We are starting the distribution of questionnaires this week for leaders, parents and young people as part of our review of our C&Y activities. Please take some time over these questionnaires, and give as full a response as you can. Please return them to Margaret in the office or in the box at church. If it’s more convenient, there is an online version of the parents questionnaire, which can be accessed by going to:
‘WORLD TB DAY’
It may not be something that you’ve heard about, but 24 March 2014 is being billed as World TB Day.
Tuberculosis remains a significant global problem, with the disease still taking the lives of nearly 1.5 million each year, with 9 million new cases emerging each year. It is the second single biggest infectious killer worldwide, secondly only to HIV/AIDS, and yet is preventable, treatable and curable.
One of our church members, Sarah Morgan, is a trustee for a company called Target TB. It is one of only two UK based charities, who focus solely on the global TB epidemic, and who aim to re-write some of those sad statistics. In particular, their mission is to stop vulnerable people in Africa and Asia dying from TB by improving their access to information, care and support.
Sarah will provide us with some further information about their work during today’s service, and then we will take a collection for Target TB - we hope you can chip in. Thank you.
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LINK TO HOPE IN MOLDOVA
Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. It is landlocked with no natural resources - a country where two thirds live off less than £2.50 a day, many living below the international poverty line of 78 pence per day.
This is a community where:
“People have nothing,
But need everything.”
Pastor Slavic and Bishop Dumitru from Dancu and Ciora will be speaking at an informal evening about how together with Link to Hope, a Christian charity, they work to support people and projects, with the vision of one day being independent.
Do come and join us
@ Holmshaw Farm, Layhams Road, Sunday, 2nd February
8pm tea/coffee & cakes, 8.15pm informal talk
For more details see Milly Johnson or Sue Watson
Look for the balloons at the end of the farm drive.
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