Christmas, Friendship & Loneliness
According to Church Urban Fund, 87% of churches are reaching out in some way to lonely and isolated people. Christmas is a wonderful time for this ministry as it’s a time when perceived loneliness can be at its peak.
Our greatest need at Christmas is to “Love the Lord your God” and to know his love in return. Starting a conversation and sustaining conversations with older people at Christmas is not only a start to addressing loneliness, it is also an important step in declaring our love for lonely older people in our communities. This resource suggests biblical passages to encourage your prayers and practical advice on conversation.
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