Generosity week

Generosity week is coming to the Diocese of Leeds from 26th September through to 3rd October.

We invite your church to take part and explore God’s generosity through eight days of service and worship materials. Together we will celebrate the generosity that has helped us through these difficult times, reflect on God’s generosity to us and explore how we can grow generosity in our churches. Developing a generous culture is essential for enabling our churches to have a sustainable and growing ministry.

Generosity Week Events and Webinars:

To view the DAC webinar 'Places of Welcome' please click here. The slides can be downloaded from here.

To register for the Environmental Team webinar 'How can we show our love and generosity to our neighbour by combating climate change?' click here.

To view the digital and online giving webinar, please click here. To download the slides for the presentation please click here.

 

For our Facebook Live broadcasts we are delighted to welcome some special guests:

Tuesday 28th September Rev Canon Robin Gamble

Bishop’s Adviser for Church Growth

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Wednesday 29th September Rev Canon Sean Robertshaw CF

Team Rector of the Upper Holme Valley Benefice and Army Reserve Chaplain

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Thursday 30th September Mrs Kay Holden

Licensed Reader, Clayton Parish

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To access the Facebook Live broadcasts visit: https://www.facebook.com/leedscofe/

 

And if you wish to promote your PGS scheme to your community during Generosity week, resources can be found here.

 

Are you having a generosity week?

Let us know what you will be doing and we will publicise your activities on this page and on social media.

 

 

A Generosity Fika

In Swedish culture, a fika is a break from activity during which people drink coffee, eat cakes or other light snacks, and relax with others. A Generosity Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world. Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives. Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church. 

You can run a Generosity Fika in your church and we have a handbook to help guide you through your session. You will need to download the following resources:

Generosity Fika Facilitators' Handbook

Generosity Fika Paricipant's Handbook

Genersoty Fika Reflections

Generosity Fika Powerpoint

 

 

Generosity Podcasts Reflections and activities

In this podcast series, TV presenter Gemma Hunt uncovers stories of generosity in churches across the country. We hear about the fantastic initiatives many churches run to support their communities as well the actions of generous individuals in those communities.

Each podcast is accompanied by a daily reflection and activity to help us reflect on God’s generosity and activate it in our daily lives. We recommend listening to an episode each day over Generosity Week, perhaps when going for a short walk or over a cup of tea during a break. 

Podcasts are available to listen to and download from all major podcast platforms including Apple PodcastGoogle Podcasts and Spotify.

Click on the Image below to be taken to the podcast resources

 

 

Living Faith Materials

These two sessions aim to help communities gain a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us, celebrate the gifts we have received, and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.

Celebrating Our Legacy

Giving in Community

 

 

Posters

Posters are here for you to display or put on social media. You can also customise with your own church details at Church Print Hub, search for generosity week.

Generosity Week for Leeds - Teal

Generosity Week for Leeds - Pink

Generosity Week General - Teal

Generosity Week General - Pink

 

 

Resources for Children and Young People

The seventh Faith at Home episode for Parents published by the National Church of England focuses on the theme of Generosity – reflections, prayers, thoughts, fun and ideas to try at home - featuring contributions from children and young people across the UK. View more here

 

 

Webinars

 

'How to have a good generosity week' webinars were held in July. Watch a recording of the webinar we conducted on 21st July below:

 

Join us in celebrating generosity and sharing the love of God.

 

 

Weekly Service Material

Clicking on the images below will take you to the resources. They may take a while to download as they are large files, thank you for being patient!

These materials not quite suitable? Content packs have been produced so you can plan your own service:

Service Content Pack - Generosity

Service Content Pack - Gratitude

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