12th July, 2012
London's churches are being asked to be involved in a "public flashmob of prayer and worship" in Trafalagar Square on Saturday as part of the lead-up to the Olympic Games later this month.
The event is being coordinated under the banner of "A New Thing" and is the work of outreach initiatives Joy to the Streets and 7:14.
As well as the flashmob, they're asking London church congregations to head out on the streets between 11am and noon on Saturday and sing. The flashmob will then be held between 2pm and 4pm.
To see a song written specifically for the day, head to www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmKXeq57XIk.For more on the initiative, see www.anewthing.co.uk.
More Than Gold - an umbrella organisation for Olympic-related outreach events - is also calling on Christians all around the world to stop and pray at 8.12am on 27th July, the precise time at which the London Organising Committee has called for bells to be rung for three minutes across the UK to mark the first day of the Olympic Games.
For more, see www.allthebells.com. For other Olympic related events and resources, see www.morethangold.org.uk.
- DAVID ADAMS