Happy New Year! We hope that all of you had a wonderful and restful Christmas.
Today, when the entire country is struggling with rising Covid -19 cases, and people are being asked to isolate and socially distance, it is more important than ever to stay connected (albeit virtually).
We would like you to join us for our South East Region online Lent Fast Day volunteer briefing, which will take place on Saturday, 30th January 2021, between 10.30 – 12.30 on Zoom.
Lent Appeal 2021
The focus for this year’s Lent appeal is water and the scarcity of it. We will learn more about the story of a young man from Ethiopia called Abdella.
Water is one of the most precious resources which sustains all of life on Earth. We are very privileged, as we have access to clean, drinking water flowing from our taps; it is easy to forget that there are still places where this is not the case. In Ethiopia, water is scarce, Abdella spends 10 hours walking every day in order to collect the water to sustain his family’s basic needs.
Hear Abdella speak about his daily walk for water below:
Can you help us support those like Abdella who don’t have a nearby access to safe, clean water? Come and find out how at one of our Lent Appeal meetings.?
Come along and:
- Hear Connor Molloy, Country Director for Ethiopia, speak about our work with
communities in Ethiopia who do not have access to a safe water source.
- Receive feedback on your donations to Our Harvest 2020 and Coronavirus appeals
- Look at the Lent Fast Day Resources and how you can use them in your parish community
- Look ahead at an exciting year of Campaigning for Climate Justice as we seek to Reclaim Our Common Home
- Meet virtually with other volunteers, share your experiences and pray together.
Lent Briefing Dates:
South East Region Lent Briefing:
Saturday, 30th January 2021, 10:30 – 12:30 GMT.
Location: Online through Zoom, Register here
If you can’t join us on Saturday, here are some alternative dates, click the link to register:
o Afternoon Meeting Wednesday 3rd February, 2.30pm-3.30pm – Register here
o Evening Meeting Thursday 4th Feb, 7pm -8pm– Register here
o Evening Meeting Wednesday 10th Feb, 8pm-9pm – Register here
Lent Fast Day resources will be released soon, why not read about how Harvest Family Fast day took place for the first time during the Coronavirus pandemic last year.