Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Outreach

Outreach

At Abbey URC we have a wide range of projects we support.  People are encouraged to support these causes in many ways, from bringing a tin for the Foodbank on the first Sunday of the month to ensuring we use Fairtrade items within the Church.

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International

We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
As a global movement of over seven million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
We are ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights.

Abbey URC donates use of the Hall Lounge for the Romsey group’s meetings, we meet there on the third Monday of every month at 7.45pm. For more information about the group please phone 01794 515116 or see www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/romsey

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and we believe that this vision can become a reality. We work with local partners and other international organisations to provide both practical, effective emergency assistance, and long term aid to tackle poverty and its root causes. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty.

Romsey Christian Aid Committee was formed in 1972 by the Methodist, Baptist and Catholic churches, URC and the Abbey, and since then has raised £285,000.

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Commitment for Life

Commitment for Life

This is the World Development programme of the United Reformed Church. It works through Christian Aid and 'Global Justice Now' to bring hope and new life to those living in poverty. For more information visit www.cforl.org.uk
Our Church in Romsey has chosen to focus on the needs of Israel/Palestine.
Money we collect at coffee times, and at other opportunities during the year, is for Commitment for Life.
At this Christmas Season of 2015 we are collecting money for Olive Tree Planting. This is sponsored by East Jerusalem YMCA. Last year we sent enough for the purchase of 45 olive tree saplings to replace ones destroyed in outbreaks of violence.

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Fairtrade

Fairtrade

We are a Fairtrade church, we encourage the use of Fairtrade items within our church premises.

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FoodBank

FoodBank

Food is donated on the first Sunday of the month, however the basket is always in church for donations. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.  Frontline care professionals identify people in need,  Foodbank clients take their voucher to a foodbank distribution centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Professional careworkers at agencies continue to work with clients, to resolve longer term issues.Where appropriate, careworkers can deliver emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot affort, or are unable, to get to a distribution centre.

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Notices

  • 5 December 2021  

    10.30 Morning worship for 1st Sunday in Advent led by Revd Mike Perrott

    The Christmas tree is in the front garden.  Last year people added ribbons to the tree which represented prayers for loved ones, for the world, for the future.  Everyone is welcome to visit the garden and add something to the tree; it is there for everyone to share.

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    5 December 2021  

    6.30 Bible Study on Zoom. To join the meeting click here

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    8 December 2021 2pm-4pm - Kettle's On - in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays - all welcome

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    Christmas services - all welcome

    19 December

    6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at Abbey URC: gathering together to welcome the tiny baby into our lives, familiar and well-loved carols and traditional bible readings - all by candlelight.  What a wonderful way to begin Christmas. 

    21 December

    7 pm Visit Braishfield URC for Carols by Candlelight.

    24 December

    11pm at Abbey URC for refreshments before the midnight communion service, which starts at 11.30pm.

    25 December

    10.30 am Christmas Day service

    26 December

    10.30 am Sunday worship - short service

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    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News

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    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

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