Connecting Church and Community for Another Year

Note from the Editor – December 2015
Can you believe that December is already upon us? The Christmas bazaars and luncheons, christmas-presentsheld in so many churches across the Diocese, are being replaced with Advent Lessons and Carols. St. Andrew’s on the Red is hosting its first old-fashioned Christmas, with carols and goodies and sleigh rides through the snow. We asked our companion diocese, Central Buganda, to give us a snapshot of what Christmas looks like in their part of the world; they surely don’t have sleigh rides? You will find their response on page 14 of the December magazine.
Over the past 15 months, I and those I work with each month — our designers, writers, diocesan staff, the RLN advisory committee, clergy, and others — have worked hard to continue bringing you the kinds of stories and updates which connect our Church and our communities. We now have 600 people subscribed to RLN Weekly and many others connecting through social media, the new website, and the online magazine.
Still others are reading the magazine in print form, whether it is printed off at home or by donation-appeal-2015their friends or parish family. We are working together to make this process even easier for those who are still getting used to downloading the magazine or who do not have internet access. After Christmas, a workshop will be announced for anyone interested in a basic internet tutorial where you can bring all your questions.
The cost of approximately $2,500 each month to make all this happen has been supported by readers like you in 2015. Although there is no longer an official subscription fee or donation, we rely on both regular and one-time donations towards the ongoing costs of our media and communications ministry in Rupert’s Land.
To give a Christmas gift to Rupert’s Land News, please click on the ad above and make an online donation, or mail your gift to the Anglican Lutheran Centre at 935 Nesbitt Bay, Winnipeg, R3T 1W6.
Wherever you find yourself this season, may you feel blessed and surrounded by community, family, and friends. Remember to connect with those in your community who may feel alone or less than cared for this season. And may you and those you love have a very blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas!


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