"Let the Flame Burn Brighter" A pack providing everything you need to run a Quiet Day for Children, based on the story of Elijah Detailed instructions and pictures to help you set up and run the day Successfully trialled at St Denys Retreat Centre, Warminster, in May 2009 Written by Revd Dr Sandra Millar and Barbara Meardon, Children's Advisers for the Dioceses of Gloucester and Salisbury
Comments from participants: 'A brilliant day' - 'Perfect' - 'I liked it because I could connect with God'
Lots of ideas suitable for an event, as individual stations or as separate activities Detailed instructions and pictures to help you set up eight stations Suitable for schools and churches Successfully trialled at Salisbury Cathedral in May 2009 Written by Barbara Meardon, Children's Adviser for the Diocese and Sarah Rickett, Head of Education at Salisbury Cathedral Also includes four supplementary stations for young people by Claire Estall - Youth Adviser for Salisbury Diocese
Destitution Action Pack - superb new resource Church Action on Povertyhave worked with Positive Action in Housing to produce a simple, easy to read pack that gives you the information, advice and encouragement to take action to stop the destitution of people refused asylum. Uniquely it links up the practical support with the campaigning. Already people have said: "The pack is very good - clear and concise". "This looks brilliant! - a really useful collection of stuff."
In God's Hands - Common Prayer for the World
Edited by Hugh McCullum and Terry MacArthur World Council of Churches, 2006 £28 +p&p ISBN 2-8254-1488-3 In God's Handshas two predecessorsFor All God's Peoplewhich was published in 1978 and translated into twenty languages andWith All God's Peoplepublished in 1989. In God's Handscontinues that tradition: it seeks to inform our public worship and private prayer with ecumenical concerns and content, enabling us to journey in prayer through every region of the world and every week of the year.
It is offered to the member churches of the WCC as one method of enabling Christians to broaden and also focus their prayer and concern, and to familiarise themselves with and bring into the immediate family people of different parts of the world. In God's Hands invites us to pray on behalf of and in solidarity with a group of other countries each week. This book includes prayers and other worship materials from many Christian traditions and communities of the world. Descriptions of these nations (with maps) and peoples help us to pray for others in an informed way, knowing something of their local situations, possibilities and challenges and what are their needs for prayer. I have found it a valuable resource and support for those whose way of intercession is largely silent. The calendar covers the years 2007 to 2014. In God's Hands is available direct from WCC via theirwebsite,either by ordering online or by printing off an order form. Or it can be ordered from some Christian bookshops. (Gail Ballinger)
Trowbridge Unity Christian Bookshop 15 Church Street Trowbridge BA14 8DW Tel: 01225781338 Website Manager: Liz Bateman
Chippenham Christian Resources Centre 1, River St, Chippenham Tel 01249 659432 Bibles and Books Cards and Gifts Music
Calne Calne Christian Bookshop, 16 Phelps Parade, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0HA. Phone: 01249 823265. Contact: Ian Gibb Opening Times:Tuesday to Friday, 9.45am - 1.30pm Saturday, 10am - 12.30pm
Is a website that enables people to find out more about Jesus. It includes video clips,games and opportunities to ask questions or join discussions online.
'Indoctrination,Education & God The Struggle for the Mind' Terence Copley (SPCK £14.99) Raises excellent questions about the direction of education in general & RE in particular with some interesting discussion of secularisation.