Share A Gift this Christmas - new resource out now
18 November 2015
In a time where your advent calendar is more likely
to feature a pet than Jesus and almost half of people in the UK
feel the birth of Jesus is irrelevant to their Christmas, the
Methodist Church has produced a new booklet going back to the roots
of the festive season.
A Gift of Christmas is a beautifully illustrated, full-colour
printed, 16-page booklet telling the nativity story through
Scripture, prayer, poetry and pictures. The resource has been
designed as a simple and appealing give-away gift for visitors at
festive events or Christmas services, or as something to share with
family members, neighbours and friends.
"Sharing the Gospel doesn't have to be hard," said the Revd
Steve Wild, President of the Methodist Conference. "Our brothers
and sisters have produced this wonderful resource which tells the
birth of our Lord in a beautiful and simple way. Why not give a
copy to someone you know or someone new and begin a God-moment
"Christmas is a special time to share with family and friends, a
time of gifts and thanksgiving," added Jill Barber, Vice-President
of the Conference. "And what is there greater to be thankful for
than the birth of Jesus, who is still impacting the lives of so
many across the world 2,000 years later. Sharing A Gift of
Christmas with those we love is a gentle way of reminding others
what we have to be most thankful for."
The brand new edition of the highly popular booklet, A Gift of
Christmas, can be purchased in packs of 50 for £5 (plus p&p)
from Methodist Publishing online here or by calling 0845 017 8220.
Feedback from customers who've already bought this years' A Gift
of Christmas has been overwhelmingly positive. One satisfied
customer said "An excellent well presented, well priced and well
produced booklet, which we will be handing out to those who come to
our Messy Church."
Free ebook, PDF and PowerPoint versions are also available,
ideal for personal devotion or to use in church services.
1. Advent calenders more likely to feature pet treats than baby
Jesus - The Telegraph
2. 46% of those asked in the 2010 ComRes survey on behalf of
Theos agreed with the statement 'The birth of Jesus is
irrelevant to my Christmas'