This is Christian Aid Week. This year it runs from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 May.
The video below tells the story of two women and their community in Ethiopia, and how HUNDEE, a local partner of Christian Aid is helping them. It’s is also a story of how our donations in Christian Aid Week will make a difference.
If you can donate to Christian Aid Week, please do so. Thank-you. If not, thanks for taking the time to watch the video and remember the work of Christian Aid in your prayers.
This year’s Christian Aid Week TV advert tells the story of Wayisaba and her three brothers and sisters, Chance, Stive, and Clemence. They were separated from their parents when rebels attacked their village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were reunited a year later by Christian Aid partner CBCA, the Central African Baptist Community.
Theirs is just one story; real people helped by other real people, such as you and me. You can donate at www.caweek.org and you can read more about Wayisaba’s story here.
The 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company, attached to Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, will be holding their annual display this Thursday 15th May at 7pm in the Forge Centre, Balloch. Please come along and show your support for the officers, leaders and boys as they show what they can do – and help the company fund-raise for Christian Aid Week at the refreshments stall at the interval. See you there!
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Messy Church is back on Sunday 11 May – the fun starts at 3pm in the Forge Centre in Ben Lawers Drive, Balloch, G68 9ND.
Messy Church is a couple of hours of crafts, activities, songs and stories and is suitable for all the family.
The theme for this month is all about ‘homes’ and ‘places to live’, which is the theme for this year’s Christian Aid Week, as Sunday also marks the start of that. We might also be telling the story of the Three Little Piggies!
Everyone welcome: hope you can join us.
This money collected in this year’s Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection in the parish of Cumbernauld Old has now been counted and the provisional total raised was a superb £2402.73 (there may be some minor adjustments to that total). Of that sum £1268.76 was Gift-Aided, which means an additional £300+ will go to Christian Aid from the UK Treasury. On top of that sum our Boys’ Brigade company raised over £400 for Christian Aid at their annual display, so thanks to everyone who contributed in any way, either with their time or with their money. Well done, everyone!
This is the new TV advert for Christian Aid Week 2013, which takes place from 12-18 May. It tells the story of poverty – and how to overcome it. It doesn’t feature actors and this isn’t a film set. It’s a real community and a real story of hope, self-sufficiency and the power of possibility. This is what our donations to Christian Aid can achieve in poor communities around the world.
We now have confirmation of the amount of money raised during Christian Aid Week in the parish of Cumbernauld Old. Our 20 collectors collected £2097.14 in the house-to-house collection for which we received Gift Aid declarations for £1046.15.
Many thanks, not only to our team of collectors, but to all in our parish who contributed so generously. There was also a collection at our Boys’ Brigade annual display, held during Christian Aid Week, and that raised an additional – and astonishing – £500! Thank-you, everyone, once again.