How many of us have an Advent calendar hanging in our house during December?
Do you look forward to opening the wee windows on that calendar every day and seeing what lies behind each?
Does yours have a picture? Does it have a little verse? Is there a gift? Or a sweet treat?
For some, an Advent calendar is a luxury that is out of the question. For some, even the most basic of items are unaffordable.
This is why, this year, our churches are asking you to make a 'Reverse Advent Calendar'.
How does it work?
Each day, instead of getting something for yoursself, we would love if you would put one item of food into a box.
On Christmas Eve morning (Sunday 24th Dec 9.45am at West Kirk or 11.15am at Polbeth Harwood Church) you can bring that box of food with you to church and put it under our tree. After the service, all the produce collected will be taken to our local Food Bank to ensure that many families will have something cheerier to look forward to over the festive period.
If you don't want to collect food, then you could put aside a coin each day and bring this along. Any funds collected will go to the Food Bank too.
Let's make Christmas great for as many people as possible this year!