The Inside Column 4/3

Posted in: The Inside Column- Mar 05, 2018 No Comments

Hi and good morning from the Vicar. If you are visiting us today we hope you feel welcomed and encouraged as you encounter God’s presence with us. Feel free to stay after the service for a coffee and to get to know some of our people.

Last night we had our yearly Banquet in the garden mission fundraiser. that I am sure was a great night ! (As I write this the weather does not look good). This event has over the years been a great inspiration for many, to see a small group of mums with busy lives and young children give their time and skills to raise money for these good causes around the world, that change real people’s lives, as Luke said last week “This is putting faith into action” Well done to everybody involved you are amazing.

This morning we have Fraser Scott— Executive Director from Bright hope world with as to share the vision and stories behind what make BHW tick. Bright Hope World works mainly through key Christians and indigenous churches who understand their community and who can deliver holistic, unconditional compassion to all people, regardless of their gender, religion, race or ethnicity.

The strategies for helping the poorest of the poor come from exceptional local people already based in and working effectively in these communities. Their partners know the issues and culture, are extremely motivated and dedicated in working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor. In order to fulfil their mission, Bright Hope World focuses on building partnerships with local people and churches that have a compelling vision to develop their communities so that relief can be delivered in the short and medium term while training, job creation and sustainable development can be implemented.

The work on the church roof will be starting tomorrow, Monday 5 March. The church, foyer and crèche , will be out of use from the Monday 12 March. We hope that the work will be finished by Easter, but it is weather dependent. This means we will have to use the Church Hall, Offices and Youth Lounge for a couple of weeks. There are some logistical challenges  and of course there will be  some inconvenience as we try to accommodate everyone’s needs. We are going to need a small loan from the Diocese to meet the roof cost at this stage. If you would like to contribute financially to this work you can still do so. Please make donations noted clearly for Church roof.

It is great to welcome Georgia on to the team to work with the youth. Please say hi and make her feel welcome.

Remember the Ambient tonight at 7.30pm

Yours in Christ

Phil

 

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