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

  • This Sunday 

    Sunday 24 November

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister followed by Church Meeting

    6.30 pm   Evening reflection in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by the Minister

    Forthcoming Events

    Tuesday 26 November

    10.15 am   Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 27 November

    2.00–4.00 pm Kettle’s On-Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30–4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    Thursday 28 November

    10.30 am Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Friday 29 November

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 30 November

    7.30 pm Victorian Christmas

    Friday 6 December

    5.30 pm Romsey Lantern Parade and Late Night Christmas Shopping

    10.30 am Sunday 8 December – Toy Service led by Revd Gwen Collins –only new toys can be accepted this year

    Last Posting Days for Christmas.

    Our church Post Box will be available for your cards on 1st and 8th December. 

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 1 December – First Sunday in Advent 

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister

    6.30 pm     Advent Carol Service

    Christmas Services

    Sunday 22 December

    6.30 pm Candlelight Service

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm Christmas Eve children's service. Come and dress up as one (or more) characters as we retell the Christmas story.

    11.30 pm Midnight Communion all welcome

    Christmas Day

    10.30 am Family worship

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