Clayton Gospel Hall.
"God cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

Special Notices
Tuesday 5th Dec.
2:30pm Holly Park Care Home Visit.
 - Clayton Churches Together.

Saturday 9th Dec.
‘Unite’ for Y6-13s: details tbc.

Saturday 16th Dec.
2pm Carol Singing at The Co-op.
- Clayton Churches Together.

Monday 18th Dec.
1:30pm Carol Singing at Rowanberries.
 - Clayton Churches Together.

Christmas Eve
No AM service.
6pm Carol Service.

November collection: £471.82

Our thanks this month to:
Mike and Kieron Upton for their hard work with recent maintenance of our building. 

Prayer Requests
Lasting fruit from recent outreach.

Godly Play
Clayton Methodist Church hope to open as a “Godly Play” space for families with young children during this year’s Dickensian Market but need help to make this possible. Please get in touch if you can volunteer for a time slot 11am-4pm on Saturday 2nd December.

Rewind to Christmas
Clayton Churches Together already have enough volunteers to run this year’s ‘Rewind to Christmas’ for Y6s from three local primary schools but more would be welcome if available on Thursday 7th December. Please pray that children will respond to the gospel message as they hear the Christmas story at this event at Clayton Baptist Church.

Advent Drop-In
Clayton Baptist Church will be using their ‘All Age Drop-In’ during Advent as space for thought and reflection:

 Mondays, 1-3pm
27th Nov: A space for peace.
4th Dec: A space for grieving.
11th Dec: A space for hope.
18th Dec: A space for love.

Curry & Carols
“Curry & Carols” city centre outreach will take place at The Peacock Bar, North Parade (BD1 3JL), 7:30pm on Thursday 21st December. Please pray for this event and do support it if you possibly can. 

The Persecuted Church
Please pray for a positive response as Open Doors hand the ‘One Million Voices of Hope’ petition over to the United Nations on 11th December and also to the UK Government on 13th December. (6th December is the last chance to sign the petition online before it is submitted.)
The global petition demands that Christians in Iraq and Syria are given equal citizenship and dignified living conditions plus a prominent role rebuilding society and has been signed by more than 402,918 people from 127 countries so far.

Missionary News
Praise God that we have regained a secure enough position financially to donate 10% of our income, equally split between Bfd Scripture Display, Teen Challenge UK & Wycliffe Bible Translators.


Encouraging Words
God is Love. (1 John 4:18)

Love always longs for love.
God loved people and longed for them to love Him in return. Jesus left a place of perfection to come to a stable to learn to live as a child and to be gently taught who He was and why He was here by God His Father; to love, to heal, to teach, to warn, to proclaim God’s glorious message of salvation and to die for His people.
To die? That does not sound like the Christmas story that we love so well! Yet Christmas would mean nothing were it not for its conclusion – the free offering of forgiveness and salvation from the God of love.
   There was no greater calling than the calling upon Jesus to do His Father’s will, no greater cost than the completion of that calling, no greater need and no greater gift for those who believe than to live in love, joy and peace with the God who, in the greatest love, gave us Christmas.

Edith Foster