'For unto us a Child is born'
This Christmas, we will be giving presents to adults and children being supported by Hestia and are escaping domestic violence or modern slavery, as well as to vulnerable families from the local area.
We would love for you to join us in supporting them this Christmas.
If you would like to make a financial donation (100% of which will go to supporting local families in need this Christmas), you can do so by clicking on the link below:
Carols in the Courtyard
7:30pm - Wednesday 8th December & Monday 13th December
Join us for an evening of Carols in the Courtyard, outside the SWLV offices (Heston Court, 19 Camp Road, London, SW19 4UW).
We'll meet from 7:30pm over a glass of mulled wine & a mince pie before gathering around the fire pit to eat s'mores and sing carols as we celebrate the coming of king Jesus.
We'll aim to end around 8:30pm with a time of thanksgiving & ministry.
Bring your friends and dress up warm!
The Great Big SWLV Online Nativity
4pm - Sunday 12th December
What is it?
Imagine you're in Nativity! the movie or the musical. This is your chance to participate in whatever way you like, take a part, dance along, sing along or just watch the show!
Do I get a part?
If you'd like one, we're encouraging people to sign up in advance so that we can allocate parts beforehand.
Can I dress up?
Yes! Whether you have a part allocated or you decide on the day, you can don your shepherd's tea towel, angel wings or crown... or just go crazy!
Can I just turn up?
Yes, absolutely, come and join the fun, watch the chaos and you may even get a cameo.
Can I invite friends and family?
Yes, please send them the link to the sign-up and ask them to put your name where indicated so we know who they are if they sign up.
Sign-up here: The Great Big SWLV Online Nativity
VKids Christmas Party
10:30am - Sunday 19th December
On the morning of Sunday 19th December your kids are invited to the VKids Christmas party!
A Christmas labyrinth, Christmas songs and lots of fun.
Drop them off as usual from 10:15am, do invite friends!
Sign-up here: VKids Christmas Party
Christmas Eve Midnight Service
11:30pm - Christmas Eve
Join us at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve for a reflective Midnight Christmas service online as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
We will be drawing from some of the older traditions of the church using choral pieces and making room for reflection & silence.
The service will end by 12:15am.
Sign-up here: Christmas Eve Midnight Service
Christmas Morning Service
10:30am - Christmas Day
Join us on Christmas Morning as we celebrate the birth of king Jesus.
The online service, which will run from 10:30am - 11am, will be a chance for the whole family to gather together as we turn our eyes towards Jesus and the coming of the kingdom of God.
We'll look at the Scriptures, sing a few carols and enjoy spending Christmas Morning together as a church family.
There will be no Boxing Day Service on Sunday 26th December, so stay at home, stay in bed or join the celebrations at a local church.