Found 10 resource(s) in 'News', for December 2018.
News (all stories) for December 2018#Christingle50 campaign Bishop calls for UK ‘net zero’ commitment as climate change report published First non-British head for Mothers Union How a mouse got into the Nativity Help someone break the chains of debt Church children’s groups are ‘failing through lack of prayer’ Netflix and Narnia After the tsunami Evangelists ‘believing for the nation to be... (1916 words)
#Christingle50 campaignThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Society bringing Christingle to this country with a service held in Lincoln Cathedral in 1968. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Children’s Society is running its #Christingle50 campaign, which aims to support vulnerable young people through raising funds at Christingle events and a collaboration with The... (237 words)
Bishop calls for UK ‘net zero’ commitment as climate change report publishedThe Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment has welcomed indications from the UK Government that it will review long-term targets for climate change in line with a report recently published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bishop Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said: ‘The Government’s decision to ask the Committee on... (286 words)
First non-British head for Mothers’ UnionA South American woman has made history as the MU’s first non-British Worldwide President. Sheran Harper from Guyana is the new Worldwide President of the 142 year old movement’s four million members in 84 countries. She takes over in January 2019 from Lynne Tembey. Born in the United Kingdom, Harper grew up in Guyana. After... (134 words)
How a mouse got into the NativityIf you are looking for something different for your children this Christmas, you could try a new film from Bible Society called ‘The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour’. It places a mouse detective at the heart of the action – in the stable at Bethlehem, where he slowly discovers who Jesus really is… Emmanuel, Rescuer and... (74 words)
Help someone break the chains of debtHow big are your debts? How long will it take you to repay them? Christians Against Poverty has hundreds of low-income clients who are facing an average repayment term of more than 600 years. Despite sticking to their budgets with our support and advice, they will never, ever be able to pay off their debts.... (120 words)
Church children’s groups are ‘failing through lack of prayer’Why do many Sunday schools and church groups for children falter, or even close down? Scripture Union thinks it knows the answer. After conducting a recent poll of more than 1,500 ministries, Scripture Union says that people would be “amazed” by how many leaders and volunteers set aside “no or minimal” time for prayer. Hence,... (118 words)
Netflix and NarniaNetflix is off to Narnia. The streaming service is to produce new Chronicles of Narnia projects for film and television. The streaming service has signed a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop the classic stories. This makes it the first time that rights to all seven books including The Lion, the Witch... (82 words)
After the tsunamiThe Methodist Church is appealing for help in helping victims of the Indonesian tsunami. On Friday 28 September, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the city of Palu. Waves more than three metres high swept across the land destroying almost everything in... (152 words)
Evangelists ‘believing for the nation to be changed’ in 2020A major new nationwide evangelism initiative for 2020 was recently launched at Lambeth Palace. The campaign, Advance 2020, is a unique initiative on the part of more than 100 evangelists and ministry leaders. They have agreed to lead a major evangelistic thrust in 2020, and beforehand, to multiply the gift of younger evangelists, through mentoring... (497 words)
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