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Written by Peter Johnston   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 01:56

Wreath with Christmas Hopes

For the Christmas Assemblies at Calderside Academy the chaplaincy team had asked if a group of the students could do some vox-pops asking their fellow students what Christmas means to them. I picked up the raw footage DVD today and have had a quick look. There are some great responses, including a wonderful Aussie outlook!

I'll try and get it all edited together tomorrow afternoon between the pensioner's Christmas lunch and a meeting at Auchinraith Primary to plan their Christmas service. I'll put up a copy here when it is done, so check back for that later in the week. (There's more...)

One of the activities we have been and are doing with the primary children through "Bubblegum 'n' Fluff" has been to encourage them to think of what their hopes and dreams for this Christmas might be. This is after exploring what the hopes and dreams of the people of Israel were for the Messiah, and exploring what Jesus did to transform lives. What the children have written on their candles has been profoundly moving for all of us involved, ranging from hopes for their families and friends to prayers for peace and an end to war. 

What hopes and dreams do we have this Christmas? What does Christmas mean to you?

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