Christmas starts with Christ campaign to step up a gear

Last year saw churches across the region joining in our Christmas campaign by displaying our Make Christ part of your Christmas tradition poster.

With posters adorning Liverpool Central station, on the buses and importantly outside churches we strove to make an impact on the aggressive marketing from retail giants.

Plans are in place to make this year bigger and better than before. The central image will remain the same and we will be funding a similar campaign on buses and in train stations. But in our plans this year we will also have
  • An improved website with more resources to customise with a facility to order material directly from our printers
  • Roadside banners for you to purchase and display outside your church
  • Carols to go – a resources pack with words of popular carols and a CD of the music giving you a resource to carry out your own service (see below for details)
We aim to have publicity material and details of how your church can plan to be involved available by the end of July with resources being developed in early autumn. For updates and information go to www.merseychristmas.com  

Carols to Go – New for 2015

Our exciting extension to this year’s Christmas campaign is Carols to Go. Carols services and singing remains popular as a part of many traditions. Carols to Go aims to give every church branded resources to help them organise a simple service wherever they want. It could be using them at a local lights switch on, having a short service in a pub, café, school, nursing home. Wherever you can get to sing carols – Carols to Go will help this become a major success. Our Carols to Go pack will include
  • A branded carol sheet with song words, service outline, and popular readings
  • A resource CD with all the carols sung by local musicians and the readings spoken
  • Advertising material for you to customise
Stuart Haynes one of our local organisers said “Christmas is an important moment for the church to reach out and engage with our communities,. We want, through the Christmas starts with Christ campaign and Mersey Christmas, to equip local churches in their efforts to ensure the true meaning of Christmas is loudly and clearly heard.”

Rev Phil Jump Regional Minister North West Baptism Association said  “One thing of which I am increasingly convinced is that faith matters to the people of Merseyside. I hope that churches will take and use these resources as a clear opportunity to enable their communities to celebrate the message of Christmas together”

For updates and information go to www.merseychristmas.com and look out for our publicity before the summer holidays.