Alcester Baptist Church

ADVENT

Alcester Baptist Church – Community Advent Calendar

‘On the Road’ tour 2017


Fri 1 December

Our Lady’s RC Primary school

9.30am

Sat 2 December

Alcester Fire Station

6pm

Sun 3 December

Alcester Court Leet, Town Hall

12noon

Mon 4 December

Alcester Brownies, Scout and Guide centre

6.30pm

Tues 5 December

Alcester Methodist Church

10.30am

Wed 6 December

St Nicholas night, High Street

7.55pm

Thurs 7 December

Alcester scouts, Scout and Guide centre

7pm

Fri 8 December

Mayor, Jubilee Centre (Mayor’s quiz night tickets £5)

7pm

Sat 9 December

Waitrose

12noon

Sun 10 December

Lord Hertford, Ragley Hall

4.15pm

Mon 11 December

Winchcombe Road

5.45pm

Tues 12 December

St Nicholas CofE Primary school

9.10am

Wed 13 December

St Jude’s Avenue, Studley

6pm

Thurs 14 December

Alcester WI, Jubilee Court Community Centre

7.30pm

Fri 15 December

Alcester Cafe, Jubilee Centre

10.30am

Sat 16 December

Alcester Library

11.00am

Sun 17 December

Gerard Road

6pm

Mon 18 December

Alcester Health Centre

10am

Tues 19 December

Oversley House

9.45am

Wed 20 December

Malin Court

7pm

Thurs 21 December

Police, Alcester Police station

10am

Fri 22 December

Our Lady & St Joseph RC Church

9.15am

Sat 23 December

Greville Road

6pm

Sun 24 December

Alcester Baptist Church, candlelight service

4pm


Events in bold are public events open to all
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Each day this page will be updated with the revealed picture and the bible verse accompanying the opening.

Day 1 – Angel:

ANGEL

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.  The virgin’s name was Mary.  The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured!  The Lord is with you.”

Luke 1:26-28  

Day 2 – Christmas Tree:

TREE

All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” – which means, “God with us.”

Matt 1:22-23

Day 3 – High Street:

HIGH ST

“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

Luke 2:15

Day 4 - Candles

CANDLES

In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness had not understood it.

John 1:4-5

Day 5 - Gifts

gifts

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

John 1:11-13


Day 6 - St Nicholas

st nicholas

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.”

Luke 1:46-49

Day 7 - Feast

feast

“His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.

He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

He has filled the hungry with good things but he has sent the rich away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful

to Abraham and his descendants for ever, even as he said to our fathers.”

Luke 1:50-55

Day 8 - The Bible

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

John 1:1-3

 bible

Day 9 - Tree of Light

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.

Isaiah 9 v 2

tree of light

Day 10 - Crown

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Micah 5:2

crown

Day 11 - Kings

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matt 2:1-2

wisemen

Day 12 - Christmas Stocking

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  No-one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.

John 1:14, 16-18

stocking

Day 13 - Mistletoe

Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:7


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Day 14 - Star

After the Wise men had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

Matt 2:9-10

star

Day 15 - Holly and Ivy

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; his kingdom will never end.”

Luke 1:30-33

Day - Drum holly and Ivy

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.  The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.  We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.  We write this to make our joy complete.

1 John 1:1-4


drum

Day 17 - Lamb

And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”


Luke 2:8-10

lamb

Day 18 - Inn

“Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”


Luke 2:11-12


inn

Day 19 - Dove

For to us a child is born to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.

Isaiah 9:6


dove


Day 20 - choir


Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.”

Luke 2:13-14

choir

Day 21 - Cross


On coming to the house, the wise men saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him.  Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Matt 2:11


cross

Day 22 - Advent Travellers


So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.


Luke 2:16-18, 20



travellers


Day 23 - Donkey

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him, and was expecting a child.


Luke 2:4-5

donkey

Day 25 - Nativity


While they were there the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


Luke 2:6-7


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