A Gift of Presence

Thanks to Traci Smith for sharing this Great Idea she got from ‘Kathy M’, who ‘took the idea from a UCC webinar’:

Make your sanctuary a “Gift of Presence” to your community.

Open your church and share your decorated sanctuary.

Make this a place of “Presence” where others can come and be, think, or meditate in the lights of Christmas, the hung greens, the Nativity Scene.

Maybe loop some recorded carols or even have a musician singing or playing during certain hours.

Suggested days this year include the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening of a regular Christmas Pageant service (aka, December 15, 16, & 17) or maybe a few hours on Christmas Day.

Leaving your doors open to the stranger is a way to be “Present for Community.”