Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for February 2019.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for February 2019Can you be married in church? Signs & Symbols: Why do we cross ourselves? CMS launches new mission workshops for churches Nigerian Christians under relentless attack Do you have spare room in your home? The Bible verse of 2018 Child slavery Historic churches share in funding payout ** Editor: In this month of romance, here... (1929 words)
Can you be married in church?Can you get married in church? Yes. Even if you are not baptised and never go to church? Yes. Even if you are already living together? Yes. And if you have been divorced? There are some circumstances in which divorced people can marry again in a church. Christians believe that marriage is for life, but... (324 words)
Signs & Symbols: Why do we cross ourselves?Do you ‘cross’ yourself? Do you literally make the sign of the cross over or upon your body? People do this in different ways: some with certain fingers joined together, some touch their right shoulder before the left, some do small contained crosses on their head, lips and chest whilst others do an... (316 words)
CMS launches new mission workshops for churchesChurch Mission Society has created new workshops designed to get churches thinking in a mission-minded way, and how they can better reach their local community through living out God’s mission. Workshops can take the form of a whole day or half day training. They are for all members of the congregation to take part –... (98 words)
Nigerian Christians under relentless attackRelease International relates the following true story: Gyang, a 27-year old Nigerian Christian is a student at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Jos. A few weeks ago Gyang saw a post on Facebook about how his village had come under attack from Fulani militants. Almost immediately he called home to speak... (244 words)
Do you have spare room in your home?Could you offer temporary shelter to a victim of human trafficking? Helen and Jared Hodgson have started the only charity in the UK which provides a home to the victims of human trafficking, and they are seeking churchgoers across the UK who will help, by providing temporary accommodation. So far, the Hodgson’s Hope at Home... (375 words)
The Bible verse of 2018A Bible app, YouVersion, has named Isaiah 41:10 as the most popular verse of 2018. That verse has been posted, bookmarked, and highlighted more times than any other on the app (which has been downloaded more than 350,000 times around the world). Isaiah 41:10 reads: ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do... (131 words)
Child slavery tackledWorld Vision’s new programme to help stop child slavery in Ethiopia, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is to receive £12.4m in funding from the UK aid budget over the next four years. The programme launched late last year and is aimed at supporting and bringing justice to 12,000 children suffering... (129 words)
Historic churches share in funding payout77 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are sharing in a recent £430,000 grant payout from the National Churches Trust, the charity supporting church buildings of all Christian denominations across the UK. Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust, said: ‘The UK’s historic churches and chapels... (141 words)
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