Blog by Louise Maylor-Pridmore

When I think of Christmas my mind often jumps to one of two things:
1. Chaos in the streets as people scour the shops for those perfect gifts and ingredients to make their loved ones’ Christmas precious and memorable.
2. A tired, worn out young woman delivering a perfect child who would one day grow to save us all. The King of Kings born under the stars in a room fit for animals.

Whilst I do envisage myself being excited and ‘wrapped up’ in making the season special, I also recognise that I must also check my heart and look to the true meaning of Christmas. I want to help those around me to hear the Good News that this baby, born over 2000 years ago, is the Son of God who still lives and that He loves them!

It was with this in mind during a run along the seafront that God prompted me with a picture of our Elim family meeting to sing carols with our local community on Christmas Eve at Aberystwyth Bandstand. Amazingly, we have been able to book the building (which is a miracle in itself) and make this idea a reality.

Please join us with your loved ones, young and old, to enjoy an hour of Carols by the Sea on Christmas Eve. This a great opportunity to bring neighbours, friends and anyone else to celebrate the story of Christmas by singing some Christmas carols and children’s classics!

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11