Faith-Full?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Ash Wednesday 2021

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will have our Annual General Meeting, ratify our new 2021 Constitution, and elect four Church Council members. These may not seem very exciting events, but they are!  They set the governance and way-forward for All Saints for the next number of years!

If you are a member you should have received your online voting form on Monday.  Please vote, even if you are 100% happy with the choices, 100% unhappy with the choices, or feel your view is not important and others can decide.  We need your vote to ensure we have a sufficient voting quorum!


Last Sunday’s “Town Hall” Meeting


Lent has just begun, but Easter is coming.  It will be an exciting time of celebrating the life of Jesus and his death and resurrection.  Don’t forget – last year we were confined to our homes and worshipping on Zoom! Plans are not completely finalized, but there should be four services over the Easter period on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday!  More details to follow!

We remain faithful to God, for God is faithful to all!

Our scripture readings for Sunday will be Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16,  Romans 4:13-25, and Mark 8:31-38, and our hymns will be The God of Abraham Praise, Men of Faith, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, and Onward, Christian People.

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Ash Wednesday Service
Last Wednesday’s service was a moving time for all who attended!

Our congregational AGM is this Sunday, 28th February, where we will formally ratify out new constitution and elect Council members.

Copies of the constitution have been sent to people on the membership list of All Saints and were also available in church last Sunday. In addition, we had a “Town Hall” meeting following the service last Sunday so that people could ask questions about the new constitution before voting on it. 

The relevant documents are also available here:

Final revised 2021 Constitution
Notes on the formulation of All Saints 2021 Constitution
All Saints Mission, Values, and Vision Statements

Events Timeline:

Sunday 14th February 
Distribution of documents

Sunday 21st February 
Town Hall Meeting to answer questions on the 2021 constitution

22nd – 27th February                     
Online voting on Constitution and for Council Members

Sunday 28th February                  
Annual General Meeting
Formal Ratification of 2021 Constitution
Church Reports
In person voting for Council Members
Adoption of budget for 2021

New Council Members

There were only four nominations for the four elected Church Council positions:

  Bill Moeller
  Helga Spring
  Chris Tananone
  Hannah Alexander-Herrick

Members are now voting whether to confirm these nominations.

Lent Groups –  Anglican 101

These are held on Tuesday evenings at Mark and Christa’s home, and Wednesday afternoons at the Gymkhana Club.

The theme is not designed to convert people to one particular Christian tradition, but it will be a time for all of us to share from our traditions and get to know where we all come from.  There will be time for sharing and prayer, too!  Last Tuesday, the best part was the general discussion after the “Anglican” part!  

Next week’s topic:  Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and authority. – Who does what and why?

The Youth Charity Foundation – Welcome Back!

Last Saturday, YCF hosted a Welcome Back event for me and one of their teachers.  It was good to see their smiling faces once again.  Bill Moeller and Mee, and Ratcha and I, attended from All Saints.

I am meeting with their Director, Khun Tasnee, on Friday to discuss maybe starting a children’s choir with the children of YCF to help lead our worship at All Saints.  Please pray about this venture.

Movie Time – Postcards from Babylon!

Next Sunday, there will be a showing of the movie Postcards from Babylon at 5 p.m. at the MCC office.

Postcards From Babylon is a documentary featuring author and pastor Brian Zahnd as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today, a church often characterized by Christian Nationalism: How does the church stay faithful to the beautiful way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation’s history?  

Following the film, a discussion panel including Brian Zahnd, Shane Claiborne, Lisa Sharon Harper, Kristin Du Mez, Keith Giles, Peter Wehner, and filmmakers David & Kathi Peters will delve further into its themes and where we can go from here.

All are welcome – bring snacks to share!

Wednesday Lunch


Lunch – last Wednesday!
Our lunch will continue next Wednesday!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain

Lent is Here!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai



Dear Friends,

Lent is here once again.  When we began Lent 2020, Covid-19 was a little-known virus still mostly confined to China.  But I only made the first two Sundays of Lent before flying off to the UK, and All Saints had one more Lenten service before moving on to Zoom!

This year, at least in Thailand, Lent should be more normal and we should be able to celebrate Easter together in the church! This last year has seen people around the world give up so much in order to keep others safe.  In many parts of the world, people are still largely confined to their homes. In this context, it is interesting to ask what we should give up for Lent this year, or should we instead give thanks for all that we don’t have to give up?

Why not join one of the Lent Groups – we are lucky that we can!

At Worship Last Sunday!
Our scripture readings for Ash Wednesday will be Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, and our hymns will be Abide with Me, O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go, and The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended.

And our scripture readings for Sunday will be Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, and our hymns will be Before the Throne of God Above, Forty Days and Forty Nights, For the Bread Which You Have Broken, and At the Name of Jesus!

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Lent Groups –  Anglican 101

These will be on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons at Mark and Christa’s home and the Gymkhana Club.

The course is not designed to convert people to one particular Christian tradition, but it will be a time for all of us to share from our traditions and get to know where we all come from.  There will be time for sharing and prayer, too!  The five sessions are:

  Henry VIII, and all those wives. – How it all began?
  Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and authority. – Who does what and why?
  Liturgy and Sacraments. – How we worship and encounter God.
  Bells and Chasubles. – Symbols and Ceremony.
  Hidden Anglicanism. – The theology beneath it all.

Pancake Sunday – Last Sunday!

Thanks to all who made this such a great event – especially to Rebecca and Blaine, and Arthur and Phyliss, for hosting! 


Ash Wednesday

We had a special Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. on 17th February.  This included the imposition of ashes. 

Our congregational AGM is on Sunday 28th February, where we will formally ratify out new constitution and elect Council members. Copies of the constitution have been sent to people on the membership list of All Saints and were also available in church last Sunday.

In addition, we will have a “Town Hall” meeting following the service this coming Sunday, 21st February, so that people can ask questions about the new constitution before voting on it the following week. Members will be able to vote by paper ballot or electronically.

The relevant documents are also available here:

All Saints Church Constitution 2021
Notes on the formulation of All Saints 2021 Constitution
All Saints Mission, Values, and Vision Statements

Events Timeline:

Sunday 14th February: Distribution of documents

Sunday 21st February: Town Hall Meeting to answer questions on the 2021 constitution

22nd – 27th February: Online voting on Constitution and for Council Members

Sunday 28th February:  Annual General Meeting, Formal Ratification of 2021 Constitution, Church Reports, In person voting for Council Members, Adoption of budget for 2021

New Council Members

Assuming the new constitution is approved, we will need to elect four people to serve on the new Church Council.  Are you interested, or would you like to nominate someone?  Each candidate will need to be nominated by two other church members and be a member themself.

Nomination forms will be available in church this Sunday.  The timeline is tight, so you will need to fill them in and submit them this week, as online voting will begin the following day!

Wednesday Lunch

Lunch!
Our lunch will be on Wednesday!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain

Together Again!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

It was wonderful to be back home at All Saints last Sunday.  Thanks for the warm welcome from so many people!

This week our New Testament passage recalls Paul’s words to the Corinthians where he talks of having become “all things, to all men”, not meaning that he has compromised his beliefs but that he is prepared to communicate in any culture for the sake of the Gospel.

At All Saints we define ourselves as a Christ-centred, inclusive liturgical community for all people, and that is who we are.   In Article 1 of our new draft constitution we state: 

Saints Church is a welcoming and inclusive worship community that accepts everyone no matter their age, gender, race, sexuality, or theology. Worship follows the Anglican liturgy – also drawing on the heritage of the Lutheran, Catholic, Orthodox and Presbyterian Churches amongst others.

We are a gathered people, drawn from many nations and many traditions, but we worship in the Anglican tradition, and I would like to unpack a little more of what it means to be Anglican in this week’s sermon.

In the footsteps of Paul, we wish to cross cultures as a church in order to communicate the Gospel, but also like Paul we need to come with a good idea of who we are!
 Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Isaiah 40:27-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark 1:29-39, and our hymns will bePraise to the Lord the Almighty, Called as Partners in Christ’s Service, What shall I do my God to love?, and When in our Music God is Glorified.

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Father Iain’s Return

Lunch at The Nest last Friday in Chiang Dao
Thanks again for the great welcome back.  It was a busy week, but great to reconnect with so many good friends!

I feel very blessed!

First Hundred Days

It is really great to be back!  I have a list of ten things I want us to do in my first hundred days back – or from Candlemas to Pentecost!

Of course, some can be done relatively easily, and others can only just be started, and others may not get started at all in the next 100 days, but these are some of the things I would like us to do!  And some of them will definitely get done!

1    Complete New Constitution
2    Hold new Council Elections
3    Appoint New Treasurer
4    Open New Bank Account
5    Restart Foundation Application
6    Start Children’s Choir
7    Reform Lent Liturgy and
         Hold Lent Discussion Groups
8   Ordination to Supervising Pastor
9   Look for New Building Possibilities
10 Commission New Altar and Lectern

Pancake Sunday

On Sunday 14th February we will have a pancake potluck as we prepare for the beginning of Lent.  See Rebecca about what to bring!


Ash Wednesday

We will have a special Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 17th February.  This will include the imposition of ashes.

Congregational Annual General Meeting

The Trustees and others, have been working hard to produce a new constitution for All Saints which will include the election of a new Church Council.  This is nearly complete, and we hope to have a congregational AGM in February or early March to approve this document and elect Council members.

More information soon!

Wednesday Lunch

Lunch!
Our lunch will be on next week!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.

God bless,

Father Iain

Light of the World!

Candlemas remembers the time when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to be presented at the Temple.  It marks the end of the full Christmas season.

Why Candlemas?  Because Jesus is the Light of the World – the one who brings light into darkness!

Our world is full of challenges.  The US has entered a new chapter with the installation of a new president, and All Saints also begins a new chapter with my final return to Chiang Mai.  (Although I am not comparing Mark Crawford to Donald Trump!)

It’s great to be back and I am really looking forward to the new things we can do together!  God is good!
 Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Malachi 3:1-4, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40, and our hymns will be All People that on Earth do Dwell, Christ Be Our Light, King of Kings Majesty, and All My Hope on God Is Founded!

Father Iain’s Return

I am back in Chiang Mai and will be leading worship at All Saints this Sunday!  Thanks for all your prayers and support, I am so excited and looking forward to seeing you again!

Thanks to all who hosted and attended welcome back meals this week.  I look forward to seeing some of you in Chiang Dao this Friday!

The First Welcome Meal at Phyliss and Arthur’s.

First Hundred Days

It is really great to be back!  I have a list of ten things I want to do in my first hundred days – or from Candlemas to Pentecost!

Watch this space for more details!

Pancake Sunday

On Sunday 14th February we will have a pancake potluck as we prepare for the beginning of Lent.  Bring toppings to share.


Ash Wednesday

We will have a special Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 17th February.  This will include the imposition of ashes.

Wednesday Lunch

Lunch!
Our lunch will be on next week!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.

God bless,

Father Iain

Water to Wine!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Water into wine!  What a useless miracle – it’s not like healing the sick or feeding the hungry!  So what was the point? John, in his Gospel, describes the miracles as a series of “signs” – the point is, they point to who Jesus is!  He is the one who has power over nature, over all the world!

How do we react to these signposts?  Do we follow or choose to go the other way? Perhaps water into wine wasn’t a useless miracle after all!  Cheers!


Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Genesis 14:17-20, Revelation 19:6-10, and John 2:1-11, and our hymns will be All Creatures of our God and King, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, I am the Bread of Life and A Mighty Fortress!

Video of last week’s service can be viewed here!

Father Iain’s Return

I have nearly finished my quarantining in Bangkok.  God willing, I shall fly back to Chiang Mai on Sunday.  All has gone well so far.  Thanks for all your prayers and support, I am so excited and looking forward to seeing you again!

Mark has been organizing a serious of events to welcome me back, including meals on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, and Wednesday 27th, and a getaway to Chiang Dao on Friday 29th January.  See Mark for more details.

I shall be back in All Saints and leading worship on Candlemas, Sunday 31st January!

New Constitution

Every Thursday for the last couple of months, Mark, Chris, Bill, Tarntip, Gene, and I, have been meeting to develop the Mission, Values, Vision, and Constitution of All Saints.  We hope to have all this ready for presentation at a congregational Annual General Meeting at the end of February, along with the election of new Council members.

More to follow!

Wednesday Lunch

Lunch!
We will be meeting for lunch at midday next Wednesday at the Gymkhana Club.  I am really excited to finally be back with you!  Why not join us?  (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.

God bless,

Father Iain

Vocation?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

What is God calling you to?  Our Old Testament reading this week records God’s calling of Samuel, and our Gospel reading tells of Jesus’ calling of Nathaniel.  God is calling you too!

Not all are called to be bishops, priests, or deacons, although I believe that God is calling many more than those who answer the call, but we are all called if we are Christians, for we are called to follow Christ.

So, think!  What is God calling you to do, to be?  Is God calling you to ordination?  The world needs more priests – more people to lead, minister, and intercede, to and for God’s people and the world. Talk to me if you feel God is putting a calling on your life, whether you are nine years old or ninety-nine years old!  God is calling!

Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be 1 Samuel 3:1-20, Revelation 5:1-10, and John 1:43-51, and our hymns will be Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, I the Lord of Sea and Sky, I will offer up my life, and Tell Out My Soul!

Video of last week’s service can be viewed on the AllSaintsChiangMai.com audio-visual page!

Father Iain’s Return

I am now safely back in Thailand quarantining in Bangkok.  God willing, I shall be back in Chiang Mai from Sunday 24th January.  Thanks for all your prayers and support, I am so excited and looking forward to seeing you again!

Mark has been organizing a serious of events to welcome me back, including meals on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, and Wednesday 27th, and a getaway to Chiang Dao on Friday 29th January.  See Mark for more details.

I shall be back in All Saints and leading worship on Candlemas, Sunday 31st January!

Wednesday Lunch

Lunch!
Check on Sunday to see if the lunch is on next week!  (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.

God bless,

Father Iain

Baptised


From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

This is my first email of the new year, so Happy New Year! Who knows what 2021 will bring?  But the one thing we do know, is that God is with us.

In our church lectionary we are now in Year B, and the Gospel readings will be going through the Gospel of Mark.  This week we begin with the Baptism of Jesus. In baptism, Jesus dedicated himself again to God’s service, and that is what we can also do together as we enter the new year.  As part of our liturgy this week we will say the Methodist Covenant Prayer in place of our Creed.  Read the words, and prepare your hearts to serve God together.

The Methodist Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.

And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. 
So be it.
 
And the covenant now made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.’


 Our scripture readings for this Sunday will be Genesis 1:1-5, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11, and our hymns will be Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry, In Christ alone my hope is Found, and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!

Video of last week’s Epiphany Service can be viewed here!

New Year’s Eve @ YCF

All Saints people had a wonderful New Year’s Eve out at the Youth Charity Foundation.  After dinner together, Mark preached, and the children performed.  

A great end to 2020!

Kids with their presents and All Saints people


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Singing together!


Mark Preaching


The younger kids “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” You can watch the video of the “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” dance here!

Wednesday Lunch

Why not join next week?  (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!)  We will be meeting at the Gymkhana Club at midday every Wednesday!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.

I hope you have a blessed and more positive 2021!  I have now received a negative Covid-19 test result and my fit to fly certificate so I am ready to travel back to Thailand on Friday!  Please pray for my safe journey!

God bless,

Father Iain

Happy New Year!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Youth Charity Foundation at New Year!


Dear Friends,


The year of 2020 is almost over – and what a crazy year it has been!  2021 offers the hope of a new start with vaccines on the way that may yet save the world. But as Christians we already have a saviour – not from the virus, but for true everlasting life that even a vaccine can’t promise.

I should be back with you soon, but this Thursday I will miss a great gathering at the Youth Charity Foundation.  There will be a New Year’s Eve service, dinner and giving of Christmas presents, and you are invited to stay until midnight if you want to bring in the new year together.

You can find your way there using this link!

Then on Sunday 3rd January we will have worship back in our own building at the usual time of 10 a.m. as we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany. Our scripture readings for Sunday will be Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-6, and Matthew 2:1-12, and our hymns will be We Three Kings of Orient Are, The First Nowell, As With Gladness Men of Old, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Christmas Worship

Videos of our Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and our Christmas Day Family Eucharist are now available on YouTube.

Thanks to Mark and all those involved in leading and enabling the wonderful Christmas worship at All Saints.


Christmas Lunch

Thanks to Rebecca and all the others involved in this fantastic meal!


 

YCF kids singing at Christmas Lunch! 
Video of their singing can be seen here!

New Year’s Eve

This Thursday, December 31st at 5.00 p.m. New Year’s Eve service, dinner and giving of Christmas presents at the Youth Charity Foundation.  Stay until midnight if you want to bring in the new year together.

Prayers and blessings to all!  Happy New Year – God is with us!
God bless,

Father Iain

Merry Christmas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas to one and all!

This is the most strange of Christmases, as I write this from the UK we are being quarantined from the rest of the world, and in Thailand the virus is emerging once again! Our services at All Saints will continue as planned this Christmas, but for much of the world plans are on hold and people are separated from loved-ones.  And yet, the message of Christmas stays the same: God is with us!

The truth of our need for God remains undimmed and the light of Christ shines out in the darkness as we enter another magical Christmas. I am excited to see you all soon, but know that everything, even now, is in God’s hands.

On Christmas Eve we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 a.m.  This is a very blessed and peaceful service, a time of seeing the light of Christ shine forth before the busyness of Christmas Day. Then on Christmas Day we will have our Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by lunch – see below for details! Christmas worship will continue of Sunday 27th December at 10 a.m.


Our scripture readings over Christmas will tell of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem and we will be singing many of the familiar carols of Christmas

Whole of last week’s service can be viewed here!
And just my sermon can be viewed here!

The Advent and Christmas Season

Thammapratheep Christmas Eve Service

There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Thammapratheep Church on December 24th beginning at 7.30 pm. It usually lasts for around one and a half hours.

Refreshments will be served after the service for everybody. All Saints people are invited to participate and there will be English translation throughout the service.

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

On Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December, we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m.  This is always a beautiful, peaceful service, and usually attended by a lot of visitors.  It is a wonderful way to begin Christmas.

Christmas Day Eucharist

On Christmas Day we will have our Morning Worship at 11 a.m. followed by lunch!  Please join us if you can!
Christmas Lunch

All our welcome to join the Christmas day lunch at the MCC compound near the church.  If you want to bring a dish to contribute, please sign up at church or contact Rebecca at rebeccaburkholder@mcc.org.  We will be enjoying turkey, ham, and many other delicious foods!   A Christmas movie will be shown after the lunch, people are welcomed to bring board games, and stay for the afternoon. 

New Year’s Eve

Thursday December 31st at 5.00 p.m. New Year’s Eve service, dinner and giving of Christmas presents at the Youth Charity Foundation.  Stay until midnight if you want to bring in the new year together.

Prayers and blessings to all!  Merry Christmas – God is with us!
God bless,

Father Iain

Merry Christmas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Praise to God! The Christ has Come!


Dear Friends,
Christmas is almost upon us.  Although our Festival of Carols is cancelled, we still have many events at All Saints. Sunday worship will as usual take place at 10 a.m. this week, and then on Christmas Eve we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 a.m.  This is a very blessed and peaceful service. Then on Christmas Day we will have our Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by lunch – see below for details!

For the first time since All Saints began I will not be with you this Christmas – but I will be with you in spirit, and hope to join you online for Midnight Mass, and this Sunday I will be preaching on video!

So Merry Christmas to one and all!  See you on Sunday!


Our scripture readings the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 16:25-27, and Luke 2:1-20, and our hymns will be O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Last week’s service can be viewed here!

The Advent and Christmas Season

Festival of Christmas Carols – CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled due to the on-going uncertainty of Covid-19 in Chiang Mai!  All other Christmas events will continue as planned!

Thammapratheep Christmas Eve Service

There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Thammapratheep Church on December 24th beginning at 7.30 pm. It usually lasts for around one and a half hours. Refreshments will be served after the service for everybody. All Saints people are invited to participate and there will be English translation throughout the service.

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

On Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December, we will have our Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m.  This is always a beautiful, peaceful service, and usually attended by a lot of visitors.  It is a wonderful way to begin Christmas.

Christmas Day Eucharist

On Christmas Day we will have our Morning Worship at 11 a.m. followed by lunch!  Please join us if you can!


Christmas Lunch

All our welcome to join the Christmas day lunch at the MCC compound near the church.  If you want to bring a dish to contribute, please sign up at church or contact Rebecca at rebeccaburkholder@mcc.org.  We will be enjoying turkey, ham, and many other delicious foods!   A Christmas movie will be shown after the lunch, people are welcomed to bring board games, and stay for the afternoon. 

New Year’s Eve

Thursday December 31st at 5.00 p.m. New Year’s Eve service, dinner and giving of Christmas presents at the Youth Charity Foundation.  Stay until midnight if you want to bring in the new year together.


All Saints’ Wednesday Lunch

The Wednesday Lunch
This is temporarily on hold due to worries about Covid-19.

Meanwhile, prayers and blessings to all!  Merry Christmas – God is with us!

God bless,

Father Iain