Advent Unwrapped: what's it all about?

By Catherine Durant | 16 November 2018

At Stewardship, we always consider Advent to be the perfect time to think about generosity. There’s nothing more generous than God sending his son into the world for us.

Everyone knows Christmas time as the season of giving, but what does that really mean for Christians?

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The Gift of Love - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 22 December 2017

 The greatest act of love in the nativity story was of course Christ choosing to leave his Father’s glory to come and live among us. But I think that Joseph runs him a pretty close second.

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The Gift of JOY - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 15 December 2017 | Comments (1)

I have often heard it said that ‘joy’ in the Christian sense doesn’t really mean joy as we normally understand it. We’re told it’s not so much happiness, as a sort of deep assurance that God is in control, and everything will eventually work out OK. While the motivation behind this message is probably a compassionate one, driven by the awareness that many of us experience great sorrow in our lives, it seems to me neither a hopeful nor a biblical one.

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The Gift of PEACE - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 8 December 2017

…He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Peace is not a word anyone would have associated with King Herod. History records him as an unstable tyrant, given to spending money lavishly and executing those who upset him, including several of his family members.

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Advent Unwrapped...

By Jennie Pollock | 23 November 2017 | Comments (95)

 

Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.

    

In the four weeks before Christmas, we will be ‘unwrapping’ these four traditional gifts of Advent.

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The Christmas Tree - an advent gift from Stewardship

By Alexandra Khan | 1 December 2011

The Christmas Tree is an advent gift from Stewardship to you.

Inspired by the tale of two trees; surprise gifts for two unsuspecting families, we offer simple tales of miracles, hope and generosity.  We hope to inspire you.  To remind you of the wonder of Christmas; a celebration of generosity, of God’s greatest gift to all mankind.

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