PATHFINDER CHURCH NORTHSTOWE are delighted to be able to join with the wider community at the Winter Festival in NorthstoweFind out about all the festive events happening in Northstowe at northstowewinterfestival.co.uk
Our Gathering on the first Sunday of Advent ended with these words, before a procession led by the hand-woven Willow Heart took us to the Nativity Scene, and the final Dismissal:
A taste of our Advent compline at "Chicken Soup for the Soul", with poetry by John Butterfield (We come expecting nothing) and Chris Polhill (Bearers of hope), published in 'Winter'.
On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reflecting on what it means to Be Loved and Given Purpose, and will be singing this live in our Sunday afternoon gathering as well as sharing this so you can worship with us from where you are.
Advent Windows 2021: Festive Food
Here's a taste (!) of what's happening out there! Thanks to Shola for this short
Highlights so far
Other Event Details: click to visit the Facebook Event Pages
Saturday 4th Dec (Evening) The Green
We love being part of Community Events. This year, we're working behind the scenes to help pull of something really special, working with so many wonderful groups and people. What a great place Northstowe is!
Sunday 5th Dec (10am-2pm) Pathfinder Primary
Pop up Carols, Refreshments and Listening Post raising funds for International Justice Mission
at the Northstowe Christmas Craft Fair
Huge shout out to Hannah Rose Batchelor for organizing such a brilliant community event today. The Christmas Craft Fair was a great success! Over in the Refreshments area, the team from Pathfinder Church Northstowe really enjoyed teaching so many children how to make origami hearts; talking about who we love; and making this beautiful heart-tree together. As we tucked into mince pies and mulled wine, we made heart-shaped Christmas Tree decorations as a reminder that we too are loved. And to top it all, the band brought some festive cheer as people browsed the many other wonderful stalls. Well done Northstowe!
Wednesday 8th - Monday 13th December (specific times)
Pause Day art display, part of the inaugural Art @ The 3 Pavilions displays:
Weds 8th Dec (3.30-4.30pm)
Thursday 9th Dec (7-7.30pm)
Saturday 11th Dec (11am-12 noon)
Monday 13th Dec (3.30pm-4.30pm)
"I believe the pictures we take & share have the power to change how we see and experience life.""
Steve Radley, founder: SOULFUL VISION
One wet early-summer day, just as the 2021 lockdowns were easing, photographer Steve Radley joined Pathfinder Church Northstowe and local residents, young and not-so-young, for a Pause Day. In small groups, they explored Northstowe, using smart phones to produce the images that make up this display. Image speaks to us at an emotional and spiritual level; it allows us to hear what is going on within us. Different images speak to us in different ways; sharing what we notice helps us hear each other’s different stories building relationships, trust and love. So come, pause, and listen. What might you notice? Whose story might you hear?
Sunday 12th Dec (3.30-5pm) Pathfinder Primary
Join us worshipping together as a church family, with our new multisensory baby and toddler area, plenty of interaction for those of all ages, and space to simply be. Holding the mystery of Advent and Waiting together as we "sing of his coming"
Friday 17th Dec (Evening) The Green
The whole community are coming together for this one! The Northstowe Foodies Food and Drink trucks will be selling refreshments 5-8pm; Northstowe Social are providing free Festive Treats 6-7pm; and the Brass Band will be leading the Carols at 6.30pm. Coordinated by Pathfinder Church Northstowe as part of the Winter Festival in Northstowe.
Sunday 19th Dec (3.30-5pm) Pathfinder Primary
Bring the whole family for a fire-side moment of wonder. No actual oranges will be harmed this year... but there will be mulled wine, hot chocolate, and lots of marshmallows and candle light!
Early Christmas Eve: 24th Dec (6.40pm) Pathfinder Primary
A family friendly Campfire Communion for Christmas. Wrap up warm and join us around the campfire, to celebrate communion at 7pm (which is midnight in Pakistan!)
Midnight as Christmas Eve tips into Christmas Day (11.45pm) Online Only
Join us, from wherever you are, to share in an outdoor Midnight Communion filmed in the Northstowe Nativity Scene.
[No physical gathering] Watch it here: www.northstowe.church/Christmas
Christmas Morning: 25th Dec (9.30-11.30am) Pathfinder Primary
Those of all traditions and none are invited to a FREE breakfast of bucks fizz and pastries (from 9.30) and light-hearted carol singing (starting around 10). There will be crafts, jigsaw, and space to simply chat with friends old and new.
You can head off afterwards,, or join Pathfinder Church Northstowe in retelling the Christmas Story, and watching our rather special Christmas Video, featuring some familiar sights.