Great joy for all the people – the Methodist Christmas campaign 2021
During the past two years’ lockdowns, communities have become further disconnected and dispersed. People are tired and many are living in more difficult circumstances due to the pandemic. We are all aware that internationally many people live in danger; from the threats of war to wildfires. But the message of Jesus’ birth at Christmas continues to be one of hope in our troubled times. God’s love is stronger than our fears. And as we aim to be an increasingly inclusive, evangelistic and justice-seeking Church, this is importantly a joyful message “for all the people”.
Recognising everyone’s fatigue and the COVID-related uncertainty that surrounds the approach of Christmas, this year the Methodist Church is encouraging congregations to reach out simply to their communities with the angel’s message – to near neighbours and to people living on the margins.
Reconnect, and assure everyone that the Methodist Church is praying for them and cares about your community and their concerns.
To help you do this we have a number of resources available, all featuring Nativity, a painting by Dr He Qi – a Chinese artist currently resident in California, USA: www.heqiart.com