Thanks to your support, in the coming weeks thousands of children will discover the life-changing message of hope behind the Nativity story through the gift of our new Christmas book, God Became Like Me?.
God Became Like Me? is a poetic retelling of why Jesus came, how much he loves us and how he is always there for us. It features stunning line illustrations for children to colour in while reflecting on the words. Some of the 124,000 copies will be given to children facing a difficult Christmas, such as those in hospital or whose families are having to use food banks. The rest are available for you and your church to use as part of your Christmas outreach activities.
SU supporters used last year’s Christmas book in all sorts of creative ways:
- In Nottingham, Mary Cully persuaded two supermarkets to put copies out on a shelf for children to take.
- In Devon, Katie Cross gave a resource pack to families attending Christmas services, to help them continue their faith journey. These included a copy of SU’s Christmas book, a stained glass window to colour in, and a tree decoration featuring a prayer for the family.
- In Hull, families completing the minister’s multiactivity Christmas Trail, and signing up to get more information, were given a copy of the book.
Many families who don’t normally come to church do so at Christmas, so it’s a great time to start building relationships with them. And giving their children a copy of God Became Like Me? could lead them to the best gift of all–knowing Jesus for themselves.
Help another child to discover God’s love this Christmas
It’s not too late to give a gift and share the real Christmas story with a child that doesn’t know Jesus – every £1 you give will get a copy of God Became Like Me? into the hands of another child that needs to hear its message of hope.
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This story featured in the Winter 2019 edition of our supporter magazine, Connecting You. You can read more Connecting You stories here.
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