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THE METHODIST CHURCH NEWS
New web resource for churches working together for change.
The Methodist Church in Britain has Launched a new web resource offering information and guidance about how different Christian Denominations work together to serve their communities
The web pages offer a variety of information, from a basic introduction to ecumenical work to more detailed practical guidance about how to get involved. It explores the practical elements of how Churches work together in unity and offers some background information for those new to the issues.
Chris Sissons, based at the Methodist resourcing Mission Office in Manchester, said, ‘When Churches work together, sharing their vision and resources, it benefits entire communities all over the world. This is about owning and developing the work that all Churches do at local, national and international level. We want to demystify ecumenism and encourage people to find out what’s going from their locality to churches internationality and get involved.
The pages also have links to resources and training courses for those wanting to explore possibilities further, as well as regional information for churches in England, Wales and Scotland.
For more information, visit <http://www.methodist.org.uk/ecumenical>
Christian AID A Glimmer of Hope
At 5-30am every morning on the desolate outskirts of Elwark in the northeast of Kenya, three huge water trucks are filled to the brim with fresh, clean water from the regions only working borehole. This increasingly rare commodity is then delivered to 27 recently established settlements in Dawder, Iresuki and Chachabole every four to eight days. Two of these trucks are fully funded by Christian Aid and its Kenyan partner Northern Aid, and are a lifeline for the growing communities of nomadic drop-outs.
The water deliveries are vital and people are so gratefuI but this drought is worse than has ever been seen before and more water tankers, borehole lubricants and spare engine parts are desperately required to keep the supplies flowing. The trucks work flat out every day so just one broken truck means that people will die, new engine parts take three months to arrive from Nairobi!
Christian Aid together with Northern Aid are working as partners to support and expand this project and is another reason why Shifnal is so supportive of Christian Aid - long may that support continue !
Seasons Greetings from Alan and the Christian Aid team.
Shifnal Team: Alan Nash (Co-ordinatnr), Paul Warrender, Anne l)akin, Debra Withington, Eileen Morgan
Babies Hats for Africa last count 600
WE have £75 to spend on sending blankets and hats
to baby hospital in South Africa. The lady contact is a lovely priest.