December 2015

December 2015

ADVENT—A time of preparation
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus is the celebration of the birth of Jesus—the First Advent; and the anticipation of the return of Christ—his Second Advent.
Advent is more than marking a historical event, it is celebrating a truth about God; the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. In this double focus on past and future, Advent can remind us of our own spiritual journey.
During this month, our teaching, our readings and our carols will reflect that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power.
Our Carol service, on Sunday 13th December, will be a time of hope and celebration. Bring your friends.
We hope to be singing Christmas Carols again just outside the FTB Bank (near Pub Street)—this year on Tuesday 15th December. Please join us at 6:30pm if you can.
Then on Christmas morning (25th) join us at the Pastor’s home (near Psah Sameki) for breakfast at 8am followed by a short family Christmas Celebration.

Previous CFSR sermons can be listened to on Youtube by clicking on

DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
6th DecemberAdvent 2 - PeaceLuke 2Alex McCannCommunion
13thAdvent 3 - Hope and CarolsTitus 2Graeme Baxter
20thAdvent 4 - LoveJohn 3:16Ivor G
27thTaking care of the small things2 Thess 3:13Ivor G
3rd January 2016Will 2016 be a "leap in the dark"?Prov 23:18Ivor GCommunion
Small Groups: 
Women's Evening StudyMonday (7 & 14 only)7:00pmCommon GroundsCheck with Jenny D
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Mel W
Women's Morning StudyWednesday (not on 30th) 8:30amGreers' HomeCheck with Jenny D
Living StonesWednesday (2,9,16 0nly)12noonNew BoL CafeCheck with Govin

Other Weekly events:

  • Men's Breakfast: every Friday morning from 7:15am

Except 25th Dec and 1st January! Come for food, good conversation and connections

Each week at New Bread of Life Cafe!

SPECIAL December activities:

  • CFSR Christmas Event: Friday 25th December

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Short Christmas Service

At Greer's House.

  • CFSR Christmas New Year's Eve Social: Thursday 31st December

7:30pm until late (!) - come for food, fun and fellowship

At Greer's House


Previous CFSR sermons can be downloaded from or listened to on Youtube by clicking on the link above


... See PRAYER FOCUS FOR December:

  • South Sudan
  • Cambodian farmers and lack of adequate rain
  • Man of Dignity Centre
  • CFSR family and needs