Have you always wondered about going, or heard others talking about it and not had a clue what they were talking about?
Greenbelt is a Christian Arts Festival that has run since 1973. It is held Friday 23rd – Monday 26th August at Cheltenham Racecourse with about 20,000 people camping onsite, and over 3-4000 more staying in local accommodation.
Would you like to go as part of a church group to experience it this year? There are activities, seminars, worship streams and events for all ages to find something to engage with.
Costs vary depending upon your circumstances – but include your entry tickets for the whole weekend, and the camping facilities on site. Revd Denise has been for many years and would be pleased to chat to anyone interested in attending this year, or finding out more information.
Look at www.greenbelt.org.uk for more information.
Next Sunday (10th February) we will be holding a collection for the Leprosy Mission
What is The Leprosy Mission?
We are an international Christian development organisation
We focus specifically on leprosy and offer specialist expertise on reconstructive surgery
We treat leprosy complications
We address the fear and stigma associated with having leprosy. Many people suffer in silence because they are too ashamed to find help or do not know where to get help
Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy
We work in around 30 countries across Africa, South Asia and East Asia
Our services are provided regardless of religion or ethnicity, promoting equality and social justice.
What does The Leprosy Mission do?
Our work includes:
treating leprosy and providing general health care and health awareness training
training national health staff to diagnose and treat leprosy and prevent disability
providing surgery and physiotherapy
training people affected by leprosy in self-care (caring for areas of the body desensitised by leprosy to prevent injury and disability)
providing education and vocational training
providing housing support, water and sanitation
providing small business loans and training to enable people affected by leprosy to escape poverty and become independent
empowering people affected by leprosy and disabilities to lobby governments and employers for equal rights
medical and social research.
More information can be found on their website.
We are now selling the Real Easter Egg, the first and only Fair trade Easter egg to also explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box.
For more information visit www.realeasteregg.co.uk or to order your own egg/s, sign in the list on the Church Hall noticeboard or speak to Elizabeth Holmes or e-mail us.
Please note, due to the snow and the uncertainty of more to come, there is no Messy Church tonight, Friday 18th January, 2013.
See you next month or for 0930live! on Sunday 27th January.
Any queries, contact Andrea Ellams, Young Families Worker, on 07749877823.
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