The Easter Offering 2017 dedication service, Shine like Stars (Philippians 2:15), will feature stories from nationals in mission appointments (NMAs) in Brazil, Ghana and Pakistan, whom the World Mission Fund supports.
Each one is shining the light of God’s love and hope into a challenging environment as they engage in God’s mission in their own locality. The worship will encourage us to consider how we might learn from these NMAs and find new ways to “shine like stars” in our own communities, and discover the light of Christ in others.
Once again, children’s resources associated with the theme have been produced, as well as a full PowerPoint presentation containing photos to accompany the stories. These two items are not yet available to download, but all other Easter Offering 2017 resources can be downloaded for free below. Alternatively you can order resources by completing the order form (also downloadable below) and returning it to the address on the form.
This service provides an opportunity for a circuit to gather and celebrate God’s mission activity in the wider world. It includes the dedication of the Easter Offering – all of which goes to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church in Britain and Ireland, supporting 65 Partner Churches overseas. Leader’s notes give valuable guidance to assist local organisers in the preparation of the service.