Easter often brings out the creative side of churches and church leaders. Inspire yours with this collection of ideas, liturgies and poems, including our take on the tradition of the tenebrae – the Good Friday service of shadows.
Over Christmas, 'Village of Hope' in the Philippines organised for Christmas dinner baskets to be delivered to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Each basket was sponsored by a donor family and included their picture and a Christmas message. SGM Lifewords resources Finding Hope and You Matter were included in the baskets alongside the food! Find out more on our website: http://www.sgmlifewords.com/uk/news/post/christmas-baskets-given-out-philippines
#lightrevolution - WakaWaka (meaning 'bright light' in Swahili) develop high-tech low-cost solar powered lamps & chargers for people in the developing world who don’t have access to electricity. Profits from products sold to westerners through their ‘Buy One, Give One’ initiative go to provide free solar lights for refugees & disaster victims, who would otherwise use hazardous kerosene lamps. They’re currently raising money to send their products to the Philippines & Syria. www.waka-waka.com
#lightrevolution in Ukraine: Daniel is a young Polish evangelist who felt God’s heart for Ukrainians after he first crossed the border two years ago with a bag of sweets and gave them to children in an orphanage. Since then, he has shared the message of Jesus with many people living in Ukraine through our booklets.
#lightrevolution - Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project. They send gift-filled shoe boxes to over 100 million underprivileged children around the world, bringing joy and the hope of Jesus. To find out more visit: www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk
Following the heavy wind and rain that has hit much of the UK and causes flooding and tidal surges, the #lightrevolution has shone as people reach out and help one another. Here emergency rescue service workers are evacuating residents in Rhyl, North Wales. Let's thank God for the efforts of the emergency services, many of whom have worked through the night to make sure people are brought to safety.