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Christmas flyers to share

Below are images of this year’s Christmas flyers. Use them to share the dates of our Christmas Carol Services, and to invite your friends, family and colleagues. Emmanuel City Centre: Emmanuel Westbury: Emmanuel Bishopston:


‘…to know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks. It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around.’ Flannery O’Connor, ‘The Fiction Writer & His Country’ in Mystery & Manners, p.35.

Link of the Week – The Pelican Project

“According to ancient legend, during times of famine a mother pelican would pierce her breast with her own beak in order to feed her young with her blood. Early Christians adopted the pelican as a symbol of Christ’s sacrificial love for the church. We embrace this powerful symbol as a reminder during this time of…

A sad song for seasons of sadness

A number of us have just finished reading the book of Lamentations together. It is a book that reminds us that we don’t have to pretend everything is fine.  It is OK for God’s people to sing songs of sadness.  Here is one such song that stopped me in my tracks.  It expresses how many…

Carol Service kick-off – next Sunday!

December is here and Christmas carol services are just around the corner! Emmanuel City Centre are kicking things off next Sunday 9th December with two Traditional Carol Services at 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Christmas poems, carols and readings. Join us at 6pm for Christmas food and drink. Bring your friends/neighbours/family/colleagues! Text/email/share the flyers below:

The Importance of Humanity

‘People are more important and more enduring than things. In an unstable and perishable universe the one stable and imperishable factor is human personality. It is with this that God is primarily concerned. A man’s character is the only thing he can take out of this life with him.’ Michael Green, 2 Peter and Jude, p.152.