Christian Aid this Christmas

The Christian Aid Christmas appeal this year centres around the effect of climate change especially in Ethiopia, the country at the centre of St. Fillan’s Christian Aid project a few years ago. In particular their work in partnership with the Scottish Government to increase resilience against locust swarms is being highlighted. There’s a blog on their website where you can learn more about the climate link and about the project:

Churches across the UK will sing Carols for Christian Aid, including When Out of Poverty is Born, on the first Sunday of Advent (29 November). You can find the lyrics and a video of the song on our website:

That same Sunday, Sally Foster-Fulton and Church of Scotland Moderator Rev Dr Martin Fair will lead an online Advent service to prepare you for December. See the Church of Scotland website for more information.

One way of supporting Christian Aid this Christmas would be to send virtual gifts to loved ones near and far, and support their work at the same time with Christian Aid Charity Gifts. Every gift is represented by a card. You can write a personal message inside it. Then you can arrange to either have it sent to you, or to whoever you’ve bought the gift for.