Church Anniversary

We stand for — Zach Ford, UK

A Litany of Love We do not stand against, We stand for: Love, inclusion, life, and dignity, Offering a hand to those in need, Or a shoulder to those who weep. We do not stand against, We stand with: The fearful, the oppressed, The rebels and truth-tellers, Those who take action. We do not stand […]

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Thank God for Church — Ana Gobledale, UK

Thank God for church! This might be read by numerous voices, responsively or by a single voice. Remember to pause and focus on firstly each attribute of the Spirit and secondly each specific gratitude. After each refrain, take time to consider specific people, activities, worship words, prayers, songs, sermons, and other aspects of church for […]

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Words to open a Church Anniversary service — Ana Gobledale, UK

  We gather, celebrating our life together     With gratitude to those who have gone before. We gather, looking ahead to our life together     With anticipation as we step into the future. We gather to worship and serve the living God      the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Whoever you are and wherever […]

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Don’t look back, theme for a Church Anniversary

    Luke 9:51-62 Help us not look back with longing But look forward with hope.     Sending forth… Go into the world Strengthened by the past, Inspired by the opportunities before us, and surrounded by the love of this amazing family of God! Go out with joy to be God’s people today.

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Church Anniversary gathering words

We gather, looking back to see the paths taken,     Looking forward to see our path. We honour those who have gone before us,     Learning from their successes and failures. We celebrate who we are today, And welcome the possibilities and opportunities before us. We gather to worship God,        the God of yesterday, […]

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The Windermere Centre Prayer — Graham Cook, UK

…God, heaven and earth cannot contain you, much less this place which our imagination has conceived and our money has built. But we come now to pray that you will use it to fulfil some part of your purposes. You are the centre,… the heart of all that exists. It is your breath which gives […]

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Thanks for our church’s witness

Prayer for a Church Anniversary celebration source unknown We give thanks for this church’s witness to your love in this place [name of town/location] for the past [number] years. Strengthen us to continue this noble task.

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The Church is Me is You — Liz Grant, Salisbury, UK

Our Church meets in a building, That is a civic pride. We sometimes need a shoehorn To fit the folks inside. We have many groups, who meet here And do the things they do. But the buildings only made of stone The church is me, is you. Many folk can tell you Where our church […]

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