30 September 2016
Resources from Christian Publishing and Outreach (CPO)
CPO (Christian Publishing and Outreach) Garcia Estate, Canterbury Road, Worthing, BN13 1BW
Tel: 01903 263345
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cpo-online.org.uk
A range of products including written resources, tracts and evangelistic materials for children and adults. http://eauk.co/1wiGkJf
from Barnabas in Churches
Barnabas in Churches, BRF, 15 The Chambers, Vineyard, Abingdon, OX14 3FE
Tel: 01865 319700
Halloween – light and dark. A children’s activity session that includes games and prayers http://eauk.co/1UW13jv
All Saints Day http://eauk.co/1MbLUD0 and http://eauk.co/1QFWx2J
Resources from World Vision
Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR
Tel: 01908 841000
New resources for 2016: Carve a heart into a pumpkin to show that love triumphs over fear. Free themed resources for churches, including material written by the Alliance's director of Mission Gavin Calver are available to download: http://eauk.co/2dJCB27
Resources from Bible Society
Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG.
Tel: 01793 418222
New resource for 2016: Might there be more to Halloween? This resource explores the origins and questions raised by Hallowe’en. and is idealfor those new to church or to be used as an outreach tool. £2.50 bulk discounts available http://eauk.co/2cQgR61
Resources from Reachout Trust
Reachout Trust 24 Ormond Road, Richmond, Surrey. TW10 6TH.
Tel: 0845 241 2158
Don't be tricked
Full colour tract warning of the dangers of Halloween - for adults and other children. Price: 35p for 1-10 copies. Bulk prices available.
Practical overview of the topic for adults http://reachouttrust.org/occult/halloween/
Resources from Scripture Union
207-209 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2EB
Tel: 01908 856000
Scripture Union's new Light Party pack is a completely free resource that gives churches all they need to run an exciting Light party for children. You can order a pack online at www.lightparty.org.uk and there are extra free resources that can be downloaded or ordered to help make planning a Light Party even easier. The Light Party pack includes:
- Crafts, games, top tips, Bible links and discussion ideas with the biblical theme of 'light';
- extra resources available for download.
Resources from The Good Book Company
The Good Book Company Ltd, Unit B1, Blenheim House, 1 Blenheim Road, Epsom Surrey, KT19 9AP
Tel: 0333 123 0880 (local rate call)
or use the Contact Us form on the website: www.thegoodbook.co.uk/contact-us
One Day Wonders
One Day Wonders includes everything you need to run Bible activity events at Christmas, Easter and Halloween. The flexible material includes a wide range of fun activities to choose from. Some of the activities featured in the book are available as free downloads from http://eauk.co/1wh6B7W otherwise the whole pack is available for £7.49
The Fright of Your Life
This colourful evangelistic tract is designed for use with early teens (11-14s), and aims to show that Jesus is the Lord of Heaven and Earth. It is Him we should truly fear. It is designed either to hand out at the door on Halloween, or as part of an 'alternative' Halloween party. It focuses on three passages from the Bible where people meet Jesus and are afraid. 20p each. Bulk purchase discounts available.
A Friend in the Dark
A short, colourful leaflet with puzzles and word searches taking the theme of being scared of the dark - a fear many children have. It uses John 8 v12 to explain that Jesus is the light of the world and can be our friend. Suitable for children aged 6-12. 20p each. Bulk purchase discounts available.
Trick or Treat?
An entertaining short video explaining the Christian viewpoint in verse from 10ofthose.com
Why not go and ask your local Christian bookseller what is available this year? Here are some suggestions of titles to look out for:
Better than Halloween - bright alternatives for churches and children
Aims to provide lots of advice and ideas around organising a meaningful alternative Halloween event for children aged 5-11. It includes a free CD-ROM, and is fully photocopiable. By Nick Harding. Published by Church House Publishing, 2006, £9.99. ISBN 0715141015. Available from Christian bookshops http://eauk.co/1Buv0K8
Fright the Good Fright
Alternative ideas to traditional Halloween celebrations. Three party packs included, each introducing a different aspect of the Bible with games, masks and dressing up. By Steve English, published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd, 2004, £5.50 ISBN 1844172937. Available from most Christian bookshops or online at www.kevinmayhew.com
The facts on Halloween - What Christians need to know by John
Ankerberg and John Weldon
Outlines the origins of Halloween and discusses Christian responses. Also examines the issues surrounding ghosts and witches. Published by Harvest House Publishers, 2003, £3.99. ISBN 0736911200. Available from most Christian bookshops or online Christian retailers ISBN 1565078519.
Professor Bumblebrain's Absolutely Bonkers Halloween by Andy Robb
Supplied as a pack containing 10 copies of Professor Bumblebrain's Absolutely Bonkers: Halloween. It's a short comic designed to engage 7-11 year-old with how Halloween started and what it is really about. Designed to give the message of light rather than darkness this is suitable to give to trick-or-treaters or church youth groups. Published by CWR publishing. £8.50. ISBN 9781853456558 Available from most Christian bookshops or online Christian retailers.
The Bag of HOPE is a free resource available for UK churches to order. from One Hope, UCB and World Vision. It contains a full colour Bible based booklet that can be used to hand out to 'trick or treat' callers. Last date for orders for pre-Halloween delivery is 17 October 2016.
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