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Reflection at Christmas

posted 19 Dec 2011, 13:20 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:03 ]
Beaver Scout at Christingle Service
Scout holding Christingle
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in the Christingle Service at St. Andrews this weekend. Reverend Stephen Dallin led the service which encouraged everyone to take some time out to enjoy the peace of Christmas and consider his theme, 'What's in a Name?'. Over 200 people packed into the church many of them Scouts and their families.

Young people were involved from the beginning as Scouts helped make the Christingles on Saturday and then read at the service on Sunday. Ryan read a passage from the Gospels and Gabrielle read from 'The Word on the Street', a modern telling of book of John from the bible. Malcolm sang a solo, Let There be Peace on Earth, for the congregation and did a brilliant job, a proud moment for the Group. Well done Malcolm!

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts received a Christingle and the Reverend (with the help of some young people) explained the symbolic nature of the orange, the fruits, ribbon and the candle before we sang Away In A Manger by candlelight.
Full Church at Christingle 2011

After the service, many scouts and their families enjoyed a hot drink and some social time before braving the cold outside.

3rd Washington Scouts are proud of their involvement in their local community. We encourage all young people to explore their faith and through family events like Christingle, enjoy 'doing their duty' to God.