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Getting into the spirit

IT MAY only be August but the Synod Communication Services Unit (CSU) has been hard at work consulting as many people as possible to help decide on the 2010 Christmas postcard theme.

This year the slogan is: “This seat is reserved for you this Christmas.”

The back of the card will say “Worship with us” and have a space for congregations to put their Christmas service and event times.

CSU manager Mardi Lumsden said this campaign once again invited people to connect or reconnect with their local Uniting Church this Christmas.

“Everyone we spoke to loved the welcoming nature of this slogan,” she said. “But of course you need to make sure there actually is a seat and a warm welcome for people if they turn up to a church event this Christmas!”

This year churches from all over Australia will be using the Queensland Synod’s Christmas postcards. Ms Lumsden said they hoped the image would attract people outside the church as well as church goers.

“We liked the idea of Santa going to church at Christmas and the welcoming hand of Jesus offering a seat.”

A starter pack with 3000 postcards and 10 full colour A3 posters is $165 and includes packing and postage to your congregation. Additional postcards are available at $130 for 3000 (minimum lot) and posters at $10 for packs of 10.

Online registrations for the Christmas campaign will be open from Monday 2 August (register at www.ucaqld.com.au) and close Thursday 16 September.

Congregations can also sign up to a special section on the Synod website which will list Christmas service times around the state.

Congregations that do not participate in the Christmas campaign can still have their information added to this page.
Final information and service times need to be completed by Thursday 30 September.

Register at www.ucaqld.com.au/christmas2010