Xplorer’s report, 2nd December

A lively group of 6 children met at the Church at 4pm to listen to the story of the Angel appearing to Mary.  The first Sunday of Advent candle was lit and the tree decorated.  The main focus of the gathering was making the Christingles and some extra ones were made to take home to brothers.
Turning off the bright top lights and switching on the Christmas tree lights at the beginning of the Prayz time led to the lighting of the Christingle candles and so created a soft warm light of hope and the expectations of the joy of Christmas.
Becky helped Ken lead the Prayz time.  Sadly we bid her a fond farewell as she is moving to Hexham where her husband Ally has a new job.  She leaves with the exciting news that she is expecting their first baby and we all wished her good health and happiness and many thanks for her support and ideas for Xplorers.