Reaching and helping the unchurched this Christmas

   Reaching and helping the unchurched this Christmas

 
The Christmas season is the most emotionally difficult time of the year for many who are unchurched or hurting. The following sample ad can be adapted and advertised on your local web providers portal, for free, to attract members of your congregation, and the non - churched from your community. You will also want to send to your local newspaper, TV station, radio station and promote during the worship announcements.
 
The event may feature a time for particpants to meet with others, a devotional meditation and a short message. You may also wish to order or print out some resources for the particpants to take home. Lutheran Hour Ministries has a whole page of great resources for helping people who are struggling. Most can be printed free or ordered in bulk. Here is the link: LHM resources
 
A proven way to assist those who are hurting is to ask a member of the congregation, who is active in Bible study, to pray for those who respond and call them occasionally. You will be surprised at the number of those who apreciate and need special encouragement this Christmas.

Getting through the holidays (Sample)

12/10/2009  ·  07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

6th annual "Getting through the holidays" for anyone grieving the death of a loved one, feeling alone because of marital issues, or coping with serious medical news; offers hope, insights and strategies to help ease the anxiety the holidays can bring. Refreshments served. (320) 752-2176

Location:
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
822 DOUGLAS ST
Filibuster, OR 6308-1799