There are plenty of ways we can add value to our activities at this time of year. Our shopping habits, our traditions and our use of time can all give us opportunity to discover more of the riches of God’s love for us. An easy and effective way to bring good things to bless others during Advent is to try the reverse Advent calendar. Beside your usual calendar, place a container. Every day, place an item in the container. At Christmas, donate your box to Keep Bristol Warm or to Christians Against Poverty (CAP) or a local food bank.
There are plenty of other ideas in this Advent newsletter (Pdf, 628kb). If you want to order your own Real Advent Calendar (£3.99) Helen is making an online order on Monday 13 November. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get one, or sign up on the list at any of our Church services.