We support regularly the following mission work overseas with our prayers and financial donations:
Christian Aid through its Lent Appeal Count your Blessings
Christian Aid through Commitment for Life www.christianaid.co.uk
Commitment for Life project replaced the former '1% Appeal' which asked each individual to give 1% of their net income to help those less fortunate in Third World countries. Commitment for Life, through Christian Aid, 'helps workers to help themselves'. Each October we hold a Commitment for Life Sunday at which these financial gifts are given. For the past three years we have focussed our giving on the Christian Aid Partner, Zimbabwe.
The fellowship at West Park is ever-willing to support appeals for world disasters when they occur through the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Each year a Christian-based charity is selected for the Church to give aid. The decision for the choice rests with the Church Meeting. For our summer appeal 2016 we are asking members to fill a shoe-box which will be given to children overseas at Christmas. Boxes will be collected in at the end of September.
Many more local and national charities are supported through the 3 times weekly coffee shops on a quarterly basis. This year so far we have donated nearly £2,000 shared between Aqua Boxes and St Michael's Hospice Just 'B'. Currently we are supporting Jennyruth Workshops near Ripon, and from October - December Horizon Life Training.
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