As we celebrate Jesus’ arrival into a poor family two thousand years ago and many miles away, we remember that many babies are born each year into poor families very close to here.
We have picked up links made last December with 3 local groups who support such families:
3D and Bairn Necessities in Drumchapel
Birth, Baby and Beyond in Anniesland
St. Gregory’s foodbank in Kelvindale.
We plan to visit all three and see how we can help them to bring some Christmas cheer to their service users and we do hope you will again feel able to think of others as you shop for your own Christmas food and presents We can think of it as creating a Reverse Advent Box. Instead of opening the doors and taking things out, we open the lid and put something in each day.
So if you can join in, some suggestions to start our Advent journey.
Please bring to church before the service on on Tuesdays 11-12, or 6.30 to 7PM
1st December Shortbread
2nd December: Christmas pudding
3rd December: Coffee
4th December: Custard
5th December: Chocolate/ chocolates
6th December: Mince pies ( use by end of December )
7th December: Nice toiletries
8th December 1 tin of baby formula
9th December 1 new bottle
10th December A selection of baby food (either jars, pouches or dried food)
11th December 1 packet of wipes
12th December Nappy rash cream
13th December Detergent
14th December Disposable sanitary products or one packet of eco friendly/reusable Bloom and Norma sanitary pads.