Planning a Christmas Celebration in the Workplace
We were delighted to see recently a note of encouragement from the leader of the Ealing Council Christian Workplace Group 'Workers Aflame' to her group, around planning the Christmas carol service:
"After my time away it is good to be back and get stuck into what God is doing in Ealing. We are planning to work in conjunction with Ealing Lunchtime Talks to host a Christmas carol service on the 16th December.
Did I really say the ‘C’ word? I know, it is too early to talk about Christmas. But, there is a lot of planning, preparation and prayer that needs to go into the event.
Matthew 5:14-16 says: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The event will seek to illustrate the meaning of Christmas through song. It will also resource the Council by giving all staff the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith at a very important, traditional and joyful landmark in the Christian calendar. It will comprise carol songs, scripture readings and a brief talk about the meaning of the Christmas season. [Transform Work UK italics]
On Monday, we will meet to plan and pray about the event. See attached notes.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a blessed weekend."
How wonderful that this Group leader sees her group as the 'city on the hill', and then a 'lamp on a lampstand', as indeed it is! Great too that the Group is planning an event that 'will also resource the Council by giving all staff the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith at a very important, traditional and joyful landmark in the Christian calendar.'
Let's all be encouraged that our Christian Workplace Groups can be lamps that spread the light of Jesus this Christmas! What are you planning for?