An update from Christian Aid
As we plan to go into another lockdown, Christian Aid would like to draw your attention to things that are happening online. With resources that include videos, online streaming and Christmas ideas. Do take a moment to look at the ideas listed below that maybe of interest to you or your church during this time:
On Wednesday 4th November at 5.30pm Christian Aid will stream an online Service of Reflection, featuring Amanda Mukwashi and Rowan Williams. The service is open to CA supporters, colleagues and anyone who would like to create some time and space to remember a loved one, or perhaps have an opportunity to reflect on the more general sense of loss that many of us feel in this difficult year.
You can find out more and sign up at caid.org.uk/reflection. Please do spread the word with family, friends and supporters.
Encourage your congregation to join Carols for Christian Aid on 29 November.
Include “When out of poverty is born” in your advent services.
Our Christmas resources are now live:
We were given some great suggestions from other Churches:
With many of us missing the possibility of joining together to sing Carols, one suggestion that was made to me last week, was to have small groups sing in different parts of the parish/village/area – perhaps with a collecting box. “Carol Corners”
A Nativity trail : To find images of different parts of the story illustrated in people’s gardens.
(one Church is planning a full out 3D replica by using gazebo’s to host what would have been the school “ experience workshop” , charging 50p per family for the map, and another is using 2D paintings.)
Another is running a painting competition for images of the Christmas story, with online giving.
Stand up for our global neighbours by asking the UK Chancellor to champion debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/cancel-debt-campaign-hub