HaitiThis year’s Christian Aid Week will be from 13th to 19th May 2018. Please do support the work of this charity by giving generously. A place of particular focus in this year’s materials is Haiti and the endeavours to build up resilience in communities here that are amongst the poorest in the World and endangered by extreme weather and natural events.

As usual envelopes will be available in Church for donations on both Sundays 13th and 20th May. UK taxpayers are encouraged to complete the attached section so that Christian Aid can reclaim gift aid, which adds significantly to donations by taxpayers.

Many Haitian homes have been flimsily constructed. Christian Aid has been helping to build or rebuild houses in Haiti that were damaged or destroyed by earthquake and hurricane winds.

More than 40 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes, yet remain in their own country. They're unable to return home – but they're largely ignored by the international community.
We can’t stand by. Over the next year, we'll be raising awareness of the overlooked millions of internally displaced people and telling their stories. We’ll ask you to raise your voice for a fair deal for all displaced people.
Our inspiring church exhibition, with stories and resources, will be touring the country from February. Sign up to be a campaigner with Christian Aid and get involved when this new campaign launches: christianaid.org.uk/campaigns.

The Solent Area Fellowship Band will holding a concert in the church on the 9th June 2017 at 7.30pm, tickets will be £6.00 and monies raised go to church funds.

Join us for what promises to be an evening of wonderful music and fellowship: refreshments will be served during the evening.

Please contact Jill (80701973) or Iris (80767552) to book your ticket.

Messenger Feb 2018Guatemala is one of the most unequal places in Latin America, and indigenous groups are some of the worst affected. Over half the people living in poverty in Guatemala are indigenous, and 8 out of 10 indigenous children are seriously malnourished.

FLOWER FUND COFFEE MORNING
WITH STALLS, CAKES ETC.

AT ISAAC WATTS CHURCH

ON SATURDAY 29th APRIL 2017

10.30AM - NOON

Please come and help support this
important fund.

Eve Scally