Weekly Sunday bulletin

ROKER UNITED REFORMED CHURCH                                 12th MAY 2024

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 12TH – 18TH MAY 2024

David Dick leads our worship.

Please join us for refreshments after the service.

Our tea/coffee donations gratefully received for Christian Aid.

A SONNET FOR ASCENSION DAY

We saw his light break through the cloud of glory

Whilst we were rooted still in time and place

As earth became a part of Heaven’s story

And heaven opened to his human face.

We saw him go and yet we were not parted

He took us with him to the heart of things

The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted

Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,

Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,

Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,

While we our selves become his clouds of witness

And sing the waning darkness into light,

His light in us, and ours in him concealed,

Which all creation waits to see revealed.

Malcolm Guite

Sounding the Seasons

 

NEXT SUNDAY:  Helen Cramman and Sam Jordan lead our Pentecost worship at 11.00am.

 

From:[email protected]

To: dorothymuckles

Fri, 10 May at 09:44

 

Dear Dorothy,

Thank you for your single donation of £180.00 on behalf of Roker United Reformed Church to Christian Aid Week 2024. Thank you! 

 

Your donation will help people like Aline in Burundi.  Aline felt the full force of extreme poverty when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence. She was forced to sleep on the streets of Burundi. With no home, healthcare or security, Aline was pushed to the brink of survival.

‘People forgot I was human.’

 

But Aline transformed her life with a little help from Christian Aid. We provided vital training and support that meant Aline could buy and grow nutritious food, build a home to call her own, and return her children to her side.

 

‘When we see Christian Aid, we feel comforted; we feel we are not alone. You helped us to change our poor living conditions. I really thank you from the very bottom of my heart.’

Aline Nibogora

 

Your donation this Christian Aid Week will help people like Aline who have been pushed to the brink by poverty find the strength and opportunity to push back harder and fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Thank you.

 

Yours sincerely,

Jay Senior

Community Fundraising and Volunteering Lead