Candle Invitation - Customisable Postcard
A Season of Invitation began as ‘Back to Church Sunday’ in 2004, which was an annual opportunity for churches across the UK and abroad to invite people to come with them to church.
Ten years on, Season of Invitation is entering a new season, moving from one invitational service to five. This is an invitation for a Christmas service.
Get children to make their Christingle live on the day. Pre-prepared oranges (with hole for candle) can be handed out as children arrive in church, along with a bag containing all the other items needed. This is a great way to get the whole family involved!
Why not organise a Community Carol Singing Event at a suitable outdoor venue? An hour singing carols after the shops have closed has the potential to attract those for whom Christmas is a particularly busy time. Don’t forget the mulled wine and mince pies before you head out, and lanterns are invaluable in providing a little extra light with which to see the words!
Bible Reading Suggestions
Isaiah 9: 2,6-7
Matthew 5: 14-16