Toton Churches

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Advent Windows 2014

When it’s cold, dark and miserable, light and warmth is something we long for; the light and warmth of a summer’s day or, in winter, the light and warmth of a welcome, and a place of safety and comfort. The world can seem a dark place, especially at this time of year when the success of the Christmas season is measured by how much of a good time you've had.

Through all the busyness, wrapping paper, shopping lists and cards; the decorations and bright lights point to the simple truth that God’s presence and love shine out in a very dark world. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” as the Bible puts it. That gift of light, love and life is for you today – now.

During Advent 2014 windows throughout Toton lit up day by day to reveal the first Christmas Story. The Advent Windows were designed and made by members of Toton Churches.  Those visiting the windows were able to follow the well-known story by walking, scooting, cycling or driving from house to house.

Day 1Day 1

God has proclaimed 'Look, your saviour is coming.'

Isaiah 62:11


AW0201Day 2

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.

Isaiah 9:2



Day 3Day 3

The angel said 'Mary, you will become pregnant and give birth to a son.

Luke 1:31


Day 4Day 4

The angel said 'you will call him Jesus.'

Luke 1:31


AW05Day 5

Mary was engaged to Joseph (a carpenter from Nazareth).

Matthew 1:18


AW Day 6

Day 6

Caesar issued a decree that a census should be taken.  Everyone went to their own town to be registered.

Luke 2:3-4

Day 7Day 7

Joseph and Mary travelled from Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem in Judea.

Luke 2:4


AW Day 08Day 8

There was no room for them to stay in the inn.

Luke 2:7


Day 9Day 9

This very day in David's town your saviour was born - Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11


Day 10Day 10

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.

John 3:16



Day 11Day 11

God's free gift is eternal life with Jesus

Romans 6:23

Day 12Day 12

There were some shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Luke 2:8


Day 13Day 13

A great company of angels appeared, praising God.

Luke 2:13



Day 14Day 14

Strangers from the East, men who studied the stars, observed a new star in the eastern sky.

Matthew 2

Day 15Day 15

Wise Men from the east came to Jerusalem asking "where is the new-born King?"

Matthew 2:1


Day 16Day 16

The star stopped over the place where the child was.

Matthew 2:9



Day 17Day 17

The wise men presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 2:11


Day 18Day 18

This is good news for you which will bring great joy for all the people.

Luke 2:10

Day 19Day 19

Glory to God in heaven and on earth peace to all.

Luke 2:14


Day 20Day 20

Mary gave birth to her first son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger.

Luke 2:7


Day 21Day 21

Jesus said 'I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'

John 8:12



Day 22Day 22

When the shepherds had seen Jesus the spread the word and all who heard it were amazed.

Luke 2:17

Day 23Day 23

Merry Christmas from Toton Churches.



Day 24Day 24

Unto us a child is born; unto us a child is given.

Isaiah 9:6



Other WindowsBanks Road school

Two of the schools in our area also designed windows

This is Banks Road school


And Bispham Drive school

Bispham Drive leftBispham Drive right