Welcoming Christ, the Migrant: Cold Weather Shelter at AIC
Dear <<First Name>>,
Each week of Advent, we will be sending brief messages inviting you to reflect on the week's message by offering ways to welcome and serve Christ today, in whatever identity he may come in.
This past Sunday, we heard a message on the Christ Child's identity as a migrant, making the journey from Heaven to Earth in order to live as Emmanuel, God with us. — As John tells it, "the Word became flesh and lived among us." But, John says, "his own people did not accept him."
Just as in Jesus's time, the world is not all that welcoming to migrants. Even so, through our work with C4WS Homeless Project, we—as a church—are able to welcome migrants from across the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider world who have come to London seeking work, a safe place to lie their head and better opportunities for their family.
This week, I encourage you to read on to find out more about the work of C4WS and our cold weather shelter. And as we prepare to welcome Christ the Migrant this December and make space to welcome the migrant's of today in our own church building, may you be inspired for the season ahead and moved to serve God with us in new and expanding ways.
Missions and Ministry Intern