Zambia special service

Choir Dedications

Congregations in the United Church of Zambia often have 2000-5000 members from which arise numerous choirs. A Sunday morning service will often include anthems from as many as four choirs: these might involve the main choir, a praise team, a Women’s Fellowship choir and a men’s choir. A choir might have 15-160 members and hold […]

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Blessing a home

What words do we use to ‘chase out demons’? What do we even think about spirits, good or evil,  inhabiting our spaces, our homes? What words express our unknowing, our hope, our faith? Whether healthy or troubled, peaceful or distressed, a home and its inhabitants may benefit from a ritual of blessing.  Explore these services […]

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Induction Questions & Charge — Lusaka Presbytery, Zambia

From a service for the induction of a Minister into a new congregation in the United Church of Zambia, Lusaka Presbytery.   Questions asked of the Minister being inducted: Do you believe in your heart that you are truly called by God to the pastoral charge of this Congregation / these Congregations? I do so […]

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Blessing of a building site — Zambia

Creating fresh liturgies for Zambia’ today The city of Lusaka is often called a ‘construction site’ by its residents due to the constant building and expansion of the city.  This liturgy for blessing a new office block site has been written cooperatively by a group of Bachelor of Theology students at the United Church of […]

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