Light of the world
Welcome to our website, or at least this Christmas front page!
We are living in extraordinary times that have been a huge challenge to our nation. We now embrace a Christmas like no other, yet still with every opportinity to remind ourselves of the remarkable events of the birth of Jesus.
In the midst of some dark times, Jesus remains the light of the world.
With you in 2020
We’d love to invite you to join us at our Christmas Concert, “With you in 2020”. You can enjoy carols recorded from doorsteps, a short Christmas message of hope and an instrumental meditation & candle lit vigil. There will be performances from Bounce Theatre, inspirational dance from our beautiful local parks, as well as poetry and spoken word. Come join us here, Thursday 17th Dec at 6.30pm.
This unprecedented situation has created a huge need for all kinds of support in our communities. This is where the church can truely be Jesus’ hand and feet and demonstrate love in very practical ways.
In Kingston we are partnering with Voices of Hope, Kingston Council and Kingston Volunteer Action to provide support to the vulnerable and isolated in our community. We are currently running a food hub for cooked meals. Volunteers will be needed to prepeare, cook and deliver food.
There are so many creative ways to keep community during this time. Activities that you can do together, but not in close physical proximity, could be going for a walk or cycle together.
Keep up to date with KingsGate through social media.
Keeping a pattern of weekly worship is so important. We are going to be providing content for every person or family to worship together each week.
Below are 5 simple elements to add to your Sunday pattern.
Take time to pray together. The Psalms are full of prayers that encapsulate the full human experience in every season of life. They are full of honesty and trust in God.
Each week there will be a playlist of faith building worship tracks available. Alternatively, pick up the instrument you play or simply sing unaccompanied.
Each week there will be a Scripure-based video message available to watch together. This will be accompanied by questions for discussiuon and reflection.
Break bread together, remembering the acts of Jesus in history, his presence with us now, and his promised return in the future.
Why not take the opportunity to reach out to someone else in the church over one of the many online video platforms available like Google Hangout or Zoom.
Giving is part of our worshipful response to God. It is an ackowledgement that everything, even in the most difficult circumstances, comes from him and that we are ultimately dependant on him for our daily bread.
Giving can be done via ChurchSuite online giving facility.
Alternatively, you can give directly through the bank account.
Account Name: KingsGate Church (Kingston)
Account Sort code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00019298
Reference: please reference your giving with your Gift Aid reference number if you have one.
In addition to your regular giving you can give specifically towards the needs of those inside and outside the KingsGate family, and even specify the name of a person, family or initiative thar you would like the gift to go to. This could be a wonderful opporunity to practice something of the Acts 4 church:
“…All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need..”