Christmas Tree Festival

CHRISTMAS 2020

Unfortunately, due to the Government Guidelines, our 2020 Christmas Tree Festival had to cancelled.

We were however, able to put a nativity display in the porch and have it lit up, along with the Christmas trees outside.

We decorated the forecourt of the church. Local businesses  and community groups who use our building took part, sending greetings which we displayed on bunting.  Children from the local schools sent art work and haiku poetry to add to the display.

There was opportunity for reflection and remembrance at the end of a difficult year and opportunity to ask for prayer.

We know our mini effort was nothing like our big festival but it was an opportunity to engage with our community.

      

 

Some history of our Christmas Tree Festival........

In normal circumstances, the church is filled with trees, decorated by community groups and local businesses. It is open to the public in December and local school children come on visits. It is an enjoyable way of making links with our neighbourhood.

Many visitors enjoy the event. Admission is free but visitors are invited to give donations which are shared between a charity and church funds. In 2019 we supported the CLIC Sargent Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 2019 theme was "WHERE'S JESUS?".

Children and young people from Sheffield Perfoming Arts and members of Endcliffe Orchestra who meet on our premises, performed musical items at our Lauch Event where we enjoyed  the "switch on" and shared hot punch and mince pies.

We were open to the public over the weekends in December.

Children from Y1 and Y3 came to visit from Holt House and Dobcroft Schools. They  looked at the trees and cribs, did a quiz, took part in group activities, heard the Christmas story and had a drink and a biscuit.

Sadly, the pandemic changed what we could do in 2020 but from comments we received it, seemed like our small efforts on the forecort were appreciated.

 

With best wishes for 2021 to all, from the people of Millhouses Methodist Church.

 

WATCH THIS SPACE for news about Christmas 2021!

 

 

 


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