The United Reformed Church Children and Youth team’s Advent 2023 resource kit includes an encouragement to ‘use your YES to bring change’. Here’s how!
PART THREE: Get creative
In Part One, you thought about an issue for people in your area or your own life that isn’t fair, and in Part Two, you found other people who think the same way as you do about it.
Now in Part Three, you will be thinking about how to get your MP’s attention so they will take action. A letter or email is good, but MPs and their offices get lots and lots of emails and letters every day. What could you do to make yours stand out?
Here are some ways that others have tried to get MPs’ attention! What could you do? Could you send it with a letter to your MP?
The origami (paper folding) crane (the bird, not the lifting equipment!) has been used as a symbol of peace for many years.
There is lots more information about paper cranes for peace here.
The Creative Commons image comes from Kevin Harbour on Flickr.
Another paper-based idea was to make paper boats and write prayers on them, calling for UK MPs to do more to reduce the problems caused by climate change.
Decide what might get your MP’s attention. and get making! It doesn’t have to be paper based, but it’s handy if you can fit it in an envelope! Can your supporters do something similar? If so, you could send them all together, for maximum effect!
Once you’ve finished this stage, you’re ready for the final part of ‘Using your YES to bring change’: Part Four – Make contact with your MP.