Happy Christmas and a peaceful and positive New Year to you all!
We hope that you have been able to celebrate safely, but in a special and meaningful way, recapturing the value of the season which is so often lost under tinsel!
Thanks to everyone who contributed videos for our daily Advent Facebook Challenge. One particular joy was working together with Doral Hayes, the Facilitator for Churches Together in Hertfordshire to produce ‘The Lockdown Nativity’ – a poem written by Rev’d Austin Janes and performed by people from different parts of Hertfordshire. The YouTube link is here https://youtu.be/UoHpDahXXCs You are welcome to use this in your services . Lets hope we don’t need to use it in 2021 or ever again!
For your diaries, please put 18th 25th January for a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We hope to have a week of Zoom Prayer. More info to come.
We have lots to look forward to in 2021. Lets appreciate it all and give thanks to God for journeying with us.
Revd Austin Janes
Chair of CTHH
Covid Lockdown Provisions in Hemel
Slowly a list of services are coming in see them here
The purpose of Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead
In 2012 representatives of member organisations met to refresh our vision
We agreed our purpose was to:
- Provide a common voice for member churches when engaging with the wider community including the Borough Council and other statutory authorities.
- Facilitate communication between member churches and between churches and the wider community.
- Encourage partnership work between the churches, and churches with the wider community; this includes helping to identify activity that is done better together than separately and encouraging and assisting the delivery of that activity; it also includes shared worship and learning opportunities.
- Support each member church at the heart of community proclaiming by its words and demonstrating by its deeds the love of God.
Churches Together in Hemel is made up of representatives from most of the churches in Hemel Hempstead. For more info on the church please look under Find a Church. Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead (CTHH) is a network of churches within Hemel Hempstead. CTHH has an agreed vision and purpose. In the wider circle CTHH is a part of Churches Together in Hertfordshire. For more information on Churches Together in Herts please see their website.
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