Countdown to Christian Aid Week
I hope you had a wonderful Easter with time to reflect and celebrate. We're now just a few short weeks away from Christian Aid Week - a fantastic 7 days of prayer and action to tackle world poverty. There's still time to get involved so please get in touch if you'd like to be linked up with your nearest group or participating church. You can always organise your own Big Brekkie in your home or work place - contact me for resources.
With every blessing,
Regional Coordinator, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Fight poverty with porridge
Make breakfast the most important meal of the day by organising a Last orders, please! fundraiser at work, church or home! Jesus calls us to love our neighbour, so join us by getting friends, colleagues and family together for a shared breakfast. Get your free pack with everything you need now.
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Severn Way sponsored walk
In May, local Methodist minister John Beardsley will walk the Severn Way, a 225 mile route that follows the river from its source in Plynlimon, Wales to its end near Bristol.
You're invited to join John on 18 May, walking from Tewkesbury to Gloucester, as part of Christian Aid Week 2016. The 13.5 mile walk ends at Gloucester docks.
Donations will go towards the work of Christian Aid, supporting the world's poorest communities.
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Last orders, please!
Do you have all the materials you need for Christian Aid Week (15-21 May)? There’s still time to place your orders and make sure you have everything you need, whatever your plans for the week. You can download films and worship materials for your Christian Aid Week church service too.
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Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.' Proverbs 13:12
Refugees across Europe are living with hope deferred - hope of continuing an education, finding warm shelter or working in their profession. On the Macedonian border, Christian Aid partner Philanthropy operates 24/7 distributing food and clothing. What can we do in the South West? Be informed, pray, talk to our MPs and give.
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Seven days of prayer
Get everyone in your church involved in Christian Aid Week by asking them to pray. Give out our seven day devotional, a week-long meditation on the parable of the Good Samaritan. How can we be good neighbours to people like Morsheda, living in poverty and at the mercy of the river in Bangladesh? Click 'order more resources' above to order copies for everyone, or download your own copy here.
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From prayer to action
Rising global temperatures are making the flooding in Bangladesh worse, rendering life harder for Morsheda and her neighbours. But we are not helpless. We can call on our leaders to take action to tackle climate change. Order prayer and action cards for everyone in your congregation, so that people can offer up their prayers and actions as well as their money when you take your collection during your Sunday service for Christian Aid Week.
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