Rehab

This Lent we are dedicating time during each Sunday Service to focus on ‘Rehab’.

The word ‘rehabilitation’ is used in many different circumstances including health related issues through to the environment and even politics. The word encompasses recovery, rest, restoration, renewal, refinement.

Lent is a time to seek restoration of our lives, in a spiritual, physical and habitual way. A time to spring clean, reset, upgrade. Each Sunday the display at the front of the chapel will continue to evolve as we explore the different themes.

Continuing on from Ash Wednesday, we recognised the limits placed on us by mortality and the depths of sinfulness. We then entered uncharted territory of the wilderness and what that could mean for us. Last Sunday we reflected on intervention, the ability to let go, casting before God things which were out of balance, sins, deeds, feelings, struggles. Trusting in God, letting him take control of all of these things as we continue on the journey through lent and the promises He has in store.

Come and join us for a refreshing, challenging and reflective time of worship together.

Special Time of Year…

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“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne.

We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.”

Robert Burns

We warmly invite you and your guests to join us throughout the Christmas festivities to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Enjoy singing? Wrap up warm for a special time of caroling on the evening of Thursday 14th December, where you will find the chapel bathed in the glow of candlelight and good cheer, with refreshments afterwards in the hall. Come along and meet friends old and new. Led by the Link and supported by friends and families from the village, surrounding areas and beyond, this special informal service has become a much loved tradition at Horton Heath.

Sing to your heart’s content with traditional and beautiful carols on Sunday 17th December, 10.45am at our family carol service led by Rev Mike Shrubsole.

Christmas Eve is always a magical time, and this year we have an extra treat in store for you with a Children’s Crib Service at 4pm. Packed with children’s carols and activities for all the family and friends, and wrapping up with hot chocolate and mince pies!

Continue celebrating with a family service on Christmas morn 9.30am.

Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas

We’re looking forward to the beautiful traditional carols, decorating the chapel and our homes, warm mince pies, Christmas tree chocolates, and the lighting of the candles in our advent ring as we count down the Sundays to Christmas morning. This Christmas is that extra little bit special as it falls on the fifth Sunday of advent.

We’re starting off the celebrations this month with a short Christmas presentation by the Sunday School on Sunday 4th Dec, followed by our much loved Carols by Candlelight on Thursday 15th Dec at 7.30pm – always a beautiful evening, and a great opportunity to see the chapel softly lit by welcoming candlelight. This year the special service will include a Christmas Drama by Jenny Yates.

The festivities continue with our Carol Service on Sunday 18th Dec at 10.45am – come along and sing to your heart’s content.

Then it’s an early start on Christmas morning – 9.30am (though I expect many will be up long before that – too excited for sleep!). Bring along friends and family (well behaved dogs allowed too) for a lovely start – a warm Christmas welcome awaits you.

Wishing you a peaceful and very happy Christmas. May love and hope always fill your hearts and lives this season and last throughout the coming year.

It’s Harvest Time

Come along and join us for the celebrations and thanksgiving for this beautiful time of year.

Be inspired by the season and its many changing colours with something a little different for this year – Creative Cafe Style Worship, based on the harvest theme on Sunday 4th Oct. Tuck into a delicious harvest lunch at 1pm (remember to book your place via our website). Followed by an afternoon service at 3pm before we get geared up for the finale of the celebrations – the Harvest Sale on Monday 5th October at 7pm.

…bring along friends and family to share in the occasion and to see the variety of delights the harvest has provided (and inspired!).

Harvest Time…

“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”

Matthew 6:26

Nature is already well underway preparing for harvest; with the ever busy grey squirrel scurrying around collecting hazelnuts to store up for the winter months. The leaves are starting to turn and fall, and thistle heads (among many other varieties) with their cashmere-soft, delicate seeds are catching the late summer breeze to start the cycle again.

“He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever”. Psalm 136:25

Join us in celebrating Harvest Festival this month on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th. The Chapel will be decorated with donated produce, hedgerow finds, home grown and homemade delights (all to be auctioned off on the Monday evening!).

The celebrations start off on the Sunday at 10.45am, followed by a 3pm afternoon service with Harvest tea. Join us on the Monday evening for an informal time of songs of praise with guest appearance from local singer-songwriter Peter Aston, followed by the auction of goods with Colin Besant. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on the freshly baked cakes, delicious preserves, and a variety of fresh produce and goods – a fun evening in aid of Chapel maintenance funds. We look forward to seeing you there.