Anti-hunger group offers special devotionals during Lenten season

11/18/2008

Finding Christ in the chaos of Christmas can be daunting. The Society of St. Andrew (Advance No. 801600) offers an Advent devotional program that will help navigate the secular maze that envelops this holy holiday so that families can find and put Christ in the center of the season.

Through the scriptures, daily devotions and prayers presented in the Society of St. Andrew’s (SoSA) Advent booklet, readers discover new ways to bring Christ to the center of their lives as well as reflect on and share in the work and mission of the baby in the manger, who is Emmanuel … “God with us.”

This year’s theme, “Finding CHRISTmas,” focuses on ways to nourish the spirit. The program also provides an opportunity to feed hungry neighbors, as directed by Jesus.

The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that saves 20-30 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that will go to waste for various marketing reasons. This food is then distributed to critical service agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.

During the season of Advent, SoSA asks participants to prayerfully reflect on the scriptures and devotions and then join in its ministry of feeding America’s hungry by making a financial donation. Last year donations made through SoSA’s Advent devotional program provided more than 1.2 million servings of food to the hungry.

All materials for this Advent devotional program are free from the Society of St. Andrew. For a church sample kit or a personal packet, order online at www.endhunger.org/advent.htm; by phone, 800-333-4597 or by e-mail at church@endhunger.org.