Alton Webteam: November 2016
As a follow-on to my 'own arrangement' evening service in September I would like to urge everyone to think about joining campaigns seeking justice for the marginalised, and better lives for those affected by war, disease, climate change, and all forms of poverty.
You don't have to have spare cash for donations or be fit enough to join rallies or marches (but you can do this too!), or have lots of time to spare. If you own a computer all you have to do is exercise your finger, adding your name to a petition and pressing 'send'. By doing this with careful and prayerful consideration we can add our voice very easily to those of others calling for change,
Here are a few examples of current campaigns;-
www.unicef.org.uk Right now, refugee children are alone and exposed to danger, while their family members wait desperately for them in the UK. The Government can and must change this.
www.amnesty.org.uk Call on Boris Johnson to speak out for UK citizens imprisoned in Iran.
www.oxfam.org.uk Urge the prime minister to share responsibility with other world leaders in providing safety and hope for people forced to flee violence, poverty and disaster.
www.leprosymission.org.uk Pledge your support to the United4Change campaign and sign the petition to stop age-old discrimination against people affected by leprosy in India.
By regularly visiting the websites of charities you are interested in you can be updated about the progress of current campaigns and join in with future action.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
The 'Crafternoon' held at the Church was a great success as people gathered to enjoy one another's company, make Christmas crafts, sing some carols and enjoy a Christmas tea — much of which was provided by Sainsbury's Community Outreach. Oh... and Father Christmas made an early appearance...
Messy Church is now held on the first Saturday of the month during term time.We had a great time at our Christmas Messy Church with lots of children and families enjoying a whole variety of activities. We began with table games and refreshments, an intense game matching Christmas Card halves, listening to the advent story and then choosing from a variety of interactive crafts ranging from...
What a fantastic effort from Liam, Steve and Pete as they represented the Methodist Church in the Santa Run.Running in the team race they crossed the finishing tape to the cheers of the watching crowd. Not only that but they each entered the individual race which was three times as long... with Liam coming in an exceptionally good fourth place and Steve and Pete not too far behind. Well...