Week one of the Connexional Christmas campaign “There is Room” explores the theme of room for you and me. Check out this video from Rev. Sharon and Rachel Humphreys to learn more.
Isaiah 2:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition (NRSVue)
The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains
and shall be raised above the hills;
all the nations shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation;
neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!
Matthew 24:36-44 (NRSVue)
“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so, too, will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Two women will be
grinding meal together; one will be taken, and one will be left. Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Make a papier-mache mountain and add LEGO figures.
Using large cardboard boxes, challenge the group to build as big a room as possible. Encourage everyone to make it together. Is there a way to build it so everyone can be inside? How can it be adapted to make this happen?
How does our Circuit make room for you and me?
Our popular Stich and natter group based at Hope Methodist Church aims to bring people together in an informal setting and is a good example of just one of the many groups offered by our churches that encompass the theme of making room for you and me.