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The Beatbox Passion

Here’s Gavin’s latest video (vicar from Uplyme) using lyrics from The Hip-Hop Gospel of Luke…

Social Responsibility

There is a new website from the Church of England to resource Christian Community Action – www.how2help.net. This has a wealth of material drawn from good practice around the country. If you take a look, let us know what you think about it.

ROC Conference 9-10 March 2012 Plymouth

Following on from the launch last . . . → Read More: Social Responsibility

More than Gold

Ways in which the church can engage with the olympics:

www.morethangold.org.uk

Nativity in Rhyme

Another Christmas resource. You may have seen my Nativity Rap on YouTube? Well, here is the text. This is a great resource for use in Christmas family worship – with schools, young people, children, etc. You don’t have to rap it – simply read it out loud like poetry, or better still, read it . . . → Read More: Nativity in Rhyme

Carol Service Resource

At Uplyme last year, we conducted a slightly different Carols by Candlelight worship. We replaced a couple of the Bible readings with abridged Christmas reflections by Tom Wright. We also added simple prayers based around his reflections. People said it was the best Carol service ever! So, you might wish to use this resource . . . → Read More: Carol Service Resource

The Real Thing (Let my people go)

This track by creative artist and digital busker TyTe is based on the narrative found in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Israelites are enslaved to the Egyptians and God sends Moses to lead them out of slavery. However, Pharoah resists, with dire consequences. This video is ideal for use as a reflection . . . → Read More: The Real Thing (Let my people go)

Pentecost Resource

I have produced a Powerpoint presentation for Pentecost worship – ready to use. It is based around readings, music and prayers. All you need to do is add your hymns or songs. I have also produced some notes to be used in the worship – these include specific prayers based around the painting by . . . → Read More: Pentecost Resource

New Diocesan News…

The Diocese of Exeter has a spanking new website and a live news feed (take a look in the right hand column!)

Nunc Dimittis

Here is a video reflection that we are using at 10am on Sunday morning in Uplyme.

DVD resource recommendation!

If you’re looking for some great Lent study or small group study materials, these teaching DVDs from Ray Vander Laan are superb. I’ve used them in multiple contexts. Rob Bell uses Ray’s stuff as the basis for his NOOMA DVDs. Ray teaches from Israel and applies the teaching to our lives today. They can . . . → Read More: DVD resource recommendation!