These are few ways you can encourage your congregation and wider contacts to think about faith at home over Christmas.
- This Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar can be downloaded and emailed to contacts with young children, or shared from your social media channels. It contains lots of ways to think about faith at home in the weeks leading up to Christmas day.
- Despite everything that has happened in 2020, it may help families to look back and count their blessings. It is a way to remind people that there is still light in dark times. This article offers practical ideas to do at home to ‘count your blessings‘.
- It’s such a simple idea, but singing gentle carols together at bedtime can be a lovely way to praise God. It brings the Christmas story into the home too, whether or not there will be a church carol service. This article can be shared with parents of young children to encourage them to do that, perhaps those who have had children baptised in recent years. YouTube will have many links to carols you could share at the same time – perhaps as part of a ‘carols at home’ newsletter/e-mail?
- The Life Events Diary is a fantastic on-line tool which reminds you which enables you to mail and email specific groups of people easily. It also reminds you of pending tasks. Your reminders, which you can set up in advance, will arrive by email, letting you know when to send out details of your Christmas services for example. To help reach those without internet access, it can also help you prepare the address labels for posting to specific groups of contacts. If you don’t have an account, you can find out more and register here: www.lifeeventsdiary.org.