World Hunger Sunday

Bread for the World offers free online worship materials for Bread for the World Sunday (thid Sunday in October), which can also be used on World Hunger Sunday (Sunday preceding Thanksgiving, whether U.S. or Canada). Bread for the World's website also offers ideas of how to incorporate education, advocacy, and prayer into your church's observance of World Hunger Sunday. Bread for the World also offers various hunger resources, some of which are available free online, including bulletin inserts, newsletters, and lectionary resources. Check out their Offering of Letters program for a powerful way for your church to get involved with hunger advocacy.

Church World Service offers information on CROP Hunger Walks, including dates and locations of events near you. You can also find downloadable hunger education curricula and activities for children and adults, bulletin inserts, fact sheets, and hymns and songs for worship.

"Feed Your Sheep," a song for children’s choirs, is meant to inspire children with the message that even though they are young, there is still something they can do to help. The song is written by Lorraine Nelson Wolf, music director of Hopewell Reformed Church, and is available for free from her website.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website has an extensive section on world hunger, including educational and worship resources. Visit the website for simulations, activities, hunger studies curricula, music, and more.

The magazine Reformed Worship has two articles on World Hunger Sunday, including a skit and worship planning suggestions. Visit their website and search under "Back Issues" for World Hunger Sunday.

The Seeds of Hope Publishers website offers hunger- and poverty-related worship and educational resources such as newsletters, placemats, litanies, prayers, sermon ideas, Bible studies, children's messages, and opportunities for action.

At the Lord's Table: Everyday Thanksgiving is a resource for worship leaders, adult educators, and teenage youth group leaders. At the Lord's Table focuses on how our food choices and the type of agriculture we support reflect our relationship with Creation. This resource provides sermon starters, liturgies, prayers and youth group ideas.

Tenders of the Garden is a web-based community and resource center for youth leaders and young adults.

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