Order your free resources by 22nd September ready for Wear Your Faith Fortnight 2023.
After the success of last year’s campaign, the Diocese of Sheffield is partnering with Arise Sheffield to run Wear Your Faith Fortnight (WYFF) for a second year. We’re inviting Christians across South Yorkshire to wear a symbol of their faith for two weeks (22nd October – 5th November). As the season changes and the nights get darker, let’s wear our faith and share the hope and light that Jesus brings.
People can wear any symbol of faith to take part – perhaps a necklace, a wristband, a T-shirt, or something else. Leaders of any church in the Diocese of Sheffield can reserve free packs of pin badges and waterproof stickers to give out to their congregations to help them take part. There are a limited number of packs available so reserve resources for your church as soon as possible using this form: https://forms.gle/H189EEqbE1XF5ZED7 .
This year’s badges and stickers feature four new designs:
The Forgive badge was designed by 11-year-old Ezinne Ehosiem, winner of the Bishop’s Badge Competition. Her design reminds us of the importance of forgiveness and features a beacon of light shining in the darkness.
Focal Minister James Kirk designed the SOUL badge to remind us that there are over 8 billions souls on this planet – each one created for relationship with God. Recognising that we each have a soul helps us to see our own and others’ inherent worth, and reminds us to seek the Lord with all our heart and all our soul.
The Lightbulb Badge is a new version of last year’s Lights for Christ badge – a symbol of our shared calling to shine the light of Jesus in the world today.
The Hallow badge features the Arise Sheffield logo and encourages us to ‘hallow’ this season of the year. Find out more about Arise:Hallow here: https://www.arisesheffield.org/seasons/hallow .
Wearing and Sharing our Faith
Of course, we don’t need to wear a symbol of faith to show that we’re followers of Jesus – our words, actions and attitude speak volumes. But wearing a symbol of our faith can inspire others and let them know that we’re open to conversations about faith.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing more ideas and resources to help people take part in Wear Your Faith Fortnight. Please see this website and our social media channels for updates.