The trustees, Katie, Jean and Paul would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Many thanks for your support and prayers over 2018.
Tonight is Mad Friday (or Black Eye Friday) and many of our teams will be out and about for one of the busiest nights of the year. In the midst of the partying and chaos our teams will become the Christmas story in action - the story of God becoming one of us and moving into the neighbourhood!
To those out on the town tonight our teams will be a God-send as they partner with him to move into the neighbourhood of pubs, clubs and takeaways to demonstrate God's love as a reality. To the vulnerable, injured and hurting we will bring gifts of lollipops, water, foil blankets and first aid help. To the homeless we will point the way to winter shelters (and in some towns be the ones running the winter shelters) in the hope that there will be room at the inn! To those ending the night and wanting a journey home we will follow the Uber app to the safety and security of the cab. To the door-staff and emergency services some teams will be handing out chocolates and cake to help share the joy and love of Christ. Our Angelic hosts will change the story for people and communities as hospital and police station visits are prevented, aggression is calmed and the majority have a fun, happy and safe night out.
Christmas is about God moving into the neighbourhood - through the person of Jesus but also through those who commit to making the difference. Christmas is a demonstration of hope, love, joy, peace, forgiveness, acceptance and change and our street, club and festival teams continue making that demonstration a reality today and into 2019....