Stay in touch with the real meaning of Christmas. Take this challenge to feed others and to feed your soul.
Feed others. Build a reverse Advent calendar. Each day, place the item suggested below in a grocery bag. Say a prayer for those who are food challenged in our community. On Christmas Eve, bring your bags of food to Herndon UMC (or anytime the church building is open thereafter). These foods will be used to replenish the LINK food pantries after the holiday season for January and February.
|December 1||Can of green beans|
|December 2||Can of chicken|
|December 3||Can of pears|
|December 4||Jar of applesauce|
|December 5||Jar of pasta sauce|
|December 6||1 lb of rice|
|December 7||Can of greens|
|December 8||Toilet paper|
|December 9||1 lb of pasta|
|December 10||Can of pineapple|
|December 11||Can of mandarin oranges|
|December 12||Can of chicken|
|December 13||Box of rice cereal|
|December 14||Jar of fruit juice|
|December 15||Box of corn cereal|
|December 16||Jar of peanut butter|
|December 17||Canned tomatoes|
|December 18||Package of dried fruit|
|December 19||Can of soup|
|December 20||A warm cereal (e.g. oatmeal)|
|December 21||Bag of beans|
|December 23||1 lb of pasta|
|December 24||Bread mix|
Feed your soul. During Advent, journey together through the Gospel of Luke just one chapter a day. Look for daily reminders on the church Facebook page and the YouVersion Bible App. The Bible App link for the shared plan is bit.ly/feedsoul2019. The Bible App plan further challenges you to read and reread the Scripture through the practice of lectio divina. You will be asked to Enter, Impress, Pray and Live based upon the scripture. Bookmark guides will also be available from the church connection corners.
On Sundays and Christmas Eve, don’t forget to light your family Advent wreath as you read and pray.