As part of HOPE's focus on 2014 as a year of mission, HOPE and
HOPE's partners have prepared resources to help churches to mark
the centenary of World War 1 at the heart of local
www.hopetogether.org.uk/christmas for all the
resources to hold a Silent Night Carols event to mark the centenary
of the 1914 Christmas Truce.
A new version of Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born),
commissioned by HOPE and Integrity music, has been recorded by
multi-platinum-selling tenor Paul Potts. The Welsh
singer won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent
in 2007. The single goes on sale on 7th December.
CVM (Christian Vision for Men) in partnership with HOPE Together
have created the Greater Love DVD resource for churches, to
help them lead their communities in commemorating the centenary of
the start of World War One.
It's endorsed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of
York and the Prince of Wales.
It features testimonies from current and former servicemen and
their families and has a very 'seeker-friendly' Gospel presentation
using WW1 as a backdrop.
See www.cvm.org.uk/greaterlove for
more details and to order.
Also see www.greaterlove.org.uk
Remembering war and building
An all-age service to commemorate the First World War
4 August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First
World War and over the next five years significant events during
that conflict will be commemorated.
This service offers a biblical context based around the story of
Joshua in which to begin our reflections on a long and epoch-making
Voices of 1914-1918: Wartime letters
The service draws upon the correspondence of serving soldiers
and their families to help worshippers get in touch with the
experience and feelings of those involved at the front and at
The ideas are easily adaptable to local contexts, for example,
people could be asked to bring in their own family memorabilia.
Download the service here
ROOTS resources are published in two magazines - Adult &
All Age and Children & Young People, plus a supporting
If you'd like a free sample magazine, phone 0845 680 5317, or
email firstname.lastname@example.org to
request a copy.
The Worship Cloud Resources
A collection of material including two hymns (all royalties from
the hymns will be donated to SAAFA through to 2018) and a complete
order of service are available on www.theworshipcloud.com (previously
Armed Forces Day of Prayer
The Armed Forces Day of Prayer took place on 28 July 2014, but
these resources can be used at any service reflecting on war.
for Armed Forces Day of Prayer (Ppt)
Armed Forces Day of Prayer
Resources for Peacemaking Sunday, 21 September 2014 can
be downloaded from the Baptists Together
CTBI Remembrance Sunday Order of