Both Bob and Sue were at church early- Bob to set up five ‘Prayer Stations’ in the Hall, Sue to put up a display in the entrance and hang a banner outside.
After the sermon, everyone was invited to go downstairs and find out more about Christian Aid before they drank their [fairtrade] coffee!
As you can see from all the pictures, people really got involved in the different activities.
We even discovered that one of our members had done coffee-picking in Nicaragua when he was a student!
If you click on the pictures, you can read the instructions for each Prayer Station. It was really good!
God, who is more than we can ever imagine,
give us a bigger picture of the world;
give us a broader view of justice;
give us dreams of love that are not defined by boundaries of geography or race or religion, or by the limitations of worldly structures and systems.
Enlarge our imaginations and inspire our courage this Christian Aid Week
to put ourselves in that bigger picture.
Keep us struggling, keep us faithful, keep us strong,
so that we never give up on the promise of your kingdom,
where the world is transformed,
and all can enjoy life in all its fullness.
in Jesus you offer life to the world and love to its people.
When we see life only for ourselves, forgive us.
Help us to hear your transforming love
speaking to us of respect, dignity and worth,
telling us that we are loved
and that we are to love one another.
In the knowledge of this love,
work through us to bring your justice to the world,
this Christian Aid Week and beyond.