21st Dec 2018

Happy Friday everyone! Just the weekend to go and then we’re there! How have you found this Advent Challenge? We’d love to hear your feedback – also, this Sunday morning at HBC (10am) we will have an opportunity to share our stories from this season. It would be great to see you there!

Today’s challenge is an important one this close to Christmas. Christmas TV adverts often show the importance of being with people, but do they just give us that sweet “aww that’s nice” feeling or do they prompt us into action? A survey released earlier in the year showed that 5% of adults reported feeling lonely “often” or “always”. That would suggest that there is a large amount of people within our own community who suffer from loneliness.

What could you do to reach out to the lonely within our community? Can you invite someone over for your Christmas dinner? Could you go and see them with some cake? Even talking and saying hello to someone can make a big difference.

To read more about loneliness and the impact it can have on people’s lives click on the following link:

https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org

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