Our final week of spiritual disciplines looks at community. We’ve been looking at the types of activities that can help us to become close to Jesus in ‘living the way of Jesus.’ Being a community is one of those spiritual disciplines, and being a community that puts celebration at its heart is key.
Richard Foster says.
‘Celebration is at the heart of the way of Christ. He entered the world on a high note of jubilation.’
We are a community that likes to party. One of our tag lines is ‘more parties, less meetings.’ And over Christmas time there are many moments when we can celebrate the wider community that we are part. As you celebrate reflect on the many great things of being together in community. Perhaps have a go at one of these:
- Throw a party with your friends and neighbours.
- Reflect on what being in community means to you
- Speak to someone at church that you have never spoken to before
- Offer to serve at one of the church’s Christmas events.
- Give toys, food, toiletries, etc. to the basics bank and toys bank to benefit others this Christmas.
- Invite your friends to a Christmas event such as Carols by Candlelight.
- Think about joining a small group in the new year