I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all of the very best for the New Year.

Christmas is a festive time for you and your family. It is a time for everyone to be thankful as we celebrate our particular religious beliefs and family traditions. The New Year also provides us with time to make a “fresh start” as we make resolutions and set goals for the next year.

Sadly at this time of year there is an increase in road accidents so I would like to encourage everyone to be road smart and stay safe on our roads during this holiday season. Always remember road safety is everybody’s responsibility and it is up to everyone to observe the fatal five: speeding, drink and drug driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while fatigued or distracted.

Another important safety requirement that we sometimes overlook during the festive season is home safety.

Unfortunately home burglars view the holiday season as an opportunity to burglarise your home for cash, credit cards, and all the new gifts of small electronics, computers, jewelry, and easily sold valuables.

Please make sure that you lock up and lock out potential thieves.

For your convenience I have listed below some of the Christmas Church Services.

HumeRidge
Dec 24 6.30pm (Auditorium)
Dec 25 9.00am
St James’ Anglican Church
Dec 24 5.30pm Family Service/ Holy Communion & 11.30pm Holy Communion
Dec 25 7.30am Holy Communion; 10.00am Holy Communion
St Anne’s Anglican Church Highfields
Dec 24 5.30pm Family Service
Dec 25 8.30am Family Service/Holy Communion
St Luke’s Parish
Dec 18 6.00pm Carol Service
Dec 24 4.00pm Crib Service – All Saints; 4.30pm – St Luke’s; 6.30pm Christmas Communion Carols & Nativity – St Marks; 11.00pm Midnight Mass – St Luke’s
Dec 25 8.00am; 10.00am – St Luke’s
8.00am – All Saints
Middle Ridge Uniting Church
Dec 25 7.00am; 8.30am
St Stephen’s Neil Street
Dec 18 6.30pm Family Carols
Dec 24 7.30pm Service
Dec 25 8.30am Service
Wilsonton Uniting Church
Dec 25 8.30am
St Patrick’s
Dec 24 6.00pm Vigil; 8.00pm Vigil; 11.30 Carols; Midnight Mass
Dec 25 7.00am; 9.00am
St Anthony’s
Dec 24 7.30pm Vigil

Dec 25 8.30am
Holy Name Parish
Dec 24 5.30pm Nativity Play & Carols; 6.00pm Vigil Mass
Dec 25 12.00 Midnight Mass; 8.30am
St Theresa’s
Dec 24 6.00pm Children’s Mass; 8.00pm Vigil
Dec 25 7.00am
Our Lady of Lourdes
Dec 24 7.00pm Vigil – Salo Cnt, St Ursula’s College
Dec 25 8.00am
St Thomas More’s
Dec 24 6.00pm; 8.00pm
Dec 25 8.30am
Sacred Heart Parish
Dec 24 6.30pm Nativity Play; 7.00pm Vigil Mass; 11.00pm Mass
Dec 25 8.00am Christmas Day Mass
Good Shepherd
Dec 24 7.00pm Carols and Readings
Dec 25 8.00am
New Hope Church
Dec 23 7.00pm
Dec 24 3.30pm; 5.00pm
Living Grace Lutheran Church
Dec 24 7.00pm Family Service; 10.00pm Candlelight Festival Service
Dec 25 10.00am Service of Carols; 1.00-3.00pm MEC Church; 3.00-7.00pm ELCO Church
Christian Outreach Church Toowoomba
Dec 25 9.00am; 10.00am
South Toowoomba Presbyterian Church – St John’s
Dec 25 8.00am
Highfields Church of Christ
Dec 25 9.30am Service; 7.00pm Prayer

I hope that you enjoy this Season and enjoy this time with friends and family.

I look forward to assisting the Toowoomba North community in 2017 and please note that my office will be closed as at Monday 19th December 2016 until Friday 6th January 2017.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.

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