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Mission Update January 2018

Westfield’s Big Christmas Card Appeal raised £186 to support Scripture Union’s ‘Give the Greatest Gift’ Appeal. Monies raised helped provide 80,000 copies of their new book “The First Christmas” for

Children spending Christmas in hospital – through a network of hospital chaplains

Children facing another Christmas with a parent in prison – through Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree project

Children whose families are struggling with poverty – through the Trussel Trust food banks and Christmas against poverty

WestCan Show Choir’s musical Christmas Nativity ‘on tour’ at Cannington URC raised over £500 to support the Wallace and Grommet Grand Appeal at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the future activities of the choir.

Bridgwater Food Bank
During October, November and December 2017 WestCan churches shared information, prayer and invited financial support for Bridgwater Foodbank who have taken the decision to buy their current premises.
£1135.45 was donated in January.

Back to God Primary Schools Uganda
On-going fundraising and events have allowed WestCan churches to send a further £1800 to support teacher salaries in the three schools at Mwera, Maggwa and Butalale. £750 was sent last November to support on-going classroom maintenance, purchase desks, provide an underground water tank and complete essential borehole repairs.

Quarterly Mission Giving 2018

Regular mission giving during 2018 will be making a difference to the following:

January to March – The Leprosy Mission
April to June – Tearfund
July to October – Bridgwater Food Bank
November to December – Five Talents

Focus areas for the start of 2018

Joint Mission Team are building a Strategic Calendar to better support the comprehensive mission activities across our two churches.

Eco Church – Greening the Church – WestCan Churches are registering with Christian conservation organisation A Rocha UK to work towards an environmental award.

Church Related Community Worker – Our application process for a CRCW is positively underway. Further information available as the application progresses.

Making a difference in February 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight – 26th February to 11th MarchWe will be sharing information on how choosing Fairtrade makes a positive difference – and what exploitation looks like when trade doesn’t deliver.
Watch this space…
Where Adventure Begins – Faith in the Family – 20th February at 7.30 pmRiding Lights Theatre Company drama presentation at Westfield Church, Bridgwater See poster and link to video on our Home Page

Thanks to all who have prayed for, participated in and supported our mission activities over the past year.

To know more contact: office@westcan.co.uk