26 November 2013
Share A Gift of Christmas and Celebrate the Nativity Story Together
The Methodist Church has recently published A Gift of
Christmas. The latest edition of the popular booklet contains Bible
passages, excerpts from Christmas hymns and other quotations. The
booklet, priced at £5 for 50 from Methodist Publishing, enables
individuals and communities to celebrate and reflect on the story
of Christmas together.
The Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, said: "A Gift of Christmas gives churches and individuals the opportunity to share the joy, hope and challenge of the birth of Jesus. For many, Christmas is a time for celebration and sharing. For others, it is a difficult time or simply a festival that takes place during winter. In A Gift of Christmas, everyone can read and reflect on the story of the birth of the saviour. Hymns from Singing the Faith and beautiful illustrations add to the impact. Why not include A Gift of Christmas with your cards or distribute it in church and community events?"
A Gift of Christmas is an ideal gift that can offer friends, family, colleagues and others the opportunity to learn more about the story of Christmas. As in previous years, the new edition celebrates the birth of Jesus with Bible passages describing the details of the nativity, verses from Singing the Faith and thought-provoking illustrations to encourage reflection.
A Gift of Christmas can be purchased from Norwich Books and Music (0845 017 8220) at the price of £5 for 50 copies (plus postage and packaging). The Church has also made A Gift of Christmas available as a free ebook in order to enable greater ease of sharing. The ebook edition will soon be available in the epub format. There is also PowerPoint presentation that can be used in churches or small-groups and reflected upon together.
Notes: 1. A pdf version of A Gift of Christmas can be downloaded here