Finding times of rest and stillness during December can be a challenge as we work our way through the to-do lists that lead us to Christmas day.
We face a similar challenge at Holy Trinity as many people generously give time and effort to ensure we are able to offer a rich programme of Christmas services and events. This all depends on individual involvement in planning, publicity, preparing, attending, contributing.
Yet Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, offers us an opportunity for personal, spiritual preparation to celebrate the gift of the baby in a manger, God with us. To support this seasonal preparation, once again we are offering opportunities to find space for rest and reflection.
In addition to our Advent Sunday service of carols and readings, our weekly Advent Study sessions, reflections and traditional Christmas services, there is also the opportunity to be part of a national initiative #GODwithUS, an offering for anyone and everyone, inviting us to prepare for Christmas in a refreshing way.
#GODwithUS is a reflective guide for your personal Christmas journey. It comprises a series of short reflections throughout December and into early January.
You can be part of this by collecting one of the #GODwithUS booklets from church or by receiving text messages or emails. There are other options too: through seeking #GODwithUS on social media.
Reach out to receive this Christmas gift and all the blessings it holds for each and every one of us.