Christian Aid Week – 13 – 19 May 2018

 

This year Christian Aid is focusing on standing together to help people who have lost everything as a result of natural disasters. Christian Aid wants to help build homes that withstand future storms.

Marcelin’s Story

Marcelin lost his home, livestock and possessions when Hurricane Matthew struck. Now his family live in a disused shower block.
Will you help build disaster-proof homes for vulnerable people like Marcelin in Haiti?

Read more about Marcelin’s story here.

The house to house collection offers blessing to those who give, and is also a great opportunity for praying for the people to whom envelopes are delivered. It is one of the ways in which we express unity with other local churches, and with the work of Christian Aid in helping people of all faiths and none who are in severe need, in the name of Jesus. Last year the collection in our area raised just over £2800 to support people in very difficult circumstances.

Envelopes need to be delivered just before or early on in the Week, and collected by 19 May. It is helpful to make two visits to houses where there is no reply the first time. Collector packs will be given out on Sunday 13 May.

Helen NixonIf you would be able to help with the house to house collection in some of the roads in our parish this year, please contact Helen Nixon as soon as possible or speak to Helen or to Kenneth and Fiona Reid after one of the Sunday services. (We’ve really appreciated help from Authentic, Pathfinders and Rangers in past years!) Some people who have collected in the past are not available this year, so it would be lovely to have some new volunteers!

On Sunday 13 May at the start of the Christian Aid Week, there will be a short commissioning of all the Christian Aid collectors.
Click here to find out more about Christian Aid Week.

 

4th Apr 2018 Posted in: News by Emma Orton 0

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