Autumn 2 2022- Joy in serving others
This half term are Christian value is Joy- how we can find joy in serving others. This will link to Inter faith week which begins on 14th Nov. Our theme for this year is :
Theme: "We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us." Jo Cox
How do all religions put their faith into action by serving and helping others?
Across the week all year groups will be taking part in a variety of activities.
What does the Bible say about serving others?
"Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices."
35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Serving God is one of the most important principles of the Christian faith, as believers are expected to help the church with a joyful spirit. “Love one another.” “Care for one another.” “Pray for one another.” “Encourage one another.” “Help one another.” “Counsel one another.” “Support one another.”
Autumn 1 2022- Hope
How is your hope? Does it bounce back after being hit? Does it cause you to doubt when you lose hope in a situation? God knows that we all struggle with finding and holding onto hope. When you are facing tests of faith, even the strongest Christians can find it a challenge to find hope.
Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time of the hope that God, Jesus, and the Bible offer to us in our daily lives.
A Prayer for Hope: Lord, I maintain my hope in You and I hold onto the assurance that what I am praying for is already accomplished in the name of Jesus. Your Word promises “no good thing does He withhold from those that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). I wait upon You for Your definition of the “good thing” You will not withhold from me. As David prayed in Psalm 18:1: “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
This half term we are focusing on the value of 'Hope' in our worship times.