Many charities and organisations have resources available for Harvest services below are just some of the resources available for Harvest services.
Harvest is a time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have such a wealth of food readily available to us, a situation which is far from reality for many around the world. Changing climates and droughts mean that families face an ever more bitter battle for survival. Christian Aid are providing seeds, tools and training to help local communities around the globe to give people the chance not just to survive, but to thrive. Find out how you can help this harvest here or call 01603 620051 for more information.
Self Help Africa
Celebrate Harvest this year with Self Help Africa - a charity that helps families in rural Africa to feed themselves. They are offering a free Harvest Resources Pack which includes a poster, a talk, prayers, stories from Africa and activities for all ages. To find out more call 01743 277170 or visit their website.
Send a Cow
Send a Cow’s Harvest resources give families in Africa the tools and training they need to grow a Harvest for Life. Every family your church supports with Gifts that Grow will pass on the seeds, knowledge and training to at least another five families. For more information please call 01225 874 222 or visit the website.
HOPE for Harvest
Tearfund works through local churches to unlock people’s potential and help them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. Resources for Harvest this year focus on child trafficking. Call 0208 9779144 or visit the Tearfund website for more information.
WaterAid aim to bring clean, safe drinking water to those who need it all over the world. This vital wate
not only be safe to drink, but will also help people to grow their own crops. This means they can earn a living - families can not only feed
themselves but afford for children to get an education.
Find out more about WaterAid's 'Recipe For Life.' harvest appeal and watch their harvest appeal film here.
Embrace the Middle East
Embrace the Middle East aims to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East. They partner with local Christians who provide health, education and community development programmes to those in need - regardless of their faith or nationality. They have a Harvest Pack containing resources including service plans, assembly plans and DVDs about their work. Find out more here.
Transform Burkina, a small UK based Christian charity, asking churches to ‘Please sit down’ this harvest to support education in Burkina Faso.
The charity has produced free, simple to use, harvest materials which can be downloaded here. Through ‘Please sit down’ the charity is asking churches to raise money to provide rural schools in Burkina Faso with desks for pupils.
Visit the charity’s website for more information.