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news 8… about our Global Connexion?

There is a page on our Parish website, at https://durhamstreetmethodist.wordpress.com/miscellanea/, which gives quick access to places like Christian World Service and to things like “Synod Snippets” from our own Synod Superintendent’s office, our Methodist monthly newspaper Touchstone, and “First Friday Newsletter” from the World Methodist Council. Not to mention all the doings of the 2014 MCNZ Conference last year in Hamilton!

Have a look – and if you would like to see a link added to the page, just let me know.

CWS Vanuatu Cyclone Appeal

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Vanuatu Cyclone Appeal

Houses were flattened, trees toppled, crops and water supplies destroyed by Cyclone Pam. Families have been left with little. They need food, water, shelter and healthcare. Local people are already picking up the pieces and will need more help to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

Christian World Service is asking for your support. CWS is working with ACT Alliance members, and the Presbyterian and Anglican churches to make sure help gets to those who need it most and in remote communities.

Will you help? Go to Vanuatu Cyclone Appeal to read more and to make a donation to the Appeal.

Prayers for the Victims of Church Bombings in Pakistan

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The World Methodist Council offers prayer and comfort for the people of Lahore, Pakistan, following the bombings near two Christian churches that killed at least 14 people earlier this week.

In a statement made today (16 March 2015), Bishop Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council said, “All peace loving people need to strongly condemn these cowardly orchestrated attacks on innocent worshipers. We cannot remain silent but harness all the spiritual resources of faith communities to make this world more like God’s design for it.”

The World Methodist Council encourages each of its Member Churches to pray for the victims, their families, and the communities in which these violent acts took place, and urges its Member Churches to renew their commitment to the ecumenical call for just peace and inter-religious dialogue while seeking God’s help to “guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79, RSV).

Sun 15 March – Fruit Day!

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bowl of fruitYes, it’s that time of the month, again, when we have an opportunity to give some fresh fruit (which will last a few days) to the Aratupu Pre-School and Nursery – the staff at Aratupu (an outreach of the Christchurch Methodist Mission) like to give the children at least one portion of fruit each day.

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