Next Sunday 17th will see Yamba Uniting Church holding a Sunday Service with a difference. World Vision Australia is encouraging churches across the country to hold a “Syria Sunday” Service and stand together in support of the millions of refugees fleeing Syria.
Minister at the Yamba UC, Rev Robert Griffith, believes this will be a good way for the Church “to be a witness to the world of what Christ’s command to ‘love your neighbour’ means. The Church hasn’t seen such a refugee crisis since World War 2 and we need to show these people the love and compassion of Christ.”
Church Council member, Barbara Whale, hopes the community will support this effort and said, “We encourage people to come along and experience a church service with a difference. We will be praying for the refugees, learning about their circumstances, and watching some short videos from World Vision. They are focusing on helping children and families and are providing emergency items such as food, clean toilets, medicine, schooling, child-friendly spaces, shelter, and vaccinations.”
Fellow Council member, Pam Coulson, hopes “people who wouldn’t normally darken the door of a church will feel free to come along and support World Vision’s work with refugees during a modern, friendly Service.”
A special offertory will be taken up in the Service which will be sent to World Vision Australia on behalf of Yamba UC. Service time 9.30 – 10.30am, followed by morning tea. All welcome!