Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for March 2021.
Looking at Church (all articles) for 2021Covid-19 & Church-21 Survey 2021 World Watch List of Persecution of Christians A year of coronavirus Walk and pray for your community in 2021 Football club takes faith to the airwaves Battling bishop takes on the bookies Spring Harvest 2021 goes online How our church can get help for our struggling children Green Pastures –... (3365 words)
Covid-19 & Church-21 SurveyEditor: How are your clergy and lay people coping with lockdown? Here is their chance to have their say – and be counted! If we have learnt anything since last March it is that, with Covid-19, nothing stands still. Just when you think you have worked out what’s going on, another twist in the saga... (435 words)
2021 World Watch List of Persecution of ChristiansA Christian persecution watchdog has warned that more Christians around the world are suffering because of their faith, and the kind of persecution they’re experiencing has intensified. Open Doors has found that more than 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith, amounting to one in eight worldwide. Now the... (448 words)
Walk and pray for your community in 2021Our communities have all been being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic: our schools, hospitals, neighbours, churches, friends and families, so when we’re out on our daily walk, let’s turn the time to prayer. That’s the challenge from HOPE Together, which is encouraging Christians to walk and pray in 2021. Rachel Jordan-Wolf, HOPE’s executive director, says:... (161 words)
A year of coronavirusThe Queen recently spoke for the whole country when she said that many are, “tinged with sadness. Some (are) mourning the loss of those dear to them and other missing friends and family members, distanced for safety. When all they really want … is a simple hug or a squeeze of the hand.” We may... (388 words)
Football club takes faith to the airwavesThousands of BBC local radio listeners across England recently tuned in to an unusual sporting-themed church service. It wasn’t broadcast from a typical place of worship, a church or a cathedral, but from Wycombe Wanderers FC – a football club in the Championship, the second rung of English soccer. Four of the team’s leading players... (485 words)
Battling bishop takes on the bookiesWhen a grieving family came to see the Bishop of St Albans, the encounter sparked a campaign that could transform the role of gambling in British public life. Church of England bishop Alan Smith was deeply impacted by the visit from a family whose son had taken his life because of his struggle with problem... (494 words)
Spring Harvest 2021 goes onlineChristian festival Spring Harvest has axed its 2021 in-person events, saying it is “no longer viable or responsible” to host the gatherings at their flagship Butlins locations. Spring Harvest continues to plan for events in 2022. But in the meantime, Spring Harvest Home 2021, the online event which has already been months in the planning, is... (93 words)
How our church can get help for our struggling childrenThere is a Christian charity that helps churches who want to reach out to their local children in need. ‘Transforming Lives for Good’ (TLG) offers three programmes with which local churches can partner. The “Early Intervention” programme is where TLG train and support volunteers from local churches to be coaches in schools supporting children who... (277 words)
Green Pastures – the charity that finds homes for the homelessHere is a story that went on to change many lives: ‘There was a knock at the door. Pete slowly opened his front door, and the stranger standing before him said in a quiet voice, “Please sir, do you have a bed for the night? I’m homeless.”’ Those words, spoken 20 years ago, stirred such... (315 words)
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