Love never fails. Coronavirus impacts all of us. But love unites us all.
Christian Aid Week is moving online!
They would love you to join in to show love for our neighbours near and far, as a global family.
You can in worship, host your own virtual event to raise funds or speak up and demand justice – they’ve got lots of creative ideas for you to take part in.
Christian Aid Virtual Worship
A virtual Christian Aid Week service, used as a whole or as pick and mix sections to be inserted into your worship:
- Service as a whole – featuring the elements below
- Opening Welcome – Rosamond Bennett, CEO, Christian Aid Ireland
- Gathering Prayer – Christian Aid Ireland staff
- Song – Be Still for the Presence of the Lord performed by Elise and James Turner
- Prayer – Michael Briggs
- Prayer – Helen Newell
- Bible Reading – Psalm 31 – Andrew Coleman
- Children’s Talk – Dave Thomas
- Bible Reading – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Dee Huddleston
- Sermon – Rev Dr Liz Hughes, Chair of Christian Aid Ireland’s board
- Prayers from CA staff in Nigeria
- Prayers from CA staff in Burundi
- Closing thoughts – Ruth Cooke, Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement
Refreshed worship materials for you to adapt and use as part of your service:
- Order of service
- Sermon notes based on the Lectionary Scripture readings for 10 May
- Prayers for this time of crisis
Christian Aid Virtual Fundraising
Ways to get involved
- Organise your normal church collection through our new Christian Aid Ireland JustGiving pages.
- A ‘how to’ guide to running your own virtual fundraiser, whether a coffee morning with friends, your upgraded church lunch, a quiz with family or something else.
- Could you run your own virtual quiz with your own community? With a how-to guide and quiz questions and answers available, everything is there to make your event a success!
- Get involved in one of our lockdown fundraisers, specifically designed for lockdown to keep body and mind at their best! Choose from a quiz, an active challenge or give instead.
- Our normal House-to-House collections have been postponed – so why not have a collection with your virtual community? Set up a JustGiving page, and connect with your friends and family by text, e-mail or using social media. Ask them to be part of pursuing a world free from poverty – even more important in this time of coronavirus. Download a sample message for your friends here.
You can click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Not everyone can give right now, but you might consider leaving a gift to Christian Aid in the future and you can do this by leaving a charitable gift in your Will. After you have taken care of your loved ones of course.
For more information about how to leave a gift in your Will you can download our FREE guide ‘Advice on Kindness. Talking about charitable gift-giving in Wills.’