6pm in the evening (No service in the Morning on 20th ) :
DRIVE-IN CAROL SERVICE
A group of churches have been planning a DRIVE-IN CAROL SERVICE for 6pm Saturday 19th December, to be held at the Stevenage Football Academy, Broadhall Way, Stevenage SG2 8RH ·(near the entrance to the Coptic Cathedral)
It will be a service of Christmas Bible readings and traditional carols, with a short talk. Our hope and prayer is that those who would otherwise not be able to attend a Christmas event this year would be able to come and sing safely in their cars, and be blessed by hearing the good news of our Saviour’s birth. The programme is attached.
To make this a town-wide event, we are looking for help with publicity (this will come soon) and for volunteers to sing and read- with a hope that we can find people from across our churches.
The carols will all be sung in unison- we don’t have time to rehearse parts- and ideally we’d like 6 singers (4 women and 2 men) with clear, strong voices who are happy singing outside into microphones.
We’re also after readers for the 5 final readings. Again, clear, expressive readers please.If you have readers and singers, can you let me know (email firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. I will take the first offers…!
I’d also be very interested in brass players who can add to the music!
Two final appeals: Firstly for prayer. There are a lot of administration and logistical hurdles to overcome to get this off the ground. Please pray that everything falls into place well and the event is able to take place.
Secondly, finance. CTiS has generously offered to cover half the costs, but we have £900 or so to find. If your church would be happy to make a donation towards the costs (largely PA and some online advertising) I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Grace and peace
Rev Dave Brown
Rector of St Nicholas Stevenage and St Mary’s Graveley