Reverse Advent

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.