Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for October 2018.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for October 2018Share a Meal – share hope China – persecution of Christians soars as new laws kick in What the UK Church looks like in 2018 Say a ‘thank you’ prayer at home Share a little light this Halloween Seven reasons why our churches need more men ** Editor: This scheme offers good ideas for Harvest... (2937 words)
Share a Meal – share hopeChurches traditionally celebrate Harvest in the autumn. In times past, Harvest was a major festival celebrated in villages and towns across the country. HOPE wants to put Harvest back at the centre of church and community life as a season with an extra focus on hospitality and generosity. Harvest is a celebration of all the good... (392 words)
China – persecution of Christians soars as new laws kick inIt is now eight months since tough new restrictions on religious freedom came into force across China. Release International, which supports Christians under pressure around the world, says persecution has been rising dramatically. According to Release partner Bob Fu, the persecution of Christians in China is now at the highest level since the Cultural Revolution.... (274 words)
What the UK Church looks like in 2018The church is both declining and growing! There are 270 different denominations in the UK, 95 of which exist in Scotland. For simplicity these are put into 10 groups, the three largest of which are the Anglicans, Catholics and Presbyterians. Between them, these three Churches account for one fifth, 20%, of all the denominations. But... (299 words)
Say a ‘thank you’ prayer at homeA line in the Lord’s Prayer asks God to ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. When we say that line, we’re asking God to provide the basic things in life that keep us healthy and happy. It can start with the food we need to eat each day, but for lots of different reasons,... (643 words)
Share a little light this HalloweenSome parents aren’t sure quite what to feel about Hallowe’en – is it just harmless fun, or are there aspects of it that don’t fit in with how we want to see the world? A child’s christening service is very honest about the reality of good and evil, and Hallowe’en can be a good time... (820 words)
Seven reasons why our churches need more menYou probably have already guessed that there are more women than men in UK churches. In general, the ratio is about 40 men for every 60 women. Now recent research into this gender imbalance has also found: 1.8 million fewer men than women in the UK say they are practising Christians. Up to one-third of Christian... (185 words)
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