Worship Resources

Many Churches use a Common Lectionary (a list of suggested readings for each Sunday of the year). You can find out more about this here:
Revised Common Lectionary: https://www.commontexts.org/rcl/

FCC also has a published lectionary based upon the Common Lectionary.  You can get it from the editor, Gail Burns.  Email her at: rg.burnside@talktalk.net

You can find a wide range of resources linked to the Lectionary readings here: 
The text this week: http://www.textweek.com/
or here:
Disciples of Christ (US): https://disciples.org/resources/lectionary/
or here:
Church of Scotland: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/weekly_worship

The Scripture Union Light website has free resources that you can search by Bible Reading, theme and age-group:
http://www.scriptureunion.org.uk/Lightcurriculum/WebResourcesDownloads/42716.id

Other useful websites include:

Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain: http://www.jlg.org.uk/

The Baptists Together website has sections of seasonal and topical prayers:   https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220862/Worship_and_Prayer.aspx

The Congregational Federation website has a free downloadable book of worship resources ‘Patterns for Worship’: 
https://www.congregational.org.uk/church-resources/patterns-for-worship

The United Reformed Church have made the contents of their ‘Worship Book’ freely downloadable too: https://urc.org.uk/worship-homepage.html

The Methodist Church website has links to lots of other useful worship related websites:
https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/lectionary-and-other-resources/

The Joint Public Issues team produce prayers around issues in contemporary society: http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/faith/#Pray

The following resources relate to events and prayer opportunities at particular times of the year:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January): https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer

Christian Aid Week (May): https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week

Refugee Week (June): http://refugeeweek.org.uk/

World Convention Sunday (1st Sun, August): https://www.worldconvention.org/

Education Sunday (September):    https://www.cte.org.uk/Groups/234838/Home/Resources/Education_Sunday/Education_Sunday.aspx

Prisons Week (October): http://prisonsweek.org/

One World Week (October): https://www.oneworldweek.org/resources

Looking for prayer information for our sister churches elsewhere in the world:
There is lots of information on the World Convention website:
https://www.worldconvention.org/resources/profiles/

You can also try the website of the Council for World Mission, made up largely of United churches, some of which include former Churches of Christ:
https://www.cwmission.org/resources/prayer-books/

Have you found other useful websites for worship resources? If so, why not let us know at the FCC Office.

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