A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL AT FLAME CHRISTIAN & COMMUNITY RADIO

I f you are looking for inspirational music and teaching over the Christmas weekend and through the week then look no further than Flame CCR. We will keep you company, play the best in Christmas music and open the word of God to put the meaning back into this season of the year. Check out our schedules on the flame website and join us on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and through the week as we also review the year and look forward to God’s blessing as we approach 2017

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NEW SHOWS, NEW TIMES & SHOWS ON THE MOVE

From Monday 28th November it’s all change as we bring in the new Winter/Christmas schedule with new shows and new times for you to enjoy. Check out the schedules on the Flame CCR website to see what is happening next. Every morning Monday to Friday we feature the music programmes produced by the Flame team. Our pause for reflection every weekday is at 10:30 and again at 21:00 and every afternoon music rules the airwaves but with a pause for chat and debate. Every weekday evening it’s programmes with a different slant and the late night music.

ENJOY : BE INSPIRED : ENJOY LOCAL CHRISTIAN RADIO WITH A MERSEYSIDE FLAVOUR FROM THE HEART OF THE WIRRAL

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and it’s competition time with the opportunity to win family tickets to several Christmas events around the region. Listen out each day on Flame for the questions and when you know the answers email flameccr@gmail.com or phone the studio on 0151 643 1696 for your chance to win an extra special Christmas present for the whole family. Prizes include:

St Helens Theatre Royal invites you on a magical carpet ride this Christmas time when the amazing panto Aladdin swoops into the theatre to take audiences on another sparkling adventure. So get ready to shout “Open Sesame” during a fun-filled evening of enchantment, hilarious comedy, wonderful songs and a story which would make even the evil Abanazar’s heart melt.

Winter Wonderland Manchester 2016 will take over EventCity next to theIntu Trafford Centre in Manchester which will be transformed in to an unbelievable wonderland extravaganza, featuring more than 50 family rides and attractions all under one roof – including new rides for 2016.

As well as the rides and the bright lights, the spectacular Christmas Circus also makes a welcome return delivering the finest collection of circus acts that will leave everyone marvelled and amazed with daily performances.
New for 2016 will be the Cinderella Mini Pantomime guaranteed to enchant your little princes and princesses. There will also be Ice Princesses, Fairies and Elves galore who love to play and chat and have photos taken with the children.

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool Each production is made up of dazzling sets, sparkling costumes, laugh-a-minute scripts, brilliant songs and exquisite trade-mark choreography all tied together with that extra added bit of Scouse style making their productions as special as Christmas itself.

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool Liver Birdsong – the brand new British musical by Tony Bradley and Rebecca Myers makes its World Premiere at the Epstein Theatre this year, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Blitz, when Liverpool was bombed by the German Luftwaffe during World War II.

Join the Liverbirds – Maggs, Carla, Daisy Mae and Lil as they battle not only the Nazis but also their own threats, fears and jealousies. Will they overcome their troubles and find hope? Find out in this heart-warming musical; packed with 18 brand new songs, performed by a professional company of actors and accompanied by a live band.

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CHARLES THOMPSONS MISSION

THE NEW MONDAY CHAT ROOM at 13:30 today with Jono McGrath in conversation with Peggy Massrey. Peggy is 96 and started going to Charles Thompson’s Mission when she was a child of 8 years old. In this recent interview, broadcast as our Chat Room this week, Peggy talks about being one of the children helped by the mission in the 1920s, meals, holiday camps, and then helping at the mission in her 20s. After the war Peggy married one of “the mission boys” and she goes on to talk about her life since then.

You can hear this Chat Room programme this week on Monday at 13:30 and again on Tuesday from 20:00 and repeated on Friday afternoon at 16:00 flameradio.org

THE FLAME LIGHT FANTASTIC PARTY

From 19:00 on Monday evening through to 07:30 on Tuesday morning we celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World as a positive alternative to the darkness of Halloween.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8 v:12

SOMETHING NEW TO FLAME FROM THE GRF RADIO TEAM

The smallVOICE podcast is a monthly mix of chat, music and features from the award-winning GRF radio team.In a packed, and timed-to-perfection podcast, we review Richard Holloway’s new book, A Little History of Religion…. Kelvin Holdsworth contributes a very special ‘Thousand Words’ interview in the context of the September 11th attacks in New York …. we feature our regular ‘small voice of the month’, this time involving soup and crowdsourcing …. AND we’ll discuss the ethical issues surrounding burkinis in our Moral Mixdown…. If that wasn’t enough, fresh from appearing at Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festival, the wonderful indie-Americana band Wildwood Kin are here to give us an exclusive live studio session, as a preview of their new mini-album. YOU CAN HEAR Small Voice once a month (with more broadcasts to follow) on Saturday evening at 7-30pm and again on Sunday at 8pm

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JENNIFER NEVILL JOINS THE FLAME 100 CLUB

JENNIFER NEVILL – has produced over 100 hours of broadcasting on Flame CCR with her weekly 15 minute “Middle East News” on Flame since 2009. Her programmes are an interesting mix of interviews with people out in Israel and adjacent countries, focus on charity work in those places plus factual information on archaeolgy, ecology and travel – topped up of course with an insight on Israeli life and politics that you will not hear on the mainstream media. We encourage Jennifer in this ministry which she runs from her home in Stoke-on-Trent. Occasionally Jennifer comes up to Wirral and recently sat talking to Norman on air in Flame’s chat room.

Jennifer Nevill funds her ministry from her personal pension, with the help from a few friends. But as is true for Flame her equipment is ageing and needs improvement, it also suffers from the problems with Microsoft operating systems. So if you feel you want to continue to hear Jennifer on Flame then please seriously consider making a donation to Flame which will enable Flame to support some maintenance for Jennifer’s equipment.

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THE NEW MONDAY CHAT ROOM

Liverpool, historically, was blemished by low-key sectarianism, until Bishop Shepherd and Archbishop Worlock brought about reconciliation between the Catholic and Anglican churches. Across in Northern Ireland, the work of three Christian artists has been having a similar influence. The Bogside Artists, in Derry, have been replacing terrorist propaganda on the sides of buildings, by painting huge murals showing Christian peace images, as well as reflecting the truth of what happened during the Troubles. It’s provoked the displeasure of Sinn Fein/IRA.

Tom Kelly, a church minister, was unavailable for interview but his brother William Kelly and Kevin Hasson discussed with John Cheek how important human life is, to the Divine, and the role of the prophetic, in the work of The Bogside Artists.

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A TRIBUTE PROGRAMME WILL BE BROADCAST ON FLAME CCR ON SATURDAY AT 15:30 AND AT OTHER TIMES DURING THE COMING WEEK IN MEMORY OF TIM PETERS

Leader at Beechwood Chapel from 2012 Tim Peters was sent by God to live and work in Beechwood, a community he loved and cared for, along with his wife Amy. He was a dear friend, a great leader, a fun person to be with, humble and winsome in dealing with people more than twice his age.

His greatest passion was to share the good news of Jesus with anyone who would listen, and to explain it in everyday language to make it accessible to all, that all may come to know for themselves that ‘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). We miss him tremendously, but his memory lives on in the church family at Beechwood that he loved so much and invested his life in.

An article written by Steve Bedford, Church Elder

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