Christian Aid Week 10 - 16 May
This year’s Christian Aid Week will be different again, for the second year now, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are unable to join together at Church for our coffee morning, shared lunch and have collections at Eastcote Station and outside the local shops. However, Christian Aid continues to work tirelessly around the world to support those in poverty. They are involved in rolling out the COVID 19 vaccination in developing countries, and in providing soap, masks and sanitiser to vulnerable families, who cannot afford these essentials, they can barely afford to eat. ‘The Climate emergency is one of the greatest injustices we face. Together we can stop this climate crisis. This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day’ (CA website).
If you would like to join with us in making a donation, we have set up a church online donation facility. Please go to:
To find out more see our letter and the Christian Aid website
Our Foodbank - Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon - remains OPEN! You are welcome!
Click here for more information about the Foodbank or donations needed.
The Foodbank is in need of:
Long life milk
Tea bags (small boxes are good)
Toiletries esp unisex hair shampoo and shower gel
Thank you for your support
Love Never Fails - a prayer from Christian Aid
Even in the darkest moments, love gives hope.
Love compels us to fight against coronavirus alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty.
Love compels us to stand together in prayer with our neighbours near and far.
Love compels us to give and act as one..
Now, it is clear that our futures are bound together more tightly than ever before.
As we pray in our individual homes – around the nation and around the world – we are united as one family.
So, let us pause and find a moment of peace, as we lift up our hearts together in prayer.
Pray for India
I will say of the Lord, ‘You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’.
God of power and might we lift our brothers and sister in India to you.
We pray for your protection,
We pray for your provision,
We pray for the nations of earth to have compassion.
When people are in need, you are our refuge.
When people are scared, you are our refuge.
When people are mourning, you are our refuge.
Compassionate God, draw close to those who seek your refuge today.
From Christian Aid
We are an inclusive Christian community that delights in difference.
We welcome and affirm people of all race, gender, sexuality, age, faith and abilities; and work to promote justice, equality and the well-being of all people.
Our building is registered for the celebration of same sex marriage.
As the sky spreads out its treasure
And the earth gives up her gift
In unexpected timeless measure
I feel my spirit lift.
A winter, hard as we have known,
At last makes way for spring,
The earth, once hard as granite stone,
Now green and flourishing.
I feel the air warm on my skin,
I turn my face towards the sky;
All around new life begins.
I spread my wings and start to fly.
Poem by Elizabeth Brown.
This is the Time to Pray Youtube video above - Andrew D. Brewis' song which raises funds for Christian Aid. More info here.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness“
‘Love…bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.’
1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Bring your peace Lord Youtube video (above)
Lord, are we sheep or are we wolves?
For sometimes it seems that a killer instinct is more valued in this world, and we become one who preys on communities rather than living in community.
We may not be aware of it, for the ways of the world are seductive and we slip into wolves’ clothing without thinking.
We make bad choices – how and where we spend our money – not thinking of the exploitation that may have taken place.
Lord, Good Shepherd, forgive us these times – when the wolf lurks beneath.
Remind us that, as Christians, we are creatures of the fold.
Bring us back to the community of love and life as it should be lived. Amen.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.
Mark 12: 29-31
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