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:

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’: 

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:

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:

Methodist Covenant Prayer

Each year, usually in January, Methodist churches hold a special service using the covenantal prayer first produced by John Wesley in 1755.  He developed this prayer in response to the need to intentionally foster discipleship.  Often it was framed by weeks of teaching before the event and pastoral support and care following.  Various denominations and churches have found it an important resource to aid them in their life together.

Here is a link to the prayer itself: Methodist-Covenant-Prayer

Here is a link to a short study guide in support of the prayer: Methodist_Covenant_Prayer_study

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

Lent Resources:
40 Acts is the Lent resource from Stewardship which encourages churches and individual participants to not only reflect on spirituality during the 40 days of Lent but to engage in 40 acts of generosity, love, compassion and justice. Details here: https://40acts.org.uk

The Bible Society have also produced some very good and useful Lent resources by the well known author and speaker Krish Kandiah.  Their six-week focus is on what the Bible says about loneliness.  You can engage through weekly radio broadcasts, podcasts and small group materials. Details here: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/lent-2019/

Christian Aid Week (May):

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:

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:

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