Special Event Saturday December 21st 4:30 pm
The Bedford Church (Village Green RT 22, Bedford, NY) has arranged to have the Rev. Timothy Coombs – a pastor at Trinity Presbyterian in Scotia (Albany Presbytery) – present his one man rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Tim and his wife Kathy Gorman-Coombs (co-pastor of Trinity) worked at Holmes for many years and Tim helped to direct family camp at Holmes for some 20 years.
Tim is a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, an ecumenical organization that encourages everyone to learn and tell biblical stories. Tim also serves as Albany Presbytery’s Media and Transformation Specialist.
He is always entertaining!
A Christmas Carol is profoundly relevant today because of the widening divide between the wealthy and the poor, the powerful and the powerless and is as significant now as it was in Dickens’ 1850 England. A Christmas Carol is a banner of compassion carried by its main character, Scrooge, as he is transformed by his sense of common decency and obligation to humanity.
It’s scheduled for 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon so that people can still scurry off to their scheduled holiday parties.
There is no charge for the performance, but a free will donation will be encouraged to support Tim’s upcoming mission trip to Haiti and the mission ministry of the Bedford Church.
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– Dec 6-7: 2013 Fall Junior and Senior High Youth Retreat web
– Dec 7: Volunteer work day on the Fireplace Room at Westminster Lodge – inform Paul Verdesi (email@example.com) if you plan to attend.
– Dec 27-30: Christmas Camp
—- The Farm at Holmes – An organic Community Supported Agriculture farm will be at Holmes again this summer. Summer shares are winding down with weekly harvests. Fall shares available for $350 per family.
— Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center is searching for a Major Gifts Officer/ Capital Campaign Manager.