If you're searching for a fresh way to talk about Palm Sunday in your church, then maybe we have the answer.
Traidcraft’s pioneering new fair trade palm oil, dubbed FairPalm, lends itself to a palm-themed service of worship for Palm Sunday and presents a great opportunity to talk about God’s heart for the poor.
FairPalm, found in both Traidcraft's Clean & Fair range and our new cookies, is an ethical answer to a major problem. Your typical mass-produced palm oil is used in around 50% of the products found in UK supermarkets. The problem is that it's grown in place of rainforests in the far east which are being cleared at an alarming rate. This type of palm oil is extremely harmful to the environment.
FairPalm, however, is produced by smallholder farmers in Ghana, where it grows naturally alongside other crops. It's great for the environment and it's great for people too because it provides them with a fair wage - vital income to pay for their children's education, nutrisious food or adequate shelter.
That's why FairPalm is a excellent way to get your church thinking about a different set of issues this Palm Sunday.
We've developed a resource pack to give you all the information you need to make your service run smoothly. It includes a talk that explores the depth of faith of those who welcomed with palm branches the King riding on a donkey, interesting facts about palm, the FairPalm story, and a challenge to have faith that produces fruit.
So take a look and see what you could use in your service...