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Worship Resources

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PWS&D has a variety of different worship resources perfect for any PWS&D-themed service or a service addressing issues of poverty, hunger and HIV and AIDS. Worship resources include full worship services, Advent and Lent liturgies, as well as bulletin inserts.

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

by Anna Muir

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]

Advent 2017 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

Even in the face of poverty, injustice and disaster, hope, love, peace and joy find a way. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable. We are responding to restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation. As […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

Share the work of PWS&D with PowerPoint

by Anna Muir

Presbyterian World Service & Development encourages individuals, mission groups and advocates to share the work of PWS&D with their congregation. This new PowerPoint presentation makes presenting easy by providing a general overview of our programs, speaking notes, beautiful images and real stories from people whose lives have been touched by the generosity of Presbyterians.

2017 PWS&D Worship Resource

by Anna Muir

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

Mark Your Calendars – PWS&D Sunday is February 5, 2017

by Anna Muir

On PWS&D Sunday, we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise of abundant life for all by serving vulnerable communities across the globe. Through programs in community development and emergency relief, together, we are making a difference! Make February 5 a day to reflect on those who continue to struggle for […]

World AIDS Day 2016: Staying on Track

by Anna Muir

The past decade has seen encouraging gains on the journey toward a world without AIDS. Between 2010 and 2015, annual AIDS-related deaths decreased from 2.2 million to 2.1 million. Worldwide, new HIV infections have fallen by 6% since 2010. But the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. Worldwide, an estimated 1.9 million […]

Hunger for Justice: World Food Day 2016

by Anna Muir

Here in Canada, despite a summer of hot temperatures and little rain, most of us will still enjoy an abundant supply of food with family and friends this autumn. It is a different story for many subsistence farmers living in parts of the global south, where changing weather patterns—triggering drought or flooding—and the rising cost […]

Share the work of PWS&D with PowerPoint

by Anna Muir

Presbyterian World Service & Development encourages individuals, mission groups and advocates to share the work of PWS&D with their congregation. This new PowerPoint presentation makes presenting easy by providing a general overview of our programs, speaking notes, beautiful images and real stories from people whose lives have been touched by the generosity of Presbyterians.  

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Day Worship Resources

by Anna Muir

Help Support Refugees! PWS&D works with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help refugees access enough nutritious food as they wait for peace and the opportunity to return home. Please pray for those enduring the uncertainty and trauma of displacement, and consider making a donation that will lead to critical, life-saving assistance. Worship Resources The resources in […]