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With only just over 6 weeks to go until posters in the important two weeks before Christmas are posted on bus shelters and in shopping centres, poster sites are being snapped up by commercial companies.  If the Christian community is to get the important message that Christmas starts with Christ across in those places where people see a multiplicity of secular messages, it is important that we act NOW.   A donation of at least £100 will allow ChurchAds.Net to purchase a poster on a bus shelter or in a shopping mall – and we shall do everything we can to get the site you want from our poster supplier.  But the longer you leave it, the less likely we are to be able to get that site!  Go to the website www.churchads.net  (if the link doesn’t work, paste it into your browser) and click on the link to Give a Donation. Full details of how to donate may be found there.

And it is not only posters that are important. The website gives details of the local radio campaigns – which are particularly important to reach a younger audience. There is also the opportunity to donate towards placing the poster design as a large advert in one or more national newspapers – a new venture this year. Although they are more expensive, we shall also be purchasing a number of large roadside hoardings, and you can donate to these as well.

And why not kick-start the campaign by getting the poster on your own church notice board as soon as Advent starts? Posters are available from Christian Publicity and Outreach www.cpo-online.org.uk , or may be downloaded free of charge from the ChurchAds.Net website, if you have access  to printing facilities. The downloads and CPO material also make good invitation cards for your own Christmas services and activities.

Go on! Act NOW! 

 

Tony is a Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45am and 9.20am). Tony is married with two children.

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