WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The 110th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will run from Thursday 18 to Thursday 25 January 2018 inclusive. The theme for 2018 is ‘That all may be free,’ for which the resource material has been produced by Caribbean Christians.
The resource material addresses contemporary issues facing the churches of the Caribbean – human rights abuses, human trafficking, modern-day slavery, addiction to pornography and drugs, the debt crisis, domestic abuse and violence.
The Caribbean Churches are working together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories. The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation. More information and free downloadable resources can be accessed here.
Sadly, the challenge of homelessness is increasing across Staffordshire. Thankfully, Christian churches are co-operating in the county’s towns to provide shelter, support and food for men and women who find themselves, for whatever reason. without a home.
In Burton upon Trent, several churches are working with the town’s YMCA to provide shelter for the homeless through the winter months. A shelter has been open since 2 December 2017 and will remain open until 31 March 2018. Watch a promotional video via this link.
Tamworth Covenanting Churches are co-operating to operate the ‘Starfish’ Winter Night Shelter for homeless people and rough sleepers from 1 December 2017 through to 28 February 2018. Accommodation is being offered in a different church building each night during the three-month period.