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Lights for Christ Enabler
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 badge, a wristband, a T-shirt, or something else. Our friends at Arise Sheffield have put together a list of websites where you can buy faith-related apparel. Your church may have reserved a pack of badges and stickers for WYFF featuring 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.
‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have…’
(1 Peter 3:15)