Wymondley Baptist Church
Our faith family welcomes you, your family and friends. Join us any Sunday to worship, pray, share and learn.
Thank you for visiting our web site. We'll be pleased to meet you at one of our services or other events
Saturday 29th November 2014, 4 - 6pm
For more information and to tell us you will be joining in, call or email us using the details in this link.
Here are some photos taken at previously at Messy Church
Christmas is coming!
Join in with Posada and join us in preparing for Christmas
What is Posada?
Posada means 'inn' in Spanish and so we make sure that there is room for Jesus in our Christmas preparations as we let the figures of Mary and Joseph stay at our homes through Advent. You can sign up to have them visit you and then when friends and family see them, we talk about how we celebrate at Christmas that God stepped into our world as a man.
Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph by a crib.
Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.
Will you be able to host Mary and Joseph for a night?
All you need to do is add your name to the Journey Rota for a night that will suit you to ‘host’ Mary & Joseph. Another person from our community will make arrangements to bring the figures to your home at a time to suit both of you. For the evening that you ‘host’ Mary & Joseph you can choose to do what ever you like. Why not invite friends and family to sing carols and to talk about the meaning of Christmas? Bring Mary and Joseph to the Nativity Procession (22nd December) or Carol service (21st Dec at 6pm), or take them to football or Brownies, wherever you are going. Fill in their dairy (which travels with them) to say what they have done and take pictures so others can see. The next day you need to take Mary & Joseph to the next host on the Journey rota.
To join in
We hope you will join us by adding your details to the Journey Rota (by November 28th please). If you don't have other access to the rota please phone 07531 081621 with your details and the dates possible for. We'll fit you in if we can. You can also contact us using the contact form here.
Mary and Joseph will arrive at Wymondley Baptist Church on 25th December in time for our service, when you will be able to see something of their travels and share what is the most important part of Christmas.
23rd November: Guest speaker - Dave Partington
30th November: Advent 1- A Surprise - led by Dr Barry Funnell
7th December: Advent 2 - A Song - led by Bryan Field
14th December: Advent 3 - No Ordinary Child
- led by Rev David Ronco
6pm, 21st December: Carol Service (Note: no morning service) Advent 4 - A Child for Ordinary People
- led by Craig & Joanna Bacon
10.30am, Thursday 25th December: Christmas Day
- led by Kieran Murphy
28th December: Guest speaker - Anthony Smith