Furthering Ecumenical Cooperation within Leicester and Leicestershire

Welcome to this month's e-news from HOPE. The news might not be good in the world with the new variant of Covid, but we have good news to share this Christmas, the birth of a rescuer.

More people than ever need to hear that hope this Christmas, so whether carol services are inside or outside, let’s share our hope – his name is Jesus.

Our magazines, Mark’s Gospel or Jesus to the Rescue can help you do this.

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:21 NIV

Gift of the gospel

Order St Mark's Gospel

Thinking of an extra gift for friends and family? How about wrapping up a copy of our beautifully designed Mark’s Gospel. It makes a great stocking filler and it’s the best present ever – the word of God!

Hope for Christmas

Want to inject some hope into your community? The Christmas 2021 issue of Hope for All magazine features some great stories and people. Presenter and BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dan Walker introduces one of his ‘remarkable people’ and the sheer range of familiar faces featured makes this a great read and gift for your community. Copies are just 10p each.

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New year, new wellbeing

We’ve had some great feedback on our Youth Wellbeing Journey so far and want to encourage you to get it and sign up as a church, school, or anywhere else where you get a chance to make an impact. Marcus from YMCA Bournemouth explains how it’s going down.New year, new wellbeingWe’ve had some great feedback on our Youth Wellbeing Journey so far and want to encourage you to get it and sign up as a church, school, or anywhere else where you get a chance to make an impact. Marcus from YMCA Bournemouth explains how it’s going down.

Jesus to the rescue!

Well, what else do we expect? It’s Christmas soon and so it’s the season to share the gospel with everyone and that includes kids!

Our newest resource in addition to the book is the Jesus to The Rescue animation. The song is available now to watch over on YouTube and to listen to on our website. These are great resources to engage toddlers simply and in a fun way around the gospel.

Check out the animation

The latest Talking Toddlers webinar is now ready to view!  Watch to find out how to make the most of Christmas in the last term of the year as well as including the nativity in your under 5s setting and looking forward to 2022.

Listen to the conversation

We’re really thinking about the next generation and their big challenge - wellness.
Young people are facing a big recovery after months of restrictions and challenges. We want them to build new mental health resilience in 2022 and the church has a role and an opportunity to pastor and strengthen people. Run a Wellbeing Journey coursebuy Your Wellbeing Journey booklets for your church or setting, and encourage your young people to go on the Youth & Schools Wellbeing Journey. Based on Jesus' teachings, it can really change lives.

People often think Christmas is about the children. Fancy getting your toddler group involved in a Christmas sing a long about the true meaning?  Check out our song online for something to inject a little light hearted fun and faith into your sessions. We have new resource updates

We are grateful to be on this journey with you.

Love and prayers
The Hope Together Team



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Christian denominations working together in Leicestershire

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The Church of England, Diocese of Leicester
The Baptists Union: East Midlands Baptist Association
The Salvation Army, East Midlands
 The Catholic Church, RC Diocese of Nottingham
The Methodist Church, Notts and Derby Methodist District/
Northampton District
United Reformed Church, East Midland Synod
The Congregational Federation, East Midlands
Quakers in Britain
Shiloh Pentecostal Church
The Lutheran Church
 

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