22 November 2016
Bible Society extends an Advent challenge
Alliance member Bible Society is challenging Christians to spread Christmas cheer as part of their Advent challenge.
The daily acts of kindness are aimed at bringing the Bible to life over the festive season.
Participants can sign up at adventchallenge.org.uk to be sent three challenges a day and asked to pick one.
Richard Franklin, from Bible Society, says: "We hope that as many people as possible will sign up to #AdventChallenge this year and do some simple and practical things which will be a demonstration of hope, love, joy and peace this Christmas."
The challenges range from buying flowers to babysitting to giving someone a smile – all with the aim of lifting spirits as the festive season begins.
More than 13,000 people took part in 2015, with more than 105,000 challenges accepted, including making contributions to foodbanks, committing to recycle as much as possible and sending Christmas cards to neighbours.
The simple, practical and Bible-based challenges are part of a series of resources Bible Society has put together to help bring the Bible to life over Christmas.
Other resources include The Well Good News of Christmas, a children's nativity which uses a booklet and video to bring the Christmas story to life.
Alongside the nativity, there is a Pop Up Nativity for churches with a free script and visuals accompanied by other downloadable resources.
You can find all these resources and much more on the Bible Society's website