PACT News – Petworth Area Churches Together
Petworth Area Churches Together - working together in harmony
PACT NEWS – December news below...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – : the theme ‘Only Justice’ draws on the scripture Deuteronomy 16:18-20 which includes this part from New Living Translation – ‘Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you’. This is about demonstrating the kingdom justice that comes about when we listen to God’s heart for the people and situations around us, and living in the fullness of life that is only found when we’re in line with His spirit.
Sunday 20th January at 3pm at St Giles, Graffham for the opening ecumenical service.
Monday to Friday 21st-25th January at 1pm at the United Reformed Church in Petworth for the lunchtime sessions with 30 minutes of reflection/prayer followed by soup and rolls. There will be a different speaker every day and lots of inspirational content to encourage us in living with kingdom justice in our hearts and minds.
It will be a great opportunity to spend some time in the bible together and also get to know more faces from the Petworth area churches. No need to book, just come along!
For more info, the leaflet for the week can be downloaded from :
Friday coffee mornings are still going strong - from 10am in the United Reformed Church every Friday with a hive of activity amongst the stalls and refreshments.
The Petworth Foodbank continues with about two/three calls a week – it is a privilege to be able to provide a practical helping hand to those in need. A big thank you to John Riddell who has steered the operation for the last 5 years – he’s now stepping down and the trusty team of volunteers will continue to support the recipients of food parcels. An enormous thank you to you all!
Kate & Karl Ayling
WEEKLY PARISH PRAYER - AT PLAISTOW CHURCH EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Each Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow we gather for half an hour of prayer, beginning at 8.30 am and finishing as the clock strikes nine o'clock. Everybody is welcome - whether you have something specific to pray for or not. You can voice your prayer openly or keep it private or simply affirm the prayers of others. It's not a service as such - there are no processions, rituals, hymns or music. We just sit around the big table and pray.
Friday coffee mornings are still going strong - from 10am in the United Reformed Church in Petworth every Friday.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – That All May Be Free looks to be an encouraging and inspiring time for those seeking to go deeper with God and with each other.
The Petworth Foodbank continues with about two calls a week – it is a privilege to be able to provide a practical helping hand to those in need. Thank you to all volunteers who are working with the individuals affected and all those behind the scenes managing the food store.