Scouts International Peace Light Service

Each Advent season, the Scout International Peace Light travels from Bethlehem around the world. Towns and faith communities hold services for receiving the light and for sending it forth. These resources are for use in a Peace Light Service. Peace Light Prayer May the kindly spirit of Christmas spread its radiance far and wide, So all the […]

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Stay with us, a prayer, Luke 24:13-49 — Ana Gobledale, UK

Luke 24:13-49  –  Third Sunday of Easter, Year A  Luke 24: 36-48  –  Third Sunday of Easter Year B Theme: The road to Emmaus Spirit of new hope and promise… Stay with us in our places of hopelessness and despair. Spirit of joy and delight… Stay with us in the shadows of grief and terror. […]

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What is Progressive Christianity?

The progressive Christianity movement continues to morph and evolve in relationship to the voices rising up within the Christian movement as a whole. Groups identifying themselves as Progressive Christians uphold freedom of thought and practice paramount within Christianity, and respect and humility paramount regarding how Christians relate to other religions and beliefs. There are on-going […]

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Just Language — Kaye Ashe, USA

“Just language– language that reflects our changing consciousness about God, the universe, class, gender relations, race, disabilities and violence– is essential if we are to overcome the injustices and hatred that obstruct the peace, equality and harmony we long for.” –Kaye Ashe, O.P., Eighth Day Center, Chicago USA The Eighth Day Center in Chicago publishes […]

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Liberated Liturgy

When our liturgy is truly liberated it will no longer bend to the tyranny of tradition nor the rule of church law. Neither will it bend to the tyranny of change-for-change’s-sake nor weaken due to a perceived ‘need’ for change. Liberated Liturgy will reflect a freedom to use authentic, grounded and progressive words whether they […]

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Why inclusive language? — Tom Long, USA

Tom Long writes: ‘Take the issue of inclusive language. Why should I be bothered with inclusive language in worship? Some people say that you should use inclusive language because otherwise, feelings will get hurt. That is true but not very persuasive. Others say that you must use inclusive language because kids in school are using […]

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Sistering — Glennon Doyle Melton, USA

When times are difficult we can lean on one other. The SALT Project has produced an inspirational short film about the strength of “sistering.” The SALT team writes: ‘We teamed up with Glennon Doyle Melton (New York Times Bestselling author of, Carry On, Warrior, mastermind behind Momastery.com, and all around amazingly strong and witty human […]

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Personal Devotion words

Words resting  in the silence of our hearts Words spoken into eternal presence Word felt Words uttering our deepest need and strongest faith, our doubts and uncertainties Prayers for Sunday Prayers for Monday Prayers for Tuesday Prayers for Wednesday Prayers for Thursday Prayers for Friday Prayers for Saturday Prayers for today, words for you:  

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Sending Forth

Benedictions, words of commissioning, blessing, dismissal, sending forth… With what words to we close worship and move into the world?  

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The power of words

    So God speaks the universe into creation. So words of kindness create goodness; words of cruelty create hurt. Our words matter. What words are you using in worship?  

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Progressive Christianity USA’s Liturgy Project

The USA-based Liturgy Project provides hundreds of liturgical posts by authors around the globe.  The free worship planning material is easy to locate using an extensive index. “Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that create pathways into an authentic and relevant religious experience.” […]

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The King’s Christmas, a British Christmas Panto — Ana Gobledale, UK

A British Panto never ruins a fairy tale, only makes it better.  So logically, a Nativity Panto (or almost-Panto) won’t ruin the treasured Christmas story, but will only make it better.  That’s the case with… The King’s Christmas: a Modern Medieval Play Script download:  Christmas Nativity – The King’s Christmas Panto A large congregation in Southeast London created a delightful […]

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The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth — Joyce Rupp

How might a cup guide you on your faith journey?   Joyce Rupp’s book, The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, invites the reader to use a favourite personal cup or mug for the focus item in a  series of  meditations.  In her friendly and trustworthy tone, Joyce guides the disciple along a journey of reflection […]

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Winter Words

Brittle chilled branches Revealing sacred presence streaked with winter sun –haiku by A Gobledale Words for worship and reflection during the winter season:

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Peace Prayers — Disciples Peace Fellowship, USA

We pray for peace in our world, our nations, our communities and our homes.  The Disciples Peace Fellowship offers weekly Peace Prayers relevant to the concerns of today.  The language strives for inclusivity. It is easy to subscribe so the prayers pop up in your email each week. The Disciples Peace Fellowship is connected to […]

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Prayer movement launched for a just global climate agreement

Worried about Climate Change?  Concerned for our environment?  Wanting to be a good steward of God’s creation? Join other Christians committed to pray and fast on the first day of every month to make a stand for climate justice. Pray and Fast for the Climate is supported by members of the ‘Faith for the Climate’ network […]

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Prayer for the Beginning of Advent — Mary Luti, USA

You give us Advent, Lord, and we are grateful and glad to abide in your time, urgent, yet measured, imagining life. You give us Advent, Lord, and we are grateful and glad to watch by your light, candid, yet hidden, sharp as a truth. You give us Advent, Lord, and we are grateful and glad […]

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Prayer for the New Year — Alfred Lord Tennyson, UK

In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson British Poet Laureate, 1850 Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.   Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The […]

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