Extraordinary Gifts from All We Can
Christmas is a special time of year to gather together with families and loved ones and, as Christians, to celebrate Jesus, the most extraordinary gift of all. Although this year will be different, you can still spread joy and hope at this special time of year through giving your loved ones All We Can’s Extraordinary Gifts, which will in turn bring hope and joy, as well as helping to change lives in some of the world’s poorest communities. With every Extraordinary Gift from All We Can, you’ll receive a card to pass onto your loved one, showing them the difference that their gift could make. This year, make sure your Christmas is extraordinary by helping a family in need.
Action for Children Secret Santa
Many churches would have supported Action for Children either during the year or as a special Christmas appeal, as we think about how we might buy, give or send gifts to those we love in a different way, please consider supporting by prayer and/or financial donations Action for Children's Secret Santa appeal.
Before coronavirus hit more than 4 million children in the UK were locked in poverty. That’s the equivalent of nine children in every school class of 30. Families are growing ever more desperate and parents who’ve never needed help are now struggling. More families are having to choose between paying their bills or feeding their children. And with Christmas just around the corner, they’re terrified about how they’re going to cope.
Last year, people like you helped us reach 368,648 children, young people and families in the UK. Thousands of wonderful supporters made a life-changing difference in so many ways. Their generosity meant our frontline key workers could help struggling families to pay for the essentials, like food, warm clothes and a safe place to sleep. They helped us to protect children living in the shadow of domestic abuse and supported those with caring responsibilities. They also supported young people with their mental health and provided short breaks for disabled children.
Life has become a desperate struggle for so many UK children and families. We’ve seen how their lives have been turned upside down but we’ve also seen the life-changing difference you can make.
The Methodist Church's 2020 Christmas Campaign. Check out the campaign details and find lots of useful resources and ideas.
Create a big star for your window (along lines of the NHS rainbow and the poppy for Remembrance Day), include a Bible verse of hope. Could be a paper star, twig star, crocheted star - the possibilities are enormous.
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