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Festival trees return to church

Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:56:54

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Alvechurch Baptist Church is once again holding a Christmas Tree Festival, from Friday Nov 30 to Tuesday Dec 4, with trees decorated by 20 village groups.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate Hope” and organisers wish the Christmas celebrations to extend to a community who experience little hope – the homeless.

All festival proceeds will go to two local charities: The Birmingham Choir with No Name (made up of people who have experienced homelessness) and St Basil’s Centre Birmingham (working with young homeless people to provide accommodation and skills).

For more information about the Festival email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Full programme of events (this may be subject to change):

Friday November 30  

6pm: Mulled wine and tree viewing after the Village Lights Switch-On. Carols will play in the forecourt every evening for an hour.

Saturday December 1  

10am–3pm: Church open for tree viewing.

3pm: Christmas Family film afternoon: Polar Express. £2 pp or £5 per family. Tickets on the door or from The Lounge.

Sunday December 2  

10.30am: Morning Worship: Hope through Christmas, including members of the Choir With No Name telling their story.

4pm: Community Advent Carol Service based on the carols chosen for the trees.

Monday December 3 

10am–12.15pm: students from Alvechurch Middle School visit to see the trees and take part in workshops on homelessness run by St Basil’s.

1–4.30pm: Church open for tree viewing.

7.30pm: Dine among the Trees. £10 per person for two-course meal incl. glass of wine and entertainment. Tickets from The Lounge.

Tuesday December 4  

10.30am–1pm: Church open for tree viewing.  

3.30–4.45pm: After-school Christingle Service with activities and refreshments.  

7.30pm: Grand Festival Concert with local bands The Stompies, Dirty Brass, Six Five Specials and Paddywack Ukes. £7 per person. Tickets on the door or from The Lounge.

* Throughout the Festival there will be a large Advent Calendar in the church foyer. Organisers would like people to bring small gifts and chocolates to put in the pockets.

All gifts will be given to The Choir with No Name. Help to make a difference and give hope to those who experience homelessness – while having fun!

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