‘More Than Gold’ is an organisation that encourage churches to make the most of the Olympic Games. More than gold is both national and local. One Voice are committed partnering with More Than Gold for a major programme in 2012 that will include at its heart acts of service and community engagement over the Olympic period, but also throughout the year as we move towards the games. Our whole year programme will badged ‘More Than Gold’ irrespective of whether individual events are directly linked to the Olympics themselves.
2012 will be a big year for York, with the York 800 Charter celebrations, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilllee and the Games themselves.
The churches of York will be busy all year making the most of the opportunities before us. One church may have a sports quiz, another have a speaker. One may have an afternoon tea, and another a walk… They are different locals events under the same banner. We want everyone to know that Jesus offers more than an Olympic gold medal. Every church can take part!
Central to our strategy will be a week of mission commencing on 27th May (Pentecost), with a launch event at 6.30 – 8.00pm at York Minster. Bishop Martin Wallace will address us and commission us to go out and into the parishes and communities that we serve. Each church will put on ‘mission’ events under the More Than Gold banner. One church may have a sports quiz, another have a speaker. One may have an afternoon tea, and another a walk… They are different locals events under the same banner.
Why not watch Bishop Martin and other church leaders in the city in a brief 3 minute video presentation to explain what we are doing?
The promotional viseo can be watched or downloaded from Vimeo or Youtube but is also available on a DVD for your church by collecting a copy from the One Voice Prayer breakfast on Wednesday mornings. If your church hasn’t already got a copy and you are unable to collect a DVD then contact us by email and we will send you one out.
Look out for things near you. Here is the link to the latest plans…
Keep visiting the ‘More Than Gold – LATEST’ page for updates.