Christian Aid week
10-16th May 2021
68 year old Rose lives in Kenya. When she was a child there was plenty of rain. It fell at the right time providing lots of nutritious food to eat.
Now this is just a memory.
The climate crisis has galvanised extreme weather and her community is feeling the brunt of it. The situation is made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. For months at a time Rose lives with drought, which not only causes a lack of food but also water which is essential for handwashing to stay safe against the virus.
With a reliable source of water, people like Rose would be free from long painful journeys to fetch water, they would be able to grow fresh vegetables to eat and would be able to better protect themselves from coronavirus.
Our gifts this Christian aid week can help make this a reality. There are many ways to donate to Christian aid…..
Envelopes will be available in church throughout May
By telephone 020 7523 2269
On the website www.christianaid.org.uk
How about joining Christian Aid for a fun filled online quiz – suitable for all the family?? Sign up free beforehand at caweek.org/quiztianaid. Donations can be made on the night. Saturday 8th May at 7pm.
Christian Aid cake sale
This will take place outside Christ Church after the 11.00 service on Sunday 16th May. All money taken will go to Christian Aid.
Giver of life, thank you for the light of each day and for your mercy, new every morning. Pour in your Spirit of hope and renew our resolve to work together to stop this climate crisis. Amen.
Water of life, who quenches all our thirsts, become in us a spring that gushes up to eternal life, flowing through our giving, acting and praying that all may drink deeply from your abundance and all of creation may thrive. Amen.
Jackie Quinn (Christian Aid week organiser)