From Worthing 4 Refugees Our previous Parish Project Worthing 4 Refugees have now partnered with West Sussex County Council to support a third family. One of the biggest challenges of resettlement, particularly in the south, is sourcing affordable and long-term accommodation. Worthing 4 Refugees have been in discussion with Hope into Action, https://www.hopeintoaction.org.uk/ a Christian charity who, using investors, purchase property to house the homeless. They are exploring this model as a means of providing affordable housing in this area. They ask – Can you Help? “Our existing volunteers would continue to provide all aspects of care to the refugee families but we urgently need:–
* A small team of people to help with the process of finding and purchasing properties,
* A small team of people to oversee the ongoing management of properties.
* We also need individuals willing to consider investing money in this project.
If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or would like to find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you for your support & prayers.”
CAFOD Fast Day Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. You can give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support. Please pray for all those affected. There will be a basket at the car park end of the church after Masses this Sun. 28th Feb or you can donate online anytime at cafod.org.uk/give You can also easily give via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.
Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th. We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from. The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want. You can sign up here https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/
LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get rid of the big items. There’s tons of little clutter in our lives, but if you start with the big items, you’ll simplify your life quickly and in a big way.