Published on April 26th, 2015 | by Content Admin0
Church: Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week 10th-16th May
From 10-16 May, churches the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland will come together to pray, campaign and raise money to improve the lives of people in need all over the world. Aid is given to people of all faiths and those of none. Every year, 100,000 volunteers demonstrate God’s love for the poor by taking part in house-to-house collections for Christian Aid. This fantastic witness is a chance to take the mission of the church into your community.
Christian Aid collecting Envelopes are available in your local church. Please take enough for you to give out and collect around your neighbours. Envelopes and donations will be collected on Sunday 17th May at St. Michael Aynho when Bishop Donald joins us for our worship.
Why Christian Aid?
We know Jesus challenges us to love our neighbour. At Christian Aid, we believe he meant our global neighbour too.
Because of God’s commitment to justice and love for the poor, we can’t sit back and allow poverty to thrive. So together, as thousands of Christian Aid churches, supporters, partners and staff, we work hard to save lives now and inspire lasting hope for the future.
We each bring what we have – our energy, our voices, our influence, our money, our time, our talents, our prayer and our worship – and use them to work towards a world that looks more like God’s Kingdom. Coming together really works.
We continually witness how giving, acting and praying brings about great transformation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. In emergency situations and committed, long-term development, we tackle the causes and the symptoms of poverty across the globe.
We choose our partners on the ground carefully, working with all kinds of local groups who see great need, and are innovative and effective in helping communities to change their situations.
How we spend every pound.
For every pound we raise, we put 86p directly into fighting poverty. Another 13p goes back into fundraising, so we can raise the next pound. The last penny pays for our governance costs, associated with the general running of the charity, ensuring we can keep going to help more people out of poverty for good.