy outside M&S
Thursday 20th December: Ascot Community at 10:30am and Thames Voyces at 6.30pm opposite Boots
Saturday 22nd December: Salvation Army at 11.00am under the canopy outside M&S
The Bracknell Night Shelter starts on Saturday 1st December and runs each night of the week from then until the 29th March. The Shelter offers a bed, evening meal and breakfast for rough sleepers. This is a concrete way of showing the love of Jesus. Volunteer for a shift, either evening (6.30pm to 10.00pm), overnight (10.00pm till 6.00am) or morning (6.00am till 8.00am).
Contact Pilgrim Hearts: http://www.pilgrimhearts.org.uk/index.html
On Thursday lunchtimes between 12.00pm and 2.00pm (starting on Thursday 29thNovember) there will be a free soup and roll lunch at Holy Trinity (Langley Hall). All are welcome but please let anyone know who would benefit from this.
Alpha finishes on the 4th of December. It has been great to be able to use the Brown Bag and so a big thank you to Tony and all his staff. We are in discussions with Brown Bag and couple of other town centre locations about running regular evening sessions aimed at those on the fringes and the unchurched. Some of these events would take the music format of our Story and Song evenings. Others would be to create a ‘third space’ – a neutral space for social interaction and conversation, which we could invite people to. Alongside this we would look to run a series of short programmes, focussing on contemporary topics and spiritual questions. We might, for example, show a short TED talk and then host a discussion. The emphasis would be on listening to others, as well as providing a Christian witness / perspective. Or how about BEER THEOLOGY (book prize to first person who identifies the biblical pun)? Let Jim know if you would like to be involved in organising any aspects of this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to take part in a cross-churches fellowship meal, usually on a Friday evening, in the town centre, please register your interest with Jim: email@example.com
Please remember that our regular prayer meetings are held in the Upper Room at The Bull.
On Saturday mornings we meet between 10.00am and 11.00am (bacon rolls and a hot drink provided) on the second Saturday of each month. In December we meet onSaturday 8th and in January we will meet on Saturday 12th.
On Wednesday lunchtimes we meet between 12.30 and 1.30pm (sandwich lunch provided) on the fourth Wednesday of each month. We will not be meeting in December, but will meet in January on Wednesday 23rd.
Please print out a few copies of this bulletin and leave in your church. Thank you and God bless.
Please note we now have a Town Centre Mission email address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know of any events or activities being run by your church. Please also use this email address to let us have your thoughts, comments or any information we could use.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and fruitful New Year 2019!