Nativity scene on a poster in a bus shelter; images of figures affected by the cold crowd forward to see. Some are distracted by the bus timetable. Logo of the Presbyterian Church and the words: 'Moderator Advent Message.'

Advent message calls for hope

The Moderator’s Advent message to the wider church calls for us to be the agents of hope. Rt Rev. Hamish Galloway writes:

This was a message of hope: God incarnated help that comes into the places of poverty and despair. Originally it was a baby born in the middle of a winter night, out where the animals were kept. This speaks a message of God’s presence in the most unlikely and despairing places.

May our churches help people to stop and notice the hope that the birth of Jesus brings to our needy world this year.

In short, ‘Is Jesus the help we are looking for?’ Read the message here.

Wreath of leaves and flowers and the words: 'Advent worship Sundays 9.30 a.m. 172 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead. Worship is all-age friendly.'