December 20th 2009
During the Morning Service painted pebbles were distributed to the congregation. Each pebble had a picture of Baby Jesus in swaddling clothes. On the reverse side were the words,
“Jesus is the Reason for the Season”.
Each member of the congregation was encouraged to take their pebble, and some extra ones if they so wished, to give to friends and neighbours. Each pebble had an accompanying illustrated card and a scriptural reference to the birth of Jesus. The words of a prayer included in the card were:
“Loving God, help us to remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds
and the worship of the wise men.
It is hoped that this will be a means of letting others know the true meaning of Christmas.