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Resurrection Church to host carol singing on Christmas morning in town centre – updated

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Chris Ponniah: “Laid back is good”.

The Reverend Chris Ponniah will deliver a Christmas message and join in carol singing in the town centre on 25 December. The one-hour service by Resurrection Church begins at 10:00 am at Man Yee Playground in front of the restaurants. “We want to bring the Christmas spirit into the heart of Sai Kung, “Chris said. “This is a service for the community.”

Two guitarists, Chris Hanselmann and Stuart Morton, will lead the singing, while Judy Lim of the UST’s Campus Crusade for Christ will translate. “We are going to keep it simple, like singing around the piano. Informal, low key, friendly, laid back is good.” Chris lived 16 years in New Zealand and it shows. We asked the pastor if he will wear his priestly robes. “No, I will be in my casual Kiwi look.”

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Resurrection Church carol singers: Chris Hanselmann, Jim Lewis and Miss Santa

Chris hopes some of the restaurants in the central square will put on Christmas snacks and drinks. Anyone who wants to help email chrisponniah61@gmail.com or call 6464 3606.

On Christmas Eve the church will hold a carol singing event at Hebe Haven Yacht Club. This starts at 5:30 pm with activities for children.

On the last day of the year, 31 December, “a covenant service” begins at 10:00 am at the Pak Sha Wan Church. This will be 90 minutess of carol singing with a Christmas message.

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