J&P Newsletter Items Week Commencing 26th April 2020

1/ News from Aid to the Church in Need who we support with 2nd Collections- Help is at hand for UK families with young children stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to a new initiative involving a familiar friend – the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Child’s Bible.

Devised by the schools’ team of the charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, the ACN UK Child’s Bible project is based on ‘God speaks to His Children’, the little red book of paraphrased Scripture stories beloved of children all over the world.

Dr Caroline Hull, ACN UK’s community outreach manager, said: “The Child’s Bible project provides a fresh opportunity for youngsters to learn the story of our faith, to grow in their understanding of how God has spoken through the ages and have plenty of fun along the way with crafts, drama, puzzles …

Now, more than 30 years after the Child’s Bible first appeared, ACN has begun collecting videos of people reading and reflecting on each of the stories, recordings which are being released chapter by chapter to inspire youngsters doing home-schooling during the lockdown.

About 25 bishops from Argyll and the Isles in Scotland to Plymouth in south-west England are among those who have signed up to do a video recording of themselves reading extracts of the book.

The chapter for Monday (27th April) will be read by UK actor Alex Macqueen, who appeared in last year’s Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans.

Go to https://acnuk.org/news/united-kingdom-struggling-for-ideas-for-children-under-lockdown-acn-may-just-have-the-answer/?utm_source=Aid+to+the+Church+in+Need+Newsletter+20&utm_campaign=af38adcb51-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_24_04_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a0d0479464-af38adcb51-139387845&mc_cid=af38adcb51&mc_eid=531883b236


2/ Worthing Herald See last week’s uplifting article about Fr Silvester & his work in Uganda https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/people/worthing-church-supports-rural-community-uganda-during-coronavirus-pandemic-2549252


3/ Live Simply Tip of the Week Buy local and seasonal where possible. Getting produce out of season means either growing it using glasshouses or importing it, sometimes by air. Some local businesses including greengrocers are delivering during this time of lock down.

4/ CAFOD Unite against coronavirus Just as the impacts of coronavirus are being felt on unprecedented levels here in the UK, in developing countries with healthcare systems much more fragile than our own the effects are likely to be devastating. In some countries, there are almost no intensive care hospital beds or ventilators. Please sign the petition https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1




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