Generosity week

Generosity Week in the Diocese of Leeds will be held from Sunday 25th September to Sunday 2nd October 2022.   

Generosity Week is an annual event where we invite your church to explore God’s generosity through eight days of service and worship materials. Together we 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 and we hope that by the end of Generosity Week you’ll have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.

You can run Generosity Week in your church to coincide with your Harvest Festival. As churches celebrate Harvest at different times this could be at any time between August to October. But if that doesn't work for you, don't let it put you off. We are called to be generous 365 days a year, so run it whenever suits you!

There are plenty of free customisable and downloadable resorces to be found on the new CPO website.  

Take a look below at the various resources your church might use during Generosity Week.

 

 

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

This session explores the material and spiritual legacy we have received from the things that we value, and what our role might be in passing on that legacy to future generations.

 

 

Resources for Children and Young People

New for 2022 - rescources for children 

The Diocese of Leeds has developed some materials for exploring generosity and stewardship with children and young people.

 

Marketing resources

To help you promote your church’s Generosity Week, we have prepared the following marketing materials:

 

 

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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