Family Worship Resources Welcome to the first FW newsletter of 2003
 In This Issue: Jan/Feb 2003 
   New format newsletter
   FW Roadshow dates announced
   Rwanda Album available now
   New albums in 2003
   Easter songs and resources
   Joke Spot
 New format newsletter
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 Rwanda Album available now
We're excited that the recording of children's songs from Rwanda that FW helped with last year is now available. You can check out some of the songs, see the story behind this amazing project, and order the CD securely online.

See the details of the Rwanda children's album

Rwanda Children's Album
 Easter songs and resources
Free MP3 song downloads and sheet music are available for our most popular Easter songs. Also available are two royalty-free drama scripts, ideal for use in Easter services.

Feautred songs include:

"If we were to keep quiet" - ideal for Palm Sunday, based on Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem

"Jesus, thank you for the cross" - a simple, heartfelt song of worship and thanksgiving, in language that a child can understand, but profound and challenging for adults too

"Whiter than the snow" - probably the most popular new song from our latest album, FW4

"Healing River" - a prayer for the healing power of the cross to be released in our familes, churches, communities and nations

Visit the Easter Resources page

Easter Resources
 FW Roadshow dates announced
Many dates for the FW Roadshow are now confirmed, so if you'd like to catch us in action, then check out the diary page to see if we're coming to a church or town near you in 2003. If you're interested in a Roadshow for your own church, then do drop us an email and we'll send some details.

Check out the Roadshow diary dates

Roadshow dates
 New albums in 2003
Work is underway on not one but two new albums this year. First up will be a follow-on to the popular "Teach us to pray" album, this time focusing on the theme of the Bible. The songs will aim to teach children where the Bible came from, how and why we should read it, and also a number of songs of pure scripture set to music.

Do pray for us as we write and select the songs, gather a children's choir, and put the recording together over the next few months.

Secondly, we'll be recording an album of English translations of a number of the songs from the Rwanda album, along with other songs of intercession and hope for that nation, and the whole continent of Africa. The aim is to gather a large, multi-racial children's choir to sing on the album, and model unity in worship among the rising generation.

We've always found that it is a huge help to have a large number of people from all over the world praying for recording projects, and espcially for the children involved. I would like to invite you to sign up to receive email bulletins on our projects this year so that you can pray with us. If you are able to help in this way, please accept my sincere thanks for your partnership.

Will you be a prayer partner?

Will you be a prayer partner?
 Joke Spot
Well, if you haven't heard these church bulletin bloopers before, then where have you been, but if you have, they're still some of the best!

"A new loudspeaker system has been installed in the church. It was given by one of our members in honour of his wife."

"Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24, in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days."

"Please welcome Pastor Don, a caring individual who loves hurting people."

Want some more? Check out the KidsZone

Jokes, jokes and more jokes
This newsletter is written by Mike Burn and is published by Family Worship Resources, part of Ichthus Christian Fellowship, London, UK. Copyright 2003, Mike Burn.

Inclusion of links and quotations does not imply full endorsement of the contents. The newsletter may be forwarded or reproduced in full or in part providing that the source is acknowledged.

Send comments or queries, or suggested articles or links for inclusion in future newsletters to MikeBurn@familyworship.org.uk

Thanks for reading, and if you've made it this far, or even if you just skipped to the end before hitting
delete, blessings to you in Jesus' name

Mike

 Family Worship