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January Squeeze

January Squeeze

Join us on Sunday the 5th of January from 10am until 12 at Herstmonceux Village Hall for our breakfast drop in. Come along for a free breakfast, the Sunday papers and a chance to chat and do crafts. Everyone welcome!

Jesus – Man and Child

As we approach the Christmas season, the season of Christ’s birth, it can be difficult to see Jesus through the tinsel and turkey, shopping, eating, and sleeping. We know from the Bible that three wise men came to His place of birth, and from that we get to the three presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. So perhaps to make Jesus more visible – more real – may we consider Jesus coming to stay as a grown-up this Christmas? So what present should we get for the adult Jesus? It’s often difficult to choose the right present, but for Jesus? He’s coming to stay with you from his village as the village carpenter, so you may consider a new carpentry tool. A new saw, new chisels, a pole lathe to fashion and finish wood. We would have to be careful in our choice, as we know he required nothing for himself, so what you give he will probably give away. Give away to the poor, the homeless, the disadvantaged. The poor man of Galilee giving richly.

In one Bible story it is recounted that Jesus knelt and wrote with his finger in the dust and soil on the ground. What he wrote we do not know. Let us kneel with Jesus this Christmas as he writes his Christmas list in the earth. It’s a short list that he writes in Aramaic. You. He wants the heart of you this Christmas. Did you leave yourself off Jesus’ Christmas list this year? He knows you and can see you clearly. Can you make room for him on your list? He’s waiting for his present of yourself – not just at Christmas but every day.

A happy Christmas and a great New Year to you all.

Squeeze Sunday 1st December
This Sunday we celebrated our 6th Christmas Squeeze. Festive foods and a warm and spicy drink were added to the usual festive fare. The Christmas crafts were related to our text “Glory to God in the heavenly heights, peace to all men and women on Earth.” Luke 2:14. There were baubles to decorate for selling at the Christmas market, with the proceeds going to Matthew 25. The HFC are going to match the takings so that they will have a generous amount to give. The other crafts on offer were pebble painting, Christmas card making, and icing angel biscuits. There were also jars that could be painted so that they would give out a coloured glow if a tealight was put inside them.

Squeeze Breakfast Club

Squeeze monthly posterJoin us at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Sunday the 1st of December for Squeeze Breakfast Club, there is a free breakfast, craft workshop, newspapers and discussions. Come any time between 10am and noon, everyone welcome.


Squeeze Breakfast Club

Squeeze monthly poster


You are invited to join us at Squeeze breakfast club on Sunday the 3rd of November from 10am in Herstmonceux Village Hall. Come along for a free buffet breakfast and take part in the crafts and activities. You can read the Sunday papers or chat with friends. Everyone is welcome.