The Paralympics Are Coming Are You Having A Party?
So Channel 4 is the official broadcaster of the Paralympics.. you can't have failed to see their advert Meet The Superhumans by now, complete with Public Enemy's Harder Than You Think soundtrack. But just how can you and your church run a project or make an impact in your community, hand in hand with these impressive games? More Than Gold have a few ideas...
(PICTURES: PARALYMPIC SWIMMER ELLIE SIMMONDS, MORE THAN GOLD LOGO)
Editor Emma writes:
If you haven't thought about it already organising something to celebrate or communicate the gospel to your community, through a fun event, party, or project could seem quite daunting!.. Let's face it the action is less than 8 days away.. Thank Goodness for those clever, practical people at More Than Gold! They have come up with a range of ideas which are not only quick and simple but also... highly effective.
Ideas for your church to make a splash for the Paralympics include:
Your church can do what the Olympic movement has done - take the issues of disability to its heart.
This can be through:
Holding special events highlighting the Paralympics -ideas at link
Celebrating the Paralympic Torch Relay
Marking a Sunday a Paralympic Sunday
Running a 'Luke 14 Banquet': It's an idea based on Jesus' story of a great banquet where the master sends his servants out to bring disabled and disadvantaged people to the table. For a free guide to how your church can run one click here.
No matter what you do, be sure to register with LOCOG's Local Leaders programme for their additional help and to make your events known. Just go to link.
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