Liturgy and worship aids
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Health Network (PHN) offers resources to assist in observing Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness. Our 2014 focus is on living with depression and the valuable role of the faith community. This emphasis can be observed at any time/times in the life of your worshiping community, throughout the year. It is our hope and prayer that, beyond observation of a Health Awareness Sunday, we will all work together to ensure a place for everyone at the Lord’s Table where the gifts of all God’s people are valued, supported, and affirmed.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, which struck the U.S. Northeast coast in late October 2012, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written the hymn, “When Waters Roar and Foam.” The hymn recognizes the damage caused by the superstorm, but recognizes the renewing power of God and calls the church to prayer and to love in response.
Where should we look for God in situations of tragedy or disaster? Use this article from the Thoughtful Christian along with an accompanying study guide.
Use this sheet hymn as a worship aid while thinking about those affected by disasters.
This sheet provides objectives for various workshops, each with activities for children to learn and understand Biblical stories.
A service of confession and healing
This Lent, the Words Matter project invites you to the spiritual discipline of paying attention to your words. Far from a desire to be politically correct, Words Matter focuses on deep thinking about what is really at stake in the words we use, acknowledging that words can be used to tear down — but hopeful that more of us will embrace the potential of words to build up.
See also: Words Matter
Download this resource list by Dr. Bruce Harding and Rev. Danielle A. James.
Download the Table of Contents for the World AIDS Day Packet 2013.
Use this resource packet with your congregation to observe Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, 2011:
- Cover letter
- Getting to Zero in the Midst of Advent
- Sample sermon
- Planning Services of Worship that Lift Up World AIDS Day
- “Hazmat Suits and a Funeral”
- Top Ten Reasons to “Know Your Status”
- “Save the Date” flier
- AIDS 2012 FAQs flier
- AIDS 2012 one page summary
- The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS DVD flier
- Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church: Prophetic Witness and Compassionate Action flier
- Faith in Action Award flier
- Press release, “Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) seeks nominations ...