WELL NOT LONG BEFORE CHRISTMAS NOW ANYONE STARTED GETTING EXCITED GETTING PRESENTS OR ARE YOU LIKE ME BEHIND ON THE SHOPPING AND CHRISTMAS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY .
What Christmas means to me personally?
to spend more time with family, showing gratitude and loving, sharing and making people happy, and remembering the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas is again upon us and people around the world are busy with their preparations for their own version of a Christmas dinner. Christmas is a time for family reunions, for family bonding, renewing friendships, exchanging gifts and going on holidays.
Christians around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways, following their beliefs and their traditions. Christmas is a time to celebrate. Foremost is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is meant to bring a message of peace and hope, but this is now overshadowed by the stress preparing for Christmas brings to many people.
What Does Christmas Mean to You? Is it a Stressful Season?
Could the stress be blamed on the commercialism that had been attached to the otherwise religious celebration?
Most people today are busy at work, and preparing for the holiday season is something that is usually set aside until the last minute. That is why shops, department stores, malls, groceries and supermarkets are bursting at the seams just a few days before Christmas with last minute shoppers. While gifts before were simpler, today, people are more choosy about the gifts they give and receive, particularly among younger people.
Parties have become a big part of Christmas celebrations. There are parties in the office, community organizations, among friends and business associates. It is almost impossible to turn away invitations thus attending parties during the Christmas season has become a social obligation. While parties are fine, the essence of the Christmas celebration somehow gets lost in all the excitement. In the past, children were contented when given some cash, candies, fruits, a new pair of shoes or new clothes. Now children want to have the latest video game gadgets, cell phones and high-tech toys.
What is Christmas to Other People?
Although many people have almost forgotten what it really means, there are still plenty of people young and old around the world, who have a different take on what the festive season is. Here are a few basic meanings:
- It is not about presents but to celebrate the birth of the Creator.
- To remember Jesus’ birth and to care for, share and give to people who do not have homes.
- It is the time to spend with family.
- A to thank God.
- It is about opening presents and having fun, being with family and being out of school or at work.
- Helping underprivileged people enjoy Christmas.
- It is time spent with family and a time to give back to the community.
- Witnessing the true excitement and enchantment of the season through the eyes of children.
- It is the time to reflect on what’s truly important in life.
- To share love and help other people.
- It is about showing gratitude and compassion.
- The time to make others happy.
Let Us Know What It Means To You!
The overall message is clear. Christmas means to spend more time with family, showing gratitude and loving, sharing and making people happy, and remembering the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. These are the general meanings of this season to many people. What’s yours?
EVENTS AT ESSC AT CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY 14TH NOV 11AM
WEDNESDAY 21ST DEC 10.30 CLUB
THURSDAY 22ND DEC CHRISTMAS PARTY 12PM
CLUB REOPENS ON WED 4TH JAN
This year as come around so fast in June we lost our previous chairman Len Worsford
Len changed my life and I was honoured to be the chairman of Exmouth stroke survivors
We have seen people come and go for some people don't like change.
But the club needed to be able to continue on the right path. Firstly we moved from the library this was a big decision to make but the volunteers were carrying hot food and drinks up and down the stairs, so in a meeting we made the decision to move and so far it has been a great success ...
A stroke club in Exmouth
Is well needed in Exmouth and east Devon.
Christmas party this year will be at the centre on the 14th December Wednesday at 2pm .more details to follow
Christmas carol service
We have our Christmas carol service on Wednesday 21st December at 2pm at holy trinity church in exmouth.
For all stroke member's the swimming and gym will remain untill next year at led lesuire exmouth Tuesday 12-1.
Wednesday 28th September music
We have eclipse comeing to play for us starting at 11am .with the mayor Steve gazzard all welcome
We are looking for a sponsor for our Christmas event in December 21st to pay for the venue hire .the payment needs to be paid directly to the church please contact me we will give you the details
Exmouth carol service Wednesday 21st December ..
Tuesday 26th September
Swimming at exmouth led lesuire.
Wednesday 28th September
Bidmead community centre 10.30 -12.30
Tuesday 5th September swimming 12-1
Wednesday 6 th mojo art 11am