from Signs of the Times No. 60 - Jan 2016

Our partners the Student Christian Movement have been in touch about this annual event which you may be interested in and able to promote.

The SCM website includes free resources to download and use to mark Student Sunday.

What is Student Sunday?

Student Sunday happens every year on the third Sunday of February. It is organised by the World Student Christian Federation and known worldwide as the Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS).

Join individuals and churches from around the world to mark Student Sunday 2016 and show your support for the thousands of students globally who are living out their faith and working for peace and justice.

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) in Britain is partnering with the World Student Christian Federation to create a resource pack that will enable churches and student groups to celebrate Student Sunday. The theme in 2016 is ‘Stories of Faith’, reflecting the diversity of faith stories from students around the world. From Europe and the Middle East to Latin America and Asia, find out how you can be praying for students as they face different challenges.

This year’s pack contains resources to help you plan a service and include different activities in your specific setting – including prayer ideas for small groups, sermon notes, all-age activities, worship and liturgy materials, and reflections from students.

You can order the toolkit for free today. Visit the SCM website, complete the order form and you’ll be sent a link to download the pack.