This year we'd love to share the message of Christmas and why Jesus brings joy that endures. We want to do this in a COVID safe way that can cope with the changing social distancing requirements that have become part of life in 2020.
ONLINE OR TOGETHER AT THE RSL
In previous years some of Christmas services have had over 250 people at different services which isn't allowed nor wise under our current guidelines and restrictions around COVID. So with that in mind we're pre recording our Christmas services which you can use as part of your celebrations at home with family and friends at any time you like. In addition we are hoping to have a number of smaller gatherings at the RSL depending on COVID requirements. If you join us at the RSL there'll be a mix of live and prerecorded elements combined with great food and drink. All food will be single serve with the closest attention paid to hygiene and social distancing best practice.
We're preparing two different services this year, a Carols service and a Christmas Eve or Day service. Both will be full of carols, good humour and joy as we share the great news of Jesus. The Carols program will be suitable for people of all ages and at the Christmas Eve and Day service we'll have a seperate Trinity Kids TV Christmas Special for younger children available online and if you're with us at the RSL in an adjacent room with fun and supervision. We've recorded the carols already and you can have a sneak peek at O Holy Night below.
Both services will be available from this site and on Vimeo from mid December.
CAROLS GATHERINGS PRE CHRISTMAS
For our Carols we're hoping to do a number of gatherings outside on the grass at the Colonel Light Gardens RSL. We'll have a big screen and sound outside along with live elements. Bring your rug along for the grass or grab a table on the veranda. As a church we'll provide the candle's along with savoury and sweet snack food for both adults and kids, drinks will be available for purchase from the RSL.
The Carols service will go for approximately 45 minutes and the dates are:
Thursday 17 December: Carols by candlelight 8pm for an 8:30pm start
Friday 18 December: Carols by candlelight 8pm for an 8:30pm start
Sunday 20 December: Carols by glow stick (indoors) 9:30am for a 10am start
Sunday 20 December: Carols by candlelight 8pm for an 8:30pm start
Monday 21 December: Optional night if we have to move a night due to weather, or due to demand
Tuesday 22 December: Optional night if we have to move a night due to weather, or due to demand
We'll have spaces available if you just want to come along on the night but if you're happy to pre book via Eventbrite it'll speed your entry in as we'll need to take details for government contact tracing requirements. We take your privacy seriously and if you pre book or sign in on the night we'll only keep them for contact tracing. We won't add you to any email lists or share your information with others.
Pre bookings available on Eventbrite here soon.
On Christmas Eve and Day we're hoping to have a different service that will run for about 55 minutes, again with live and pre-recorded elements. Alongside this we'll have a special Christmas Edition of Trinity Kids TV suitable for kids from age three up to around year 4. We'll provide great food at all gatherings with drinks available for purchase from the RSL on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve 4pm gathering followed by a free BBQ after until 6pm (gluten free options)
Christmas Eve 7pm gathering with a free BBQ beforehand starting at 6pm (gluten free options)
Christmas Eve 9:30pm gathering with wine and cheese provided after (gluten free options)
Christmas Day 9:30am gathering with a special Christmas morning tea with free barista coffee before and after.
Pre booking available on Eventbrite here soon.