LOVE BOMBING - This is the term one of our Christian Workplace Groups gave to an idea for how to bring a little JOY and FUN and appreciation to some of their colleagues whilst remembering that Jesus is the reason for this season. BUT how to give out chocolates in a Covid compliant way to some of their more neglected teams (e.g. crematoria staff/ refuse depots) as well as key offices / Town Halls?
Well their plan was to draw a Christmas tree on cardboard, heavy wall paper or cork (or other material to hand), paint or draw the outline of a Christmas tree, decorate with baubles / tinsel and attach wrapped chocolates with tape or a drawing pin. The aim is to avoid people spreading infection by sticking their hands into a tub of chocolates. The ‘trees’ would be propped up in the relevant foyer/ office / depot.
Two weeks ago they were working through the practicalities of this and the first prototypes were yet to emerge. The contents of tubs of Roses, Celebrations and Heroes awaited to be attached to whatever Christmas tree was designed.
Now the first designs are emerging. "Over two boxes of chocolates are stuck to this marvellous tree painted by one of the Christian Workplace Group!" The group's co-leader goes on to say, "Only a few chocolates became casualties to my housemates’ mouths! ??
We love that housemates join in to make this initiative a reality and have fun too.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you came to bring LIFE in all its fullness. Thank you that fun and joy comes from you. Bless this wonderful quirky, creative Christmas LOVE BOMBING.
'Love bombing' ! Ready to go to one of our Council depots or foyers!
So how has your group gone this year? The highs the lows, why don't you have one last group chat and share. It is a great practice to stop and reflect. Below is a short report one group from the Oxfordshire County Council Christian Network Group:
The Whitehall Carol Service is arranged for Government and the civil service by Christians in Government UK, a Civil Service staff diversity network.
Plans for our traditional carol service at the Council have had to be put on hold. Most people are working from home. How can we be good news to our organisation and our colleagues at a time like this during the Christmas season?
Meet Ofonimeh Umoh Abudu, Trustee and Director, who starts of with a few lines of Joy to the Lord and then shares her heart passion for all workplace Christians this Christmas time.
Another great Christmas song from the Christian Workplace Group in Thames Water, an inclusive organisation, allowing colleagues to express and share their faith at work for all staff.