Harvest Appeals & Resources 2018

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This Harvest, Christian Aid stands together with women like Aster in Ethiopia, to rejoice and call for gender justice through Christian Aid’s 2018 Harvest Appeal. As we celebrate and praise God for providing all we need, we also stand with our sisters whose harvests are uncertain.

Download Harvest resources. Includes inspiring resources, such as prayers, posters, videos and all-age presentations, to help plan your Harvest offering service.

Celebrate Harvest with Self Help Africa and you can help African farmers to break the cycle of hunger and create a brighter future for their families.

Self Help Africa’s FREE 2018 resource pack will help you plan your Harvest service. To order your free pack, please call the fundraising team on 01743 277170, e-mail harvest@selfhelpafrica.org or download the resources directly from www.selfhelpafrica.org/uk/harvest/


Please help WaterAid by holding a harvest supper, and together your congregation can make sure another community has a harvest worth celebrating. The free resource pack has everything you need to host a fantastic supper, explore the themes of water and harvest with your congregation and pay in the money you raise.

Request your free pack >

British Food Fortnight runs from 22nd September to 7th October 2018 and is linked to the harvest festival season: Bring Home the Harvest. It has also incorporated the National Harvest Service which was established in 2013, the inaugural event being held in Westminster Abbey - the first harvest service held at the Abbey in nearly half a century. 

Celebrate Harvest with Send a Cow. This Harvest, get together with your school or congregation to give families in Uganda the seeds, tools and skills to grow their own future.

This autumn your Church or School can give a family an abundant Harvest by joining our celebrations.

Lots of activities and resources have been prepared for you to download for free, to inspire your fundraising.

Across the Middle East, people are struggling to provide food for their families, due to conflict and oppression. Hunger and sickness is rife.

Embrace have produced free resources to help you celebrate Harvest this year and they hope that you will use these ideas and resources to raise funds for our Christian partners who are bringing lasting change to refugees across the Middle East.

During this time of harvest we thank the Lord for all we have and think of ways we can bless others. At Tearfund they want to help others around the world in every way they can – and through your support this harvest you can help bring people to a place where they not just survive, but thrive. This harvest let’s be inspired to give out of what we have – to give as Jesus did – and see huge transformation in the lives of people around the world.

Harvest service resources are available on the Germinate (Arthur Rank Centre) website.

More and more people in the UK are struggling with money and debt. 600,000 families are spending more on repaying debts than on food. One in four adults have less than £500 saved to cover an emergency. Nearly 9 million adults are over-indebted but only 1 in 6 are currently seeking help.

In 2016, churches and communities across the country responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Mustard Seed Appeal to raise money for those in financial distress. The money raised totalled over £100k and led to the creation of the Just Finance Foundation.

The Mustard Seed Appeal is asking churches to share their harvest collection or host a small event at harvest to raise money to build Archbishop Justin’s vision for a fairer financial system.

This is a chance to bring about change, to make finance fair for all. Find out how you can get involved in the Mustard Seed Appeal and download our free service resource featuring sermon notes, prayers, and more.

Find out more.