There is still time to fill a shoebox for De Samaritaan: bringing comfort to children abroad from poor backgrounds. Leaflets are available to help you know what is suitable, or have a look here. We will be collecting them in during the service on Sunday 26th November.
Join the choir for our Festival of Lessons and Carols
Do you enjoy singing? Then come along and sing with the church harmony scratch choir for the Nine Lessons and Carols Service. This service will be on 17th December at the Dorpskerk and you can practise simple harmonies to popular carols to make this service a special event. There will be four practises and you should try to come to at least a couple. These will be held at the Waters’ house after church on 26th November, and 3rd, 10th and 17th December. Hope you can make it.
Advent Carol service
The Protestant, Catholic and Anglican churches in Voorschoten are again holding a choral service to mark the beginning of Advent. The Leidse Cantorj will be accompanying us. Sunday 3rd December, 7pm, at the H. Laurentiuskerk (Leidseweg 102).
Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2017
This year’s Advent Appeal aims to support homeless refugees and asylum seekers in Rome with humanitarian assistance (a daily, cooked breakfast and essential items for personal dignity and warmth) for 6 months. We are doing this through a well-established and well-run project established by our Episcopal sister church of St. Paul’s Within the Walls. Download more details here.
On Wednesday 6th December, 8pm at Ambachtspad 23. A simple hour of prayers, readings and silence as we prepare ourselves ahead for Christmas. If this is not something you’ve done before, why not come along and give it a go, and help us grow in our life of prayer together as a church?
Advent and Christmas services
Flyers are available for our special services over the month of December, including the Christingle (10th December) and traditional carol (17th) services. We have printed plenty, so please take as many as you can give away or distribute!
Please also take note of venue changes closer to Christmas. If in doubt, check the website for the latest details.
Can you help by bringing Christmas nibbles …
… to our Christingle (10thDec) and traditional carol (17thDec) services? We welcome lots of visitors to these special events, and like to round off both occasions with some festive food and drinks. So please bring along your favourite festive food: mince pies, stolen, cakes … the more, the merrier!
Evergreens Christmas lunch
Wednesday 13th December, 12 noon in the Pluspunt (at the back of the Ontmoeting Church), Jan Evertsenlaan 2 in Voorschoten. RSVP to Debra. Evergreens Events are for anybody in the St James Church family who is over 60 and/or retired.
On 24th September we were all asked to consider prayerfully our financial giving to the church. Don’t forget to return your Planned Giving Scheme pledge for 28. This will help us greatly in preparing the budget for 2018. Forms available here.
Some of you may receive an email from the diocesan office requesting you to confirm contact details. This is a legitimate request, not a scam, and is because of the new data protection law coming into effect in 2018.