Covenant World Relief
Connect your church to CWR
For more than 60 years, CWR has been the Evangelical Covenant Church’s response to human suffering and injustice in the world. Join us today in becoming a Partner in Transformation.
Bring CWR to your Church
Host a CWR Sunday
November 22, 2020 is this year’s official CWR Sunday when all Covenant Churches are invited to share about the work of CWR, but you can plan a CWR Sunday whenever it fits in your church calendar. Contact us if you would like a CWR representative to join you on your CWR Sunday to share from the pulpit or during a special event. CWR representatives are available throughout the year to preach or teach at your church.
Download or order the materials below to use on your CWR Sunday to share about the work of CWR:
- Download bulletin inserts or full CWR Updates to hand out to your congregation.
- Order CWR Brochures to introduce your congregation to CWR ministries.
- Hang up the CWR Poster in your church to remind your congregation of the people they are helping around the world.
- Visit CovChurch.org/cwr/videos to find CWR partner videos that show the impact of CWR ministries around the world.
Raise awareness on global issues
Through both the Refugee Journey and Project Blue, churches are invited to raise awareness about global issues where CWR partners are active. CWR and our partners are working for transformation in communities around the world and we also hope for transformation in each of us, that we would become like Christ and come to see others as our brothers and sisters worthy of dignity and respect as we develop new understandings of poverty, injustice, and access to basic needs such as clean water.
The Refugee Journey was introduced at CHIC 2018. It is an opportunity for you and your church to experience what it is like to be forced from home and become a refugee. This interactive project gives each person the opportunity to follow the story of Syrian or South Sudanese refugees from life before conflict all the way through to 10 years after being forced from home.
The CWR Project Blue Walk for Water was introduced at CHIC 2015. It is an opportunity for you and your church to experience firsthand what it is like to carry a five-gallon jerry can (40 pounds) in a simulated water collection experience. The project gives each person or team the opportunity to follow one of four stories from around the world highlighting some of the struggles of those who walk for water.
Kids Helping Kids resources are developed in partnership between Serve Globally, Covenant World Relief, and the Make and Deepen Disciples mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Each year a new Kids Helping Kids resource is developed to highlight a global issue through a twelve-week curriculum to help children learn from the faith stories of other children around the world and reflect on and share their own stories of faith and what it means to respond thoughtfully and responsibly to global issues.
To see current and past Kids Helping Kids resources, visit the Kids Helping Kids page.
Through this year's free 12-week resource, children will learn from and be inspired by stories from orphaned and vulnerable children from around the world. Kids Helping Kids shares how Covenant partners are showing the love of Christ by caring for and supporting children and families and provides an opportunity for children to learn, pray and give to support these programs.
In partnership with the Hindustani Covenant Church, Covenant World Relief is able to provide communion wafers produced at the Home of Hope in Pune, India. Women who escape the commercial sex industry come to the Home of Hope to receive counseling, rest, and learn new jobs including making communion wafers.
Communion wafers are bundled in packs of 50. The cost is $25 plus shipping and handling for each pack of 500.
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.