Your Christmas gift to the world

Wendy Tsang/Act for Peace

The Christmas Bowl appeal is an important part of Christmas celebrations through giving, sharing and fundraising.

Together we are working for safety, dignity and justice in communities threatened by conflict and disaster. We’re making sure Burmese refugees have enough to eat, providing desperately needed medical care for Palestinian families in Gaza, and giving hope to Christians and other groups fleeing persecution in Iraq.  We come together ecumenically since 1949 to build a more peaceful world, “full of grace and truth”, in the way and spirit of Jesus. Thank you for joining us.

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How to get involved in the Christmas Bowl appeal

Register your church

Simply fill in our online registration form to receive your Christmas Bowl toolkit containing worship resources and stories about how your gifts change lives.

Inside you will find eight weeks of worship resources from Advent through to Epiphany. This year, the worship resources use stories from the field which relate to the theme contained in the lectionary readings for each particular week.

Plan your celebration

There are many ways to take part in the Christmas Bowl appeal. You can take your congregation on an eight week Christmas Bowl journey or simply dedicate one service to the appeal.

There are additional resources available to engage your congregation including videos and PowerPoints. You can also organise additional fundraising events such as a dinner or an ecumenical carol service. Click here for more information!

Return your gifts

The best way to distribute them is to place an envelope directly in the hand of each person who enters your church, school or organisation.

By putting God’s love into action and following Christ’s example, your congregational gifts to the Christmas Bowl will transform the lives of thousands of people around the world.

For more giving options please refer to page 30 in your Christmas Bowl toolkit.


Act for Peace Representatives

Act for Peace Representatives are people from your congregation willing to participate in the life of your church and be an extra-link between you and Act for Peace. If you don’t have an Act for Peace Representative and would like to nominate someone, please contact us on 1800 025 101.


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Thanks to your generous support, vulnerable families have been able to rebuild their shattered lives and keep their children safe.

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