Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
Matthew 1:18-25 ESV
I would like to introduce a Christmas project UBC will be taking part in this year. It is called the JINGLE BELL PROJECT organised by Community UPlift.
Community UPlift is an initiative that acts as a middle-man, helping people (like you) support a registered non-profit organization. They are affiliated to our sister church Durban North Baptist.
The Jingle Bell project creates opportunity for people to reach out with a blessing bag (All the information is on the attached poster).
This year they would love to bless Natal Settlers (independent, non-profit, non-governmental, community service organisation) a home for people with dementia, cerebral palsy children, the aged, frail, mentally challenged and physically disabilities.
I am sure you would agree that this is a worthwhile project!
So I pray that you would open your heart and help us with donations and Build-a-Blessing bag (the more the merrier). You can can start collecting the items on the shopping list and bring your bag to UBC church office where we will collect them and drop them off for you! Any more information needed?
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is an evening that you don’t want to miss! A LIGHT PARTY alternative event to Halloween for the whole family. Kids get free food and a Goodie Bag filled with treats. Adults can purchase food and enjoy some free coffee while relaxing in our coffee area. We will also screen the Rugby World Cup Final on the big screen. Don’t miss out. Book it into your diary now!! Invite friends and family.