World Hunger Campaign Part 3

We finished up our World Hunger campaign this week, and as promised here are number of ideas to help you discern how God might be inviting you to get involved. Just because we brought our Peter Fish back to church doesn’t mean God’s invitation ends!

From the Canadian Foodgrains Bank:
“How Can Families with Young Children Respond to Hunger in East Africa?” continues the stories we heard on Sunday about using a ration meal to save money so that you can share it with those in need.
There’s also their Educational Resources page for groups, classes and families.

From World Renew:Check out Resources for All for lots of ideas perfect for church settings.
Especially take some time to read the fall newsletter from World Renew, Through the Dust.
And consider using the Gift Catalog this winter. On Sunday at CCC, kids ages 3 – grade 7 joined in the giving from the Catalog with money from the Deacons: ages 3-5 bought a chimney, grades k-1 and 2-3 each bought a beehive, and grades 4-7 are waiting to make their purchase so that they can bring some of their own money in to contribute.

And a little more close to home, consider taking one of these 10 Love Challenges.

 

This post is the final in a series of posts that were part of Christ Community Church’s World Hunger Campaign in conjunction with World Renew. It shares resources and opportunities for individuals and families to give and share love.

 

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Christmas is coming…

…and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Or is there?

This will be the only post for 2012 about Christmas, so rejoice and be glad!

Here’s a good reminder about what does– and doesn’t– bring actual joy by Tim Challies.

Tired of the Hallmark and Lifetime Channel’s Christmas movies? Try out some of these recommended films. The list is a couple of years old- have any other films made the cut since then?

Looking for a challenge this season? How about giving back with The High Calling’s Advent Challenge?

And here’s a real bonus: Simple Christmas resources galore from Becoming Minimalist.

This post gives ideas for families and adults for Christmas and advent. These resources encourage service, giving, reflection, building relationships and responsible movie watching.

Photo by tackyshack. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

Do you really owe God?

Discover how we can use the gift of time, the gift of the creation itself, and the gift of God’s grace to say thank you to God.

In What Do I Owe? Rolf Bouma encourages and equips us to view our opportunities to give and thank God as more than just parting with our money. The study includes daily devotionals, five Bible studies with questions for discussion, and ideas on how to act on what you learn.

This resource is for adults and small groups to use as they study giving, tithing, stewardship and generosity.