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Global Mission Month 2018

Sunday 22 April - Sunday 20 May 2018

A series of special services to spotlight the Abbey’s global mission partners and support the Pentecost Appeal.

The Abbey works with charities and aid agencies in Bath and around the world, expressing Christ and hospitality and justice.

During April and May 2018 we are hosting a series of services to spotlight four of our global mission partners. The aim is to raise awareness, inspire involvement and encourage prayer and giving.

In support of our wider mission, you are invited to give financially in the weeks leading up to Pentecost Sunday (20 May). The money raised is divided between our mission partners.

Sunday 22 April - Israel/Palestine

9.30am and 11.15am 

Revd Evelyn Lee- Barber will be interviewing a group of individuals from the congregation who visited Israel-Palestine last year to get their impressions and reflections of their journey

Sunday 29 April - Wycliffe Bible Translators
9.30am and 11.15am 

Ruth Tormey of Wycliffe will be speaking about the Banen project and the wider vision of Wycliffe, an international charity with an ambition to make the Bible available to everyone across the globe. Currently 1.5 billion people are still waiting for a bible in a language they understand well and Wycliffe are addressing this need. The Abbey has been supporting a project to provide the Banen people in The Cameroon with a New Testament in their mother tongue.

Sunday 6 May - The Genesis Trust

9.30am and 11.15am


The Genesis Trust is a Bath basedcharity that offers hope, support and a future to homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. Ten interlinked projects work with individuals and families to meet needs and empower them for a better future. The Chief Executive, Nick Mayo will be speaking about the work of Genesis and the vision for the future.

Sunday 13 May ‘Thy Kingdom Come’
9.30am and 11.15am


‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an initiative of
the Archbishop of Canterbury to mobilise Christians from all churches and across the world, to join in a global prayer movement between Ascension day and Pentecost Sunday. We are praying for more people to come to know Jesus Christ and the hope and transformation that he brings. The Abbey clergy will be speaking about this initiative andthe link between prayer and mission.

Sunday 20 May Pentecost Sunday

9.30am and 11.15am


On the festival of Pentecost we remember
the birth of the worldwide church. After his resurrection from the dead the Holy Spirit
of Jesus descended on the earliest Christian community and empowered them to share the good news of Christ and gospel. The Abbey clergy will be speaking about the renewal of the church today, for the mission to which God has called us in our own generation.

How to help

If you would like to help us support our global mission partners, please pick up a Pentecost Appeal pack which includes a donation form and envelope, available from the Abbey Office, 11a York Street.

 

FUTURE DATES FOR MISSION SUPPORT:

Sunday 15 July - Zambian link’s 40th anniversary
9.30am and 11.15am

All welcome to our celebration of this significant anniversary as we are joined by Archbishop Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa.

Wednesday, 27th June, 7pm-9pm

Canon Naim Ateek is giving a talk in the Abbey about the Palestinian Church. More information to follow.

Saturday 11 May at St Peter's School, Bournemouth

Memorial Service for Brother James, founder of RTU (Reaching the Unreached) This will be held at St Peter’s School Bournemouth. We continue to support RTU as one of our Big Five mission partners. Join us in praying for Brother James and RTU.