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Rev Kevin Jones; Tel: 01902 664773

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This pre-Christmas season is known as ADVENT - which literally means The Coming. Specifically the season refers to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ - whose entrance into our world two thousand or so years ago we celebrate on December 25th. But Advent also looks forward to the fact that this same Lord Jesus promised that he would return at some future date - and that He would come then, not as a baby, but as a conquering hero.

So in Advent, Christians reflect on His first coming and look forward in joyous anticipation to His Second Coming as King and Judge and Ruler of all.

The weeks of Advent give us time for preparation - when we can take time to look at all that Jesus is and what He brings to us. Among His gifts are mercy, peace, love and justice - qualities that our world certainly needs at this time.

The commercial world, with all its razzmatazz of advertising suggests that we can find joy and peace by spending huge amounts of money on food and alcohol and clothing. Whereas the Lord Jesus presents us with a totally different way of living. He says that to find peace, we should give rather than get; that we should be selfless rather than selfish; and that that we should live more simply and help others to live too. His example of self-giving and compassion is a challenge for us to follow - and in this Advent season, it's perhaps a good time to reflect on what Christmas really is about.

You may also like to come and join us in church in these Advent weeks as we seek to discover the ways of peace and justice and love - for ourselves and for our world.

The Speakers expected at our Methodist Church services this Sunday - 16th December - are:

At Upper Gornal:
10.45am- Rev D Balsdon, MET;
 6.00pm - Jon Rowe;

At Lake Street:
10.45am - Rev K Harris;
.00pm -David Clifford;

At Fiveways:
10.45am - Bill Caldwell;
 6.00pm - Joint Service at Zoar;

At Himley Road:
10.45am - Rev Kevin Jones;
6.00pm - Joint Service at Zoar;

At Zoar:
SATURDAY 10.30am - Liz Wright;
00pm - Rev Kevin Jones & Rev D Balsdon - Joint Service.

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Come for a Cuppa

For a cuppa and some friendly conversation why not pop into one of the many coffee morning/afternoon gatherings around the Gornal and Sedgley area. A few are listed below. If you know of others let us know (contact Bill Caldwell via or 07703 731760) and we will add them to the list.

Also, if you would like anything publicised send us the information and we will do our best to put it on the front page and in the community diary.

Mondays, 10am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Five Ways Methodist Church (Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal)

Tuesdays, 9.15am - 11.15am: Coffee Morning at Queen Victoria Children's Centre (School Street, Sedgley)

Tuesdays 10am - 11am: Coffee morning at Gornal Library, Gornal Village.

Thursdays 10.00am - 12noon: Coffee morning at Zoar Methodist Church, Gornal Village

Thursdays, 2pm- 3.30pm: Friends and Neighbours at Upper Gornal Methodist Church (Spills Meadow, Kent Street, Upper Gornal)

A welcome awaits

All are welcome to join with the congregations as they meet for worship and fellowship each sunday. All services in the five Gornal Methodist Churches commence at the same time, being 10.45am in the mornings and 6pm in the evenings.

The Methodist Churches are:
Himley Road (situated at Himley Road, Gornal Wood.)
Zoar (Abbey Road, Gornal Wood.)
Upper Gornal (Spills Meadow, Kent Street, Upper Gornal)
Lake Steet ( Lake Street, Lower Gornal.)
Five Ways (Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal.)

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