Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for October 2020.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for October 2020Reflected faith: Music and Singing The Upper Room writing competition 2020 Helping Christians in Beirut after the explosion Tearfund working to help Lebanon after blast Moral questions from the pandemic Mothers’ Union and the UK prison system Methodists launch Year of Prayer How is your garden growing? ** Editor: The Revd Dr Jo White continues... (2118 words)
Reflected faith: Music and SingingMany churches are holding Sunday, weekday and pastoral (Baptism, Wedding and Funeral) services again in their buildings. However, for most of us no singing is allowed; and this often means no music is being played. Whilst the churches were closed, one of the key things about worshipping together that people missed was the communal singing... (368 words)
The Upper Room writing competition 2020Calling all aspiring Christian writers! The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) is offering aspiring writers the opportunity to see their work in print in The Upper Room. Published in 35 languages, The Upper Room is unique in that its readers are its writers. After the success of the 2017 competition, this is another chance to write... (89 words)
Helping Christians in Beirut after the explosionThe charity Barnabas Fund has thanked its supporters for their generous response to an emergency appeal that followed the disastrous explosion at the port in Lebanon on 4th August. It meant that Barnabas Fund was able to send more than £85,000 to help Christians in Beirut with food and the repair of their homes. As... (145 words)
Tearfund working to help Lebanon after blastThe charity Tearfund has moved fast to help people hit by the huge explosion in Lebanon on 4th August. The country was already suffering beneath the weight of an economic crisis, growing food insecurity, and widespread poverty. Tearfund’s local partners have been distributing thousands of hot meals, as well as vouchers to enable those most... (140 words)
Moral questions from the pandemicYou may have missed it at the time. The movie ‘Contagion’ didn’t make much of an impact when it was released for public viewing in 2011. Perhaps it was thought to be unrealistic. It was about a highly contagious, unknown virus, transmitted by an infected bat to a pig in a Chinese marketplace. From there it spread like... (367 words)
Mothers’ Union and the UK prison systemCrime hurts many people – including the families of prisoners who have ended up in the UK prison system. They are often the forgotten victims, but not by the Mothers’ Union (MU). Instead, the MU’s prison work across Britain is extensive, with the aim of keeping hurting families together. It is not simple work, for... (219 words)
Methodists launch Year of PrayerThe Methodist Church has launched a Year of Prayer online to help bring more people to faith. The short weekly online service takes place each Tuesday lunchtime, at 12.45pm via Zoom, and is also live- streamed via Facebook. It will be led by people from across the Church. Trey Hall, Director of Evangelism and Growth... (183 words)
How is your garden growing?This year’s Green Health Awards were just one of many activities to be cancelled because of the current situation. Whilst churches have been closed their gardens have continued to grow and many of these will have been used for therapeutic gardening. But have these been growing wild or have enthusiasts found ways round the rules... (463 words)
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