It’s a busy weekend and week ahead for us here at GPCC.
In addition to our usual services, we are taking part in the ‘Christmas @ the Railway Embankment’ event along with other local churches, the Dearne Area Team, Railway Embankment group and Betta Lives Barnsley on Sunday 11 December between 1 and 3 p.m. There will be Christmas crafts to do, a star trail to decode and carol singing around the Nativity scene at 1.45 and 2.30 p.m. It’s likely to be cold, so wrap up in plenty of layers and warm coats, hats and gloves and we’ll have hot drinks and mince pies and other festive goodies to keep us going! Radio Sheffield will be calling us live at 1.15 p.m. to talk about the many positive things that are happening in Goldthorpe, so even if you can’t be there in person, you can listen out for us on radio!
On Monday 12 December, we are looking forward to welcoming 4Front Theatre to the area. They will be performing their Christmas pantivity ‘Jilly Rogers’ Christmas Adventure’ for pupils of Lacewood Primary School (Bolton-on-Dearne) and Sacred Heart Primary School (Goldthorpe) and then giving a community performance at Goldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church at 6 p.m. We are fully booked for that performance, so please don’t forget if you’ve booked in! It’s free to attend, but donations toward the cost of the productions are welcome and we’ll also be selling sweets and cold drinks for the children. (All items will be 20p.)
On Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 December we’ll be hosting the GPCC Parent & Toddler Christmas parties between 9 and 11 a.m. Raffle tickets (to fund the parties and presents) are still on sale and we have some amazing prizes to win, including food hampers, toiletries, alcoholic drinks and kids’ presents. Please, please let Julie know if you will be attending on Wednesday or Friday or both days for catering purposes!
And at the end of all that, we have our carol service on Sunday 18 December at 6 p.m…. but more on that later!