Christian Aid Week
A message from Christian Aid:
‘The world's poorest countries have the weakest health systems, and many of the most vulnerable people will be exposed to this deadly virus. They will struggle to cope with any costs of healthcare, and the costs of being unable to earn a living while ill or quarantined. We have launched a Coronavirus Appeal to help us limit the impact on the communities we work with.’ Individuals can donate directly via the Christian Aid website.
More information of their Coronavirus Emergency Appeal here.
Northwood Hills United Reformed Church has suspended all acts of worship, physical meetings and other church activities (except for the Foodbank), probably for some weeks. While this is profoundly sad, we think it is a proper response to the Governments guidance.
It is also vital we remember the importance of showing kindness to the vulnerable.
“Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Rev Liz Shaw
Updated message from our Minister Revd Liz Shaw (19/05/20)
Foodbank - Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon - remains OPEN!
The United Reformed Church (URC) has offered this prayer:
In the midst of a storm,
You said, ‘Peace be still.’
Bid our anxious fears subside,
Sustain your church in faith, hope and love,
Bring our nation through this tumult,
Grant wisdom to those with heavy responsibilities,
And healing and hope to those who are infected.
Lucy Berry wrote this hymn, her friend Simon composed the tune and sang it, and her son researched and edited the film. She asks "please send it anywhere, to anyone whom it might cheer. It's free of copyright and our gift to you."
Jan Berry Prayer
God our refuge,
we seek your protection.
Protect the vulnerable from illness:
those who are old and frail,
weakened by years and struggle;
those who care for others,
expending energy and love;
those for whom inability to work
means hardship and poverty.
from the greed and suspicion
which snatches at our own security
stock-piling and panic-buying
that deprives others of the necessities of life.
Protect us from the shortsightedness
which sees the germ in our own eyes
and ignores the plagues
of hunger, war and violence
that take so many lives each day.
Protect us from the isolation
that leads to loneliness and despair
denying the interconnectedness
that links us with one another.
God our refuge
in our panic and fear
may we not lose sight of our common humanity
that makes us one people in you. Amen
Usual Church/Church Supported Activities:
Church Service - Sundays 10.30am followed by coffee
Coffee Mornings - 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10.30am - 12 noon
Come & Sing - Fridays (@term-time) 8 - 9.30pm
Sandwich Service - 1st Thursday of the month from 12pm short (@20 mins) church service followed by free light sandwich lunch
Book circle - Wednesdays periodically
Foodbank - Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon
Dementia Cafe - Tuesdays fortnightly 10.30am - 12.30pm
Table Tennis - Mondays (usually 1st & 3rd of month) 7.30 - 9pm
The diary shows hirer organised activities, as well as church activities, services and meetings. Scroll down to view more days. Activites are at our church site in Joel Street, unless otherwise stated. Activity times on the diary may be times the hirer has booked the room, please check sessions times & details with the activity organiser. Calendar times are only given to the nearest hour/half-hour. We try to ensure details are up-to-date but cannot guarantee things won't change! If you notice anything that needs changing, please contact the Church Office Manager see Contact page).
We believe that the Jesus calls us to work for a better and fairer world. We place a strong emphasis on social justice and showing our faith through action as well as words, including:
Foodbank Distribution Centre
Tuesday mornings 10am - 12 noon,
and Charity Coffee Mornings
1st & 3rd Saturdays of a month 10.30am - 12 noon.
We also support the work of Christian Aid, the URC's Commitment for Life programme, the London Churches Refugee Fund, Trinity Homeless and other local, national and international charities.
See more on our Faith in Action pages.
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Website last updated: 19/05/2020