Day 24

As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour,
Jesus Christ, the Light of the World

May our hearts sing within us.
May His Peace enfold us.
May His Love encompass us.
May His Joy be exuberant within us.
May His Holy Spirit guide, help and lead us.
May His Comfort and Calm enfold us.

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"Be still and know that I am God"
( Psalm 46:10 )
The Leadership Team of River of Life Church.

Day 23

Father, we are so thankful for our children,
especially as we think about the earthly birth of your Son at this time of year.
What a blessing it was to watch Sunday Club Members sing at the
Christmas Celebration Service this past Sunday.

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A massive THANK YOU to all those who helped to make this
Digital Advent Calendar such a success this year.
We wish you all a Very Happy and Blessed Christmas
as we rejoice in celebrating the Birth of our Saviour!


Day 22 

 A Christmas Message
Our Life Group

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Day 21  

An Advent Message


Julie Harvey, RoL Worship Leader

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
Psalm 150:6

Day 20

A Christmas Message
RoL Toddler Group

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Toddler Group re-opens once again
Thursday, 6th January 2022
A Big Thank You to Linda, who has been heading this ministry for over 15 years.
Also to Derek, Pam and Jayne without whose help, this ministry could not continue.

Happy Christmas to you all



Day 19

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A Christmas Message
Janine Stellatos, Director, METRO 

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Please spend a moment during this festive season to pray for Janine
as she ministers to children in Kenya. 
For More Information about Janine


Day 18

A Christmas Message from J.John

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"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV


Day 17 

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Wish River of Life Church

Very Happy Christmas!

We've been practicing really hard for the
Christmas Celebration Service
Sunday, 19th December


Please come along to join us


Day 16

This Sunday
River of Life Church

Please Join Us
to enjoy a Family Christmas Celebration
singing traditional carols
followed by Mulled Punch, Mince Pies & a Gift for every child
Look forward to welcoming you at the door!
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Day 15

A Shoebox Thank You
Sally & Anita

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"To all who enabled 654 shoeboxes to be sent
with love to bless a child in need.
May you all be abundantly blessed this Christmas."
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"Jesus Said 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'"

Acts 20:35

Day 14

A Christmas Greeting
The Wednesday Evening Ipswich Life Group

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Christmas blessings to our Church family. 
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'In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you'
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV) 

Day 13

A Christmas Poem
RoL Friends and Family
from Dawn

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Christmas is a time of joy for every little girl and boy.
Carols singers at the door,
Shops piled high with toys galore.
Christmas trees decked out with lights,
Shinning in the crisp cold night.
Now The World is prepared for the birthday of the year,
It is the season of good cheer.
(An original poem written by Dawn's Mum during the 1970's)
 Wishing you peace, grace and joy this Christmas. 


Day 12

The Christmas Story

Narrated by

Harriet Sturman

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"But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Luke 1:30-33 NIV

Day 11

An Advent Message


Tim Ayrton

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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes
 in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 NIV


Day 10


An Encouraging Christmas Message
Noel Robinson

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"For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this."

Isaiah 9:6-7


Day 9

An Advent Message


Julie, RoL Worship Leader

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"So here I am to Worship,
Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that you're my God"

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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16 NIV

Day 8

Celebrating Christmas

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"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!"
2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV

Day 7

Christmas Brings Hope!

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An Advent message from Pastors Terry & Juanita

“Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask for the ancient paths,
Ask where the good way is and walk in it”
Jeremiah 6:16




Day 6

"It's Christmas!"

A beautiful time of the year when we
can spread the Good News of Jesus Christ
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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15:13 NIV


Day 5

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A Christmas Message from
Our friends at OPEN DOORS

"Thank you for your support during 2021
Happy Christmas"



To Visit OPEN DOORS Website


Day 4

A Christmas Message from Beth

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"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper
 you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Day 3


This advent season, remember the first coming of Christ as a baby into the world. He lived 33 short years and paid the price on the cross of calvary for the sins of the world.
For our deliverance and salvation from sin and death.

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Take time today, reflect, give thanks and praise, remember the Christmas story, remember God’s blessings, promises, his love to and for mankind.

Rejoice our saviour Christ is returning - he is coming again – praise the Lord!

Are we ready?

Love and Blessings,
Terry & Juanita


Day 2

J.John presents a reflection of ADVENT

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"The Lord delights in those who fear Him,
who put their hope in His unfailing love."

Psalms 147:11 (NIV)

Day 1

On this first day of our Digital Advent Calendar we welcome our friends and thank those who have taken time to submit content.
It's not too late to provide a Christmas Message if you are still in process of composing! We have some great messages and video clips to present over the next 24 days so please check back each day as our calendar unfolds.

To Submit a Message


We pray this will be a special season of good will
and look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Celebration Service
10.30am - Sunday, 19th December

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Advent Calendar December 2021

Seasons Greetings from River of Life Church