Update on our Christingle Services 2013
During the Christmas period and especially through our Christingle Services we have been supporting the work of the Children's Society
We are thrilled to announce that this year a total of £1385.10 has been raised , with Gift Aid to be added to this by the Children's Society
Thank you to everybody who contributed to this magnificent effort
More about the 2013 Lent Appeal ……..
NEW BEGINNINGS OR IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS
“Leprosy is a disease of poverty. Help to break the cycle”.
This is the challenge issued by The Leprosy Mission. People affected by leprosy face a triple blow of disease, disability, and discrimination. The Leprosy Mission is able to provide a springboard to a new beginning for thousands of people each year. As well as providing opportunities for early diagnosis and treatment it offers the gift of healthcare, rehabilitation, vocational training, housing and a fresh water supply - everyday services which we probably take for granted.
The latest challenge lies in South Sudan. It is the newest member state of the United Nations, and is a new country in need of hope. The children there are part of a leprosy-affected community now living in tents, having been recently displaced from their lands. They had very little to begin with but now they are destitute, with their only goal being survival.
The Leprosy Mission is working with the government of South Sudan to set up a programme to diagnose and treat leprosy before it leaves a person disabled or robs them of their eyesight. Wara, for instance, is 10 years old, and lives with his grandmother, mother and sister in a tent in the leprosy community on the edge of Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Angelica, his grandmother, can no longer work because of leprosy-caused disabilities, and his mother, Nainara, struggles to earn enough to feed the family. Education, Wara’s only hope of breaking free from the chains of poverty, seems an impossible dream.
St. Peter’s has chosen to support The Leprosy Mission through our Lent Appeal this year. There is an envelope with each Church Magazine this month. We have the opportunity to make a life-changing gift to help Wara and others like him, by making a small sacrifice during Lent, which would make a big difference in South Sudan.
We can give the gift of hope, and we can remember the work of The Leprosy Mission in our prayers.
Sheila Goodman, on behalf of the Faith, Mission in Action Committee of the PCC
“THEY’VE GIVEN ME A WAY TO CALM DOWN”
‘GOD OUR ROCK’
GOD OUR ROCK COURSE 2012
Spring Term Dates 7.00 - 9.00pm
Session 1 Monday 16th April Wesley Lounge
Session 2 Monday 23rd April Wesley Lounge
Session 3 Monday 30th April Wesley Lounge
Session 4 Monday 14th May Wesley Lounge
Session 5 Monday 21st May Wesley Lounge
Session 6 Monday 28th May Wesley Lounge
Session 7 Monday 11th June Wesley Lounge
Session 8 Monday 18th June Wesley Lounge
Session 9 Monday 25th June Wesley Lounge
Session 10 Monday 2nd July Wesley Lounge
All welcome; previous attendance not necessary.
For more details contact Janet Haworth or Clare Harding.
Letters of thanks
From our donations from our 'Parable of the Talents'
St. Peter's - Mission in Action
BATHROOMS AND TOILETS
No, not and advert from B and Q, or Homebase, but for indication of the number of families who could be helped to install a bathroom and toilet in India, and provide a clean water supply to their homes, tthereby relieving the mothers from the drudgery of daily water collection. And where will the money come from, you may well ask; the recent Christian Aid co9llection by the `Team` from St. Peter`s, from our allocation of homes around the parish, generated a record £692.85, which, with Income Tax to be reclaimed via Gift Aid, amounted to £743.81, a significant increase on 2009.
We`ve yet to receive the total for
I leave you with a couple of sums.
£8 could buy more than 80 fruit treesaplings in
How many fruit trees would £743.81 buy?
£16 could buy the materials needed to build 5 meteres of new drainage in
How many metres of drainage would £743.81 buy? Answers on a postcard, please!
St. Peter's - Mission in Action
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