Church plan Christ­mas with a twist

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From THe Pews - Peter Cas­sidy

St Cuth­bert’s church are host­ing a Christ­mas ser­vice with a twist this year as the com­mu­nity recog­nises the size­able Kenyan in­flu­ence in the area.

The church have sent out 400 in­vi­ta­tions to the ser­vice to be held on De­cem­ber 20 and they are ex­pect­ing a good turnout.

There will be carol singing, read­ings and mes­sages about the mean­ing of Christ­mas on the day as well as mince pies and re­fresh­ments with a twist, with the African com­mu­nity en­cour­aged to bring their own flavour to the pro­ceed­ing.

Rev Dr Colin Dow of St Cuth­bert’s is look­ing for­ward to the ser­vice and recog­nis­ing the African theme of the day.

He said: “We are really ex­cited for the ser­vice and ex­pect­ing around 40 or 50 peo­ple to at­tend.

“We have a lot of Kenyans that at­tend the church and they al­ways bring their own dis­tinc­tive flavours in ev­ery way. From their singing to the food that they bring, this year it will be Christ­mas with a Kenyan twist.”

The church re­cently held its Christ­mas fayre and it proved a mas­sive suc­cess de­spite the poor weather.

Help your­self The Rev. Paul Fletcher of­fers a cake to Rev David Jasper

Fair Time Vol­un­teers at the Christ­mas fair

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