Greater Love - marking the centenary of the first World War
'Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends' (John 15:13)
As part of HOPE's focus on 2014 as a year of mission, we are preparing resources to help churches to mark the centenary of World War 1 at the heart of local communities.
The centenary commemorations will be a key point in 2014 bringing communities together. The events offer the local church a focus to link with families in their community: a mission moment that is a natural context to talk about Christian themes like sacrifice, prayer, hope, heroism and community.
Commemorative events throughout the country will be held around 4 August 2014, the centenary of the start of the Great War. HOPE is working with denominations and key Christian ministries as we did for the Diamond Jubilee, to develop resources for schools and churches to use. Branded 'Greater Love' these resources will help churches and their communities to reflect, pray, and find out more about the source of Greater Love today.
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