All good gifts around us, are sent from heaven above...
Evangelical Alliance Harvest Resources - Are you looking for inspiration for harvest themed services or activities? Here are some ideas that you might find useful ... including HOPE, Samaritans Purse, Tearfund, Stewardship, Embrace the Middle East and the Church Urban Fund.
Christian Aid Harvest Resources - Every year Christian Aid put together a set of thought provoking and challenging resources to help Churches celebrate the Harvest Festival. There are plenty of ideas to help shape worship and raise money for different communities around the world. In 2018 Christian Aid highlighted Aster's story in Ethiopia ... look out for the 2019 appeal.
Harvest Worship: Church Service Pack from Engage Worship - contains three service plans and resources for harvest time which can be used over three years (if you are following the Lectionary) or as a three-week series. It follows on from the popular Worship in the Wilderness and Journey Pack resources.
The pack includes ideas for prayer, creativity and all-age worship, as well as sermon outlines, song and hymn suggestions and much more. It is a 32 page, A4 full colour book.
PLUS: included in the price of this book is free download access to PowerPoint presentations, numerous videos and other documents. (Cost is £8.00 +P&P)
Embrace the Middle East | Harvest resources: Sow seeds of change - You are invited to sow seeds of change from Seed packets to encourage everyone in your church to pray – and give if they can – to help Egyptian families living in poverty to grow new, life-giving futures for their families. Resources include Leaders Guide, Worship Resources, Children's Activity Sheet, Seed Prayers Cards and much more. Take a look.
Water Aid | Give families a harvest worth celebrating with the gift of clean water - Water Aid was started in 1981 and has reached millions of communities around the world in that time, working with local partners to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. This Harvest they have resources including all-age presentation, Sunday School activity, Newsletter article and much more.
All We Can | Harvest 2019 Deepen your roots - All We Can is an international development and emergency relief organisation focusing on those in greatest need. It is inspired by Christian principles and is an integral part of the Methodist family. They have service materials, Bible Studies, children/youth resources, climate change resources, prayer materials. Take a look.
Send A Cow | Help restore hope in Rwanda this Harvest - Why not hold a coffee morning with your congregation to help families in Rwanda build a coffee business and become self-sufficient. Send A Cow have created resources to help with your coffee morning as well as in your all-age services, Messy Church and youth groups. As a thank you for taking part, when you register for their resources you’ll be entered in a free prize draw to win a year’s supply of coffee for your church!
Bible Reading Fellowship | Ideas Hub - For over 20 years, The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) has been supporting children's and family work in churches - helping to bring the Bible to life for children and families. They have a great page of harvest resources that would suit any church.