Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Experience the story of Christmas by text, Facebook, Twitter

Experience the story of Christmas via text, Facebook and Twitter

This Christmas people are being encouraged to follow the Christmas story by subscribing to the texting service KiwiAdvent.

KiwiAdvent is a chance for people to experience the Advent story, from 18th to 25th December, through first person story-telling delivered free straight to subscribers' mobile phones either by text, Facebook or Twitter through a series of 30 short messages. KiwiAdvent follows the success of the KiwiEaster texting service run earlier in the year.

Presbyterian Youth Ministry (PYM) are behind the texting initiative. The texts unfold the advent story from the viewpoint of a number of different people in the Bible via short messages - each biblical character shares their own unique viewpoint on what they see and experience, allowing the subscriber to journey with the characters as they congregate at the stable in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. KiwiAdvent was written with the help from a group of young adults from St John's in the City Presbyterian Church, Wellington.

Carlton Johnstone, National Youth Ministry Development Leader for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand says, "KiwiAdvent is a media-savvy way for people to engage in the Christmas story. It provides a fresh take and experience on Christmas as it draws people into the story daily over the course of the week before Jesus' birth."

This innovative Advent texting project is available to anyone to sign up to by simply texting 'follow kiwiadvent' to 8987.

More information at www.kiwiadvent.org.nz
More information about Presbyterian Youth Ministry can be found at www.pym.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: What’s Fair? Tax and Fairness

This is an excellent and timely book, since apart from general statements about increasing or mostly reducing tax, there has been very little comment or debate as to whether we should pay tax at all and how much tax should each of us pay. More>>

Ockham Awards: Globally Lauded Novelist Wins NZ’s Biggest Fiction Prize

Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland