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Greenwich Welcare's Service of Thanksgiving 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 7pm

Refreshments - 8 to 9.30pm

A Service of Thanksgiving followed by refreshments

St Luke's Church, The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UG

This is an open event, there is no need to RSVP, please just come along

Feed the Hungry UK in the Woolwich Episcopal Area

Bishop Karowei is asking for your support in promoting two events taking place next month with our friends at Feed the Hungry UK in the Woolwich Episcopal Area, which some of you may have already read about in The Bridge.

We are looking for churches in the Woolwich Area to join together to pack 20,000 meals over these two events to be sent to Feed the Hungry colleagues working with Children and families in Burkina Faso and the clothing will be going to our Church partners in Romania working with Orphans and disadvantaged families.​

As part of their month of prayer, Feed the Hungry is calling Christians to join them in praying through Isaiah 58 verses 6-7:  “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”                                            

Alongside the Food packing, we are invited to bring along unwanted, clean clothing which will also be packaged and sent to those in need. If you cannot attend, you can drop off clothes at the venue, but please contact us for details as timings are very specific.​

During each session there will be the opportunity to join in worship, led by Bishop Karowei and international Gospel singer/song writer, Sandra Godley who is a Feed the Hungry UK Advocate.

Sharing food is crucial to both events, so we will be starting with food between 6.00pm and 6.30pm on the Friday evening and ending with lunch at 1.00pm on Saturday.

We need around 100 people at each event, so Bishop Karowei is encouraging you to promote this to all your Church Members and let them know that children are also very welcome and ask them to join him at either, or both, of the sessions.

​A short video from Life Rice who is partnering with us on this event is available here to share with your friends and on social media:

Friday 9th February, 2018 : 6pm – 9pm:  Christ Church, East Greenwich, Trafalgar Road, SE10 9EQ (Food packing from 7pm) / Please visit for further information on the event at Christ Church.

Saturday 10th February, 2018 : 10am – 1pm: Dulwich, St Barnabas: Carlton Avenue, SE1 7DG (Food packing from 10.30am) / Please visit in order to sign up for the event at St Barnabas.

Embracing Disability service 3 March 2018

Embracing Disability Service, Saturday 3rd March, 12.00-2.00 2018, at Woolwich Polytechnic School. Hosted by the by Rt Rev Dr Karowei Dorgu, the Bishop of Woolwich.

This service and celebratory lunch is for families of children with  special needs and disabilities. Please do pass this information on and a warm invitation to any such families.

The service will be engaging, multi sensory and short.  We hope this will help bring many families of children with disabilities including those that are otherwise isolated and disengaged all together into supportive networks. We aim for it have a powerful message of love, acceptance and inclusion: it will celebrate the children, their stories and those of their families, and the value they bring to their communities. It will be followed by a celebratory lunch. There will be stalls with representatives of local organisations who offer support, advice and practical help.

To book for this event contact: Viv and Jo at Greenwich Parent Voice

Hugh Ridsdill-Smith at Diocese of Southwark

The Greenwich Night Shelter has a need for more volunteers particularly on Sunday and Tuesday nights, and Monday and Wednesday mornings.  This is in addition to an ongoing general need for overnight volunteers.

Please can members of your congregation possibly volunteer?  You don't need to come every week; we will be grateful for whatever you can offer.

With thanks and good wishes;

Kim Hitch (Area Dean) 020 88563438